Friday, February 18, 2011

Late Winter At The Farmhouse

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What a ride its been! I looked so forward to our first Fall and Winter in the farmhouse and have enjoyed it immensely. I am a fan of Fall and even Winter. Yes, I know I am sick, sick, sick, but I am already waiting expectantly for Fall of 2011.

I took the opportunity late yesterday afternoon after work to take a walk around the yard to see what changes I could find and was pleasantly surprised to find a few blooms already.

This fuchsia colored quince bush is ushering in Spring already. What a tough plant! After all its been through, it still has these delicate little blossoms on it.



Its hard to believe its been a year since I took an identical picture of these daffodils when we first saw the farmhouse in February 2010.



After all, it is still February, so I moved inside and found some more traces of winter. Here are my Valentine flowers from my hubby:



Would you believe this is a Christmas Cactus and its blooming again!



It seems that many of you who are tired of Winter aren't the only ones. This tendril of a Mandevilla that is spending its Winter in the window of our dining room is trying so hard to get outside!!!

4 comments:

Terri said...

Flowers and plants in February...sigh. I can only imagine! It's been warmer here but we still have about 2 feet of snow on the ground and another month of winter. Oh well, I can always come here and look at your pictures! :-)

Denise said...

I can say the same as Terri, but I'm going to take advantage of the warm weather today and clean the back deck so the I can start hanging clothes on the days that are near 50 degrees. The only thing blooming around here is one of the geraniums that I am wintering over in the house. I took 4 in this year and they all made it through the winter so sometime in May they will be back out for the summer!!! Have a great weekend.

Florrie said...

The soil is warming up here, although the nights are still quite chilly.........I'm so tempted to start seed sowing of the vege plot but OH wisely says it's far too early.......back to knitting then!

Lovely roses from your hubby.
florrie x

Pen Pen said...

Your Christmas cactus is so pretty! And I love the vine growing up the window blind. :o) I am sooo looking forward to spring... and the weather is supposed to be GREAT here today!

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