March 19, 2012

where are you Spring?

It has been such a cold and rainy weekend here in Southern California.  Our usual sunny 70 - 80 degree days have been replaced with 40's - 50's and lots of blustery wind. 


Luckily, I took a few pictures of the back garden last week just in case the days ahead would be too gray to take decent photos.


I was lucky enough to find three six packs of foxglove at our local nursery so that means 18 new spires will be blooming this summer.  I love finding them small and waiting for their towers to make a show rather than buying them big and already in bloom with nothing to look forward to until next year.


Hopefully the sun will shine this week and I can show you the progress I'm making in bringing color to the front porch furniture and you can help me decide on a color to paint the front door.

If you have sun where you are, can you send a little west?  Now if you'll excuse me, I think I'll go make me a big mug of hot chocolate, sit by the fire and wait for Spring to return.

xo, Patty

16 comments:

  1. I found it for you !! It is here in the Northeast!! Want it back??? It is far to warm too soon here for the plants coming up too soon!!
    Have a Great Day!!
    Marilyn

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  2. Yes, Marilyn is right, the sun is here in the Northeast! Our weather is usually cold & miserable is March, but we had a sunny 78 degrees yesterday! Maybe we've switch climates for the week? LOL
    I hope you find the sun soon!

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  3. Usually it's you guys with the sunny skies - but we've been having temps in the 70's and beautiful sunny skies here in the northeast. I'd send some your way, but frankly, we deserve it! We hardly ever have this much sun in March!

    xo
    Claudia

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  4. I look forward to see more pictures! I love your blog! Have a nice day!

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  5. Beautiful Spring images~ We still have the dangers of a deep freeze and more snow here- UGH- Can't wait to see more pictures- xo Diana

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  6. I have your weather in Ontario and I'm not sending it back! I need this winter to be over. ~ Maureen

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  7. I KNOW!!! So cold!!! It was nice though. I love the rain. We had a nice cozy weekend!
    XO Kris

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  8. It's here in Florida, Patty. Sending you lots of sunshine. Your flowers are so perky and lovely.

    Barb ♥

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  9. Patty,
    Head northeast, cross the border to Canada, and you'll find it here (if only temporarily). I'll put the kettle on for tea!
    -Karen

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  10. Very pretty! Could you please share your lovely yellow paint color in your home?

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  11. It started snowing again as I was driving to work! What is with this weather? The first day of Spring is tomorrow and I like you need Hot Chocolate for it is cold, burrrrrrr!

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  12. I love those papery colorful ranunculus. We're just glad to have gotten some rain. We should be getting more later this week. Thank goodness! Take care out there in your garden. You'll be back out there soon I'm sure.

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  13. I believe somehow we got your warm weather and you got our Cool New England weather. The photos of your flowers are lovely.

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  14. Your garden is so pretty. Here in Australia we have just started Autumn, the weather is still quite warm amd all my flowers are still blooming which won't last much longer. I love flowers in my garden.

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  15. Im ready for some sunshine! today was glorious!!!!

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  16. That is cold for your part of the world! So far it's been hot like summer but I think we're finally headed for a bit of a cool down next week.

    Lucky you finding a six pack of foxgloves!! I've never seen them sold here except in big pots. Wish I could get them small.

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