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Monday, March 19, 2007

St. Pat's weekend - and goodbye for now...


St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time -- a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic.
--Adrienne Cook



It is lovely - and full-out spring - out there. Wish I was doing some of that transformative stuff in the garden - but alas, one deadline down but two significant ones left to go.


In the meantime, on our walks, the dog and I at least get to admire all the blooming things out there with our eyes, if not our trowels and rakes. There is a big, fluffy, pink, ornamental plum tree or cascading weeping cherry or ornamental pear every where one looks, and the ground is quickly becoming carpeted with pink and white petals as well.

The forsythia shines golden, as do clumps and clumps of daffodils. You can catch a hint of the fragrance of hyacinths when the breeze kicks up. As well as the very subtle scent of the maples flowering redly - one of my very favorite, quintessential spring aromas...

On my deck, the rosemary is beginning to flower. I love how sweet and mild the blossoms are. Terrific tossed on the new, spring lettuces. As soon as it gets a bit warmer, they will be swarming with bees.

Meanwhile, I must go focus. Many paintings left to do, and not nearly enough days to do them justice. I don't even have the option of extending a few days, I have plane tickets... There is much more I wish I had time to blog - Chantal sent me the loveliest, and incredibly perfectly suited, package - my husband has downloaded those photos somewhere and he is asleep and not available to tell me where. So many more things are growing and blooming out there. I had wanted to post some of my vintage St. Patrick's postcard collection - ah well... It's the thought...?



In the meantime, you could visit my sister's blog and read about their Italian adventures. I'm working hard so that I can join them soon!

Wish me luck...

13 comments:

Bendtherulz said...

Lovely pics Tara....your backyard inspired me to take some pics when I was visiting my hometown...will be posting the pics very soon....!

Hoping that you meet all your deadlines....and miles to go before taking rest...!

Pretty Lady said...

Best of luck to you, my new blog friend!

Rebecca Bush said...

Congratulations on getting deadline #1 down. I just got a reprieve on my catalog deadline-- another few weeks more!

gautami tripathy said...

Get going, girl.

cinderelly said...

your sister's blog is lovely! and it looks like one of the pictures is in a church we had studied about in art history! i'm so jealous...i really want to go to italy someday! :] going to go work too...wanna race to see who makes their deadline first?! hee,hee! (kidding!)

tlawwife said...

Love the pics and miss living in the land of flowering trees. Thanks for sharing yours with us. Don't at all miss the allergies that come with them.

Keeping good thoughts for you in your work.

CJ said...

Lovely photos...especially the rosemary, my favourite herb. Glad you're coming up for air, even if is just walking the dog! All the best for the deadline ;)

LDahl said...

Just a while longer and your deadlines will transform into livelines:)))
Go girl, go!

dinahmow said...

Thanks for your 'bon voyage' on my blog before I went to NZ. My turn to wish you the same in Italy.Ooh...I'm so envious.Have fun with no deadlines!

natural attrill said...

Good Luck!
P.x

Sara Garrard said...

Hope you have a great time in Italy It will make all the hard work seam worth it, I spent 6 weeks travelling around Italy 4 years ago, i love that country!

muddy red shoes said...

Hey you lovely lady, I just got a beautiful st Patrics card from you, thank you so much, you are really good at little pick me up's, soon there will be a St Taras day!

Christy said...

Good luck in Italy, can't wait to see the pictures.