Last Sunday in January


It is not the prettiest photo but it is the first blossom on my English primrose. 
These are the primroses I took out of the window box to winter over on the backyard patio.  They don't take our 100-degree summers in full sun too well. 

So, how are you all doing? 

I'm fine and enjoying the beautiful spring weather we are having. So far it is 74 degrees. That will abruptly change soon - rain is in the forecast. I love how God gives us a day of sunshine after a day of rain and clouds. I can have all the windows open - the air smells so fresh. It truly is a glorious day! 






The walk around the yard - fresh photos taken 10 minutes ago! 

These wild marigolds always please me. 








The Irises are poking through...






Rosemary always blooms in the winter. 






Turn up your speakers to hear the buzz of the bees...


How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every opening flower!

by Isaac Watts








It's hard to believe that, January is almost over. Seems just like a couple of weeks ago, we were taking down our Christmas decorations. February always goes by too fast for me - although this year it has that additional leap-year day!  Maybe we'll get some snow in February like we did last year. That would be most welcome. 

I better get out there and sit in that warm sun before the clouds start rolling in and turn to rain. 

Take Care -and Happy Sunday. 
Debby







 

20 comments:

  1. This Primrose is gorgeous! I have never seen a blue one, let alone this deep intense blue! I didn't know there were blue ones! We have pale pink ones here. And I have never seen growing Rosemary. Your garden is doing quite well, considering this is January. It was 70 degrees here, but now has gone back to being frigid.

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    1. Mine are blue, purple, yellow, reds and white.

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  2. It's so nice to see your flowers. We still have snow here and it will be some time before anything blooms. But, God has given us beauty in the seasons!

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    1. I saw people at Lowes, starting to buy their vegetable starters and I'm thinking, - they could be in a heap of trouble if we get snow next month like last year.

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  3. our glorious days have flown away, the windows are down, the heat is on, and the brrrr has hit us again here in Florida. beautiful flower today.

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  4. How pretty the primrose is. We have more snow today.
    Yes, it is hard to believe that Jan is just about over.

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    1. Ever time I mention some winter weather, my husband always says, "It is winter, you know." Yeah I know...

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  5. You got some flowers already! I bet it feels nice to walk around your yard in the sunshine and see them. We have had lots of rain, but the sun shines through from time to time. The color of your English primrose is so pretty.

    ~Sheri

    *Yes, you should make a table runner in honor of your niece. I'd love to see what you do. I really miss JoAnn's. Haven't been there in awhile. My table runner does look like an animal print, but it reminded me of the snow as well.

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    1. Sheri - except my roses I believe are already budding by this time - I'll have to check. MY husband did do a big pruning so maybe they are taking their sweet time. Hopefully by March I'll have some roses.
      Yes, Nina loved animal prints and she would always have some animal print in her fashion wardrobe. Since she passed, I have been collecting a scarf, some gloves that have a tiger print on the cuffs and a cute sweater tunic - that way I always think of her.

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  6. Nice flowers there are so many pretty flowers in the world but not around my house

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    1. Maybe someone could buy you a potted plant that is easy to keep -

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  7. How amazing that you are experiencing spring already! I loved the buzzing of the bees on the rosemary, and your primrose blooms are beautiful! They truly do bring such happy spring joy! Many blessings to you :)

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    1. Well winter may not be 100% over but these are little signs of HOPE. When there is a winter, there will always be a spring.

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  8. It is wonderful to see your flowers - look like you are ready for spring. The primrose was so vibrant and blue! So pretty.

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    1. Thanks. But we're not out of the woods just yet. I'm hoping for some snow in February like last year! Today is unbelievably mild out. No wind and just beautiful. Thanks for dropping by.

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  9. Wow, I have never seen a primrose that colour and it is absolutely gorgeous. How nice that spring has arrived for you. I think here we have another few winter months to get through.

    God bless.

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    1. It's a false spring. We still have winter rains forecasted. These are just little breaks in the weather to give us hope.

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  10. Now I want an English Primrose! Blue is one of my favorite colors. For the first time in simply ages I'm anxious for Spring. I want to start planting flowers and seeds and all kinds of pretties. Last year we did that on a smaller scale near the back deck (facing the woods) and there were SO many bugs, birds, butterflies, moths, etc. I want to do it again but on a larger scale. It's something really restful about sitting there quietly watching God's creation do it's thing. Love it. Also, I've learned the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, which show up here every March or so, LOVED the Red Saliva. Ok then. I'm planting as much of those as I can! Super cool.
    Loved your photos.
    Have a wonderful rest of the evening. xx

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