Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Springtime Gift

A Funny thing happened on the way to work today....
I was on my way to turn on the iPod and saw the sun was rising. I get the creepiest feeling when I see the daylight. I feel rushed, like, "OMG! It's dawn already!" and then I try to ignore the fact, and get on with my work before it's time to shut down for homeschool.
Well, this morning I was cutting wool and all of a sudden I realized I was working in silence. I knew I was missing something (Yeah, besides that second Red Bull...which totally explains why it was soooo quiet), it was my "story"... audiobooks, gotta love those! So, I go turn it on and I find myself staring out the window (I really did need that second RB!) and WHAM! All of a sudden it hits me, there's a flower on my tree!
I look closer, OMG! It really is a flower....
I rush to get my camera and the battery is dead; so I wait. Once the green light is on (about an hour later, duh!); I can finally document it, LOOK!

This is a true gift. I can't remember the last time I saw this tree bloom, and if you have never planted a twig and hoped for a tree..well, you just wouldn't understand!

And THEN, I decided to look around and there were more gifts in the flowerbed. Tulips, and Grape Hyacinths, and Lamb's Ears... and then I had to come inside and show you... Oh, I think it's going to be a good day at the Pumpkin Patch... even if we have to work, and study hard for the rest of the day, LOL!

I hope your day is filled with Springtime gifts too!B=)

19 comments:

MARCIE said...

That is a lovely surprise! I love dogwood blossoms! And look at those other pretty blooms! Have a happy day!

Joanna said...

Beautiful!!! I think the good Lord knew you needed something good and beautiful in your life this week!!

Marie said...

Thank you for the sunshine. Have a great day. Hugs, Marie

Terry said...

Love your pink dogwood! That's another one on my "someday" list for the yard! :0)

Rocking Chair Stitches said...

How beautiful...awesome stuff.
did you get my email with my address?

Sheila said...

Good Morning! beautiful pictures of your "twig" and flowers. Thanks for sharing with us. I'm still waiting for something to bloom around my yard! Until then I'll enjoy the pictures everyone else shares.
Blessings~

Jenny said...

Absolutely beautiful. And I love your house, too. I want to move in there and drink tea and watch all the lovely flowers bloom. Your tree is gorgeous.

Katie :o) said...

Oh, beautiful! I love the first spring flowers! Have a beautiful day :o)

Sue said...

I get that same feeling when the sun starts to come up...like there are so many things to do and yes, I better hurry up!

Love the tree! Oh what joy to see something like that in bloom. Totally understand about planting a twig and hoping it will bloom:)

Nice post!

Meredith said...

I love your Grape Hyacinths photo and your gratitude. Thanks for making me smile today

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Beauty is all around us, isn't it! Sometimes we need that reminder to just look and listen!

Jessica [beforethedawn.org] said...

Those are some of the most beautiful gifts! My daughter and I got excited yesterday because we found 2 dandelions in our yard. Most of our flowers won't come until summer.

Quilt Hollow said...

Glad you took the time to see the beauty. Enjoy!!

Mary said...

I love it. Dogwoods are such a beautiful tree. It is spring here too, and I love it. I have been taking pictures of everything. It is a beautiful time of the year.

Jess said...

i like the little purple ones! i wish we had more flowers :(

Sheri Howard said...

I am sincerely happy for you that you have some flowers...we have had so much late snow, that my neighbor has 3 daffodils, my tulips are about 3" tall....still waiting!

Patty said...

Nice to stop and take the time to smell the flowers, God's way of saying enjoy life. :^)

Jen in NY said...

I love the last picture, with the tulip and the grape hyacinths. Beautiful!!

WoolenSails said...

I was out walking today and my apple trees were blooming. I thought one was dead, very nice surprise.
Love the weather we are having, nice without being hot.

Debbie