bouquet of daffodils (no flash)
Oh my goodness gracious me! I am in need of slowing down and taking some nice deep breaths! Phew! Life is going way too fast for me. Anyone else feel that way?
Narcissi Blazing Starlet
I returned to the outside workforce about 18 months ago after being a stay-at-home mom for 16 years. I absolutely love working, but boy it can be tough trying to do it all!
Ice King (carnation like daffodils). You can see the raindrops on the flowers!
There are times I find myself completely out of breath just *thinking* about all that my husband and I do for our family. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t change a thing! It sure does make time all the more precious though.
six different varieties
My garden is my place of peace and where I “catch my breath”. I love working in the garden and seeing how it changes from season to season and year to year. Mostly, though, I love flowers. :-)
nameless daffodil (read: I can’t find the name of it!) with tiny white specs on the tips of each petal.
There was a lot of rain today. It takes more than just rain to stop me from gardening, so out into the garden I went to weed … until my fingers were too wet and too cold to do anymore. THEN I cut some flowers to bring inside, cause that just makes me smile.
a rather gray day…
I went around the yard and cut five stems here, five there, and a few stragglers more there. That is all it takes.
using the flash
It’s the first time I have used my new pottery vase. Dunbeacon Pottery is made in West Cork, and I bought this vase at the RDS in Dublin this past December at a Craft fair. You can checkout Dunbeacon Pottery here: http://irishdesignshop.com/collections/dunbeacon-pottery I love supporting crafters! I really like the colors that this artist used. I have a much larger vase and a wee vase that match this one. (’cause why buy one when you can get three?)
full view (no flash)
I was really trying to use natural light which was hard to do with it being so gray outside. So I put the flowers on a step stool near a window. This intrigued my cat to come and investigate what I was doing.
Kitty smells the flowers
I have to say that most of these daffodils are fragrant, but it was funny to see the cat go over to them to have a smell!
I think I’ll sit here in front of these pretty flowers that mom is taking pictures of…
She is a very good cat and a well loved member of our family. She, I think, also enjoys being in the garden with me while I work! Here’s a look at some of the daffodils out in the yard.
Ice King daffodils in April sunset
Narcissi blazing starlet in the ditch-wall garden
But sometimes, I’d just prefer to have them inside with me.
just another angle
I hope that you are able to slow down, breathe deeply, and enjoy what makes you smile in life… at least for a little bit, every now and again.