It is Monday and it is March and I can not believe how fast this year is moving along. I think I say this every year but I feel it stronger every year too.
Time seems to hurry by so fast when you look back, and yet it seems to crawl ahead when I am looking towards and waiting for things to happen.
It is so easy to just live in the future, regret the wasted time in the past and not be fully aware in the here and now.
I am trying to be better about that though.
I think my little decorating projects help. Consciously decorating for a new season helps remind me to relish that season, to enjoy it and to not let it pass unnoticed. Of course blogging sometimes pushes the season ahead far too quickly, but I try to resist thinking about the next season (or the one after that) too soon.
Bringing the season’s flowers inside is another way of flower therapy I guess, a way to stand still, take a breath and destress and let the flowers do their healing thing they do wo well.
Today’s little project was inspired by a recent thrift store find. I found this blue china dish for next to nothing and couldn’t pass it up. It reminded me of some other blue and white bowls I have gathered over the years but not used that much. So with my ‘new’ dish in my bag I headed straight for the garden center to pick up some bulbs. I love using Spring bulbs indoors for decorating. They last a long time (if you don’t forget to water them and don’t put them too close to the heat), they change and grow and when done I can replant them in my garden.
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Outside some of the bulbs from last year are just peaking their head above the soil, but inside the new ones are blooming like crazy.
What is it about those little blue grape hyacinths that screams Spring so much! Perhaps even more so than tulips or daffodils. I love them like this. Although I must admit that once planted in the garden the green sometimes takes over and becomes a bit unruly. But there is not that much fresh green outside anyway, so I am thankful for it.
Anyway, how are you dealing with the speeding up of time? The changing seasons? And the approach of Spring?
Or are you still knee deep in the snow and does Spring seem like a distant memory (or vague promise)? In that case: my heart goes out to you and hang in there.
Brooke @ All Things Thrifty says
Love this! Soooo pretty!
Thank you! That is so sweet of you.
Spring has sprung to our valley. The bee boxes are all about. The almond blossoms I saw on a ride are all but done and the stone fruit pink blossoms now look glorious! My daughte took me on a drive ( to a shopping outlet new about thirty miles away). And the hills are alive with green. We could see all the mountains! And tips in snow! Praises there Lord! We need water for the farmers from snow. We saw sunshine, dark clouds, heavy rain, purple clouds with sun on them so yes, a full rainbow where we saw where both pots of gold were on the ground!! So gorgeous! Gods promise to us. The day or two before or maybe week before…I hold no ability to truly measure time…we had not at all common weather of a tornado out in the country so no one was hurt, thunder and lightening that was oddly U shaped close to the ground yet spreading across the sky, plus hail the size of round nickels!! My colorful Marguerite daisies are beginning to bloom and another plant Verbena has clusters of white puffs all over it. My neighbor’s apricot tree blooms while the berries of a plant I have is bright orangish red. Roses are leafing out. Birds are returning. I even saw five huge yellow butterflies!!! It is spring!!!
Funky Junk Interiors says
So beautiful! I have never tried bulbs indoors before but I sure would love to! How long does it take before they bloom?
Thank you! I usually buy them pre-started at the garden center. They are about to bloom when you buy them, once you bring them inside the house they bloom within days. Outside on a garden table it goes a bit slower. My hyacinths from my Christmas garden table decor have been blooming like crazy for the last month.