The Cat Knits...

A singular forum to discuss knitting as craft, therapy, and way of life (with or without the benefit of cats).

Monday, March 24, 2008

Cherry Blossoms

Sometimes having poor eyesight makes the world more interesting. I glanced out the window and thought it was raining. Well, that seemed strange since the sun was out--even with my poor eyesight I can tell light from dark--so I had another look.

It was a shower of cherry blossom petals!

The morning breeze had turned blustery and was swirling white petals away from the tree. They caught the sunlight just so and sparkled. So beautiful...and transient.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

First Daffodils - Happy Spring!

My daffodils are always the first in the neighborhood to bloom ... usually at the end of January. I'm told I planted them at the wrong time. I always hoped/thought they might correct themselves, but it hasn't happened yet. I suppose I no longer mind that they appear at a time when nights are still long and the garden is drab and still. Seeing those cheerful, bright yellow heads always thrills me. It's always such a big decision whether I should leave them in the garden for all to enjoy or to cut them and bring them inside where I can enjoy their fragrance and beauty. Approaching winter storms usually force a decision to cut the flowers and enjoy them inside. There are no more blooms in my garden, but the trees are starting to bud and bloom.

I hope you're beginning to see more signs of Spring wherever you live.