Sunday, March 23, 2014

Yellow is always warm



After reading Kris's winter lament, I decided to post these yellow flowers we made for a Memorial Service this weekend.  In the City, we are also weary of the long long winter but there's no running out of firewood, hauling hay or breaking ice on our dog's drinking water.  

California's Siren Song is irresistible by the time we get to March, but by the end of the month I'm usually pruning roses ,  mulching the flower beds and warm weather seems inevitable.  This morning at eleven o'clock it's 36 degrees: warm by upstate NY standards, but the temperature is on it's way down and there's a snow storm brewing for the middle of the week.  

But take heart Kris, and all of you who own farms within the range of the seemingly relentless Polar Vortex:  it will be 60 degrees here in Boston on Friday which may mean you all will be in the forties!!!

And, there are a few green weeds sprouting in my back yard!  I've never been so happy to see a weed.


9 comments:

Jen said...

What a beautiful sight. I fell in love with yellow roses last summer--saw some in Provincetown growing over a fence...

I can't imagine living on a farm in winter--that's a hard life.

flowers on my table said...

Well if that is not a promise of things to come I don't know what is! Just beautiful, i love the feathery lightness of your arrangements.Have a happy Sunday, with love, Linda x

An Urban Cottage said...

I notice you skipped the threat of a major winter storm between now and the 60 degrees but I don't want to dwell on it either.

Yellow is my least favorite color but you do it up right. These are beautiful.

Will you teach me how to trim roses?

Alicia said...

Beautiful yellow!

The Dancing Donkey said...

Thanks for the bit of sunshine, they are lovely. You know, I never used to think much of cut flowers, but your arrangements really do set themselves apart. I don't know how you do it, but even I can see the skill and talent you put into it.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Yellow is my absolute favorite color. Those arrangements are to die for.

Amelia said...

Yellow is such a sign of Spring so these pictures are hope. Then they said snow. Aaaaargh!

Amanda (Small Acorns) said...

Oh my - I didn't realise it was still so seriously cold over your way. Admittedly, after a short cold spell, we've had something of an Indian summer,but it is distinctly autumn now.Ltes hope spring wakes up soon for you. The yellow flowers are gorgeous by the way! xx

flwrjane said...

These are full of promise. My yard is full of snow.

Holding onto the promise....but like full rotation, it seems a long way off.

xo J