May all enjoy a Blessed and Peaceful Easter!
For the Season I simply had to bring a bit of spring indoors to celebrate both Easter and Springtime! We still have the occasional snowstorm but it's melting as soon as it hits the ground or shortly thereafter. Days are warming - even some getting into the 50's! Nights are up into the 30's and 40's.
Bulbs are coming up and the deer are munching the tulips! I've seen the first nubs of rhubarb emerging, soon to unfold. My hosta has sent forth green shoots.
On the balcony, just yesterday, I discovered that the red poppies, bachelor's buttons, larkspur, and morning glory seeds I planted in pots three weeks ago are beginning to sprout! I'm still awaiting the Farm Fence sweetpeas and Old Spice sweetpeas to emerge.
In the meantime, I'll share images - digital eye candy - of pink tulips and daffodils I've set out in my bedroom and dining room to celebrate the joys of Spring and Easter's Peace. I'll also share a poem by Thomas Blackburn as my "gifts" to you this Season!
A dainty bouquet of tulips next to the bed is a "simple grace".
Each time I walk past my Shabby-Chic bedroom, I'm charmed and reminded of Springtime by wee pink tulips.
On the dining room table, bright yellow daffodils bring visual pleasure.
The dining room has a Paris Apartment/French Country, slightly minimalist vibe. Simply adding a vase of Spring blooms adds elegance, grace, and uplifts the energy of any room.
Isn't it wonderful how something so simple, so natural, and so inexpensive, can add charm, simple grace, easy elegance, and natural beauty to any surface and space!
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Awake, thou wintry earth -
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
~Thomas Blackburn, "An Easter Hymn"