I thought that it was fitting that this post from April 6, 2009, be my Sunday Favorite (please visit Chari at Happy To Design because we're under a freezer alert tonight. Yes, I was outside, picking blossoms for the inside once again. I guess sometimes, you can "fool Mother Nature"!!!
Mother Nature can fool you. Warm March days with temps hovering near 80 made us think that Spring was really here! Alas, there will be frost on the pansies tonight as both Southeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri are under a freeze warning.
The bulbs this year were at their best -- the loveliest in several years. The back garden was abloom!
Although there will be frost on the pansies, it will not harm them -- but it will harm the bulbs and lilacs.
So I went out with a BIG basket and scissors and cut away. Yellow daffs for an antique spooner on the breakfast room table.
A big bouquet of lilacs on the living room coffee table.
The white daffs in a Wedgwood white vase in the living room. I love the sheer beauty of pure white both in the flowers and in the vase.
The tulips upstairs on the bedroom mantle in the tulipiers.
And on my bedside table, a bouquet of jonquils. If money were no object, I would have fresh flowers beside my bed every day and clean sheets on my bed every night!
I'm thinking that this is the last hurrah for Jack Frost -- he'll be on his merry way after tonight. Not to be seen again until Fall. BUT . . . the average last day of Frost for this part of the prairie is April 16. He could return and wreck havoc on our gardens once again for that date is still 10 days away!