April 9, 2010

Colors of Spring and a bit of Kleenex

A-choo! Yes, that is me these last few days enjoying all of the flowers blooming, the grass turning green and the trees shedding.

A-L-L-E-R-G-I-E-S !!

Woke Friday with a little scratchy throat and knew, I just knew, that the next few days would not be so good. Easter weekend was the worst but I am feeling better; loads better. I am using my neti pot and rinsing the crap airborne pollen right out of the old honker.

I ventured out to the yard (with my mask on) to cut some of spring's lovely flowers.

This lovely daffodil called Obdam, a double daffodil, was planted two years ago with some bulbs purchased at a local grocery store. I love the many paper-like petals.
Next up - some forsythia.
Many of you have asked what I did with the great find I blogged about here on Monday and this is what I came up with. Not too creative but beautiful. Daffodils planted by my Mom decades ago. They were flopping all over the place so I followed a tip from Martha and tied them in a clear hair band and viola mes amies!What would spring be without some colorful (and tasty) cupcakes. Target had cream cheese frosting on sale last week for $1 and with some colored Martha powders, I mixed away and I was quite pleased with the result.
Ahh . . . spring, where colors and Kleenex are abundant!
"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant;
if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."
- Anne Bradstreet


Nalamienea said...

definitely cute! I love what you did with your little ceramic find! :)

miss corner cape said...

great idea for the flowers, i love daffodils! i want to use them inside, but i don't want to pick them b/c they are adding such nice color out front.

glad you renewered your library card...why not shop for free??

Karisa Tells All said...

My allergies have been terrible too! But those gorgeous yellow flowers almost make up for it

C'est La Vie said...

i have HORRIBLE allergies, they drive me CRAZY!!

BIZMOMPH said...

Delicious cupcakes. ^_^

Followed you from Friday Follow!!

BIZMOMPH from Google Connect ^_^

The Business Minded Mom

jsimplylive said...

Ok, I am a little too excited about finding a blog from someone single...no offense to the married ones because their blogs are awesome too. I found your blog through FF. Hope you are having a great time! Angie

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

I haven't had allergies yet! Not fun!
I am following your blog now, come follow mine :)
Gros bisous

Midday Escapades said...

Loving the spring pastel colors and goodies. Happy Friday Follow!! I am a new follower and thank you kindly for joining us today. Wishing you an amazing weekend -

~ Lynn

Holly said...

I just simply love that Obdam - it is beautiful...and daffodils...they scream happy! Those cupcakes are great colors too.

jsimplylive said...

Thanks for stopping by today! And I am so loving the fact that you are a huge Martha fan! Me too! I aspire to be like...except without the time in prison...lol...

Fifi Flowers said...

Ooooh those cupcakes look delish!!! Maybe I will make some tomorrow!

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

Love the color inspiration and so sorry about your allergies.

Sam said...

Really beautiful. I'd kill for one or two of those cupcakes right now. I'm gonna stalk you... errr I mean follow you now. Glad I happened in today. Come on over to see my lowly blog some time. I'd be honored to link with you. Take Care, Keri (a.k.a. Sam)

Momma Such said...

The cupcakes look yummy and the flowers are lovely! I hate allergies too, not that I have them very bad, but my oldest son does and it drives me crazy just seeing him suffer with them.

Fearless Nester said...

Hi Carmie! I just today found your comment on one of my posts...sorry it took me so long to get over here. (Oh and I posted the link to the Linzer cookie recipe on my April 4 post in case you still want it.) I'm enjoying having a look around here and getting to know you. Pretty spring flowers on this post and so special to learn they were from what your dear Mother had planted, especially after reading that you have lost her. I like it over here and I will be back to read more! ~Lili

Kristin said...

the flowers are gorgeous! you've inspired me to get to the nearest nursery to get my summer flowers!

and yummy cupcakes. mmm mmm mmm

Dreams of Perfection said...

All of the pics of the flowers would be beautiful if done as paintings. I love the double daffodil. Doesn't even look real. And I'm jealous you still have flowers growing from a plant your mom planted long ago.

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