Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Undercover

Star Magnolia bud: snow-covered velvet.

Last summer's Queen Anne's Lace: a nest of winter's making.

Me: Gray. Blah. I want bloom! I want pink and yellow and white and bees!

11 comments:

Forest Green said...

Go to the supermarket and stick your nose into one of those forced Hyacinths. For me it is the first fragrance of spring. There were several at the market yesterday and I stuck my nose in them all. Wonderful!

Dr. Know said...

Hey, I want blooming flowers, chirping baby birds, beaches, sun drenched warmth and smart women in bikinis. What do I get? You don't really want to know...

Jayne said...

Beautiful Laura. :c)

bobbie said...

but these are beautiful too.

Your longing for spring has come early. I usually last until February. Then I start looking for signs of crocuses.

Lynne said...

Even though I get tired of the scent after a while, I had to buy one of those grocery store potted hyacynths. We have MONTHS to go before anything blooms around here...

NCmountainwoman said...

You have to admit there can be no more beautiful receptacle for snow that the cup of Queen Anne's Lace. Too bad you can't bring it inside.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful shots. I'm trying to hang on until the witch hazel blooms.

Heather
Wayne, PA

My word verification was "syndrome." Ha!

MevetS said...

Gorgeous.

LauraHinNJ said...

ForrestGreen: It's still too early here for even supermarket hyacinths.

(grumpy sigh)

Dr. Know: Ha!

Not sure that smart women and bikinis ever really go well together.

(smirk)

Jayne: Aww.. thanks.

Bobbie: It's really too soon, I know.

Lynne: I don't know how you can stand the wait!

NCMountainWoman: Yeah... you're right about that, though all the weeds looked really pretty that day, even with all the gray and blah.

Heather: Right. Witch hazel... next month!

:-)

Steve: Thanks.

Sharon said...

It's just cabin fever Laura. Outside, see the deep quiet sleeping beauty all umber and dulled ochre lifted from exposed earth and naked trees by the magic irridescent snow. When you see it, breathe in deeply, slowly and exhale fully. Your perspective will renew with your patience and your soul. Anyway, just a few more weeks, eh? Cheers!

Lené Gary said...

I LOVE the Queen Anne's Lace!