Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Another Day

I didn't go down to the art dungeon last night like I thought I was going to. I had that glass of wine and got so sleepy! I guess I should have, because all night long I was dreaming of beautiful scenes that involved arched walls, roses on vines, fairies and rainbows! I wish I could draw what I see. Hmmmmm.....maybe I can try.

Looking out the window I am reminded of Shelly's post at "What's Going On With Us", talking about the need to see green leaves and flowers again. Spring is teasing us so badly right now. Some daffodils are out, but not blooming, up on the mountain yet. I am about an hour and half from my sister Molly, and at this time of year we talk back and forth pretty often about what's blooming and what isn't! It is so hard for me because she is south of me, and that puts me a few weeks behind her in the garden. She will call and say "the Hepatica is blooming, the Sudafed Rose is blooming it's head off" now, it's not reaaallly called that, we nicknamed it that, it's real name is Rose Zephrine Drouhin, but that is too hard to pronounce and we like "Sudie" better. Hers really does bloom it's head off, mine almost died! Now I'm left with a sucker from it, and I hope that sucker makes it this year!!! I will confess to another obsession I/we have.... we love to rescue native plants. That is another reason why it is so hard to wait until spring. I am so excited thinking about all the things I planted last year and looking forward to their arrival. You will be seeing some of them too. Lots of garden pictures to come!

It's time for some coffee, and my cat Pearl, is headbutting me over the keyboard....I guess maybe they might want to eat! Have a good day today and I'll see yall later!


Diane Duda said...

No signs of spring yet here. :( Everything looks dirty and damp. I can't wait for the green!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment.
LOVE your collage work!

BlueRidgeLady said...

Thank you Di! I appreciate that alot, and I'm so glad you stopped by! I am so glad I found your blog and I look forward to visiting often to see your amazing art and how you are doing! Have a good day!


Shelly said...

Ok, it's warmer today, but it still ain't spring! And it was sunny on the cold days, now it's gray on the warm day. Can you see me shaking my head in disapproval all the way in Georgia?

Terri Kahrs said...

Oh, Shelly! You're SUCH a tease! Here I am in Northern NJ freezing my hmmmms off, and you're talking about daffodils beginning to come up! I'm pea-green jealous!!!!!! I'm an avid gardener too and can't wait to see little green things begin to pop through. This has been a v-e-r-y long winter.

Your dream sounds absolutely divine! If I had wonderfully enchanted dreams like yours, I'd nod off too!
Terri :) xoxo

Shelly said...

P.S. I'm headed to Greenville (SC) in a few weeks to visit friends there... will wave at you as I'm crossing the mountains! :)

joanne said...

yay for spring...yay for green...yay for blooms...yay for sunshine...

and a big yay for Greenville, SC....happy memories there of visiting family when i was a little girl :)

BlueRidgeLady said...

Hi Terri, Shelly and Joanne!! Guess we are all in agreement, Spring needs to come! I think it will perk us all up. Glad you will be taking a trip to Greenville Shelly! Wish I lived closer so you could stop by and let me kiss Harper on the neck!!! Hope she is feeling better, and Joanne I hope you are feeling better too! I went down and sorted out papers and am trying to organize my papers a little bit and clear the table for making more mess!! Terri, I will tantalize and tease you with my garden pics when stuff is blooming, and then you will do the same for me when all your stuff is succelent and lovely when mine begins to dissolve and fry at the end of summer!! Love yall!

Alberta said...

YOur blog is so pretty! I can't wait to see pictures of your garden this spring, Shelly. I have a Sudie rose too, and it is my all-time favorite rose. It is os fragrant and it's climbing all over the side porch of my house and makes me feel like I'm coming home to an English cottage. Earlier this year we had some high winds which destroyed the beautiful white moon-gated arbor my "boys" gave me for Mother's Day eight years ago. It was completely covered by a Mozart rose, a Constance Spry, and another Sudie rose. I am still mourning its loss. (I can talk about gardening almost as long as I can art!)This weekend I'm going to plant masses of foxgloves, my very favorite flower. I hope you have a beautiful weekend in the mountains.


BlueRidgeLady said...

Hi Alberta BFFF! Thank youuuuu! I am enjoying the blog! I know that I will have more pictures to post once the weather gets prettier and I am not hibernating as much!!

I can talk about gardening/art 24/7! I'm so glad you have a pretty "Sudie"! My sister's is on a trellis and then she purposly planted it next to this huge Crape Myrtle (sp)tree, so the part that hangs over the trellis is trained onto the tree. Then she has this beautiful dark purple clematis that I can't think if the name of growing into the rose and rambling up through it! I think I will ask her to send it to me if I don't already have it and I will post it if I can so you and everyone else can see it! It's such a pretty combination. I bet you were devestated when your beautiful arbor was damaged!!! That hurts my feelings!! It sounds like it was truly and English country garden and I remember looking at your beautiful garden pictures and drooling over them!! I would like to have an arbor of some sort!!! I never get any sleep anymore dreaming of art or plants! I just love foxgloves too! I haven't had much luck with them! Are you planting potted ones or seeds? I threw out some seeds that I hope will show up one day! We want to work outside this weekend too, hope the rain doesn't hang around too long and that we can on Saturday! Have fun and thanks for visiting me!


Susan Tuttle said...

how wonderful that you have daffies near ready to bloom -- spring is on the way for you.

thank you for the kind comments regarding Artful Blogging.

nice to meet you.

BlueRidgeLady said...

Glad that you stopped by Susan! I'm glad to meet you too! Hope you have a good weekend.

Alberta and Ava said...

It's snowing here, Shelly!No foxgloves today! Would you please tell me how you got this layout in Blogger? I want to update my blog and I can't find anything I like. I see many blogs that have a similar layout but with different patterns on the sides, and I really like the look.s You can end any suggestions by Flickr mail if you'd like.

Thank you and many hugs,

Alberta and Ava said...

Oops, I just saw the button in your upper right corner. How sweet of you to read my mind!

BlueRidgeLady said...

Hey Alberta!!

I talked to my daughters this morning, they live in Woodstock. They said it was snowing like crazy. It is just starting up here, mainly flurries but the flakes are getting bigger! It's 31 up here on the mountain, I'll keep you posted!

I'm glad you found the blog design site! I know there is another one called something like "Cutest Blogs" or something like that. It took me a while to figure it all out. I really wanted a 3 column template, but could not figure it out on blogger. I ended up being pleased with this one. Good luck and let me know if I can help in any way! Hugs!!!