Friday, February 25, 2011

Triumphant Tulips

Rock, Paper, Scissors
Winter, Tulips, Snow
Tulips win!

Thank goodness I prepared for today's weather
making sure I had those tulips on my table
to keep us smiling indoors!

It's spring fever.  That is what the name of it is. 
And when you've got it, you want - oh,
you don't quite know what it is you do want,
but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!
~Mark Twain
I love spring anywhere,
but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.
~Ruth Stout
No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.


Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.
~Doug Larson

Stay warm and cozy my sweets
Have a pretty Friday and a sprinkled pink Saturday!

{sharing something for Friday Pretties at Joyce's blog
and something for Beverly's How Sweet the Sound ~ Pink Saturday post}


Wanda said...

Your vase and tulips are just breathtaking. This morning my sweet neighbor CeCe brought me a couple stalks of orchids from her yard. They are on my coffee table, and bring a smile to my face.

Made Peanut butter cookies this morning ~ weather is cold, and I love to have the oven going on these kinds of days.

You look darling ~~ you are such a cute "snow bunny"

Love and Hugs

Cathy said...

Beautiful tulips! Great pictures. I definitely have spring fever too.

Have a great weekend.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Great pics, lovin' your tulips-enjoy:@)

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Oh my gosh that snow is blinding :))
We are so ready for spring!

Happy Pink Saturday

Everlasting Blooms said...

{sigh} oh how I wish spring would have a ton of snow! We don't have quite that much, but enough that I want to see some green grass! :)

~ have a happy weekend! xoxo

KarenHarveyCox said...

Such beautiful photographs, I love your tulips. Just when I think Spring is here it snows tonight.

Happy Pink Saturday,


Donnie said...

What contrasts, spring then winter then spring again. Cute posts.

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

I love the quote by Mark true!
We are buried in snow, too, and when the tulips start they way out of the ground with the lilly of the valley and all the other sweet flowers, the wait of this snowy winter, will be well worth it!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Maria Sweetie...
Oh my goodness what a gorgeous share this evening. It may be cold and dark outside, but the pink beauties are bright and alive indoors. I love the tulips in your pitcher. They just scream HAPPY.

I love seeing your garden bench, lots of snow, as tall as you for goodness sake. The photo of the wreath that has the cardinal to the side looking in towards the window is breathtaking. How beautiful that is. And his color is exquisite.

Stay warm sweet friend and have a glorious weekend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Lori's page said...

Wow, the snow!! You are really more than knee deep. I must admit then, we are blessed this side of Atlantic, buds have appeared on my lilac tree, and despite the clouds, temperatures are mild (10C). Loved your tulips, too, what balm for the heart, so pretty. Take care, Maria, keep inside and warm. :-) xxx

It's me said...

What a snow!! wowwwwwwwww...lovely

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Woo hoo, the tulips won! I love love the picture of the pink tulips in your window, picture in your sidebar. Your mugs, cups and plates are extremely adorable, Maria. Your coffees must taste heavenly, drunk out of these.
You are very pretty, a lovely snow lady!
I must step aside now, Vinciane wants to send an email to her girlfriend, to thank her for the birthday card she just received. I love this!! My little girl is growing up.
I did read your email a few days ago, dearest sweet friend.
In an hour we are off to Brugge in Belgium. We'll stay there until Monday; to celebrate the girly birthdays!
Love and hugs for a loveliest of weekends, sweet Maria xxxx

Rebecca said...

I failed to prepare for the weather with tulips and a beautiful vase...Next time, I'll try to remember!

I like the picture of you outside, blending in with the beautiful snow! And all the quotes of spring....soooooo inviting.

koralee said...

Such sweet photos you share today my friend. Our snow is all gone but it is still so cold.

Your tulips warm my heart today as I know they are a sign of things to come.

Enjoy your moments...and that sweet doughnut...hugs and oodles of love.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Precious Maria!

I SEE THAT YOU TEACH TOO? WHere dearest? I am a fourth grade French immersion teacher who is now also English language arts teacher to 50 students!YIKES! But what a blessing to be enriched by 50 children who LOVE LIFE! And you too my sweet, YOU HAVE SNOW? It is snowing chez moi too. But love reigns over gray days and TULIPS RULE!!! Thank you for coming over. That jar is filled with such pretty paper cups, non? I love the gold ones...ahhhhh...imagine a yummy chocolate cupcake there! Thank you for coming to visit me. Have a most magical day. Your blog is so gorgeous!! Anita

Diana said...

I have spring fever so bad! I want to play in my yard. We don't have snow like you do Maria but lots of mud!
All of your photos were so beautiful, even the wintry ones!
Love Di ♥

Roo said...

oh i agree -- TULIPS WIN!! i love that photo of you with the snow bank!! we have drifts that are over 10 feet tall in our back yard! AHH!! i mean....i am used to snow but wow...this year...we got alot. sending you love....precious maria.

klahanie said...

Absolutely wonderful photographs. And soon, very soon, the promise of a new spring and a new hope, will awaken. Loving those tulips :)
Have a most enjoyable weekend.
In kindness, Gary :)

Char said...

Yep, you are buried in it!! I do have to say that it's gorgeous and I bet at night it sparkles like diamonds.
Spring is on the way and while you don't have it on the outside, you do on the inside with your lovely tulips.
Happy Pink Saturday, Char

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

SNOW SNOW SNOW!!! My Spring Fever is in full bloom! All I need to do is get through February and I will begin to feel that old feeling of "The Hope of Spring"!!! In the mean time...patience...I'm looking for some. Ha ha
The tulips are so, so Pretty!

Honey at 2805 said...

Aaa-h! Your tulips are breathtaking. Happy Pink Saturday!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful post, and I love your beautiful blog. I found you through Sherry at Country Wings in Phoenix and had to pop over for a visit. Glad I did, I am now your newest follower. I hope you will pop over for a visit. Can't wait to read and see more!!! Have a beautiful Sunday!!

Hazelmarie Elliott (Mattie) said...

Once again, you delight me with your blog - how beautiful! Loved those springful tulips, and loved the wonderful quotes, as well.

I hope you realize how unique and special your blog is to everyone.(smile)

Have a wonderful week,

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Sprng, what a delightful thought. Those tulips are gorgeous!!!!

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

beautiful images. We had a big snow storm yesterday received 6 inches of new snow, brrr, Keep warm. Hugs!

Vintage Home said...

Wow LOTS of snow! We had a dump overnight it is soo pretty but will be gone soon!..Love your pictures and cookies!

Terra said...

The tulips are a bright idea on a winter's day.