Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Spring Inside My House

We are only days away from the official start of spring,but I created a little spring inside my house.
Walmart had pots of Hyacinths and Daffodils,so I just had to bring some home.
I realize that the first picture is very similar to one on my last post,but hey,can we see too many spring flowers right now?



When I loaded this picture,I realized I had better look around a little more carefully next time,before taking the picture. I see my checkered dishtowel in the background.Oh well,consider that you have spent a few minutes in my kitchen with me.

Not only are the flowers pretty,but I also like the buds.The Daffodils are so small,but this bud has the promise of beauty soon to come. The plant I bought actually has eight flowers on it,so I am happy with that.


While standing at the door and watching the birds,I saw the White-breasted Nuthatch come to the peanut feeder.He worked hard and finally was able to get one peanut out of the shell.
The picture is not very bright because I was shooting through a set of windows.

The weather was comfortable that day,so I stepped out on the deck and looked for photo opportunities.I saw this one stem of leaves from the Mountain Ash,stuck in the snow and thought it looked pretty. I might add that right where that leaf was,I can now see the grass,so the snow is slowly disappearing.YEAH!!!!


You all know I love reflections and when all the ponds and streams are still frozen I have to become creative.The water in the birdbath had melted and seeing the tops of the evergreens reflected here was exactly what I needed.


In the parable of the Sower,Jesus compares preaching the gospel to scattering good seeds (Matthew 13:18-23) 
In a very real way,all of our words are like seeds.Make sure that you're sowing encouragement and wisdom in the lives of others.

32 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

really like the last shot. and the sweet nuthatch, too. yay for melting!

Hilary said...

I love the dreamy, green reflection photo. And the vulnerability of the leaf in the snow. Nuthatches always charm me and this one is no exception. And I quite like your glimpse of gingham behind the flowers.

S. Etole said...

It's so good to see signs of spring. The gingham gives it a cozy feel.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I think the dish towel adds a little touch of home to the photo of the daffodil. Love the nuthatch photo and the soft pastel colors in the reflection shot. Very nice.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Your spring inside would make me happy. We've had many overcast skies and I am ready for sunshine. It's supposed to get up to 72 on Friday -- can't wait. Happy spring, Sweet Ruth.

Debbie said...

Melting has become a season all it's own!! Love those buds, they leave me longing for spring!!

Dianne ... Walking In His Grace said...

So nice to see your beautiful Spring flowers, and a small glimpse of your kitchen Ruth. Makes for a warm comfy feeling. All we need now is a nice hot cup of tea. I imagine your kitchen is quite lovely.
I went for a walk at a provincial park not long ago looking for owls, and I came across some Chickadees and a couple of Nuthatches. I did take some seeds with me this time, and guess what? I held my hands out and I had a Chickadee in one hand, and a Red Breasted Nut Hatch perch in the other hand, and it came back several times. I was so thrilled. They are such friendly little birds.
Your photos are a joy to see, and love your idea for the reflections in your bird bath.
Have a great rest of the week.
Dianne :)

Journeyin' Lady... said...

Love your flower pictures, especially the little nuthatch~Spring will be here soon.

Kerri Farley said...

A Beautiful Post Ruth!!!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

You've done it once again dear Ruth. Given us all a breath of fresh air and beauty just by visiting you. Thank you.

Have a lovely spring ~ FlowerLady

warriormom said...

I think I'll head out today and look for a pot of daffodils!! I can almost smell the hyacinth. How creative with your reflection shot!

Sandra said...

love the bright spring flowers and even the towel is pretty and colorful. can't tell you how many times i find things in my photos that i did not see. my favorite is that leaf in the snow... beautiful... glad to hear it is melting

Arija said...

That nuthatch is such a sweetie and that single mountain ash leaf in the snow is so simple and beautiful.
Bless you for seeing the beauty of the most humble f things.

Montanagirl said...

Ruth, these are all so pretty! The flowers are so cheerful. We had more rain last night, and it's only 22 degrees this morning!

Debby Ray said...

Oh Ruth...these are just beautiful images! I'm so glad you are finally able to see those signs of spring!

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Hi Ruth Well spring certainly does seem to be pushing through in your area. You flowers are lovely, we now have them outside so we are much further n than you. Love the single leaf shot and the last shot of reflections on the pond.

Gail Dixon said...

Ruth, the image of the nuthatch is AWESOME! Love love love. And no, we can never see too many flowers at this time of year. The evergreen shot, especially the color, is really wonderful.

Anita Johnson said...

And I love the reflection image...

happyone said...

Good idea to buy some spring. : )
Love the picture of the bird. Really great shot.

Unknown said...

Ruth, what wonderful Spring images! Won't be long now before it's like that outside!
It's been kind of wet and miserable here the past few days! Looks like March is going to go out like a Lion too!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Beautiful photos Ruth: I do love the nuthatch. Let's hope Spring comes soon.

Diane said...

Great pictures. I love the Nuthatch. Such an interesting angle! Diane

Shug said...

Hi Ruth....I love the brightness of the yellow daffodils. They bring such joy. and ...the Hyacinths have the loveliest fragrance. I love going to the grocery store and smelling them as I go past the flower isle. I sure am ready for Spring as I know many others that are as well..

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I can never see too many flowers. The hyacinth has such a wonderful scent, love those and love the cute little Nuthatch. They sure don't stand still very long, do they?
















































































































































































Elaine said...

Always nice to see spring flowers even if it is inside. The 1st day of spring might be on the calendar, but it'll be a good while before we see grass here.

Brightcetera said...

Thank you for the Spring post, Ruth! It's much needed and appreciated!

The trees reflected in the birdbath remind me of ferns.

forgetmenot said...

Ruth, What lovely spring flowers (thank you Walmart). They will be coming up outside very soon so keep camera ready. I always enjoy your bright, cheery photos and words. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

Mersad said...

Wonderful signs and sights of spring. You should link up your post to the Friday My Town Shoot Out blog (link here). This week's theme is Spring, and these are a fantastic contribution!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

What Karen Sees said...

The answer to your question is "Absolutely NO, we cannot have tooo many spring flowers to look at this time of year!!! Lovely.

George said...

I would love to spend time in your kitchen, checkered dishtowel and all. I really like Spring in your house. The photos are beautiful. The picture of the Nuthatch is marvelous.

Ginny Hartzler said...

These are all so beautiful! I think the last one of the evergreen reflections is the most artistic and lovely

Karin said...

Your photos are very creative Ruth - a joy to see! Love the reflection green - clever! That lonely leaf in the snow is how I feel some days!