Friday, March 6, 2009

I bought a little Spring

The first daffodils of the season--from the grocery store. None in the yard, yet. The snow is still melting. I truly love Minnesota, but this cold, snowy winter has been LONG. Cabin fever abounds.

Three weeks from today we leave to visit my parents in sunny (I hope) Florida. Once we get back, there should be daffodils and early tulips in the garden. I can smell damp earth when I go outside, and I am impatient to dig, plant herbs, divide hosta .......

I think some of my houseplants may get repotted next week----I really need to play in the dirt.

Do you have Spring Fever? What are your symptoms?


Sherri said...

Fiona, thanks for stopping by my blog! Whether daffodils grow in your garden or you get them from the store they still make me smile!

phylliso said...

I`m outside raking some now even tho the ground is frozen.Things are popping up here & there.I`m anxious to get in the greenhouse to start plants.I don`t want to start the seeds too early tho.We could get more snow before all is said & done,phylliso

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello Fiona!
I took can smell the dirt and it is sweet indeed! I can't wait to shed off the winter coat and play outside. Have a marvelous trip to Florida! I will be here waiting for you! AmitiƩs, Anita

RB said...

There's always that period in March and April about where the temperature is changing, and there's a still a chill but it's getting warmer. I'm fascinated by that transition.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

FIONA said...

Sherri, great to see you here, too. The daffodils look like smiling faces.

Phylliso, we're a few weeks away from raking--more snow tonight!

Anita, thanks for stopping by. you're right--it will be great to finally she our coats.

RB, those seasonal transitions are wonderful. My cats are beginning to shed and have their own Spring fever. They're running all over the house and spending more time than usual in the south-facing windows. I even cracked one window for them today, so they can sniff the air.

Karen said...

What a beautiful picture of the daffodils!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Yes, Fiona, I do have spring fever. I am disappointed that our area got almost no snow this winter.. BUT--now, I've forgotten about that--and am ready for spring.

We have one lone crocus blooming in our yard now. It's in the sunny part of the yard. There are alot more getting ready--but it will still be a couple of weeks probably before the daffodils bloom. Like you, I am ready!!!!

Have a good week.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Spring fever? Oh yeah! I've been watching the birds in the backyard flitting about and I keep thinking of all the little animals that will soon be out and about again in the beautiful warm sunny weather! It's such a great feeling to think of the GREEN weather about to sprout!

phylliso said...

Fiona,Debra from sparrowgrass left you a message over on my blog,she puts a pink tu-tu on her black lab,so she likes your sheltie pic.I think she has her lab in the tu-tu on her blog page....phylliso

FIONA said...

Karen, I'm glad you like my daffodils.

Betsy, A CROCUS! I love them. We are a few weeks away from ours. There is one purple one that always blooms on my oldest son's birthday.

Coralie, I can't believe I actually miss the bunnies. I usually send the dogs out to bark them away.

Phylliso, thanks. I left a message on her blog. What a great picture of her dog in the tutu.

Debra said...

I'm happy I found your blog-and I'm curious-did you submit a manuscript?
PS My fever has been all winter-even though I've sorta ignored it. But I have to say, hearing robins singing about sends me in a tizzy!

FIONA said...

Debra, I'm so glad we found each others blogs, too.

No, I haven't submitted my novel, yet. I have a critique of the first chapter at an upcoming writers' group meeting. After that feedback, I will take a fresh look at the manuscript and get it ready to submit.

I do have several short stories making the rounds.