Blues aren't usually ones that trip my brain up, but as soon as it starts to really pull into the purple range of colors, all bets are off. Colors that are similar to this sort of periwinkle color are especially difficult for my brain to want to put into a single color group as it… Continue reading Color Series: The In Betweens Day 3
For anyone that wants to play along, my only suggestions (suggestions, not rules!) are: The color is the dominate focus in the image as opposed to a small spot in a lot of other colors. Drop a comment so I can follow along on your color journey. That's it! I hope you play along and… Continue reading Color Series: Purple Day 4
For anyone that wants to play along, my only suggestions (suggestions, not rules!) are: The color is the dominate focus in the image as opposed to a small spot in a lot of other colors. Drop a comment so I can follow along on your color journey. That's it! I hope you play along and… Continue reading Color Series: Pink Day 6
The weather is gorgeous and my windows are open. My hyacinths are starting to add a little blush of color. It's a good thing I didn't have plans to spend the day in the basement or I might have missed out. I may have to take my book outside to soak up some sun and… Continue reading Feeling Like Spring
All kinds of green things art starting to poke out of the ground around here. That means we aren't too far away from seeing some color again!
Why am I reposting a photo from last spring you ask? Because this spring is apparently the pits this year when it comes to getting good photos of any flowers. I think Mother Nature forgot it was supposed to be spring and keeps tossing us freezing winter temps.
I had a different hyacinth bloom this year. It is a surprise because I didn't plant any new ones where this one popped up. I don't ever remember having one that looked like this which makes it even more odd. Either hyacinths react to the chemical make up in the ground and mine did something… Continue reading Surprise Hyacinth
I ran out to try and get a good photo of the flowers drenched in rain, but it was still coming down just a little too much for me to be able to do more than a REALLY quick shot. That and I'm not crazy enough to sit out there trying to get the perfect… Continue reading Rainy Day Hyacinth
I was able to have open windows for a day. At least the sun stayed even if the nicer temperatures didn't.
This one has been sitting at almost open for days. I'm getting impatient. Same goes for my daffodils, though I think at least one might be open today. Sadly it is foggy and misty and on the nasty side, so I'm not sure I'll get any pictures today. At some point this week, I WILL… Continue reading Just Almost
Some of my earliest hyacinths are starting to look a little sad while I have one that is just starting. I realized today that I have so many colors of these now. A white one, two different purples, a pale pink, this kind of striped magenta and a solid magenta (that one never seems to… Continue reading Magenta Hyacinth
Today is our first day of a completely new normal. Over the weekend, our mayor put our city on a shelter-in-place order, so all non-essential business are shut down. We were already pretty much treating it like that, so it won't be a massive change for us, though I've heard/seen a lot of people complaining… Continue reading So Many Changes
According to the calendar and BG, who informed me while flying down the stairs and out the door to change my sign, that yesterday was the first day of spring. It was a beautiful, sunny 75 degrees. Today? It is 30 and potentially sat below freezing long enough to have done damage to my newly… Continue reading Hyacinths In Bloom
These aren't quite open, though they are getting so close. I have a couple that are still deep into the new bud phase that will take even longer. It is kind of nice as it will keep something blooming in that front bed for a while. I got confirmation that the prom that MC was… Continue reading Beginning To Open
These aren't open yet. I do have some that are more open, but these just looked really interesting.
Looking at this, I realized how funny looking hyacinth buds really are. They are just so odd looking at this stage when you get up close on them. I have no clue what color this one is going to be. Pretty sure it is one of the new ones I planted in the fall, but… Continue reading Another Hyacinth
It isn't quite as pretty of a day today as yesterday, but at least we are seeing the sun more consistently. I have another busy day today and it feels like even the days I don't have a ton of stuff scheduled, something still comes up that needs to get done. While it looks like… Continue reading Black & White Hyacinth
We have an absolutely gorgeous day here today. It would be amazing if this was an indication that we were past all the cold and nasty and headed into warmer weather, but anything goes around here this time of year. Sadly, I don't think I'll have much time to actually enjoy it much as I've… Continue reading Feeling Springy
It is kind of fitting that my Hyacinths are starting to poke through the ground today showing the first signs of spring. I will probably still need to cover them some as they are calling for a little more snow later in the week. For today, it is going to be sunny and in the… Continue reading Peeking Through
The photo is from earlier in the year, but it popped up in on my computer background and I wanted to see if it would make a nice high contrast black and white. It does indeed!