Flowers at Last

 

Flowers at Last!

So as you can see, this weekend I took pictures of the flowers up north at the farm. My grandma planted these flowers long ago and though she is no longer with us, the flowers remain and return every year. I look forward to their appearance. I like to think my grandma is looking down and smiling at us with each flower that blooms.

The tulips are a bit behind. I’m hoping they will be in abundance again this year, but I’m not sure. The weather we’ve been having has made it difficult on the plants.

My Favorite Flower - the Tulip

Vivid Beauty

And the daffodils! They are so happy! They are also late this year but as they say, better late than never right? I’m thinking of Stereo as I look at the daffodils. I thought of her as I was taking these pics too because she had mentioned daffodils a while back and I think she posted a pic of them by where she lives. I was jealous-in a good way-we were getting more snow at the time and I was so anxious for spring flowers. But her picture reminded me that Spring would arrive in its time and indeed it has – even as chilly as it is. The sun is out, the sky is blue. It is Spring.

Daffodils!

Simply Lovely

Let's Go Fly a Kite!

We brought the kite out as it was a perfectly windy day for it. Problem was that it was TOO windy. It was the kind of wind that smacks the kite straight down to the ground. We had fun trying though! For me, the wind was refreshing. I needed that. It was almost as if God Himself was breathing life into me – reviving my soul and reinvigorating my spirit. It was a glorious weekend. I even did my first outdoor kettlebell workout. I’ll post about that a bit later. But I will say this, it was AMAZING! 🙂

I have more flower pics, but I’ll save them for another time. I have too much fun taking pictures of them. I hope you enjoy these shots though! Enjoy and have a splendid day!

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  1. Oh, Tracy! Lovely, lovely photos. I could “feel” the energy in your writing, too … I can’t stress enough to other writers that outdoor-creativity connection. Life is just better when you’re out in the open spaces, isn’t it? Your photos are so gorgeous; so bright and invigorating! I am a bit jealous as our wildflower season was less than spectacular due to the lack of rain we had. Supposed to get some tomorrow; fingers CROSSED! Can’t wait to hear about your kettlebell workout.

    • Thanks, Melissa! I totally agree with you. That is what charges my batteries. Going up north to the farm – where my mom was born and raised and where both my uncles – her two brothers live now always invigorates my soul. I’m not used to NOT being outside all the time and it is hard as where we live – I’m not comfortable with hanging around outside. I’m a country girl. I don’t like the suburbs. I miss the solitude and privacy of the country. I feel like I’m in a cage when I’m home. I hope you get some rain! We’ve had frost warnings so I’m hoping it doesn’t hurt the plants. We’ve had a very late start on the garden – still not tilled up yet. Too cold. I’ll probably post about my workout tonight or tomorrow – with pics. 🙂

  2. YAY! A post! A post! And those flowers are the loveliest…just beautiful. Daffodils make me think of Elaine and Wordsworth.

    This post did my heart good.

    • I was so happy when you posted a link to that poem. It is indeed one of my favorites and that it makes you think of Elaine makes me smile! Flowers make me happy.

  3. Great photos, great thoughts! This is so timely, as I was home at my Mom’s this weekend and stumbled upon some Glass Slippers that my late Aunt had planted many years ago. It made me feel so good to see something that her hands had touched blooming on this Earth. 🙂

    • Thanks, Noel. Glass Slippers! I haven’t seen those in ages! Did you take pictures? I know how you feel about her hands touching the same earth! I miss my grandma so very much and the flowers definitely remind me of her. I think we used to have Glass Slippers at the farm. So pretty.

  4. Sooo happy. This was just the thing to cheer me up today. I have no good reason to be cranky, but these beautiful pictures and the lightness in your “voice” make me smile. I love that you guys go up north and spend time with your family. The pictures and the descriptions of the farm intrigue me. I’ve never spent any time on a farm…I’m a surburban kid, through and through. Getting the time with your family, though…priceless. I didn’t talk to my mom for almost a week, and it completely unsettled me.

    You had talked about the kite the other day, when we were on Twitter, but I love the picture that goes with it. I love that you get AnnShirley outside and play. It made me giggle to think about the kite getting smacked down by the wind. We’ve had that type of wind here, lately.

    So glad that you are feeling better. I know that you needed a break, but we’ve missed you!

    • Hey Brandee. Thanks! The “farm” as I call it is actually not a working farm any more. It used to be. My mom was born and raised on the farm with her two brothers. My grandpa was a farmer and a blacksmith in the Army and served in WWI. The farm was destroyed by a tornado back before I was born. It blew the barn to bits and that was pretty much the end of the working farm then but we always refer to it as the farm. It still has the blacksmith shop and the milkhouse though. I’m glad this post made you smile and helped cure the crankies. You all make me smile.

  5. Tracyyyyyyy!!!! You postedddd!! And what a wonderful, cheery, bright post to write as a comeback! You have been sorely missed, my friend and I’m glad that the flowers heralded your return to us ♥ ♥

    • Thanks Onyi. I missed you all too. I’m still catching up on reading other blogs though! LOL! I hoped you would like the pictures. 🙂 I think I will forever connect you with daffodils. lovingly so.

  6. I do not know what makes me giddier: The flowers? The coming of spring? The “1 Unread Item by InkyTwig” notice on my Google Reader? I am welcoming all of that into my life and am so thankful for the blossoms, the light, and your sharing them with us.

    • Roxanne! Thank you. I’m excited to read your blogs and catch up as well. As always, thank you thank you thank you for your kind thoughts.

  7. Beautiful! I can almost smell the freshness! I love the way bulbs come back year after year, a reminder of all the wonderful things from the past as they were planting and a reminder that spring always comes back!

    • Julia HI! Yes! It is one thing I truly treasure and look forward to each year. Next up, the peonies and the lilacs. If only I could bottle the scent!

  8. Oh, MAN did I ever enjoy these. My favorite is Simply Lovely, with the perfect blue sky behind it. Gorgeous, just gorgeous. And the perfect way to come back after a little hiatus. There’s still almost nothing blooming here because there’s been so little sun, and so this post really fed my spirit. Thank you!

  9. Thanks Kim. I hope something blooms soon by you! I’m glad my pictures helped just a little! I love flowers. I will keep my fingers crossed that the sun and rain help your area to flourish with blooms everywhere!!

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