Saturday, 28 January 2012

Signs of Spring

A cold but sunny Saturday morning brings thoughts of a change in the season and signs of Spring on its way in the garden.  To celebrate I bought these seeds at our local bargain basement shop yesterday.  There are lots of disadvantages to being a gardener - wet feet, all that back-breaking toil and those slimy garden pests! - but we are an optimistic lot, planting and sowing in the hope of good things to come.

I may not quite get the results shown on the front of these seed packets but for a small outlay I can look forward to sowing the seeds on some warm Spring day not too distant, and dream of a carpet of blooms in the garden this summer.

And while surfing the net this morning I found a new to me stamp shop, Make the Day Special.  I fear I may be spending much time and money here in the future!  However today I was restrained and ordered just one stamp set from Flourishes.  I just love these realistic looking bees and when they arrive can create some summery projects at my craft desk whilst I wait to hear that friendly buzzing in the garden again.


  1. Beautiful, Ann - you've started my day with a big smile!!

  2. Beautiful early signs of spring Ann, and that stamp set looks gorgeous........I would love to have a go at stamping, but fear it may be a bit too expensive to start up.

  3. Oh wow, I can't believe you have crocus growing already!
    I keep stalking Make The Day.. but haven't ordered yet, I just love these flourishes stamps.

  4. Looking forward to spring - great pictures.

  5. Hi Ann, I also have some snowdrops peeping out of the grass. But for this coming week wheatherforecats talks about frost and snow!!!!!! Love those bees, would be lovely for a postcard.

  6. What lovely pictures Ann. Our snowdrops are out but we have yet to see crocus. You have inspired me to brave the cold and snap some photos. I love your gorgeous Valentines projects. The brooches are beautiful and I love the packaging.

  7. I am longing for spring Anne & these beautiful pictures have just intensified my longing lol I really enjoyed your valentine's post, Dean & I refuse to be drawn into all the commercialism surrounding this particular holiday - a card & a kiss is enough for me :) x

  8. Oh I love your flowers! We had some primroses in the garden, but my girls ate them :o) Kids...
    Your post today was like reading my mind. I need to go to the store to buy wild flower seeds and I will plant them in our garden. I love wild flowers and I'm looking forward to lovely bunches my girls will bring inside this summer.


Thank you so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment - its hugely appreciated. Ann :o)


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