In one way, we are lucky here on the West Coast that we very rarely have a winter wonderland and our flowers come much sooner than anywhere else across the 49th parallel, but on the other hand, there’s all this rain!
I swear that some years it rains for most of the year.
So when the rain actually stops and the sun comes out between the clouds, no matter how brief it is, we usually find the sunniest spots to hang out in and stay there a while.
You really can’t blame us. 😀
This morning, C’s boyfriend Bryson texted from his hill-top university to tell her it’s snowing at his campus! What?
So in honour of our winter’s last hurrah, I chose to have tea in this sweet, little Royal Standard storybook cup.
I was inspired to pick it because it is the only cup I have with winter blooming flowers on it.
Don’t you love winter blooming flowers? I’m always so impatient for winter aconites and snowdrops and iris stylosa and crocuses.
Last year I lifted hundreds of snow drops from green spaces where people have dumped their garden waste and this year they are rewarding me with a beautiful display in the shade garden.
So I will have my tea in the sunshine while it lasts and look at my beautiful book of macro snow flake photography, by Libbrecht and Rasmussen, (how do people do such wonderful things like photographing snow flakes?), and say “good bye winter; hello spring.”
And then we will both get back to work.
In the sunniest rooms of the house.