In a Vase on Monday – On the Brink


“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens

I have always loved this quote to describe spring here in the northeast United States. One minute summer, the next winter. The swings in temperature and precipitation are huge. But we all flow with it grumbling as we do. And then I hear the bird song…the cheeps and chatters of birds happy to be back. They lighten my heart and I feel, ‘yes it is spring.’


We continue to be above normal for our winter and as March moves along. And as we arrive on the brink of spring, I have much happening in the garden albeit slowly. My garden knows more cold and snow are around so let’s not rush things.


Of course we are supposed to have snow and cold today. More is forecast as the 20th of March (spring) begins…chilly, wet and gray.


But as long as the bulbs grow and bloom in their own time, and the trees and bushes begin to sport their new green coats I will just keep riding the rush (or slow slog) of spring high into the sky with the birds.

For my first vase from my own garden, I took a crocus, an overwintered (outside) pansy, and one snowdrop just beginning to flower. I added a few hardy geranium leaves, and put them in my smallest vase.

An homage to the change in seasons and the resilient flowers that continue to march forward through any changes and challenges. Such an inspiration of me.

With this vase, I am joining in with the wonderful meme, In A Vase On Monday, from Cathy at  Rambling in the Garden.

All the pictures shared in this post were taken with my Nikon Coolpix or iPhone camera, and manipulated on my iPhone using the apps, Pixlr and Prisma. 

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