Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Little Spring Changes

Greetings friends! It was a longer hiatus for me than expected, but I find that I am lately more letting each day unfold as it comes. I am more than ready to embrace these warmer, if variable, early days of spring however! The season can be a long and protracted one. A frigid morning with a dusting of snow seems as much a surprise as the unseasonable warm day we had just before it here in Albuquerque.  

Home life unfolds quietly for me as the seasons pass. I find I gather up and put away objects much as the wind and weather does: gradually, and in not much of a hurry. On the other hand, like many of you, I am often a step ahead of things. With those crazy very warm days that tease us, I start looking for gardeny things for a long time before it's practical. 

And I am lured by the muted colors of a lingering winter as it unfolds into a gradual green. New Mexico stays brown for such a long time after everything warms up you might think that I want something more vivid, but the soft tones seduce me more in this transition of time. Indoors, at least. 

More garden pots and vases appear on the shelves. Bits of green.

It was so fun to find natural boxwood topiaries in a pair at the fleamarket! I covered their shiny metal buckets in scraps of Jeanne d'Arc Living paper for interest. The sheep have lingered untroubled on my top ledge pasture since December.

My Oxalis has lately kept blooming in such a friendly manner! So easy to have around for so many years now.

Recently my son brought in a goldfinch nest that had blown down into the garden. You can see where it broke away from its branch. I find nothing at all so charming as that wee bit of string woven in! A tiny nest is the sweetest little greeting for the coming of spring.

Not all of my pots need a plant to make good cheer either. Mine are souvenirs of a happy time at the pottery.

My little barnyard friends make me happy in spring too. But they have spent many seasons right where they are.

A few metal ceiling tiles strewn about make a nice posting board for an easy change up. Easy enough to lean against a wall for a new scene.

I love a bunny anytime, but he gets a nice feature this time of year too.

One of my recent thrills was finding this old metal step stool in the softest faded sage green. It felt like a sign!

So sweet that you came by!
Wishing you a lovely gathering up to Spring!


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  1. I am in love with your spring! Those sheep are so precious, each and every one. I'm a sucker for sheet (either the figures or the ones in the fabulous huge frame). And your shamrock is lovely. I always try with them; they're good for awhile and they fail. My cousin still has one started from her mother's plant, which came from a cousin out west. My mom had one too. In true Jeanie form, I killed it. Now, those pussy willows, I can work with! What wonderful finds. Welcome, spring -- almost. I'm very eager.

  2. Spring is so pretty in your house. Love those cute sheep and that nest is amazing. I am ready for Spring.

  3. oh those sheep, and that sheep face print. so precious. My shamrock plant finally gave up after about 5 years, so I just bought another one last week. The rabbit tureen and the finch nest... I could spend hours looking at all your pieces and still not "see" it all! We're in for a snow tonight, but then back in the 60's by Monday. I'm ready.

  4. So sweet and charming! Love all the gentle spring touches. Those little sheep and goat prints are precious. Daylight savings time this weekend and first day of spring gives us something to look forward to after a challenging winter. x K

  5. Oh, that sweet goldfinch nest! I peruse your photo and they bring me peace. And I want a home just like yours. :-)

  6. Jacqueline, you say that homelife unfolds very quietly for you. That is how your photos and posts affect me. Everything is so beautiful, peaceful and quiet. It is a good feeling to have..Happy Tuesday..xxoJudy

  7. I love your touches of green and the coming spring with sheep and birds nest. My Christmas sheep were out until recently, maybe they need to come back out for Easter. Oh yes, And a bunny too. Very nice!!!!


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