Monday, March 18, 2013

Spring is springing here

Magnolias are in bloom but, like all magnolias, they come and go quickly. This is especially so because the temperatures here fluctuate a lot. So I thought I would take some photos to preserve them for prosperity.

Also, because the ground doesn't freeze here, we have had pansies in bloom all winter. I love pansies with their cute little faces and cheery colors. I hope they make you smile as much as they make me smile!
This bed is outside my office building.
And these are outside my apartment building. I love 'face' pansies. They are so cheery!

I've shown you the landscaping from up on our balcony. Here is a view from ground level.

Last, but not least of all, I am making speedy progress on the NZ Corriedale on the supported spindle.
That is all the fiber that is left. Maybe 2-3 more evenings to finish up. See that cop. Remember when it started?
That was back in December. Now the spindle is dressed in a chubby cop.  This fiber was lovely to spin and a dream in the fingers.


Stitchmistress said...

Lucky you! We are having a bit of a snowstorm here this evening. Will we ever see beautiful pansies?

I had ordered an extra 4oz of Tasmanian Corriedale from Malcom F.....and I was told his merino is even BETTER.

So....I have spun all from my sample, and am looking forward to spinning the rest. Enjoy the supported spindling!

Elysbeth said...

I remember my first Pansies. I had chicken pox and my mother brought some home to plant by the back steps.

Nice work on the spindling; so much great stuff to do, so little time