Jiminey Crickets! ENOUGH already. Stop! Quit! No more! Gads! The daffodils as I mentioned are starting up out of the ground, their tender leaves blighted by the cold and snow. Their watches must be wrong is all I can come up with. And the Japanese maple has tender tiny red leaf buds showing on its branches. The hyacinth buds are already pushing their way up too. The Dogwood leaf buds are stalwart in all the snow and icy cold. Everyone just stay where you are until some sun comes through and you might safely rise higher and begin to grow.
My favorite flower in the whole world (and I have seen many in a lot of the world) is the wild violet. Their heart shaped dear leaves are showing now as well. Soon their dear faces will show and my heart will lift like a balloon to the skies when I see them. I will smile all day as well as each time I see them. Their sweet purple selves, and the white ones and the yellow ones AND the pale blue ones. All those colors for tiny wild violets.
Those who knew me back in MSN Live Spaces days may recall a blog or two where I wrote of the playground we used when I was in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades was awash with those precious little faces. I would pick maybe a hundred or more and give them to my father for a bouquet. Seeing them now reminds me of my Dad and those times. Even now I am smiling with sweet memories of that time. My dad reared me and my two brothers. We loved him and were lucky to have him. You know what? I just thought of something. He always made sure I had a baby doll each Christmas as well as other things, but a baby doll was a surety!
Goodness, I just remembered the Christmas present I wanted SO badly that I almost burst with wishes and longing. I wanted a pair of white shoe skates. I was so sad when all the presents (I was twelve) were opened and no skates. Then my brother brought in a large box-like package and I opened a metal skate carrying box and inside were the treasured white shoe skates. I almost flew up to the sky I was so happy!
Alright. Enough back in the day stuff. xoxo