Prince Snow Farm

5.07.2013

Almost

Almost. Soon. Any day now.

These are the words I have been hearing and
speaking for the past few weeks.


The Asiatic lilies will soon 
bud up in splendid reds and oranges...


The Lilacs are almost ready to open their vibrant purple buds...


The Maples will soon drop seeds from their chartreuse leaves...



The flock of ferns will soon unfurl and fill in this empty space...


The regal Daisies are bound to have snowy blossoms before you know it!


The Phlox is looking good!
Hopefully the butterflies will return to
its vibrant flowers.


The Limelight Hydrangea
is poking along....preparing
to shine
its glory upon our shade garden.


The raspberry canes
have been trimmed and are flourishing...bringing forth thoughts
of morning picked berries folded into fresh
whipped cream.



The Lupine is reaching for the sun,
ready to give us a pastel display that Monet would have yearned for....


The newly planted khol rabi
seems content in its new home....


The grass, in need of a mow,
announces its arrival in inches....
(and a broken tractor)



A few found turkey feathers
decorate a garden post....
a reminder that the babies will soon be
parading through
the yard.

The lavender
is slow to wake...after spending
much of the winter
blanketed in snow...



The Robins
are nesting
on their pale blue eggs,
bringing new life to the season....


Only a nature walk like this could
cause me to change my perspective.
"Perhaps," I now think, 
"Almost is Now."

I often find I am looking forward to what is to come:
spring, the garden, the flowers, summer vacation, the weekend, dinnertime.

When in reality, the moment is what has me enthralled, has me captivated,
pulls me by the hand. 

Emerson says it best:

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” 

Live for today. Enjoy the little moments.

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40 comments:

  1. I loved walking through your yard! There ARE so many things to look forward to right now...And yet, there are so many things to simply enjoy today too!

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  2. I would love to have your lavender! I tried to grow it once and it didn't do so well in our thick, clay soil.

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  3. Loved the stroll, but I return to the swing hanging from your maple:)You have such a pretty yard. Thank-you for the inspiration! Yes, the almost is NOW!

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    1. The swing....one summer I was selling at a craft fair, and when I came home my husband had built and hung the swing as a surprise! I love swings. This one swings wayyyyyy out and is fabulous! Glad you spotted it. I tend to take a sing or two on my way back up from the garden.

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  4. Our Spring came early and we have lots of rhodies in bloom and our lilacs are nearly done! We have a nice long summer looming ahead.. bring it on! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Teresa we are still waiting for lilacs...but it will be worth the wait!

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  5. Can't wait to see everything in bloom! Your yard must be amazing!

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    1. I will post many photos as the season progresses!

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  6. I KNOW....we have been chanting the same mantra: ALMOST. SOON. ANY DAY NOW. And....it finally came! And we had snow early last week, too, so imagine the faith needed when ya live in Minneapolis!!!!

    Looking good my dear, and I love that fence. Anita

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    1. I hope spring peeked around the corner at you this week Anita!

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  7. Beautifully written - of course, you are an author.

    Beautiful photos

    Beautiful yard

    I enjoyed this simple message

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    1. You flatter me.

      It has been a lovely week!

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  8. So many gardeners focus on the bright blooms at this time of year, but your bright greens are equally lovely. Happy spring!

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    1. Thanks Sarah. I am always partial to the many shades of green as spring progresses.

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  9. Isn't it exciting to see everything coming to bloom, can't wait till I get some of your lavender.

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    1. It is so exciting! We just had to pull out 8 lavender plants that didn't make it through our harsh winter. We will have plenty on our grand dames, but it makes me sad!

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  10. Such a beautiful blog. Your blooms will arrive soon, I'm certain. It has been chilly even in our deep south. The gas fireplace is still being used at night to run out the chill. Looking forward to pictures of your beautiful yard when it is all in bloom.
    Blessings,
    Yaya

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    1. Thanks for the compliment! I love that feeling of a chilly night with a bit of warmth from a fireplace! I will post many photos of the garden and yard, so please visit often!

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  11. I loved your comment on my blog about your husband and you sneaking away for breakfast together...sounds like a good plan to me.

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    1. We will try :) He has a conference today. But he did run and get us coffees!!

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  12. That is an awesome quote! I love this post! Beautiful pictures and wonderful thoughts to go along with them. Happy spring! xx

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    1. Thanks Alyson! I think we are both enjoying the spring after this crazy winter. Enjoyed your Boston photos.

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  13. Such a beautiful post. I bet you have to be really patient waiting for spring and summer where you are. It's getting toasty here in Texas this week...well actually it's raining today and we are grateful!

    I can't wait to snoop around some. Your blog is beautiful.

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    1. I am glad you are getting rain. I know how bad the drought was last summer. Please stop by again!

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  14. I always seem to let out an audible sigh when I see pics of your beautiful garden. I can’t wait to see it in full bloom. And that quote is something I am going to print out and stick right in front of me to see every day! I needed that reminder!

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    1. Meghan, you are always so sweet! I will post as the season progresses! Yes, that quote has motivated me as well!

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  15. I actually like the quirkiness of the furled ferns. But I agree, the lavender would be much prettier in full flower!

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    1. Hi Pauline! I do love those quirky ferns as well! The lavender is a definite lesson in patience!

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  16. HI MAGGIE!

    Good to see you want a chance at winning this fabulous book! I will get your name in right away.

    No need to be nervous! All you do is FRENCH OUT and make a fabulous post featuring something about Beautiful France. It can be your connection to the lavender farm industry (showing your own farm compared with one from France) or ANYTHING YOU WANT. Keep the post up all week long or change it if you want, but the trick and the FUN is to visit the other links and make new friends. That's all.

    Any more questions? ASK AWAY! Anita

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    1. Thanks Anita! I have been milling over lots of ideas!

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  17. I love to watch New England wake up after her long winter's nap, and it was looooong this year! Thank you for the tour! Lovely quote!

    Have a wonderful weekend and a very Happy Mom's Day!

    Mary

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    1. My pleasure Mary! Happy Mom's Day to you too!

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  18. That was beautifully written and a delight to read. Your garden looks like a wonderful place to wander :)

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    1. Thanks Sara! It can be fun to wander when it is in order...right now we are in a state of flux!

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  19. Lilacs and lily of the valley are my favourite spring flowers and I always look forward to seeing them blooming. And then I love smelling them - they are just gorgeous! I miss lily of the valley here in London - there is so much of it growing in Poland where I'm from.

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    1. Alina, no Lily of the Valley in London? Boo :(

      When did you move here from Poland?

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