Monday, April 13, 2009

Springtime On Stage

Easter's come and gone and the calendar says it's time for that happy springtime feeling. Sadly, the weatherman says it's 49 degrees. This is tough for an island girl. So I am sitting by the fire, wrapped in my down comforter, oh for say... another month. Or two.
But it doesn't slow down the little entrepreneurs around here. Please note that they are appropriately selling SNOW cones instead of lemonade.

Despite the chill, some flowers are daring to perform. Let me introduce them:

The first tulip in JoAnne's yard bravely tiptoes onto the stage

Then a few more cautiously follow, holding each other's hands

But here's the show-off! No stage fright here!
To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven ~ Ecclesiastes
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Heather said...

It is pretty out there, a different kind of beauty than Maui but still made by the same awesome maker. I am sure that you are enjoying your time with the family and all your beautiful grandkids. Miss you guys and thank you for loving and serving Kealani!

Anonymous said...

Karen,your flower and comments took my breath away!! There is another book in you so add that to your "To Do" list!! Joyce

Janis said...

I love to go to visit my California daughter in the Spring. In her county the country roads and even highways are lined with daffodils. The fruit trees blossom and all my old favorite bulbs are "Springing" up. It makes me long for mainland gardening, then I look at my orchids, jasmine, and bouganvilla and love the beauty of my tropical lanai, or secret garden as my grandaughters call it. Snuggle up, Spring is on the way.

Anonymous said...

Your weather sounds a lot like ours right now (altho' it's been snowing over the passes). I picked all 5 of the daffodils blooming in my backyard for my dining room table in time for Easter. Just had to bring some of that Spring inside! Now that it's warming up (ie above freezing) the deer are becoming more active so I have to get to the flowers first!
Aloha, Lynne A.

Anonymous said...

My tulips bloomed and fell off the vine before I even got them to the table for the center piece - our tulips are long gone!