Xan & Bob

Purple Crocuses Under A Brooding Sky

Thankfully the snow was very short-lived. It felt like Spring today. I hung clothes outside to dry…and they did. A sign of things to come. We were expecting a bit of rain today so I was thankful the I got at least one load of laundry to dry.

When we opened the bedroom curtains this morning we were greeted by the glorious sight of purple crocuses. I knew that I needed to get outside to take a photo of them but I also knew that the rainy weather was closing in, so I got myself out the door to take some photos. This is the sky that was looming over the vineyard as I walked outside.

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Wow! I looked out over the vineyard and was stunned how whiter and brighter the weeds (or flowers we just haven’t met) seem. The sky was brooding.

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I tore myself away so that I could get to the flowers before the skies opened up. Here they are…so gorgeous!

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I love the little white one standing her ground amongst the striking purple ones.

Next to it was a little yellow thing which I didn’t realize until I looked closer that it was a daffodil. It is only about 3 inches high.

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I then noticed another one up the lane a bit.

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There are more signs of Spring down the lane.

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And signs of things to come.

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The change of seasons brings new beginnings but also endings. We planted these beautiful pansies in the wine barrel outside of our kitchen window in Autumn. They have brought us a lot of joy and color during Winter. Soon we will have to dig them up and plant something new. The circle of life.

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The stick looking bit in the barrel is a hibiscus that we hope will come back to life. The green with purple flowers next to it is wild growing rosemary. 🙂 The window is our kitchen.

As brooding as the sky looked we only had a few drops of rain, which started after the second load of laundry was trying to dry on the line.

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