Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Flowers

Around Valentine's Day retail stores begin displaying flowers.   Mini Roses,  primroses, cyclamen and all manner of spring bulbs decorate the shelves near the front entrance.   Their bright colors clamor to be seen.   After a long winter they are such a temptation to a gardener.  One can hardly resist.     




These beautiful red tulips were a gift from my Mom.   They are such a welcome sight.    Their blossoms whisper " Don't give up hope.  Spring is just around the corner".   

Tonight it may be cold and snowy outdoors but in  my heart a garden of flowers has started to bloom.  May some be blooming in yours as well.    Have a wonderful evening.   Thanks for taking time to stop by.


    


   

23 comments:

  1. Your tulips are lovely. I think the worst of our weather has passed. They are telling us we will be nearing 70 degrees by the end of next week. Keeping my fingers crossed! Have a good week. Bonnie

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  2. This is beautiful, Debbie! Happy Valentine's Day to you.

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  3. Made me think sping is round the corner, luv both pics

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  4. Your lily is really beautiful, Debbie. A touch of spring in these gray days. Happy Valentine's Day.
    Ps : thanks for your gentle comment on my blog. Ciao!

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  5. As always, your painting is so soft and so gorgeous! Love this bright and happy pop of color from the tulips too!

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  6. Your lily is really beautiful Debbie. I just love the blue flowers in the background as well. I can't wait for spring. I think it is time to go and by so flowers.

    Have a great day!

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  7. Freat post
    Flowers in winter are perfect for bringing in the cheer.
    The snow here is expected this afternoon. I see on the radar weather map south of us is quite busy with snowfall.
    Stay warm

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  8. One of my favourite flowers. You did this very well. Take care :)

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  9. Beautiful painting in spring colors... I know the northerners appreciate anything now with flowers...
    Tulips from mom... heartwarming... yes.. BJ

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  10. Hello dear friend. It has been a long one, huh? I even love looking at photos of flowers-but of course there's nothing like the real thing . Stay warm and safe...love & prayers & hugs...

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  11. Your lily really came to life, beautiful and soft ! Red tulips brightens any room , sweet thought from your mom :-)

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  12. Hi Debbie, I love your tulips from your Mother. How sweet. And your lily looks so like springtime. More snow here today; going to pile up a foot or more. I'm thinking I might want to try my hand at maintaining my rock garden this year. Hubby used to do it until he had to get a job when I quit working. I really miss the flowers. Blessings!

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  13. Hello Debbie! There's nothing like flowers to bring the joy of life into perfect clarity! Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!

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  14. Your flowers bring a breath of spring to what is a very wintery day here. Hope you did OK with the storm. Stay warm until spring gets here. lol

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  15. Your lily painting is so delicate and lovely! Gorgeous tulips and moms know best! Have a happy Valentine's Day Debbie!

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  16. Such a beautiful lily! And I hope those tulips tempt you to dip your brush into that feeling of happiness.

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  17. What a beautiful gift from your Mother. That is all you need to make the day perfect. I love your lily.
    Stay warm. Spring will soon be here.

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  18. I admire your painting talent....and the flowers have been out at the stores for a few weeks....\0/ Now I am ready for the real one's :) loking at the tulips from your mom...flowers are blooming in my heart too.

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  19. That's a beautiful painting, Debbie. The red tulips are beautiful, too, how nice of your Mom!

    Blessings,

    Victoria

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  20. Oh I love flowers in any shape or form. Your lily painting is so pretty. Lucky you to have received such gorgeous vibrant tulips from your mom. I wonder is that going to be another painting for you to tackle. Have fun. xx

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  21. Beautiful painting and tulips. I agree flowers seem to warm my soul too . love to you Debbie and always love your blog. it's cheery and picks me up ..love,Diana

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  22. Beautiful tulips I agree ~ promise of Spring ,
    despite the blizzards we had here lat night.
    I make the best of it but I am starting to wish for Spring weather :)

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