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Friday, February 4, 2011

Fairy Friday and The Joy of......

....the promise of Spring!

For many of my friends out there in blogland Spring feels no where near. They are covered in blankets of snow and are keeping the fires in the hearth going. Here in the Bay Area of California we are having some unusually warm weather. It's sunny and in the high 60's with rumblings that this weekend it may even get into the 70's in some places.

I have even noticed a few pink cherry blossoms peeking out of their branches when I go for a walk. I do like this warm weather but,  it doesn't do well for crops, gardens and orchards. Plants and flowers are tricked into thinking it's Spring and bloom. We'll then get hit with some cold weather and there goes your garden!

And some people believe there is no green house affect? That's a whole other post or blog for that matter! But to my freezing friends I send some sunshine your way (at least in thought, sorry I can't deliver the real thing). I'm rambling here but, I would think that people that live where it snows would really know and feel the true meaning of Spring. You truly know what it feels like to come out of hibernation and when you see the first glimpse of green leaves you must feel the joy that Spring is near.

Here is a little fairy for you that promises that Spring is not too far away. She is the Snowdrop Fairy by Cicely Mary Barker. She promises to bring Spring to you as soon as the time is right.

Here is the official link to the Flower Fairies by Cicely Mary Barker if you'd care to find out more about her artwork.
Flower Fairies by Cicely Mary Barker

Have great weekend everyone!


  1. I love Cecily Mary Barker's flower faeries. They are all so gorgeous. I am most excited for springtime. We are actually only getting rain today...no snow. For the first time in a long time. Refreshing change. Theresa

  2. Oh thank you for sending sunshine and flower fairies! Just what we need here in the midwest...where it is cold, cold, cold! But you are very correct....this cold and snow and wind truly makes spring just that much sweeter!!

    Dear Ivory Pumpkin....send me your address and I will send you a vase....the only charge will be to continue to be fabulous!!

    My email address is:
    mmunn@aea9.k12.ia.us. If you feel comfortable sending me your address to my email then I will pick out a vase and send it to you!

    Have a terrific weekend!!

  3. this is very sweet.
    even I am looking forward to some warmer weather..in AZ!
    thank you for stopping by my blog and for your lovely words...it really does make me feel better.