Glancing out the window this morning I noticed this tree bursting with buds just starting to unfurl. The beauty of the pink against the clear blue of the sky made me anxious to step outside and take a stroll through the garden.
It didn't take long to spot this plump hyacinth bud pushing it's way out of the earth toward the sunlight.
I was surprised to see that one of the hyacinths had already bloomed, although it looks a bit bedraggled. Do you see what's peeking out from beyond the hyacinth?
Sure enough . . .
a daffy down dilly.
In fact there are a few clusters of them popping up in the garden.
This is the time of year that I always wonder why I didn't plant more of them last fall.
They are feeling a bit shy today and casting their pretty faces toward the ground. I was nearly laying on the ground to take these pictures. The lengths we bloggers go to for the cause ;- ) .
I brought one daffodil and a few leaves inside to try a simple flower arrangement I'd recently seen in a magazine.
I loosely wrapped the leaves around my hand and then pushed them into the bottom of a clear cube shaped vase (the magazine featured a clear round vase, but I didn't have one).
Slowly added water about 2/3 full.
After removing the flower from the stem, I set the flower into the water.
See, I told you, s.i.m.p.l.e.
The magazine article said it would only last a couple of days.
So while it lasts we will be enjoying this touch of spring in the powder room.
Wishing you simple pleasures this weekend.
Joining in on Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day at May Dreams Gardens.