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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Linen and a Spring -Like Walk

Thanks so much for all your comments concerning my linen problem.  The good news is that I have all the pieces that I had to order.  So I put Halloween aside in the WIP pile and have started "Slicker Bunny".  It is the perfect project for Spring in Seattle.  I think you will agree that the Lakeside Linen, Flagstone, is a great gray color!! All of the Mardi Gras decorations came down today as is the tradition.  Next year, we will put them up a bit earlier. The DH and I hated to take them down, they were so festive.
It rained all night and we woke up to fairly warm sunny day.  It was a beautiful day until about 3 o'clock when our next rain storm moved in.  We took our camera on our walk.  I hope you enjoy seeing all the signs of spring!

It doesn't look much like a bunny yet but I do love the color!

The hyacinths are coming up.  They are right outside the front door. I think they smell wonderful!

A double hellebore.  It has to be held up as this variety looks down.  We are now buying only the ones that face upward.

 Company for the goofy daffodil.

Blooms of sorts on the contorted filbert.


 Such a  fresh green color after a night of rain.

 Raindrops on emerging tulips.

We walk this way many times a week.  Why did we never notice this before!!
 
A very early Rhododendron.

We saw so many crocuses.







This is called the Lilly-of-the-Valley bush. The correct name is Pieris.  There are several varieties of this plant.

Such pretty little iris.


Last but not least, here is a planter we bought in Arizona.  I put it  just outside the door to the deck.  We can see it clearly from the kitchen.
Thanks for joining me today!


28 comments:

  1. Such a pretty hellebore...the crocus, and a charming bunny planter too!

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  2. So many things in bloom, Barb!! Can't wait until we see them here! :)

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  3. What a delight to see all these flowers and colours. Spring has arrived at your place! Looking forward to seeing more of your bunny stitching.

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  4. Slicker Bunny will look so cute on that fabric.
    The flowers are beautiful!
    Love that tangled Filbert, it would look good in the Fall with some Halloween ornaments on it. :)
    Thanks for sharing the beautiful flower pics.
    Right now, my Daffodils are still buried under snow. :(
    It might hit the 30's today though WOO-HOO!
    Marilyn

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  5. Thanks for sharing the spring pics Barb! That hellebore is gorgeous. There could be freezing rain tonight :(
    Your new start looks sweet, that is a pretty color of linen.

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  6. Slicker Bunny's colors look great on the gray linen. Thank you for the Spring walk--it was so nice to see photos of the flowers!

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  7. Wow! It's like a different world out in the Pacific Northwest, Barb--how very lucky you are to have all those beauties to look at as you take your walk. That bush with the face shaved into it is adorable--looks like a pumpkin :)

    The fabric is indeed perfect for Slicker Bunny--so glad you're enjoying stitching him, Barb!

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  8. Thanks so much for posting lovely spring pictures- I was starting to think spring would never come. Glad you are seeing it! Love the funny Bush!

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  9. Thanks for the lovely Spring walk I could almost smell the fresh air...will be many months before seeing that here in MN but we are starting to see some signs like the Trumpeter Swans are back & what a beautiful sight they are swimming in front of our place. That is on the river lake is still frozen.....

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  10. How wonderful it must be to have spring around you already! We are still struggling with snow on the ground but just a few warm day would bring us all to life!! Laura

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  11. flowers, i forgot what they looked like.

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  12. Barb - I love your blog! And I agree with you about the Flagstone linen. I have alot of pieces in my stash. And your Mardi Gras photos were great. I love that you decorated for Mardi Gras!

    Lisa

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  13. The flowers are so pretty. The linen is just perfect.

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  14. It's so nice to see spring flowers. Ours are still locked in the earth but the birds are starting to sing, so there is hopre

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  15. Great start on your Slicker Bunny Barb! That face of his is too cute! And look at all the flowers...so pretty. I love that double hellebore! Love seeing all the lush WA green vegetation.

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  16. That linen is beautiful. All of your Spring flower pictures are like a little ray of sunshine. I love them.

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  17. Love your linen and enjoyed all the pictures. The crocuses are flowering here and there are a few early daffodils. Slowly Spring is starting to appear after all the rain this winter.

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  18. Beautiful photos! I can't wait for spring to arrive here!

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  19. Pretty flower photos Barb ! Love that little slicker bunny :)

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  20. Thank you for posting the beautiful Spring pictures with all the green and lovely flowers just what we need to see, when all we have is snow and some brown ground, but Spring is coming Love your bunny

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  21. Love seeing all the pretty Spring flowers. Our yard is still buried under two feet of snow!

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  22. Hard to believe you've got so many things starting to bloom! We ate still buried under the white stuff but I have faith that things will brighten up, soon!

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  23. OH so pretty!!! We are currently are hosting 7 foot high snow banks but warmer weather is coming! I fear we shall not see flowers until June at this rate. Thank you for sharing!

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  24. Love the crocus and the little bunny! Your yard is looking so beautiful!

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  25. What beautiful signs of Spring!! I love the smell of hyacinths. That will be a darling bunny in the slicker... great fabric color for him as well.

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