Saturday, February 23, 2013

In the Winter Doldrums

Much like the sparrow above I'm peeking out of my winter doldrums, but alas I still feel like going back into my hole. I suppose I have been in some form of spring denial, but I know those who are more positive than I have informed me that this too shall pass. And....I know it will.
As you can see snow has been the latest weather event in Kansas, received about 6" over the past 3 days. I have been working hard in my spare time to complete a "Texas" garden room. One of the accents is this bird house designed for finches. It seems the finches could care less but I did notice a chickadee check it out. It will probably become a home for sparrows.
A rusty tulip I received from my late sisters garden.
Bounty of Basil seeds.
A little spiky love in the snow. Yucca gloriosa 'variegata' grouped with Schizachyrium scoparium-Little Bluestem. Farewell from Kansas.

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  1. Yup, winter is a difficult time. It can be difficult to wait for spring!

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    1. I think I'm overwhelmed and anxious about preparing for spring.

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  2. That's a pretty nice bird apartment house.
    Cool looking basil seeds. I need to remember to leave mine up next winter. Good interest.

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    1. I'm sure I will have plenty of basil plants around come spring.

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  3. Love the bird house! I hope your finches will take up residence! I have been watching all the snow across the country. My kids wish we would get some but alas it is just more rain! Grass is always greener I guess...

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    1. I suppose we should count all our blessings, rain or snow. Lately my grass has been browner, much to the chagrin of my "Mrs Manicured Lawn" neighbor. He he.

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  4. I had no idea what basil gone to seed looked like, beautiful! And of course your speaking to my heart with the spiky love. Hope spring comes early for you...

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    1. Early or late will be fine, just as long as it comes. I should show you a photo of a Agave parryi 'truncata' and what it does when the temperature falls to 5 degrees. I have two agave's which I think are straight Agave parryi which are coming through in better shape. At least its so dry that I won't have to be too concerned with rotting roots.

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  5. I wondered where you'd been! =0)
    I love the basil seed photo. It is so weird to see the snow when it is like 80 here!!!! Great shot of the yucca and the snow.

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    1. My mother over winters in Alamo,Texas. She told me it was 97 there last week. No snow I suppose in Austin this winter. Shame.

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  6. Cheer up Greggo! Just think of how all of this snow (and the storm coming tomorrow) is at least adding moisture. I like the looks of your new sparrow house and I'll keep watch as you update us...we may all need a copy of the plans.

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    1. The snow is definitely a good thing.

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  7. Hold on! Spring is coming! But, I remember that we had really good snow last March.
    I love your pictures, especially light/shade ones!

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  8. I commend you for your creativity with your winter photos. I'm feeling blah about my own winter photography lately. Ready for a change of scenery, I guess. Hang in there, spring is just around the corner. Great photos!

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  9. Funny, I have a post coming just on winter. I happen to like this season, with no rush for Spring. It is certainly not what most think though. Nice photos even though you're not feeling for winter.

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  10. I'm just tired of being cooped up I suppose. Cabin fever.

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  11. I'm tired of winter, too. I'm ready for the color and movement of warmer seasons. Love the bird house. :o)

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  12. Just remember that the snow may be recharging the ground water, and it makes for good photo ops, like those last three pics you took.

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