Everybody around here is getting pretty antsy for some spring like temperatures. We'd like a little more than just one day sandwiched in between never ending polar vortex stretches. It's been a long cold, snowy winter. Which we can usually handle when there are hopeful signs that spring will get here eventually.
When I went to the store yesterday to get my ingredients for my St. Patrick's Day Shepperd's Pie, I spied what is a true harbinger of spring.
Daffodils, in all their yellow glory.
We are far from daffodils in bloom here. So, to be able to grab a bunch to brighten up your home gives you a tiny taste of spring, and confidence that it surely will arrive in the not so distant future (even if today's 26 degrees doesn't support the fact that it supposed to arrive this week!).
In Ireland at this time of year, the daffodils are everywhere.
They're blooming in the parks..................
.............in the fields...............
..............in the middle of the highways............
.....in the middle of the 'roundabouts'.
Everywhere you look.................mass plantings of daffodils. As if a flower fairy sprinkled magic daffodil dust over everything.
It's a beautiful sight.
At least I can have a reminder of that beauty in my home for a the small price of $3.00. A steal for a little hint of spring to brighten up these last days of winter that just won't seem to release their grip.
I forgot to tell you yesterday, our pal Lucan turned 14! He celebrated St. Patrick's Day and his birthday in grand style.
The neighborhoodlums came over for a little St. Patrick's Day cheer and Shepperd's Pie. A good time had by one and all.
Busy with a ton of design work at the moment. Doing my best to juggle like I've been on tour with the circus before.
What's happening in your world?
Ciao for now,