Friday, March 3, 2017

Paper Whites and Crocus

Each morning when I wake up, I can smell the Paper Whites.
From upstairs the scent is soft - faint.
Once I get downstairs the scent is strong, beautiful, distinctive.
It is a constant reminder that Spring is coming, 
that Winter will soon be an afterthought.


On February 23rd...


the light purple Crocus popped out of the ground, right on schedule as I remember.

Then today the dark purple ones bloomed...

there are tiny leaves on the Hydrangeas and signs of Spring are everywhere!!

25 comments:

  1. Another round of excellent photography. Thanks for the peek at the arrival spring. The only sign of spring here is the pussy willows.

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  2. Glorious! I can't wait. Beautiful photos. I can almost smell the paper whites.

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  3. Hello, your paperwhites are beautiful. I love the crocus too, they are a pretty purple. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  4. So beautiful like you! We're going to have at least one more cold front, but of course not anything like y'all have. :)

    xoxo

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  5. Amazing sights for winter weary eyes.

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  6. Just delightful to visit your beautiful blog, Debbie. The flower photos are so so lovely. I can feel the scent and spring...
    Thank you for visiting my site ❤

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  7. I know there flowers under our snow.
    Coffee is on

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  8. I am so mad at myself for not starting many jars of Paper Whites!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Oh how I love paper whites. The scent in intoxicating..... Beautiful photos and blooms. Hugs!

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  10. I love your paperwhites. Talked to our daughter this afternoon and she said that daffodils, pussy willows, and violets are blooming in her (Oregon) yard. I am not ready to leave here yet, but I sure wish I had a magic carpet this time of year, so I could go home for just a week or two to see her (and other family) AND Spring flowers, which we miss every year these days.

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  11. I love crocuses. For me, they are the harbingers of spring.

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  12. Those are beautiful! I especially like the purple! :-)

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  13. Your Paper Whites are stunning!!
    Spring is here :)

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  14. Ooooh your gorgeous Paper Whites were calling me from my sidebar, each time I went to pop over something came up... one of those funny days!
    They're fabulous and seem to get better the longer they flower. Perfect photos too!
    The crocus are so sweet - you've a teensy weensy saffron hoard there ? So appropriate for those purple lovelies to show too :D) Cheers now xx

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  15. How delicate and pretty. Here Spring is slow.....(which is unusual).

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  16. Gorgeous photographs Debbie ...
    Perhaps Spring is just around the corner!

    All the best Jan

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  17. You photos are so much better than mine!

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  18. We haven't seen any signs of spring yet. Today we did hit 66 degrees out which gives me hope that spring is on it's way. Really loved the photos of these flowers. They are so lovely and I'm sure I would love the scent. I like the name of Paperwhites; it fits.
    Hugs for this one!

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