Thursday, February 14, 2013

Trimmings of Love and Ceramics

waiting for some blooming sticks
Around here we don't wait for fancy flowers on Valentine's. We trim the plum trees.  We trim the Rose of Sharon bush.  The bare branches are plunged into water and heavy bottomed vases.  We wait for the magic.  For days.  And then it happens. Tiny pink blossoms on spare gray sticks.  Bits of green promises on trimmings looking ragged from winter.   It makes your heart say once upon a time and happily ever after.  But, of course, a little chocolate wouldn't hurt...

nest of dried mistletoe

4 comments:

  1. Happy little pink flowers and chocolate day! And also - happy new year - I forgot to say that in my last comment. A year of transformation and 'shedding' of old ways - sounds good to me.

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    1. Hope your day is filled with flowers and chocolates, too! And a most fortunate filled Lunar New Year!

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  2. Even a branch with green leaves (ears) newly bursting forth indoors would look great in that vase, happy heart day to you.

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    1. Hello Linda--The birds love eating the plum blossoms, so I have to get my branches quickly! The doves have picked through some of the stems for their nests. I got buzzed by a feisty hummingbird! Love is in the air.....happy hearts to you, too.......

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