Thursday, January 26, 2012

Weeks and weeks and weeks of drizzly grey; snow holds off but so does the sun, and it grows increasingly challenging to maintain the optimistic mood.



So I bought myself a hyacinth, guaranteed spring the minute you walk in the door, and set it on the sideboard without thinking. And then I saw friendship nestled under its generous arch ... and then I saw what friendship does to that which is grey and dreary and in need of spring.

Hyacinths are spring - they are laughter and complicity and the promise of all that is copious. I've been watching the frozen ground for my own garden to grow...

xo

12 comments:

Judy said...

We've had some rain here and today the sun shines...Sending you a cyber package of sunshine today.

Changes in the wind said...

Love your spirit and how you take control of things....no need to feel blue when you can make the inside so beautiful.

Marissa @Life On Our Side Of The Mountain said...

I noticed 'friendship' under the arch of the hyacinth - nice photo.

Last year, I was so desperate for spring, I bought tulips and put them throughout my house. :)

Meg said...

It seems like everyone is posting pictures of hyacinths and it makes me smile every time. I need to get some for my own house!

How have you been? How is your house buying coming along?

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely bloom, a favorite for me. I think the whites always smell strongest but love the blues and purples for color.

TexWisGirl said...

i'm glad your mood is lifted! :)

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Gorgeous photo, gorgeous thought. And for the record, I enjoy your depressive introspective, because it is still so beautiful. You have such a way with words, my friend!

Pam said...

Good for you, Alli. Surrounding yourself with fragrance, beauty and a bit of indoor Spring.
xo,
~:)

Randy said...

That is so lovely.

Debbie said...

You are an AMAZING person! Thank you for sharing your heart and mind with us (and by us I mean me). Your words brighten my rainy dreary days of the Pacific Northwest.

Love you always,
Debbie

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Creating a little oasis inside with color always brightens a gray day! So pretty. :)

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Hi There!!!

Hope that you enjoyed your beautiful hyacinth.

It looks lovely.

I have been away too long and I missed your lovely blog.

I hope that the weather is not too bad for you and that you are warm and cosy.

Take care and I will catch up now with what I have missed on your blog.


x Fiona