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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Hope Springs Eternal For Blooms

Any blooms, some blooms, one bloom!

I searched the far corners of Clay and Limestone and found these lone Violas blooming in the sun~I love their tissue paper petals and the variety of colors offered.  This year it's purple to compliment the colchicums that grew up and through them.  Next spring when the  kales bloom


they'll look fantastic together~For now, I am happy that
The sun is shining, the snow is melting  and the days are getting longer.  (Minute By Minute).  Hope springs eternal in the hearts of gardeners.


I wish you all a  marvelous weekend and a  delightful Bloom Day.  Garden Bloggers'  Bloom Day is brought to you by the  Carol, of  May Dreams Gardens. Stop by her blog for links to blogs and blooms all over the blogasphere. xxoogail

This post was written by Gail Eichelberger for my blog Clay and Limestone Copyright 2011. Please contact me for permission to copy, reproduce, scrape, etc.

30 comments:

  1. Whoo-hoo, outdoor blooms! I love the rich color of them.

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  2. Beautiful prose and pictures. Hope does spring eternal in the garden!

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  3. I love that blue birdhouse. Your posts are always so joyful.

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  4. Yes, hope does spring eternal! The snow is melting--very slowly. It's so exciting that you have blooms. I can't even see my garden beds, although the aster and goldenrod seed heads are poking out above the snow.

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  5. Oh my Gail - lone they may be, but with looks like those, those violas never be lonely :)

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  6. Your blooms are lovely. How wonderful you had sunshine and a chance to walk in the garden. The last time I tried, snow got down my boots!

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  7. Hope certainly does spring eternal! What a great combo the violas and kale will be!

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  8. Oh yes, hope does spring eternal in the hearts of gardeners! Here is to longer days!

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  9. Gail, the blooms are charming, and I LOVE your birdhouse (what a color!)!

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  10. Love your Violas, do defiant, blooming in the depths of winter and yet so fragile-seeming. Jealous of your sunshine! Have forgotten what blue sky looks like.

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  11. That should have been "so defiant"...

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  12. Really, I'm jealous that you have something blooming outside. But, you post gives me hope! I'm already thinking about spring.

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  13. Wow! Outdoor blooms! Beautiful Gail. Glad the snow is melting and the sun is shining in your beautiful corner of the world.

    Have a delicious weekend! xoxo

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  14. We are hoping here as well, only without the dusting of snow. Happy Bloom Day to you!

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  15. Your violas are a hearty bunch and pretty too. I love your snow covered blue, bird house though. I am actually coveting it, such a pretty picture.Happy Bloom Day.

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  16. Violas are such sweet little flowers. Lucky you that they survived the cold and snow. Happy GBBD.

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  17. Violets already! lucky you. It'll be a long time before I see flowers again but I am noticing the slightly longer days. Even a minute at a time makes so much difference!

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  18. No blooms outside with deep snow cover, and none inside either, but I really enjoyed seeing your contribution to GBBD.

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  19. Such a happy color of purple...I know you are tired of the cold snow, it sure is purdy in your photos though....

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  20. Beautiful photos, Gail, of blooms OUTSIDE! I can't even find the ground here...

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  21. I envy your sun, even though I know it's colder there than here! We're one Bloom Day closer to spring :-)

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  22. Purple: good choice! It's a color you don't see in the snow or sky this time of year. Enjoy your little dose of seasons to come!

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  23. Those purple pansies are going to look great with the kale. Spring is coming!

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  24. I could sure go for more snow and a real winter. Seriously.

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  25. Hello brave Violas and optimistic you, dear Gail, for reminding us of 'minute by minute' longer days :)

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  26. What a sweet blooming post Gail! I love your birdhouse.

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  27. Ummmm Gail, has anyone else mentioned having a problem reading your blog? In google reader it's perfect, but when I click through to leave a comment, it's long and narrow, about 2 inches wide. You have no idea, LOL how hard it was for me to find the comment button today... it was literally miniscule.

    Even if I use mozilla to find your blog it's too small to read. At first I thought it was a one day thing, but it seems here to stay. Anyone have any suggestions? I love your blog, and would love to be able to comment, and read it.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  28. How nice to find some real blooms in your garden, Gail! The violas look perfect paired with the blooming kale. Love the birdhouse with its snow-covered roof!

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