The Flowers are Finally Blooming!

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I love flowers so much and wanted to share with you some of the beauty happening here in northern Illinois.  I spied a tiny patch of violets growing off the side of the road while out on a walk today.  Well, it’s been so long since I’ve seen a violet that I just had to stop and pick a small bunch.  They needed some company in their vase and our purple phlox just started blooming.  They make great neighbors, don’t you think?  And… they are soooo pretty and sweet smelling.  While I was at it, I grabbed a pair of scissors and snipped some blossoms off of our pink magnolia tree.  They have a slightly grape fragrance to them and are so sweet to look at.  I love bringing a bit of nature inside.

4 thoughts on “The Flowers are Finally Blooming!

  1. maryann

    I love the flowers.
    been following your beautiful designs you do for pukipuki sugar. I have lily.
    It is amazing to see dresses that small. I can’t do them but knit for pukifee . I dream of one day getting gina o little darling dolls.
    all your work is breath taking.
    a Chihuahua lover also I have a black n white 8yr old.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Maryann, It’s amazing how many doll collectors are also chihuahua lovers. Maybe it’s because they are both miniature… Good luck on your knitting. So nice to “meet” others (like you) with so many of the same interests as I have. 🙂

  2. Sharon in Spain

    Very pretty Cindy! It’s funny because we’ve been in bloom for weeks and weeks now, in fact there’s a lot of deadheading going on and we’re having to water twice a day just to keep the poor things from drying out and dying!!! It’s been in the high 30s centigrade, whilst my friend, who lives on the Great Lakes in Minnisota, is saying that there is ice still on their harbour…and my mum in UK is worried that her newing planted bedding plants might suffer as they’ve had -1 and ground frost……nature is so funny!
    Hugs Sharon in Spain x

  3. Cindy Rice Post author

    Hi Sharon. So you’re already into what our summer is usually like. It’s too early for us to put tender annuals in the ground too. They say around Mother’s Day, but I wouldn’t try it this year. The weather has been at extremes all over the world. What’s next, I wonder…


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