Sunday, February 28, 2010

Just wishin' and hopin', and thinkin' and prayin', and plannin' and dreamin'...

Line dried and smellin' sweet!

Ah yes....I remember it well.

The peak of summer perennial garden

It's all coming back to me...

Constance Spry rose

Has it really been 8 years since we planted her?

Love a spot of yellow in the gardens

It's not summer till the gang is in the pool!

Hard to imagine right now, as this same pool is filled with snow and ice

THIS is what I'm hungry for

If you've been eating anything that even faintly resembles a tomato recently, than you must share my vision for what is to come.
Red (or orange, or green or golden yellow) ripe tomatoes, fresh off the vine, warm in your hands, sliced on a plate with just a sprinkling of salt and pepper...
Does it get any better than that?

I can almost feel it.
Almost smell it.
Can nearly taste it.
It's just around the proverbial corner.

Can you tell?
I am sick.
Spring Fever has hit our farmette.
And there is no known cure...
except time.

So till it's time has come...

I am wishin' and hopin'...
and thinkin' and prayin'...
and plannin' and dreamin'...


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Melodie said...

Lovely,lovely pictures! I was able to hang out laundry today but it is definitely not green and pretty here yet! Soon....

Anonymous said...

I remember back and every winter I had a bout of Spring Fever. But now I am cured of it as long as I stay in the sunny south.

Janie B said...

Dusty Springfield couldn't have said it better. Spring is comin'!

Regan Family Farm said...

Love your rose bush!!! Last year a friend of ours gave us a cuting of her rose bush, and I managed to kill it with little-to-no effort on my part. Yours is lovely!

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

I got the fever - serious!!!!
This post of yours and your DARLING header is not helping!

Mrs. P. said...

Spring is still a few weeks off here...I'd be happy if the glacier in my yard would go away, lol. Your rose is gorgeous!


Maria said...

Hi Cindy! Thank you so much for that comment back at 'my place.'
This song soooo very deeply moved me this morning. I haven't been able to stop thinking about it.
I had to find it on

It's funny you have a pic of laundry here today! The sun came out for an hour this afternoon...and we all fled our homes to walk in it! I'm looking at our little patches of garden space and there's about 4' of snow on it! You lil' sweet pea seeds are down there ... thinking of them ~ wishing for them!
Take Care dear ♥ Maria

Maria said...

ps. LOVE YOUR HAIR! It's such a sweet look for you~

Canyon Girl said...

Laundry on the line, how great is that! I just discovered your very fun blog and noticed that you are following some lovely Swedish blogs. I'm from Sweden, but have lived here most of my life. But I love to see what's going on in Sweden. Lots of snow there right now.

Amy said...

JUST what I needed to see!
thank you for putting these up
(we are seeing very little sun if any these days) yes anne marie;) sweet as pie and her elizabeth I had to have:)x

cityfarmer said...

hungry for dirt over here on the west side of the big lake

... already mapping out the herb farms ... my container gardening thumb is turning green-er every day ...

DebH said...

Boy did I need that memory refresher...especially today!! Major case of Spring Fever with me today and it is really starting to get me down. The clothes flying in the wind was a favorite!! I can smell my sheets already ,,perhap I could try hanging them out now, but I think they would freeze and break into a thousand pieces. I need some Sunshine in a major way!! :)

Julie said...

oh noooooooooooooo! you too? so many coming down with this fever!!!
Loved the pics and oh to taste a warm sweet home-grown tomato. The greenhouse ones from the stores in the wintertime are just bleh...
Oh come spring... I love to go out and pick the sweet little grape tomatoes and just be a PIG! yummy.
Love the photo of the sheets flapping in the wind. May all of us be healed of this "fever" soon!!! Enjoyed visiting!


I want a garden like THAT!!!
I love the first picture of the white laundry. Reminds me of a dream I had last year about a large white sheet just billowing down to earth without wrinkle or spot and just hovered about the ground a few feet and I remember taking notice of its all four corners! Hummmm! Christ coming?

blessings, Stephanie

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Sweet friend, it's all on it's way...
Wonderful, as long as the clothsline doesn't break. I remember that too. :)
What a time it all was.

Ann at eightacresofeden said...

I just popped over to your blog for a big catch up as I haven't stopped by in a while - just been too busy with baby but I recall you left me a comment a while back and wanted to say thank you and wish you well on your road to recovery! We are going into Autumn but it is still hot and this is Australia and where I live if you put your thumb in the ground it would grow! At the moment we are harvesting bananas!
I know bananas are heavily sprayed and to be able to grow our own knowing no chemicals went near them is just sheer delight and they taste as sweet as candy! I noted that mangoes were on the 'better' list in your previous post - commercially grown mangoes are irradiated here as is garlic that comes from China. Just something else to peruse at the market. Not sure if this happens to your mangoes. I'm praying for my mangoes to grow to maturity and still using my bumper crop of garlic from last year - the good, strong Italian garlic - love it!

Camille said...

It will come again Cindy! Hang in there! How fun that you have a pool!! I LOVE the pic of your sheets on the line!! OH...they do smell so yummy don't they?? I'm looking forward to that too! :)


maggie said...

Spring fever is in full swing here too. I was finally overcome when enough snow melted that I can see where my garden is. If I can see it, something should be growing in it. Right?

Anne Marie said...

hi cindy! hoping to meet you this may at my barn sale........i really want to meet!

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Oh this makes me long for spring. We are almost there. I just bought two pansies for some planters today. a little at a time.

I love this song that is playing!

Your cottage is just beautiful.

Renata said...

Actually I'm right in the middle of harvesting tomatos at the moment - maybe you should migrate for winter!

Your home is absolutely gorgous - as is the garden!

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KathyB. said...

Oh, today the weather was in the 60's here ( very unseasonably warm) and I began to think about the warmer and longer days , the herb garden, picking fresh lettuce ...I guess you hit the nail on the head! It will be especially nice for you , you will be healed completely from your knee surgery and feeling comes an active summer for you.JOY!

Sandra said...

And the first thing I thought of was all the WORK needed to keep summer from crashing 'round about our ears. -grin-

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

I'm right there with you...wishin' hopin, dreamin' a little over a month, we'll have crocuses bloomin'....YAHOO!
PS: All your pics are gorgeous!

Jane said...

Great pictures to remind us that spring is around the corner!!! We are supposed to be in the 50's this weekend! Can't wait.

Pam said...

Now I am craving homegrown tomatoes and summer.

In regards to my chicken thighs, I don't remember how much they cost a pound but the package of 5 organic boneless, skinless thighs from Trader Joe's was about $5. TJ's has great free range and organic fruits, veggies and meat and they aren't very expensive.

cindy said...

Love those pictures. Wishing evn more that Spring were here.

sewa mobil said...

Nice article,
Keep posting stuff like this i really like it.
God Bless you.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Cyn,
So nice to visit again,what a beautiful serene place you have to live.I would just love to stroll through your perennial garden. I am so longing for spring just to be able to dig in God's beautiful earth. And yes to be able to taste one of those juicy tomatoes.
Blessings and Hugs,

Anonymous said...

It will be here before we know it. Can almost taste those T'maters now.

Lola Nova said...

Look at all those gorgeous summer photos! Ah, it will be here quicker than you think.

Anonymous said...

You've already received tons of comments, but I just wanted to say that I love your pictures! What a sweet house--very "cottage-y", and your flowers remind me of an English country garden!

I've enjoyed the winter, but now I can feel spring just around the corner. I'll be planting indoor seedlings this weekend!

Hugs and blessings,

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh gosh, I think everyone is with you on the hopin' and prayin'...I know I am..even though I am in Southern California and the flowers are blooming. Soon. Soon. I promise, soon!

katiez said...

I soooo want spring. The weather warmed 2 weeks ago - I started thinking garden... It's supposed to be below freezing for the next week. Grrrrr......
Well, a girl can dream....

Sharon said...

Isn't spring such a happy season?? (Course I say that about the beginning of every season!) LOL
Your lovely pics put a smile on my face - glad you're up and around and feeling a bit better. Are you glad you had the replacement? I'm still trying to weigh the pro's and con's. Can you move as well as you could before your replacement? I worry that my new knee won't be as stable as my "own" knee (I LOVE playing tennis and being athletic.) My pain is starting to be a real motivating factor for me to head towards the surgery though. I'm finding this growing "up and older" business to be a bit of a bummer! :)

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