Wednesday, April 28, 2010

a storm is coming...

... a phrase in a romance novel?... of course.  A line from a new movie...yup ....  that too...

But... today.... it's really and truly just our weather.  The day began dark and dreary... I thought it was much earlier than it was when I got up.  Turned on all the lights.... then went outside to take some pics of the lichen on this Mayday.  I only really noticed it from the window because the tree was so dark and wet from the rain that has been falling all night.  Not complaining about it either...we NEED moisture.  We've had so little snow...and no rain.



















This one is absolutely for you Serena.  Knowing your love of trees and bark.

Our day began about +4C...but, has dropped to only 1C... and there is now a wind coming directly from the north.  A weather or storm warning... can't remember which now... is out for the area.  It was raining earlier...but, the drops are becoming big, fat and sleety.  Splat ... as they hit the pavement.  No accumulation yet..., but, I'm keeping an eye out for snow beginning to crown the heads of my daffodils.  Yes!!  they bloomed when I wasn't looking!

Can you believe I was complaining and commenting just a day ago (on somebody's blog) about us not having anything except some sweet little violets...















...and then, two days ago, I checked to my left for cars as I drove out of the yard.. and lo and behold! there they were.  Lovely, creamy yellow ... nodding in the slight breeze... what the??   It was May 17th last year.  Some wonderful weeks of unseasonably warm weather must have had an effect on them for sure.  They've never been this early.  I wasn't expecting to see colour for weeks yet.  Weird.



















Mine are not the usual shade of bright yellow... more soft creams and peachy yellow...I have no clue what they really are.  Maybe they are not really daffodils?

I'm at the ready...with my camera.... looking out the window.... waiting for snow.....

5 comments:

Twiglet said...

Hope the storm is not too traumatic! Love the pic of the violets - so delicate.

Dolores said...

I'm hoping the wet stuff will make it over here. They keep telling us over and over again that it will rain but so far nothing.
I do like your variety of daffodils. It's nice to be different. We have a couple of tulips that some animal ate the flowers off of. All we have left are stems. Not pretty.

Serena said...

The tree and lichen is impressive, Vee! Great texture too....makes me just want to reach out and touch the screen. Thanks for posting it!

I hope you and your lovely flowers don't get too battered by the brewing storm. :(

Definitely daffodils! This link - http://www.mooseyscountrygarden.com/flower-bulbs/pink-white-daffodil.html - has a few different varieties and I spotted your daffs further down the page. They're beautiful!

The violets are so pretty too!

Btw, thanks for the well wishes. I'm still not 100% though feeling much better than I have been after dealing with long bouts of nausea and weakness over the past week. To top it all off, I had an asthma attack on Tuesday and bad migraine on Wednesday. I can't seem to win a trick. LOL

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

There are so many varieties of daffs. Those are beautiful! Ours are just ending and the tulips have arrived! Love your new header bears.

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Lovely flowers Vee! Hope you don't get a very bad storm. :(
I love that picture of the tree!
Hugs