2.22.2013

COAXING SPRING


I am tired of drear. Composing spring "tablescapes" to coax the return of spring. Not sure how I am going to handle not having a garden for the first time in decades. Missing the snowdrops and hellebores. But daffodils and hyacinths finally appearing in local delis--their facades insane herbaceous borders lining Broadway sidewalks. Craving citrus. Grounding that garish splash with oxblood, one of my favorite glazes...Frances Palmer oxblood porcelain. Gorgeous deep rich hues of purples and reds and blacks: her elegant spin on a seventies look...Amusing myself. Hunkering down for a rainy weekend.

11 comments:

Mia said...

Funny, this mornings paper brought the suggestion to go out and cut some forsythia branches, and force the vivid yellow flowers out for a touch of spring. Of course, out I went to a huge forsythia bush outside my bedroom and did just that. My bedroom has french doors leading to a deck over a walkout basement. As I came around the corner to cut the forsythia, 5 huge wild turkeys came waddling out from under the deck, scaring me to death. They saw me and just kept coming toward me, I ran into the house and grabbed my camera, with the turkeys waddling right behind me! I took a few photos and grabbed some crackers (I think they were hungry) to throw their way. I'm not sure what wild turkeys eat but early this afternoon their were twelve of them on my front yard, beaks in the grass, still looking for food. What have I started by feeding them, the invasion of the wild turkey tribe?

Leslie in Portland, Oregon said...

If and when you feel like it, tell us more about why you decided not to have a garden this Spring...why you decided to leave your home near the water and move to an apartment (without a garden) in New York City. Hoping you soon will have one of those glorious New York days like I enjoyed during a January 18-21 visit, Leslie

slowlovelife said...

Thank you for the idea, Leslie. I will do that soonest. d

Mia said...

Yes, Yes, Yes, I have been reading Dominique's books over this past week, I even went back on slow love life blog, which is where I read about the Silver Moon Bakery and the Yoga class, and yes, the heart felt, passion charged, political exchanges. So much of the writing is so relevant and just touches everyone that reads them.

Jessie said...

Think pink. Spring is coming.

William said...

D- During your hunkered down rainy weekend check out the HBO Documentary 'Birders: The Central Park Effect' - I stumbled across it today. I had no idea all that was going on out there in my backyard. Up until now the birders in the park, to me, were just the 'Miss Jane Hathaway' types - okay they still are - but now I have a new appreciation for them and I'm also amazed at the seasonal bird patterns in the park - fascinating stuff.

Vivian Ducat said...

Bulbs are sprouting forth all over the city! just noticed it today!

Judith said...

William, Thank you so much for the recommendation. I have it queued up and and watching it tonight!

Judith said...

I wonder if there are any community gardens near your new digs.....

Judith said...

William, some sad, but not surprising news about Star Saphir who was featured in that wonderful documentary (http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2013/02/07/171371523/remembering-central-park-birder-starr-saphir-time-has-a-different-meaning) Thank you again for suggesting it.

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