January 26, 2010

the sun shining has my mind wandering today...

The sun is shining bright today...
thank goodness ~ because it has been so dreary ~ and I love the sunlight...
When it is cold and dreary and the first sunlight appears again...it gets me itching for spring...
okay I know I should be saying "I am enjoying each day"
Lets be honest here...

I don't okay...

I am a spring/summer girl
I love fall and winter when they first come

But then my mind wanders
About the next spring and summer

Mostly because I love the sunlight
I love flowers

...especially my hydrangeas...
I know by now you are probably tired of hearing about my bedroom...

But I found something I love...
and I am trying to figure out a way to tell hubby about it without him rolling his eyes...
because I have all these ideas going...
and it is not "new" things I am wanting...
so it isn't the price or anything like that...
it is finding those old but new things in my home...

I have a problem with creating in my head
and then I can't seem to find a match to it
But did I mention I am in no rush...
I don't want to fill just to fill...

So right now...
I am thinking about those small little details
that don't necessarily need a match...

So as the sun is shining today...
I'm dreaming of my hydrangeas ~

 {here}

Did I tell you how much I love them?
Well if not which I am sure I have ~ I DO!

Even so much as I had them entirely in my wedding
on Bobby's boutineer...
In all the bouquets...
On our cake...
{I know that is a big no-no these days ~ fresh flowers on cakes...but I loved it that way}

I love them so much
All someone has to do is say "Hydrangea" and I'm smiling...
especially the blue ones...
and the white ones
and the pink ones
okay...I bet you are getting my drift now...

So since I love them so much ~ I came up with an idea...
This spring I am going to plant 5-6 more hydrangea bushes because I want them
in our house daily
In our retreat bedroom
And I even looked up how to dry them properly so at the end of summer
I can add them to our room
So I WANT
{I would typically say need but hubby has been correcting me a lot with the word need lately}
So I guess I have to say, "I want"
Plus it adds pretty to outside my home...

So today ~ I thought all about hydrangeas as I was doing things today...
and I'm so excited about it
I want to have all kinds

EVERYWHERE...
inside and outside my home

So I am not going to pretend that from January to March I am happy about the weather
I am going to be honest...
I'm not ~ I just prefer spring and summer~

So here is to making it through till next month when I am taking a week break
to be at the beach again
courtesy of hubby's job this time...

And then after we are on the home stretch of hydrangea planting...
Can't wait!

Wonderful Day! ~ the sun is shining bright!

13 comments:

Darlene said...

I love those big, gorgeous balls of flowering pretty-ness, too. They are my favorite flower! In fact, where I come from (AZ), they don't have them. When I moved here it was heaven the first time I saw them. Love them!!

the wild raspberry said...

i'm dreaming of spring myself...
and the beauty and freedom that it brings.

hugs~
chasity

Shannon said...

I love, love, love hydrangeas too! I have a dried up dead plant in my family room that I just can't throw out....ever. I'm ready for spring too and I'm not even living where it is quite as cold as you. I look forward to my little girl(girls now) in swimsuits running around playing in the water.

Kristin said...

oh...you don't know how much i wish i could grow hydrangeas here...sigh...too stinkin' cold even in the summer...i did try the pale green bush one year...i tended that baby...sadly it died...sigh...
we have sunshine here today also, even though the temps are only in the mid 20's it feels like heaven!!
enjoy your trip to the beach...between you and kasey i've never wanted sand between my toes so badly!! ;0)

Vintage Junky said...

oh they are one of my favorites too. We have a few bushes, but I want one of those 8 ft numbers! I think I will have to wait awhile!!

Michelle

tara said...

Hi Martha! Oh girl, for some reason I see you living at the beach...or maybe by me, where our winters are a sneeze and they are gone! I love your idea, and I think it sounds wonderful to have all those flowers around your house, inside and out! Your week of vacation sounds wonderful, and I wm sure it will renew your spirit and get you into Spring! xoxo

LuLu said...

Oh your vacation is going to be such a treat! SO happy it's sunny there... here too :) yea for sunlight! and flowers.
xo,
LuLu

Lissa said...

I'm with you. I have 5 peony bushes and I think I will plant 2 more this year because I'm so crazy about them. I also have hydrangeas!! Oh spring and summer please hurry!!! And I'm totally jealous about the beach!!!!! lucky girl!

Mrs. Dunbar said...

I adore hydrangeas. Only I seem to kill them every year. Seriously!

I bet a wedding full of them would be stunning.

koralee said...

Ok girl...they are my favourite too..planted 2 bushes last fall and I want more more more. I have a pale pink one and a dark pink one but soooooo want a blue one...and white. I join you in a happy dance around the hydrangea bushes. xoxo

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Everything is possible when the sun is shining!

Oh, and I didn't get the email... I think you can hit reply from my comment and it will get to me though? If not, no worries.

Sash

Tish said...

you're the girl i wish i was lol

Mary said...

I'll admit to a little spring day-dreaming too. I am so over the snow and cold once Christmas comes and goes. I am ready to paint outside...landscape...mow the lawn. I just love things like that. AND I LOVE HYDRANGEAS!! I have to do all new landscaping this summer. We tore everything out when we bought this house. So yes, there will be lots of pink hydrangeas! Thanks for giving me something to look forward to! ;o) ~mary~