Waxing poetic about the transformation power of fresh flowers in the home is hardly unusual for a blogger. Its probably downright repetitive. But the dogwood trees are blooming outside my window, you guys, and tree branches covered in gorgeous pink, white and green blossoms are too good a topic to pass up. They really do light up a room.


this is the gorgeous view from my bedroom window

Every year, when the trees explode into bloom, I’m astounded. This is my first spring in a new part of the country, with new varieties of trees (flowering quince!) to ogle and appreciate, and let me tell you the magic is as strong as ever.


a dogwood shades the new patio


A Spring in my Step


After last weeks mini heat wave — Wednesday was 96 degrees!—spring has finally sprung. For real this time! I’m thrilled. There are blooms everywhere you look; cherry, bradford pear and magnolia blossoms, but also a sprawling bush with neon yellow flowers I couldn’t identify. Turns out its forsythia (or, as Matt calls it for-cynthia) Around here, you see it everywhere you turn. Could there be more wonderful sign of spring?P1040256

And the garden is growing! More garden pictures after the jump…

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First Day of Spring!

First Day of Spring!

Here’s to seeds, true leaves, dirty fingernails, fresh greens & eating outside! Photo: Peas and Beans flourishing in our Pearl Street Garden in Seattle, late June of last year Advertisements