A Glimpse Of Spring.

We are no longer under snow siege.A couple of days of good old classic Irish weather and the snow is gone.Along with the snow the husband is gone too,for the week I mean,not permanently.Well, I actually overheard a phone conversation about two weeks in Cuba but, as I have not been asked to pack Hawaiian shirts and bermudas shorts fir him,I assume he will be back on Friday as planned.The girls are gone back to school and the dogs are back “galloping” on the beach and sleeping comfortable on the bed without having to share their half with the master.Me:I regained my morning freedom.

Some leftover snow is still visible on the side of the roads.Today is a sunny bright day and more likely what the rain didn’t manage to wash away the sun will melt for sure.
For the first time in days, I have been able to sit on my vintage bench in the back garden and enjoy my mid morning coffee.The snow left dirt and some badly injured plants.The strongest of the daffodils made it trough and found the inner force to lift their heads back up.If it wouldn’t be for some rebellious white spot still resisting to thaw,the weather of the last week would be totally forgotten.Today it would be a typical early spring day.One of those days that brings you out of winter and set your mind on gardening ad tiding up the patio. One of those early spring days that easily deceives reality and takes pleasure in blowing all of a sudden a chill wind .I personally have learned not to fall for its tricks.I am well aware that it is far too early to plant and prepare the garden for the nice season but,I can’t dismiss the desire of colors I feel.I am done with the grey-black of the sky and the white of the ground. I need patches of color.If outside I have to be happy with yellow of the daffodils and the red of the cyclamens, inside I can have all the colors I want. No more white or orange lilies:They are for winter time.No roses either, they are for special occasions.Beside,only recently, I have been so lucky to be spoiled with a bunch of yellow ones.My favorite.
This, is the time of tulips an hyacinths.

In the next village, there are more florists,chemists and hairdressers then inhabitants. For the size of the place,there might be too many doctor surgeries just as well.I always wondered if there is a reason.Like: You get sick,go to the doctor and then to chemistry with your prescription.Then, if whatever you are sick with is particularly serious, you end up house bound and people will come and visit.At that stage,because good manners say that when you visit someone,you bring flowers,here explained the florists.The circle is closed.Except for the hairdresser.Those,I am still pondering where to place them n the chain:Do you go to have your hair done before going to the doctor?Or before going to visit your sick friend?I will leave you making your own hypothesis.

Of all the florists, there is one I like in particular.It is a small shop but full of pretty things inside. The flowers are always beautifully displayed in its windows that are a real invitation to go in.Despite its beautiful flowers and the little pretty objects,what captured my attention when I first saw it,it was the name:”Wisterya Lane Florist”.I bet this will ring a bell to a good part of my female audience.Well,I know at least one of my readers who is familiar with the name.

All wrapped up in this urge of colors,this morning I decided to give myself a flowery treat.The idea was to buy a bunch of multi colors tulips.What I actually bought were two bunches of colorful and scented hyacinths. As happy as a perfect desperate housewife I go home driving a car that, for once, smells sweet and flowery instead of wet dogs.
Once home, I unwrap my hyacinths and carefully place them in multiple vases that I spread around the house and, with them, a lighthearted spring mood.

I don’t care how long they will last and I don’t care if outside the wind has gone cold again.I don’t care if the sky is turning grey as, for today ,I put on a spring face!



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  1. Sounds like you have found the antidote to Spring Fever–hyacinths and tulips work for me too. No tulips up yet, but we have plenty of daffodils and crocus. I have even seen a few Iris leaves poking through the dirt.

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  2. I love the way your words make me visualize everything. I feel I am in Ireland myself and I miss that greyish, bitting cold, windy weather near the seaside I used to hate when I was in Scotland.

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  3. I love buying flowers for my apartment! It brightens my day every time I come home to them ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s the little things and the little treats that warm my heart! Love the post and the rich descriptions!

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  4. Ah the freshness and colours of spring, like the ribbons of a morning rainbow, bringing promises of the sunshine’s warmth and joy

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  6. I’m so happy Spring has come to you! It’s still making false starts here. I keep having to scrape ice off my car, and it looks warm but isn’t. Silly! But it will be warm soon enough.
    Flowers! I can’t wait to see all of them here, and maybe pictures of yours? (hint, hint)

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  7. I love the beginning of spring. Gardening and planting flowers are two of my favorite activities. Iโ€™ve done some vegetable planting recently. Just waiting for the to make an appearance. I love this posts!!

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  8. Nice to visualise your spring while we’re moving into autumn(fall). Thanks

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  9. Ah, an Irish lass with a peaceful, blissful existence. How pleasant!

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  10. I await a colorful spring too away from this cold and monotonic colors.
    It’s soooo good to go in a floral shop it smells so nice and it’s very pretty , unfortunately I prefer plastic flowers as they never die and they’re colorful too

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  11. Sometimes its the simple little things that really make life worthwhile!

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  12. Hi Ortensia,

    Spring, the most beautiful season in the year.The proof of life. The whole nature wakes up after a winter dream ๐Ÿ™‚ Great post

    Thank you

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  13. The vision of your story is monumental and I feel the colorful flowers. I really needed to read this as I have been feeling sad this past weekend. Thank you, Ortensia for making my day feeling happy. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. Sorry, I am late to the party.

    You are going to talk about a glimpse of spring and we are having a t snow storm here in NYC. Fuming.

    Have a good one my dear. Lonely Author will be sipping wine.

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  15. Lucky u ๐Ÿ˜ hereโ€™s still snow โ›„๏ธ lol
    But smells like spring as well
    Oh and now I want some flowers too ๐Ÿ˜› maybe tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  16. I’m excited for spring!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. How lovely to have a week to yourself, I’d be buying flowers too! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  18. ‘along with the snow, the husband is gone too.’
    I laughed at that for a good couple of minutes.
    You kill me with your amazing humor ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.

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  19. Lovely post !

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  20. Hm, thatโ€™s a good question.

    What could be the reason for the hairstylists in the village?

    Well, maybe if the doctors in the village are quite handsome like Young Doctor Kildare of 1960s American TV show fame, the women go to the hairstylists before going to see the doctor. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Enjoy the spring day. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I remember when my dad and I visited Ireland back in 1993, the Irish would say of a nice day, โ€œAh sure, โ€˜tis a soft day.โ€

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  21. Nothing better to cheer us up than flowers (Iโ€™d rather if they lasted though… ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„)

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  22. Iโ€™m finding it fascinating how many people in different parts of the world and different climates are doing the same thing right now – brushing away the snow and embracing the spring! There must be a collective joy in this!

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  23. This is my favorite season – http://www.bibleverse4u.com
    Ask the LORD for rain in the springtime; it is the LORD who sends the thunderstorms. He gives showers of rain to all people, and plants of the field to everyone. Zechariah 10:1.

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  24. It’s wonderful when the snow finally melts and the sun is shining. It’s so freeing to nestle into a spot in the garden and realize you finally made it on the other side of a terribly long season. Enjoy the early blooms and the warmth of the early spring sun.

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  25. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜€

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