I think everyone is feeling like they've had a little bit too much of winter lately.
Jeannelle at Midlife by Farmlight says the wind chill was 30 degrees BELOW in Iowa the other morning! She's posted a picure of a newborn calf with frost on its little face!
With all this icy weather happening, looking at flowers is a nice way to feel a little better and it just makes me happy, so I'm guessing it does you, as well.
I picked up these lillies at the florist last week and the second bloom began to open on Saturday. I think these are Oriental Lillies, but Robin over at the Bumblebee Blog would know for sure. Have you visited her site yet? And while I'm asking, I've posted a number of sites at the bottom left of this page that may interest you. Try to check some of them out, if you have some extra time on these long winter evenings.
The second lily pictured had already opened when I bought it and it's just beautiful still.
I have them in a nice vase in my living room so I can look at them whenever I'm home. During the week, before I go to bed, I post for the next day because I've got to leave by 7 am for work. George is here napping on the couch tonight, I've got the TV on and I'm sort of halfway watching It Happened One Night with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. Sometimes I just like watching old movies and this one was made in 1934.
I'm probably going to do a little knitting after I check out some catalogues that came today. I'd like to tell you they're seed catalogues, or something important, but they're really not. I've got the new Chico's Spring Getaway catalogue and a Be Beautiful on tap to peruse. Hey, being a country girl doesn't mean a gal doesn't like fashion. On the contrary. I love it. I also love beauty supplies and I'm a sucker for shampoos and conditioners. My current favorite is the Ojon line. I use it sparingly because it's really expensive and because my hair is really curly, I only shampoo about twice a week. (Curly hair is very prone to dryness). I just use a good conditioner daily. Why am I telling you all this?
When he was young, my father was even more handsome than Clark Gable.
Now where the heck did THAT come from? What was in that pad thai that I ate for dinner, anyway?