Friday, March 7, 2014

Sending Springtime Love



Neighbors smile when they walk by our home in February and March.
Can you tell why?
The heart starts out yellow and white , then the purple crocus make their appearance.
It always appears by Valentine's, but is often fuller in March.
I can see on the right we need to add more bulbs.
Sending love from my home to your home as Springtime begins to appear.

More Love:
I just realized I haven't had a give away for a long time and I am well over 1400 posts;
so thought it was about time.
Cleaning off my book shelf this week I see I have two copies of Celtic Teas with Friends
by Elizabeth Knight.  March seems like the perfect time to give this book away.
Leave a message on this post, that's all you need to do.
I will draw a name and announce it on March 17th.
If you don't have a blog, please leave some way to notify you if you win.

Happy Weekend, dear friends

37 comments:

Lady Linda said...

Hi Marilyn, what a fun blog post. I bet your neighbors love to go by your home! Would love to enter your give away. I hope we get a wee bit of sunshine today.
Linda

La Tea Dah said...

I love your crocus heart! SO pretty! No wonder the neighbors smile!

Patricia Ann Kellner said...

The first time I saw flowers popping out of the lawn was at NY Botanical Gardens, last fall. But they just had a circle, I Love the Heart!!!
Truly Inspirational!

Bernideen said...

So pretty and screaming spring! Congrats on all those posts and I have that book so not me but someone will love it!

Angela McRae said...

What a pretty grouping of springtime love! And I'd also "love" to be entered in your giveaway, as I do not have that book!

FayeMc said...

I should drive by your home just to see your 'lawn' heart. If I should win your drawing, I will give the book to Karen! (But, I already won one drawing!)

Anne Jeffries said...

Hi Marilyn. I was going to leave a comment anyway and your tempting give away makes it all the more enticing. Sweet little heart. I tries this a couple of seasons ago with annuals and failed. Utterly. Me and my brown thumb were staying true to form.

Steph said...

Pure JOY!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So sweet. I love it!

Rhondi said...

How delightful! That is such a creative idea! I saw your comment on Tea and Talk so just thought I'd pop by for a visit.

Jeanne said...

Soul therapy the beautiful springtime flowers. I love everything you post.
Blessings my sweet friend.

Happy International Women's day

Love Jeanne

Jeanie said...

I love the little heart, right smack in the middle of your yard! How clever and how "lovely!" The crocus reminds me of my late friend Kyle. He would plant crocus at random in his yard and every spring, up they would pop! I always called crocus sightings like that "Kyles." You made me smile at that memory -- and at your wonderful heart!

Rosemary said...

Look at that bountiful heart full of crocus! Beautiful! (No need to toss my name in the hat - I have a copy already.)

Dianne said...

Oh, Marilyn, what a charming addition to your landscape, and in a heart-shape too :) And yes, I'd love to be entered into your draw - the book would be a special gift for a special sister.

Jeanne Henriques said...

Hi Marilyn...how lovely, I stopped in to say hello and discovered beautiful crocuses and a giveaway. I am taking this as a good start to my morning.

I love spring in the blogging world...everyone has a an extra step in their writing..it is joyful.

Thanks so much for stopping by Collage of Life..wonderful to meet you and Jeanne!

Happy Sunday..from Saigon.

Jeanne ;)

Minabird said...

That heart of flowers is extremely awesome!! I am going to be recycling your idea. Looking forward to the drawing.

Adrienne said...

Your crocus heart is absolutely darling! No wonder neighbors walk by and smile. It's a great idea.
~Adrienne~

Tracy said...

Oh, that heart-shape of crocus makes my heart tingle! I love this, Marilyn...*sigh*... Thank you for the fun of the giveaway. It is too expensive to send to me over here, but just wanted to share in your many, many posts celebration. It's always such a happy time to visit you here--thank you for all the love & light you share here. :o) ((HUGS))

Lorrie said...

What a fun thing to do with your front lawn. I'm sure anyone walking by smiles and feels a little lighter in spirit.
I'd love to throw my hat in the ring for this giveaway. Thanks.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Marilyn,
I love your sweet heart garden! I have a heart-shaped garden at the top of our driveway. Oh, please do enter me in your wonderful Giveaway. Enjoy your day.

Blessings,
Sandi

parTea lady said...

I can see why they smile - that is a lovely floral display.

Britt-Arnhild said...

What a lovely idea with the flower heart in your lawn. It makes me smile all the way from Norway :-)

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

A most creative floral display Marilyn - it's a lovely idea!
The first crocuses of Spring are such a joy!
I love the sound of your "tea" book.
Congratulations - you are my friend with the most posts - well done! I feel most inadequate with less than 300!LOL!
Hugs
Shane

amherstrose said...

Hearts and flowers just seem to go together. You are spreading joy and love to everyone who sees your lovely creation, Marilyn.

Thank you for sharing!

Mary Jane

Storybook Woods said...

Marilyn, that is the sweetest idea. Love it!!! Clarice

Linda said...

Your blog always makes me smile! No wonder, with the lovely heart in your garden . . . you have a beautiful heart!

Bernideen said...

Marilyn:
I did JUST PUT A LINK on my blog post to direct people to you and your drawing!!!

Caroline said...

Oh that is wonderful! I wish I had neighbors that did that! Actually, I just wish it would stop snowing!!! It's mid March! Ugh...

Carrie said...

What beautiful flowers! I'm rather jealous--the weather where I live still hasn't decided if it is winter or spring. I would love to be entered in your drawing :).

The Charm of Home said...

Oh, I was looking for this book at the library today and they didn't have it. I will add my name to the pot. Thank you for the chance to win!
Happy St. Patrick's Day.
Sherry

Starwood Quilter said...

My great-grandfather immigrated from Ireland, and I've made a quilt about his life. I would absolutely love to win your drawing as I am a tea lover and quilter both!

Deborah Montgomery said...

visiting you from Bernideen's. When I heard "giveaway" I had to pop over!! so glad I did! Those crocuses are so sweet. We are getting another 4 to 8 inches of snow today !!! so no spring flowers here! I am your newest follower.

Charlotte said...

What a pretty book that you are giving away.
CABWNANA1@bellsouth.net

Kathryn Ross said...

Dear Marilyn - Blessings as I greet you from Bernideen's blog - inviting me to enter your give-away for the Celtic Teas book. Oh, yes! Please - love books and all things Celtic and tea! I also love your blog mission:

"It is my desire to seek beauty all around me."

Very much like mine in celebrating all things good and beauty to the glory of God!

Be ye blessed and be a blessing!
Joy!
Kathy at The Writer's Reverie

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I just love it when people plant crocus and other small spring bulbs in their lawn. You were clever to plant a heart with yours, very nice!
Please enter me for you book giveaway, "Celtic Tea with Friends" as it would be a nice read with a cup of tea by the fire. We're still buried in snow in Ontario.

The Victorian Girl said...

I love your heart shaped flower garden. It made me smile too!

thel day said...

Those crocus look so pretty in the grass. I am longing to see mind. We are still snow covered in Eastern Canada. I'd like to enter for your cookbook giveaway. "Celtic Tea with Friends". I am visiting from Bernideen's blog. I am your newest member.