"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Friday, February 22, 2008

Spring is springing




One of our rituals that Sophie and I like to do (along with a few of our cats), is to walk the grounds in the early morning. For Sophie, it's to sniff out our latest visitor, for the cats, it's a chance to hide in the prairie grass and to jump out and surprise us, and for me, it's a chance to see what flower or plant has awoken from it's deep winter sleep. The Italian Jasmine is a very special plant here on the grounds. This is an heirloom plant that can no longer be obtained by our local nursery. I found this out a few years ago when I had tried to order it. The owner of the nursery told me the best way to obtain it was to find an abandoned house or lot and dig it up. This opportunity arose for me a few years back. I spotted this growing on a stone ledge on a vacant lot in the back of an alley. I dug and dug and took this treasure home. Only a few weeks later, the lot had been bull dozed down and turned into a parking lot for a pharmacy. I felt so lucky to have saved this old plant. Even though the weather is still cold, it has woke up and said hello in it's cheery color of yellow.

6 comments:

Farm Chick said...

That's beautiful Kathleen.. and a big cheer to you for saving it and giving it a loving home where it's appreciated!

LindaSueBuhl said...

How lovely and what a sweet story behind it - maybe you can start some of it by cuttings or something and sell at farmer's markets? People seem to have a renewed interest in old fashioned plants (they are so much more hardy).

Katy said...

oh..how lucky you are to be seeing flowers!!! I can't wait till we do! We have inches and inches of snow covering the ground! LOL Have a wonderful weekend!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Hi farm chick, Lindasue, and Katy, thanks for stopping by! It is always good to hear from you! I am in the process of working with some shoots from the Jasmine to see if they will be healthy enough for others, good idea, Lindasue, and Katy, hang in their, your getting good moisture for all of those sleeping flowers! Blessings, Kathleen

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

How lovely! Makes me so anxious to see my flowers lift their sleepy head as well.

I just love the photos of your farm critters ... especially your cats. They are darling and I just wanted to scrub little Elmo's tummy!

Farmgirl blessings,
Lea

Kathleen said...

Thanks for stopping by Lea, yes Elmo is a big ball of fluff and loves to be cuddled. Actually all our cats do, but each one has a different personality. Come back and visit! Blessings, Kathleen