Saturday, February 5, 2011

My Little Bit of Hope



How are you, my dear friends? I hope this Saturday morning finds you well, and warm and cozy. We are expecting more nasty weather here today, but not nearly as bad as earlier in the week.

So maybe we will squeak by this weekend without ice.

Hope springs eternal. :)

And here is my little bit of hope -- a beautiful blue forced hyacinth that graces the chest of drawers in our dining room. Yes, I know the green paper is kind of tacky, but actually I'm enjoying that burst of spring color almost as much as the blue flowers themselves. (Blue is my favorite flower color.) And oh, the scent! I swear, one hyacinth can perfume the entire house, and make me a very happy girl. :)

So I hope you are all warm and dry and cozy, and looking forward to all sorts of fun things this weekend. And finding your own little bit of hope, too.

"May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, and enough hope to make you happy."
Anonymous

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I am so very behind on visiting you all from this past Mosaic Monday, but I hope you will forgive me and join the fun again this week. The linky thingy will be up by 8:30 pm Eastern time USA, Sunday. Looking forward to seeing you all then! :)




32 comments:

  1. Beautiful "little bit of hope" for Spring to come!!!

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  2. Mary,

    The scent of Hyacinth is one of my favorites. Beautiful photograph.

    Carol

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  3. Anche sul mio scrittoio c'è un giacinto di colore bianco,i giacinti sono belli e profumano la casa e fanno felice il cuore.Saluti,Rosetta

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  4. Beautiful picture! I believe in hope, too! Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  5. Oh, Mary! You really ARE my friend! =] Once again, just the post that I needed. I'm probably through the worst of the "flu" but not over it, yet.

    Do you think that I could borrow that quote for my blog? It's SO perfect!

    Love, Me

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  6. I could smell the hyacinth as I read this. A treat for the senses with the beautiful photo and my favorite song playing.
    Who is that? Eva Cassidy?

    You've set me in a wonderful mood as I head off to prayer group.

    <3

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  7. Your hyacinth is gorgeous - a hint of the springtime that is sure to come...hopefully sooner than we think.
    Enjoy,
    Mimi

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  8. Oh Mary what a beautiful hyacinth~spring is in the air ~ sigh ~ ;-)

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  9. Hi "Jersey Girl",

    A beautiful "hope" for the coming of spring. It's miserable here today.

    Something tacky - isn't tacky if it brings you enjoyment. Tacky to one can be "hope" or inspiration to someone else. (o: And I love that green paper. (o:

    Hugs,
    Joyce

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  10. Love your bit of spring. Love it. So very pretty.

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  11. I need to get one of these. I have the paperwhites, but honestly ~ I don't enjoy their scent. They're fun to photograph, though.
    Lousy here today, too. Can't go out because of the ice. I guess that means I should stay home and clean, right? Aaarrrgggh.

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  12. They are so beautiful, I can almost smell them form here. Earl finds them ovrpowering so I seldom buy them for myself. But maybe I could get a very small container....I'll be on the lookout. We have to find every bit of springtime that we can in this weather!

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  13. Lovely bit of spring. I can't wait to see if mine come back this year. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. My first reaction to your photo....breath in deeply. How I miss Spring too. We are under another winter watch. I'm thinking I need to look for some hope too. Than you for sharing your hope. :)

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  15. The days are getting longer, bloggers.

    The flower is gorgeous beyond description.

    Thank you.

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  16. Aren't the hyacinths gorgeous? Every time I walk past a display I have to buy one - they scent the front door and the house so beautifully.
    Don't worry about visiting - it's so good of you to manage the Mosaic Monday that gives us all such pleasure!

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  17. Love the touch of spring. It is stunning. Hugs, Marty

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  18. I like the green paper! I think I'll go get one of those today!

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  19. Hi Mary!

    It is snowing great big flakes this morning. Your hyacinth is so pretty. I bought some tulips yesterday and wish I had picked up a hyacinth too. I love the scent.

    Have a wonderful weekend! La

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  20. Oooo, so lovely! I can't have flowers in the house (allergies) so I will enjoy the photo of yours. Still cold and snowy here too. Kit

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  21. This is why I love blogs....great ideas spring forth from each one! Why didn't I think of getting one of these georgeous flowers last Fall? Darn. Well, YOUR'S is just georgeous (I'm 'visually' smelling it) and I must say, the color is outstanding.
    I'm putting a note on my calendar this year to get one for myself. Hmmmm, maybe PaperWhites? I hear they are fragrant, too!
    Have a super weekend and thanks for posting about your Spring bouquet!

    Hugs,
    Jan

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  22. Love the wonderful pervading scent of a hyacinth!

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  23. I bet the flower and garden shows do a bang up business this year. Looking at the white stuff get's very boring..stay warm

    yvonne

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  24. Thanks for sharing a bit of hope in this grey winter! I know personally, I need to find those bits of hope to survive this time of year! Your photograph is absolutely stunning!

    Blessings,
    Nancy

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  25. Hyacinths & tulips -- my favs!
    CAS

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  26. I love the smell of hyacinths. I bet your house smells lovely!

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  27. I'd keep the paper too! At this moment all color is a welcome sight . . . except white ; )

    I think all hope is lost here. Ha ha!

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  28. Hi Mary! I completely understand about the green paper and the added colour ... :D It's such a dreary time of year, isn't it. The scent of hyacinth is a fantastic way to remind us that spring is coming ... it's getting closer each day. You've photographed them beautifully!

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  29. mmm ... I love the scent of hyacinths! A little spring sure helps to brighten up the days. We had more snow last night too. It can stop now. Really. I've had enough! Have a great week, Mary! xo

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  30. Oh my! how very beautiful! Cathy

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  31. Mary, your hyacinth is pretty! It would really cheer me up on these winter days. I am not familiar with its scent, I should try growing one myself.

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  32. We were very lucky and got all rain this time...with thunder and lightening no less! With todays warmish weather we had a lot of melting too:)

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