March 20, 2006

F is for...

F is for forsythia...

Pronunciation (hee I like this part. Go click. If yo do it lots of times in a row it is funny)
Function: noun
Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from WilliaForsythiath died 1804 British botanist: any of a genus (Forsythia) of ornamental shrubs of the olive family with opposite leaves and yellow bell-shaped flowers appearing before the leaves in early spring


Look! They are blooming. I love this time of year. (by the way HAPPY SPRING).

UPDATED: this is what they looked like tonight at 6pm- booo!! It is snowing and cold now. Oh-well, we need thprecipitationon, right? Um, Happy Spring...

The color starts to come back into the world. For a brief second the Nevada hills are FULL of green, although not quite yet- they are still covered with snow.. But soon.

I love how the bright yellow contrasts with the red deck. I can see the bush of yellow from my kitchen and I know that not long until the plum and apricot trees out back will start to become beautiful with blossoms as well. Soon we will be in our short sleeve shirts and shorts, and flippees and eating outside on the patio at dinner time. There will be sprinklers to turn on and run through, and the little Christmas twinkle lights in the trees for atmosphere. I love the spring time.

F is also for flowers... These little purple beauties are popping their heads out right now too.

F is also for Finished object~ a sock. I will cast on today sometime for the mate. I LOVE the way this yarn knit up and the colors are fabulous. I still haven't decided who will get these....


I leave on Wed. For my Mystery vacation destination. Hubby or ratherCaptianpt. Vacation, as he is also know by friends, is planning something. He hasn't told me much, just to pack warm, and bring a bathing suite...hmmmm. I will have to wait and see. Lots of pictures to come.

Hey, maybe we will even find photo boothth, or a yarn shop?!? hee hee.

9 comments:

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous pictures, and truly lovely flowers! I like your FO too. Very nice!

mf said...

BEAUTIFUL spring photos! Love the purples on yoru sock too!

Stacie said...

I wish we had some blooms to drool over here in the frozen midwest! cute sock too! Have a great mystery vacation, what a mysterious and romantic man you have!

lovegreendog said...

wow, a mystery vacation!?!?
lucky duck

enjoy! and i hope you do find a photobooth!!:)

JessaLu said...

aaaahhhhCHOOOO!

(I forgot to take my allergy meds today...sorry) ;o)

Stacie said...

Nooooooooooooooo! Go away you snow you! I actually love the snow, especially this time of year when I know it will melt soon! But we don't have any blooms for it to ruin yet, I hope yours are hardy!

Becky said...

That is a beautiful sock! You are using magic loop, right? Do you like it? I use two circs and am pretty happy with it, except I get ladders sometimes, no matter how much I tug the yarn tight.

Felted SP said...

What pretty spring flowers and nice photographs, too.

Beautiful socks, too!

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Kim said...

Wow.. you have the same purple flowers that my husband bought for me for Christmas... I've been wondering since then.. what kind of flowers are thoes? They're so pretty when they open!