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Sunday, January 20, 2013

winter colour






Is it spring yet?

No.  I wish. It's only the middle of January ~ it's still winter. 

But, this is how I like to brighten up my indoors in winter.  I like to buy fresh tulips, from growers
in Prince Edward Island, along with some other
fresh flowers.




When most of us think of winter we see lots of white snow and grey skies.  There's not much colour in the landscape and one has to get out and look for it.  

Or one can stay in and find it too.




Here is where I found my colour this past week.


A simple $8.00 bouquet from the grocery store.


Oh, I could whine about the bitter -18 Celsius cold, the snow, the dampness that seems to go right through me, the biting wind, the short daylight hours etc.  But, I am trying to be positive and upbeat this winter and look on the bright side.  

I hope I can keep this attitude up since it is only January and we have 3 more months before we see the beginning of the end of winter here.
{I'll let you know how that's going at the end of February}




And I have some outdoor colour on the back deck that I can see from my dining room table where I blog.  It really helps to see this every day!

I'm linking with a new party over at  
Life is a Garden
called 

 

 
Blessings,

Pamela



39 comments:

  1. Tulips in the winter-great idea.
    I'm going to look for some when I
    go shopping next week.
    But I really love the pine greenery
    in the old tub best!

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  2. Hi Pamela, I’m visiting from Jens blog. I love your link to Heather today. Your color images are glorious. What a feel good moment you have given me. Happy Sunday.

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  3. Just lovely colors. We can use all the color we can find now! :) Wonderful images.

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  4. Great minds think alike, Eh Pam???
    Yours are lovely....I love tulips...sooooo much color...

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  5. Absolutely stunning photos! ... I need me some flowers now! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and joining in on the "no winter whining" meme... looking forward to seeing all your lovely photos! Cheers~

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  6. So so pretty, love Tulpis in the dead of Winter.....Blessings Francine.

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  7. Wonderful photographs of your beautiful tulips, thank you for sharing them. It's hard not to whine about winter but I'm jumping on the band wagon too and am going to try! Glad to have found your blog Pamela, always nice to meet another Canadian blogger.

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  8. Lovely splash of colour for a cold winter day.

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  9. Gorgeous color in those tulips! Now and then I bring them home too. Perks me up. We are headed into the deep freeze here in Massachusetts tomorrow. Brrrrr!

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  10. Hi Pamela
    A new bouquet each week until spring should do the trick.
    Judith

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  11. Oh I love that pop of colour....
    We can only wish that it's spring around the corner...
    I have a friend who buys a bouquet weekly....And I say WHY NOT!!!!

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  12. Those flowers have some gorgeous color! A striking contrast to the snow! Beautiful!

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  13. Tulips and pine cones really go together well. Until I changed the water in my bouquet, I had two tulips. Now they are no more...fragile things. They certainly do add a lot of color and cheer.

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  14. I love having fresh flowers this time of year especially, too..
    Tulips are gorgeous..
    Take care and enjoy your flowers..

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  15. Such pretty pictures and flowers! We broke down and bought some pots of flowers the past couple of weeks. It's been so nice to have a spot of color on the kitchen table and in the dining room!

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  16. Very pretty, Pamela. I love fresh flowers too and will have to add some soon.

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  17. So pretty! Fresh flowers really brighten up the spirit. I love the color on your deck!

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  18. Hi Pamela! Oh, how beautiful! Tulips are some of my favorite flowers. I used to have gazillions of tulip and daffodil bulbs planted when we lived in New Mexico. The bulbs would just rot here. Hope your weekend is going well.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  19. I just saw tulips the other day at the grocery and was amazed their time has arrived here! But actually after a short cold snap we are having another spring day. Your colorful tulips are delightful and nicely photographed.

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  20. I like your winter colour. Amazing how $8 can bring so much happiness.

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  21. The tulips do say spring and what lovely colours. Valerie

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  22. I love the extreme of your pictures..sweet fresh flowers and the cold of beautiful snow....both gorgeous

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  23. gorgeous flowers. i love those colors. just amazing!! ( :

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  24. I've stopped in and bought tulips at that spot on the Island, it's so hard to choose, there are just so many colors, they're beautiful!

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  25. You've found some beautiful colour to brighten up the winter days. Lovely photos of tulip details.
    I hope winter doesn't linger too long - although it always seems like it does. I find February the hardest month, and we don't even have tons of snow and cold.

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  26. I almost bought tulips myself yesterday, so looking forward to spring!

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  27. Oh you are not whining, and if you did, -18 is a good enough reason for me.

    Love those tulips, what a treat to see that color in blogland.

    Thanks for joining in the link up.

    Jen

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  28. Beautiful Pam! I've been eyeing those tulips too. They sure do brighten up January!! Thanks for the lovely color!!

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  29. I purchased quite a few bouquets last winter -- but am trying to be strong this year... :)

    These tulips are wonderful. I can't wait until ours start to come up.

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  30. Hi Pamela,
    Beautiful!
    What a great colour mix for Tulips, so bright & fresh!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  31. I bought tulips too on the weekend. I just love the quick pick-me-up they provide. Yours are beautiful. It is very cold here today.

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  32. The Bible mentions someone who alters time...don't be that guy. He loses in the end. :-)

    Tulips are God's own happy pills on a stem that you ingest through your eyes.

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  33. Bright and beautiful!!! You always take the most wonderful photos, Pamela!
    Happy day to you & yours,
    Zuzu

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  34. I'm looking at a similar bunch of tulips bought from the grocery store too! So bright and cheerful especially in winter. And today we have a blue sky, but with the cold temps, I'm happy to be enjoying it through the window!

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  35. Oh wow, tulips are my favorite flowers and yours are beautiful. they make me smile.Love them in your mosaic.

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  36. The tulips are gorgeous and hit the spot in the middle of winter. Looks like you have a lot snow and cold.

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  37. Gorgeous colourful tulips on this white winter day! Ahh.....so lovely!

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  38. Great idea and what a relief to look at those bright colors! Lovely photos.

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