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Friday, April 4, 2014

flowers on the windowsill






Beautiful yellow daffodils are one of the first flowers of spring   although we may not see them blooming for another month around here.  I often try to purchase a bunch of these beauties to support the Canadian Cancer Society each April.  Volunteers may be seen selling them in the grocery store or mall.  When I bought these they were a skinny bunch of tight buds but within a few hours a couple started to open up and within about 3 days they were all opened.  I bought these last Saturday and they are still quite pretty.







My good blogging friend in Ontario, Linda, of the blog
"Woke up...got out of bed"  {fun name eh?}, always has Kalanchoe plants in her house and takes beautiful photos of them.   If you haven't visited her blog I invite you to stop by and see her wonderful photos of what she sees and enjoys around her home and cottage every day.   I decided I should buy a Kalanchoe last week and picked out this tiny pink one in a pretty green pot.  It's a mini and is enjoying sitting on my kitchen windowsill which gets a lot of sunlight.  


We are enjoying a third beautiful day in a row and the snow is melting ever so slowly.  I have seen a robin, a blackbird and a starling so that was pretty exciting.  I don't know what they'll be eating as there is no grass showing anywhere.  Poor things.  Saturday it's calling for snow, ice pellets then a lot of rain.  A messy day.  But, the temperatures are slowly getting above freezing and helping with the snow melt. 

Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your comments.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and get to enjoy the outdoors.  

Blessings,
Pam



37 comments:

  1. glad you're getting some warmer temps! i like your blooms. what a nice fundraising idea, too.

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  2. Love the way you took your photos of the daffodils. I'm so pleased you have warmer temp. to help melt the snow. It's lovely to see the birds again & hear their mating songs. We have birds nesting in our bird boxes, but I can never catch them on camera they are always to quick. I'm just going to pop over to your friend Linda, love the title of her blog. I'm not posting much at the moment, I'm still suffering with my back problem.

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  3. Kalanchoe! That's the name. I've been trying to remember since Tuesday and my thinker is so bad that I had forgotten I had some myself last year. Phew! One less thing to muddle my head with. Your daffodil bouquet is very cheerful and I really like the pink kalanchoe. This next storm should be a piece of cake. I'm planning to hunker down.

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  4. Those are gorgeous! Really nice shots!

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  5. I saw your kalanchoe in the first picture and thought of Linda straight away! I have a pale pink one on my windowsill and always think of Linda when I see it! Love your daffs, hope that you get to enjoy some in your garden soon! xx

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  6. What pretty flowers, Pamela! They are so bright looking. I love kalanchoes. That was one of the first flowers my hubby brought home to me after we were just marries.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  7. yeah, glad to hear you are having warm temps. hoping for lots of melting snow soon. we have had 70's or 60's today. so i think spring is here. sending it your way now. can you feel it yet? sure hope so. have a great weekend. i love love daffodils. ( :

    i will go run by your bloggy friend's blog ... heading there now. thanks for the suggestion.

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  8. Gee Pam....thanks for the kind words!
    Love your black and white photo...
    Your Kalanchoe looks great!
    I have one with oodles of buds..been taking pictures of it here and there...will see what color it is!
    I actually bought 3 more yesterday...at $1.99 I could not resist♥️
    Hope your weekend isn't too sloppy...we are raining. :o(
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  9. I used to have some Kalanchoes and I've heard they are good for your house, to keep the air healthy. Love your pretty Spring flowers, too. Enjoy your weekend my friend! Sweet hugs!

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  10. I went out with shoes on for the first time yesterday which felt so nice, if I went out right now, I'd have my boots back on, great big flakes coming down! Hope you don't get it! I should have purchased some spring flowers too!!

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  11. Hello Pamela.....Love the daffodils! I think I will buy some , too. I can tell it will be quite a while before we have any poke through the ground.

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  12. I love the black and white photo beautiful ! The birds you mentioned will be fine they adapt to eating seed from feeders they did here before the big melt and now they enjoy bugs and worms lol . Yup I follow Linda wonderful blog to . It has been raining here all day and boy is it sloppy out there but I prefer it to snow which they are getting in the north ! Thanks for sharing hope spring shows up there soon ! Have a good weekend !

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  13. Wonderful flower photos! We finally almost reached 60 degrees today. Maybe spring is finally breaking through the winter barrier.

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  14. Your daffodil photos are so pretty. I usually buy them too.
    I also like your sweet little chick!
    Linda is a new blogger to me, I'll pop over and visit her soon.
    Seeing birds is a good sign, Pamela. It means you're one step closer to Spring!

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  15. Love your plants and flowers.. They so cheer up a place this time of year.. Hope the rivers behave this weekend.. We don't have to worry but so many people suffer if it floods.. Take care, my friend.. xo

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  16. Beautiful daffie shots! I just bought a bunch today at the grocery store! Have a great weekend!

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  17. Gorgeous flowers! Daffodils are so cheery and will surely help that snow melt faster!

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  18. I have to force myself to buy those tight little daffodils. They look so puny, but like you've said, it takes no time at all before they are fully open. So cheerful and bright. Glad to hear the snow is melting, ever so slowly. Wafting sunshine your way.

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  19. I like daffodils, too, and have been enjoying them as well as tulips and hyacinth blooming in my yard for a couple weeks now.

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  20. For the curious, my yard is in Oregon!

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  21. Beautiful daffodils, they are still available in the shops here but ours in the garden are all finished, it is the turn of the tulips now!! I bought a white Kalanchoe the other day and have it on the kitchen table, mine is white.
    Saw the lily of the valley poking its head out today so weather permitting they should be in flower soon and the bluebells.
    The roofer has just arrived to repair our chimney stack that was damaged in the strong wind and rain we had in February. He has been so busy this was the first day he could come and make good although he did come and cover it with a tarpaulin when it happened.
    Our weather here is still changeable, rain is expected today and tomorrow, but us Brits are used to that , probably like you are with the snow.!! Keep safe and warm,, enjoy the weekend, love Jackie in Surrey, UK.x

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  22. I always try to buy daffodils this month too but so far haven't seen any. At one time the Cancer Society came door to door with them. Yours are pretty on the window sill as is the kalanchoe. I've never had any luck to get one to rebloom,

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  23. Ah, daffodils are such happy flowers! Hope your snow keeps on melting, Pamela.

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  24. Except for a few snowdrops in a friend's yard, the only flowers I have seen yet are store-bought ones too. We still have so much to look forward too, don't we? ;))

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  25. Spring is coming to your world. Winter will have to let go in the next couple weeks. Keep doing the Daffodills and their beauty will sustain.

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  26. I love daffodils and can't wait for them to bloom in the garden. We had lots of rain yesterday and a huge amount of snow has vanished, but there are still some big drifts in the far corners of the garden.

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  27. Flowers on a windowsill always look so cheery, Pam. I remember being in Denmark, years ago, and seeing kalanchoe by so many windows!

    I hope your weekend is a lovely one.

    Karen

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  28. Beautiful pictures of your flowers. It sounds like spring is on its way. Here we are about at our peak, which means the pollen is prevalent. Think green!

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  29. Beautiful daffodils, Pamela, as well as your pink kalanchoe, and they both look so fresh and cheery by the window.

    Can you believe it snowed here today! It's supposed to be 11 °C; I won't believe it till I FEEL it!

    Looks lovely and sunny at your window sill. Enjoy!

    Happy weekend!

    Poppy

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  30. Wow... its lasted for almost a week.
    Like that cute bird on the sill.

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  31. It sounds like spring is slowly finding it's way to you, Pamela. In the meantime you've done a lovely job of bringing spring cheer to your indoor surroundings. I've always wondered if daffodil buds would open once cut. You have just answered that question for me. Half of mine are finished blooming, some just came out and one other clump is still in bud form. May have to clip a few and put them in a vase. It would be fun to watch them open.

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  32. Pamela...thank you so much for all of your kind and thoughtful words today and for always stopping by my blog and leaving such nice messages. I seem to have my fill of troubles lately but somehow we always seem to get through them and to find a way to figure things out eventually. But oh it sure does help to have a friend who has such an understanding heart and a kind word. Thank you for always saying something nice ... sometimes we just need someone to listen. ♥ - Kathy -

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  33. Good morning from KY Pam, and oh what a sweet share you brought to us. Yes, Spring is finally in the air and the flowers are beginning to show and in all of the markets colours are bursting, its beautiful. Happy week to you~

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  34. Pamela, I'm sending warm spring wishes, and fresh breezes, it's time for the snow to leave, everywhere. We are still finding the occasional lump of it hiding, it needs to go.

    Your Daffies are beautiful.

    Jen

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  35. Such pretty flowers! It's finally warming up a tad here...no flowers yet, though!
    Susan

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  36. I've got daffodils on my bookshelf in our bedroom that I've been enjoying over the weekend. Aren't they a treat!
    And I loved that perky little birdie you had alongside in your window. Cute!

    Wishing you a beautiful day..........

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