Scott's Nursery on Friday the 10th.
There isn't much new here. We've endured several bitterly cold windy days since last Friday.....with temperatures sitting at -18C on Saturday.....which is unusual for March, but we're on the upswing this week and there is a major snowstorm moving in on Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday night. I'm sure most of you have either heard about it or are under it by now if you live in the northern US or southern Ontario and Quebec.
Last Friday was Murray's birthday. He is now officially a senior citizen, albeit one who enjoys working so much he's not ready to retire just yet. He took the day off and we went to town to run errands and just enjoy the day. At suppertime we went to a pizza restaurant where we had invited some friends to join us for a celebration.
That morning we went to the biggest green house operation in Fredericton, Scott's Nursery, just to get a taste and feel of spring and a tropical climate. The top photo was taken of the Primulas all in bloom. The moist heat, colours, and greenery was wonderful for the senses after this long winter season. I could have set a nice comfy lawn chair in there and just relaxed for a few hours but I don't think they allow that, which is too bad, as I'm sure they could make money by renting out chairs for winter weary folk to enjoy the place. I did buy a couple of plants while there though.
One is an Aloe Vera plant and the other is a Mimicry Plant. I had an Aloe Vera back in the 80's but got rid of it or maybe it died, and having read that it is very healthy to have plants in the house I decided to add a few more. The little Mimicry plant is so pretty with its rose and lime green colours. I may invest in a couple more of these little succulents to set in a tray of some sort with pretty pebbles or stones.
Notice the two stones? When Murray was away for work a week ago he ended his trip with a visit to our daughter, son-in-law and grandsons in Calgary. Yes, I was jealous that I couldn't go too! When I was checking the pockets of his travel bag I found these two stones. Our two older grands sent them home for me. Isn't that the sweetest?
Do you have any succulent plants in your home? What is your favourite?
I've enjoyed the colour of these orangey/coral/yellow tulips this past weekend. They are gorgeous but sadly, are not lasting as long as usual. One of the stems has 3 blooms on it! Have you ever seen that before?
A three-headed tulip.
The buffet and hutch are decorated for spring, which is lurking around the proverbial corner, and will get some Easter touches later this week. I like that Easter is in mid-April this year as our weather should be a bit better.
How did you make out with the time springing ahead on the weekend? Between that and the full moon it was not the best for me. I'm waking too early and it is now dark in the morning again for a while. I enjoy the longer evening light but since we can't even do anything outside due to the snow and cold it's kind of a waste of that extra hour. We won't enjoy that evening light until May when we can maybe sit outside or do some yard work or go for a walk. I'm looking forward to that!
A little bunny hopped out of the cabinet.
Thanks for popping by! Maybe my next post will have some lovely snowy scenes to share. I do enjoy visiting my southern bloggers who are having warm temperatures and enjoying spring blooms and green grass. They make me hopeful.
Have a super week!