Friday, March 21, 2014

friday finds ... the 3.21 edition

"is the spring coming?" he said.  "what is it like?"
"it is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine ... "
~frances hodgson burnett ... the secret garden~

I love Friday Finds with Kim Klassen ... "it is a place to gather and share ... a place to cherish life's simple pleasures" ... doesn't that sound like such an inviting place?

My find this week is ... springtime ... finally!!  And what speaks early springtime more than sweet violas?  

Every spring i debated whether or not to spend the money on these beauties ... afterall ... their lives are so short lived. 
Before long i am spending hundreds of dollars on all the summertime lovelies.  
So every year i decided no ... i  will be patient ... i will wait till May and buy those flowers that will last until the first frost.  I will spend my money wisely.

But not this year ... this year i was the first in line to buy flats and flats of pansies.  I NEED them ... my happiness depends on them.  This winter was just too long ... too cold ... too snowy.  
I deserve these delicate beauties now... smile ...

If you have a few moments, be sure to click on Kim's adorable button that will lead you to more delightful friday finds! 
Kim Klassen dot Com

Until next time ... happy springtime!


  1. Oh YES Nancy!!! We all need the beauty of spring flowers!! Love pansies and especially the little Johnny Jump-ups! Lovely, and Spring-y!

  2. Oh swoon! I adore pansies and your photos and collage are wonderful!

  3. Hee-hee! I always have the same discussion with myself about pansies and violas, in the spring and again in the fall. Yours are so pretty, so delicate. I think you've pushed me over the edge ...

  4. Your lovely flowers put a smile on my face. They were well worth the money.
    I am looking forward to seeing your creations from Susan's class. :)

  5. Oh I am in desperate need for some pansies...I will now be on the lookout, if you found them I can. Beautiful, beautiful images!!

  6. I totally get where you are coming from this year!

  7. Love pansies ... yours are so pretty, NancyJean !
    And the 'secret garden' quote is so lovely !
    About Susan Tuttle's book, I love it, lots of inspiration ... with mixed media and digital techniques and projects,
    tips for iPhoneography and several projects from contributing artists ...
    Have a nice weekend,

  8. Those are sweet, sweet, sweet! In Texas they are a cool weather flower, we plant them in the fall and take them out when it gets warm.

  9. They are so pretty and delicate! Lovely bright colours, a perfect little snippet of spring!

  10. So pretty. I really like the single one. Especially with a touch of orange. I sure don't blame you. I planted a few petunias and lobelia today.

  11. You are so right and these are so gorgeous! We still have a chance of a freeze this week, so I'll be waiting just a little longer to plant my annuals.


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