Sunday, January 17, 2010

A Mild Winter Day

Saturday was very mild and we took advantage of it and went for  a walk in the woods behind our house.  As we were walking the path we saw this ahead of us.  We weren't quite sure what it was.

As we got closer we could see that someone had collected some junk they found and created a little sculpture.

I wonder who the artist was?

Just pieces of junk really but arranged as they were they were beautiful.

This old pail looks like it's been used for target practice.

When we came home I did some cleaning up in the garden and was surprised to see these daffodils sprouting up already!  How  exciting!

I also found that the hellebores (lenten roses) were blooming.

Camellias were budding

and in full bloom in protected places.

If I  knew I had things blooming in my own garden I might not have bought these wonderful  gerbera daisies at  the grocery store, but they were on sale and they are really gorgeous, aren't they. 

I hope you had a good weekend.

Rhondi xo


  1. How cool is that?!! I love that someone made art out of castaways and left it there for all who wandered by.

    I can't believe you have daffodils sprouting already! We have had such a freezing cold last couple of weeks with temps in the teens. Because this is a new house to me, I don't even know if there are spring bulbs planted here. It will be a wonderful surprise if there is.

  2. How odd to find what you did in the woods...I have nothing to offer! I am thrilled for you to find blooms in your garden, how lucky you are. It will be months before we see even tulips! Even so, your daisies are beautiful!


  3. I bet that was an unusual thing to come across in the woods! Here in Ohio we are far from seeing anything remotely starting to come up out of the ground. It is warmer and the snow has melted...I even heard birds chirping as if spring was right around the corner. I doubt it's only January.~Patti

  4. The crocuses and snowdrops are up here, but the daffs are just bits of green peeking up here and there. My winter flowering jasmine made a nice display, and there are still lots of lovely berries on the holley and cotoneaster.

  5. Wow! I can't' believe you have things starting to bloom! The Hellebores are beautiful! We actually saw a patch of grass yesterday, for the first time since before Christmas. But it is going to take at least a week for all this snow to melt.

  6. Hi Rhondi,

    Oh my goodness - what a special piece of sculpture you found on your walk. Somone very creative with an appreciation for all things beautiful and simple made it. What a treat to find winter flowers peeping through the cold.
    Have a lovely week.

  7. I love your daisies Rhondi. What a beautiful find in the woods. Very creative. Our snowdrops are bursting through the ground now and the hyacinths can't be too far behind. Little harbingers of spring, which while still weeks away, we know is coming. Have a great week! xxoo

  8. Wow, I'm surprised your spring plants are coming up already. The photos are lovely. My camellia in FL got burned from our low temps and frost :P

  9. They are all wonderful discoveries. My Camelia has tiny buds and I'm on the other side of the world, how strange, I think it's a bit early.

  10. Looks like spring has sprung at your house, Rhondi! It's so nice to get some mild weather. I'm enjoying it too.

    What a funny junk sculpture.

    Enjoy your day.

  11. I don't think we are the only ones anxious for spring...looks like your garden is too! I am so looking forward to being able to take walks again. I'm getting there!

  12. Thank You for taking us along on your nature adventure-- here in Illinois its just cold and white blanket of snow. So nice to see "Spring" is starting to show up already!!!
    And the woods vigette look to be from the hands of a creative creature with talent just waiting to bloom also. Thanks again!

  13. What an interesting sculpture you happened upon. I guess it just proves that one man's junk is another man's ...
    Isn't this mild weather wonderful after our cold snap? Loved seeing your buds and blooms.

  14. Isnt it cheering to see the first little bulbs shooting up! My daffodils are just showing through and I long for the flowers.

  15. Rhondi, I just love it when I walk in the woods and happen upon a happy surprise! The "sculpture" is really neat.I personally can't wait for Spring time and flowers.
    ♥, Susan

  16. Very beautiful. You have such a nice blog; I'm really enjoying it.

  17. It is so wonderful that we can find the beauty in just simple things. I took a walk in our yard after the snow has melted and no life yet, but I figure next month I might find a few things coming out.


  18. So lucky for you to have things popping up. I'm afraid it will b a long time until we see any.

    - The Tablescaper

  19. The sight of those green shoots popping through the ground always makes my heart skip a beat. Such a miracle, isn't it? -Terri

  20. Oh flowers blooming in your garden! How blessed you are! Right now I simply crave green things and flowers. How funny to find a vignette in your woods:>)


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