Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thankful Thursday

After what has been a  long and colder than usual winter for us here in North Carolina, I think spring may finally be going to make its appearance and for that I am very thankful.

I picked the first daffodils from the garden.

Beautiful yellow daffodils. 

I am thankful that spring comes early here. 

I am thankful that the previous owner planted lots of spring bulbs.

I am thankful that I can bring some spring sunshine inside.

I am thankful for a mother who taught me to appreciate beauty
 and who painted this pot of daffodils.
gifts # 918-922

What are you thankful for today?

Rhondi xo

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  1. Wow your daffodils are much farther along than ours, just a few blocks away! That is a beautiful painting your mom did--no wonder you are so artistic! Have a great day!

  2. Flowers? Can you say jealous? March is when we get our worst blizzards. I won't see flowers for months. What a lucky, lucky girl, you are.

    Necel from the Old House in Texas

  3. Such beautiful flowers and what a wonderful setting with all the blue glassware. I'm afraid this old farmhouse we moved to last June doesn't have any bulbs planted anywhere...I'll be changing that this fall! Happy Spring to you Rhondi...I hope one day you'll come over for a visit..I'll have tea ready ;) Take care...Maura

  4. I love daffodils too. And your mother's watercolor is so lovely!! What a talented artist she is!

  5. Good Morning Rhondi! I love that Spring comes to NC early too! I love all your blue glass and the daffodils. What an absolutely wonderful painting of daffodils you Mom painted-what a treasure!

  6. Daffodils... oh wonderful! I love all your blue glass too. Your mother was a terrific artist. I am especially thankful for my mother this day as well.

    Thank you for this sunny, spring post.

  7. Oh sweetie, I'm turnin' just a little green with envy here. Your daffodils are stunning, just a fresh breath of spring. At nineteen degrees this mornin' the Ponderosa is still brown and lifeless. {SIGH} You have given me hope that our spring can't be far away. You mother was a talented artist, her lovely painting speaks volumes. I am thankful for the hope you have given me today. :o)

    Ya'll have a greatly blessed day dear Rhondi!!!

  8. Hello Rhondi,

    I love daffodils too. What a nice painting your mother made!!! Lovely.

    Bye & hugs, Carolien

  9. Your daffodils are beautiful, Rhondi and I like them in the blue vases. I am a good six weeks away from mine blooming, so I have to be patient!

    Happy Thursday! :-)


  10. Oh, I meant to say also that I love your mother's painting. She is quite talented!


  11. Need some Spring here in my house! Think I will find a piece of flowery fabric for placemats to cheer up my kitchen & my soul.

  12. What lovely daffodils. My garden outside is still under snow. It will be over a month before I see any flowers out there.

    Thaks again for hosting Thankful Thursday

  13. Your daffodils are lovely! And what a beautiful painting by your Mom. Such a treasure! We have had a few sunny days in a row here in North Texas, so I'm hoping Spring has sprung.:)

  14. The blue glass in your window looks stunning in the sunlight. We have had a very cold winter over here in the UK too. Spring flowers are always a most welcome sight. x

  15. Your mothers painting is wonderful Rhondi, and, golly you lucky duck, you have daffodils already!?

  16. Spring won't be here in Idaho for awhile. Your daffodils give me hope it's coming!!

  17. I love your mother's watercolor. That would be sunshine into any spot.
    I didn't plant daffodils this year. Wish I had! I did spy some on my walk today. they were just beginning to get yellow heads. I do have some irises blooming though.

  18. I see a daffodil purchase in my immediate future. They won't be in my yard for at least a few weeks, yours are beautiful, especially in the blue glass.

  19. Wow! You have daffodil blooms?!!! I have green shoots - and I am hopeful.

  20. What a beautiful watercolour!
    I'm grateful for all the spring flowers that I see popping up around here. I love this time of year!

  21. I love daffodils, Rhondi! So pretty. They remind me of my childhoood home and also of Wordsworth...

    I wandered lonely as a cloud
    That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
    When all at once I saw a crowd,
    A host, of golden daffodils,
    Beside the lake, beneath the trees
    Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

    I'm thankful for the poetry of life, both the poetry of a daffodil and its ode written by the likes of someone as skilled as Wordsworth. I can remember walking in the woods in college and reading assignments involving his works. And I can remember wandering like a cloud (only I was a happy cloud and not lonely) through the fields of my childhood and suddenly spying clumps of daffodils and bringing them home to my mother by the handful.

    Happy thoughts!


    Sheila :-)

  22. I love the pictures. What a beautiful painting. I know you must be so proud to have it.

  23. Hi, Rhondi...this is such a sweet, thankful post. I love those pretty flowers and can not BELIEVE you already have flowers blooming.
    I have a lot to be thankful for and will try linking with you soon!
    hugs, bj

  24. Such beautiful daffs!! The blue is gorgeous. What a lovely color combo. Your mother has some real talent.
    I would like to be part of your Thankful I have been doing it on my own a bit. Do I sign up with the linky on the day of the post? New stuff to me. I hope you let me know...

  25. Your mother is so talented, Rhondi. Do you paint or draw?
    I remember so well the first daffodils, the first tulips peeking out...the forced forsythia in the house!

  26. The bright yellow daffodils look so pretty in the blue vase. Those colors always remind me of spring time. You are so lucky to have them growing in your yard!


  27. Hi Rhondi,

    Your daffodils are lovely in the blue vase and look so nice with your blue and white. How special that the previous owner planted so many bulbs - a litttle surprise gift.
    I just love your Teapot Thursday and wish I had more time to participate. Tea, tea pots and blue and white are some of my very favorite things and some of the things that are so special about you and your blog.
    Have a lovely week.

  28. I love Spring and always am thankful for it...New beginnings and daffodils....


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