The sun is shining, the scent of daphne fills the air, the flowering cherry trees are in full bloom, and the temperature is over sixty degrees – can it really be February? I know I sound like a grouch, when everyone loves this weather so much, but I could do with a little snow and cold – an actual winter – before I’m in the mood to embrace spring. Oh well . . . to try to get in the spirit of it all, I bought some beautiful bouquets today while strolling through downtown Portland:
Purple hyacinths – does anything smell as lovely?
I wish I could put together flower arrangements like this – a few hyacinths, parrot tulips, and a bright purple anemone or two, and look how beautiful it is! Notice how well-coordinated the purple sprinkles on the cupcake from St. Cupcake are