As soon as these blooms appear in my garden, I know that Spring is not so far behind. Time for me to finish pruning the roses and clean up the flower beds ready for a big burst of colour very soon.
Thinking about these two favorite earlycomers of Spring reminds me of my mother, who always had a big vase of mimosa in our living room around this time of the year, and invariably it always managed to bring on the sneezes for my father and myself, and she would throw it out after many protestations to the contrary.
Lori has a beautiful post here about Mothers and Daughters and a great low cal recipe for delicous blueberry scones, that I am going to try out today. When I read her post this morning, it reminded me of a wonderful poem' The Lanyard 'written by Billy Collins, and here he is reading it aloud...you won't want to miss this, it is very good.