Dear March—Come in—
How glad I am—
I hoped for you before—
Put down your Hat—
You must have walked—
How out of Breath you are—
Spring is here and yes, it is when flowers bloom and nature sings.
The long leaves of the Plumaria tree is sprouting bright yellow, waxy blossoms with a strong fragrance that permeates my Secret Garden.
In the large Whiskey Barrels, I see pinkish colored flower buds among the kelly green leaves and they are bursting into little green ovals that will become full sized Meyer lemons in just a few short months.
Night Jasmine is blooming and fragrance is everywhere.
Our ficus hedges that run up the East and West sides of our home, host nests of blue-speckled, cream-colored and dusty-white eggs the size of marbles.
Even the long necked Egret has stopped to say hello as he struts beside the ficus hedges.
And in the clusters of boxwoods and ixora bushes, there are many hiding places for the little bunnies that I had feared were lost in the swirling waters of overflowing canals during Hurricane Ian.
I tried to get a picture of them this morning, but they hop quicker than I can walk. 🙂
There are blooms everywhere.
And the little burrowing owls are popping their heads out of their burrows and saying hello.
And yet, here they all are.
It is Spring!
“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “What’s the first thing you say to yourself?”
“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”
“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,”
So what exciting thing is going to be happening in Mid-March?
Spring is here and yes, Nature really does sing.
One can hear the early morning sounds of the Mockingbirds singing their greetings and the “coos” of the Morning doves splashing in the bird baths as they prepare themselves for the day.
The table setting I have chosen is also heralding Spring.
A pink floral tablecloth purchased from Pottery Barn several years ago is the starting point.
8 square napkins become 4 square placemats and four napkins enclosed in sisal bunny napkin rings.
A pink watering can holds pink and white spring blossoms, while bunnies of every size and color hop around the table.
There are white bunnies, green bunnies, pink bunnies and brown sisal bunnies scattered about the table.
One large girl bunny has a pink gingham skirt and carries a basket of flowers on her arm while the matching boy bunny sports a white vest and blue jacket, plus a basket of eggs on his back.
The ruffled edge dinner plate is white and topped with a pink egg-shaped salad plate.
The salad plate sports a baby chick outline in the center.
The light green water goblets and clear green flatware tie into the colors on the napkins/placemats.
Cute little nests hold three eggs and also serves as a name tag holder; and I mixed it up a bit by using little sisal bunny name holders too!
The little egg filled nests are placed in the center of the salad plates as well as being scattered around the table, reflecting the nests in the ficus trees.
There are two sets of salt and pepper shakers; one is white rabbit holding a carrot and the other set are bunnies.
Below is our Menu which features Leg of Lamb with mint jelly….so so so good and a casserole of Spring veggies and of course Hot Cross Buns.
Have you planned your Spring Dinner? If so, Share Please!
Roast Leg of Lamb
With Mint Jelly
Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs
Scalloped Hasselback potatoes
Lemony Asparagus, Beans & peas
Moroccan Glazed carrots
Hot Cross Buns
Carrot cake w/ Cream Cheese icing
I hope you are having Spring weather at your home.
I understand there is still snow in the midwest, but I am sure Spring is just around the corner for you.
Just remember the promise that Spring also brings.
Matthew 28:6 “He is not here; for He is risen”
“It’s not about the bunny; it’s about the lamb.”
Pink tablecloth and matching napkins: Pottery Barn on-line several years ago
Colored eggs napkins, set of 8: Amazon last year
Pink egg shaped salad plates and large bunnies: Valerie ParHill on-line several years ago
Ruffled white dinner plates: Amazon several years ago
Green clear glass handled flatware: (So long ago, I can’t remember where I got them)
All Sisal bunnies, ceramic white bunnies: Pier 1 (in store when they had a store)
Pink watering can, flower blossoms, green bunnies, green goblets: On-Line many years ago
I would like to thank Rita from Panoply for her organizing skills as she put together a Spring hop of wonderful stylists, each with their own unique way of decorating.
Blessings Always my friends.