Celebrating "Halfway to Spring" - Also Known as Mid-Winter!

Almost open in time for Imbolc!  Paphiopedilum Orchid!

I am celebrating "Halfway to Spring" or Imbolc or Candlemas by taking a walk in my garden and peering into every container looking for signs of spring returning.

Crocus are just pushing through the soil.

Hellebores are already forming tiny blossom buds almost before they are 2" high.


Jacob's Ladder - only 1 1/2 inch tall and already perfect in every way!

Tulips showing with a promise of brilliant red blooms 6 weeks away

Marsh Marigolds have awakened in my little pond and are beginning to lift tiny leaves above the water's surface.

And now, at dusk, I am floating a few candles in my little pond and sitting quietly, sipping my tea and giving thanks for longer days and joys to come with the returning spring.

beautiful photos Pam. If

beautiful photos Pam. If you're halfway to spring, we must be halfway to winter and I am so. ready. xo

Oh how lovely... and candles

Oh how lovely... and candles in your pond even. May I come and live with you? I promise to be very good. :D

Ah, that little stroll

Ah, that little stroll through your garden was so refreshing! I can't believe all those wonderful plants are poking through already. So good to see!

We are getting more snow here today and it sounds like more for most of the weekend as well so no green to be seen over in this neck of the woods! Give me a couple more months and then I'll catch up. :)

Thanks for sharing these... I can't wait to see more.

Have a beautiful, halfway-to-spring weekend!

What a timely reminder that

What a timely reminder that Spring is on its way. I appreciate seeing things through your eyes, Pam, and the gratitude you show us. You remind me of all I have to be grateful for. I thank you for that.

Lovely photos! I especially

Lovely photos! I especially like the candles floating in the pond. What a beautiful setting!

Love to see something

Love to see something blooming!
After seeing this, I uploaded a picture that I took this morning - in the snow! -

I keep bringing my camera out every day, hoping to catch something on film that has more color than grey or green in it.

I feel a bit of spring fever

I feel a bit of spring fever coming on looking at all of those bits of promising green! Thank you for helping me remember that it is really going to be spring soon...

Thank you for visiting woolnest; it makes me happy to know you visited!

best - Annri

Spring? We're still knee-deep

Spring? We're still knee-deep in winter. Though it was a balmy 26 degrees today.

You're so lucky to see such

You're so lucky to see such beautiful signs of Spring! Ours will be a couple of months at least!! I love all your wonderful crafts, but I must say, those little owls have really stolen my heart! : )

I am so enjoying your blog

I am so enjoying your blog and seeing these lovely pictures was such a joy. My crocuses are likely beginning to poke their heads out too but at this point I can't see them under the snow LOL. I have especially enjoyed the last few days of posting and wanted to let you know I have linked this post and your post on making Brigid's crosses to my blog post on the Feast of St. Brigid. http://cynsreality.wordpress.com/2010/02/01/the-feast-of-st-brigid/

Wow! What a beautiful photo

Wow! What a beautiful photo to celebrate halfway to Spring. We've been having a lot of rain lately but today is trying to be sunny. it's still fairly cold but there is hope warmer days are on the way.

How lovely! We are not there

How lovely! We are not there yet... still too cold me thinks! I cannot wait till everyone starts peeping up from the ground!


This is lovely. What an

This is lovely. What an orchid!
It's got to be so peaceful to sit with your floating candles and tea.

I've been looking at your Imbolc post links and I've decided that tomorrow is a perfect time for pancakes!

Oh my goodness! One of my

Oh my goodness! One of my favorite childhood memories is seeing crocus (and lily of the valley) poke through the earth in the dead of winter... in Albuquerque, New Mexico! Unfortunately, I am not the gardener my mother was, so I have to live this memory vicariously. Thanks for posting this. It gave me a quiet moment to remember my parents.


Just beautiful. We are still

Just beautiful. We are still buried under snow, so no signs for us yet.

First of all, I love the

First of all, I love the title of this post.
Second, I am so amazed at the little bits of green poking through the soil. Ah, spring!!!