Monday, May 9, 2011

Hello Sunshine




Spring is finally here at the polohouse!
(I think.)


This is our old horse sign with the barren trees 
in the background taken at sunset in March.





And this is the sign as of last week when the magnolia tree was blooming!


What a difference a month makes, 
you know?







 It's still a little too chilly 
to plant the annuals right now, 
but I couldn't wait to get just a little color
on the front door, and in the urns.











These pansies are pretty tough, in case a little chill blows in again.







Seeing the grass come in makes me so happy!
It's that bright, 
almost electric green out in the yard right now....
and for now, 
that's good enough for me.








I'll just have to practice patience
and just wait a little longer 
for the 
color.









31 comments:

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

So glad your getting some pretty weather. We are way on up in the 80's with this nice Mississippi humidity. Trying really hard right now to get the pool because that is my form of relief in the summer time.
I am not complaining, I love it! Have a great week.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Oops, I meant to say "get the pool ready", because that is my form of relief. Sorry.

Sarah said...

Alison, the blooms look gorgeous. What a dramatic backdrop for the old horse sign. Funny, here in TX we are already having temps in the upper 90s so the annuals that have been providing us color for two months now are feeling stressed. Time to move on to something that can take the summer heat. Guess it's back to the garden center soon. Hopefully zinnias will take us through the summer.
The flower filled basket on the door is lovely. Just a hint of the color you'll soon enjoy. ~ sarah

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Yeah! You are getting spring. Your flowers are so pretty.
Hugs,
Penny

Emily said...

hi Alison, Love the colors in your front door arrangement, and the way your keeping with your theme in the basket. Love the pansies, they keep a little color while the roller coaster temperatures of spring settle into warmer days. Enjoyed the photographs of your home. Hope your week is great..........

~Emily

laxsupermom said...

So pretty! Love the pic of the blooms behind your horse! We finally started putting some plants in the ground. Fingers crossed we've had the last frost. Can't wait to see the rest of your garden in full bloom. Thanks for sharing.

Pamela Gordon said...

I was amazed how green the grass got this past week up here. You are about the same as us this week which surprises me as you are usually at least a week ahead of us. It's been so cold and rainy here. I love your colourful flower basket on the front door. Soon there will be lots of colour :-)

Dee said...

Alison,

Your flowers on the door are beautiful! Here in N.J. we start planting on Mother's Day.

Dee

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Gorgeous grounds....enjoy the weather, soon it will be hot.

All That Glitters said...

You have a pretty yard! We just put new mulch, ferns and a new wreath! Oh, and a new porch. The old one was falling apart!

Sarah Kate said...

You've made your outdoor area so beautiful!!! What is that behind your porch swing - a dogwood tree or a bradford pear?? I get those mixed up for some reason. :o)

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Your yard is lovely, Alison. It's been warming into the 70s here, so it shouldn't be much longer for you :)

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

I love the colors of the flowers on your door! Glad to hear your weather is getting nicer. We have had a couple of very nice days in NJ too!

Town and Country Gals said...

Alison,
Your yard is lovely! Love the hunting horn in your door display! I used to have one but don't have a clue where it is now! That horse sign is absolutely fabulous, with the blooms behind it, amazing!
Rebecca

cityfarmer said...

I just wanna' sit on your porch and swing!!!

here's to spring!

come see me at the arboretum in south barrington ...may 22

High Street Cottage said...

Alison, your sign looks so pretty not only against the barren brances, but amidst the magnolia blossoms too. I was over at Marcy's blog this week, not sure if you saw her "Polo House" inspired antique horse sign, but it's just wonderful, think you'll enjoy her post if you havn't already, xxx tami

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Alison everything looks beautiful! I just planted our annuals 2 weeks ago, I love this time of year when everything is in bloom! Martina

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Your yard is so pretty! Love the bright green grass.

Cindy said...

Beautiful blooms Alison! Such a sweet basket full of flowers, love the french horn! You've got such a way in adding just the right special touch!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

your blog is such a beautiful place to vist! I love your outside
photographs,

Karen

michele at hellolovelyinc said...

oh it's dreamy. the porch swing is beckoning!

i'm also ready for color and need to address my flower boxes soon. your property is absolutely lovely.

hugs.

michele

alison said...

i'm with you...any color is a good thing right now, but i am also antsy to get some flowers in the ground...soon enough.

alison

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Love your front door wreath. And that horse sign against the sky is a simply breathtaking picture!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Designs By Pinky said...

Love your front door basket and of course the pansies. What a staple they are, huh? I ahve ALOT of color right now and just did a post about it. Come on over!!!! XO, Pinky

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

We were having great weather, but had a storm over the weekend and lost our power. My body didn't know how to handle the cold after a few weeks of warmth. Enjoy your sunshine.

Ann-Marie

Karen said...

I just love that porch swing and your door basket, beautiful. Might make one like it.

Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign said...

Looks just lovely! Hope spring is here to stay! Sorry I haven't picked up my award yet -- ugh! Always one step behind. But it is on my list. xo -- Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign

Designs on 47th Street said...

Lovely post with true hints of spring. We were exactly as you until Sunday when we had unseasonable weather..97* unheard of in the midwest for May.

Loved your pictures and yes, count me in as one who would love to sit and swing with you. So peaceful looking.

Donna

Pat said...

Just a beautiful post. I love the door basket with horn. Gorgeous!

Kathy said...

Can't wait to see more of those beautiful images, we have sun today it is hit and miss here still quite cold so I will vicariously through my bloggers...thanks for sharing

classic • casual • home said...

Lovely...following you!