The first of March. Yay! It's my birthday month. One of my favorite things about having a birthday this time of year is that everything is starting to bloom. The other day I noticed bright yellow daffodils along the side of the road as I was driving by. Although it's still been cold and wet most of the days, seeing bits of color against the gray skies really makes me smile. And with all the candy colored Easter pastels filling the shops I always feel like someone is throwing a great big sweet girly birthday party just for me.
The fruit trees in my backyard are blooming too and today I did something I haven't done in nearly 3 months. I went out there and said hello to the trees and gave the pretty pink buds a proper welcome. I have been avoiding my backyard since we lost LaLou last December. I couldn't bring myself to visit the plum tree where she loved to sit and watch the birds.
I also walked by the spot in our fence where LaLou came through to visit me. She lived in the house next door but she spent most of the day in my backyard waiting for me. When she couldn't hop over our fence anymore I took off two slats so she could get through. I just don't have the heart to put the slats back. I keep thinking she might come walking through anytime.
LaLou's plum tree has been bare all winter but as you can see it just started to bloom. So I went out there today, under cloudy skies and in the frosty air. There still isn't much sun to warm the spot where LaLou and I sat together. But the flowers are so pretty and every now and then the wind would catch a lone blossom and I'd watch it fall gently to the ground. I imagined LaLou nudging it with her cute little nose, waiting patiently for the next one to drop.
My friend Marfi made this beautiful piece for me. I will treasure it always. It has been such a comfort to have this picture of us under our plum tree. I took it outside with me today and brought it to our spot. I thought LaLou might like that.
Thank you for letting me share this with you. You can see that Luna and I miss our beautiful gray friend very much. These furry creatures just have a way of holding on to our hearts. I know many of you feel the same way.
I still want this to be a happy post and I'm honestly very excited about Spring and my birthday month. I have been dreaming about purple pansies, blue hydrangeas, old fashioned roses and of course frosted petunias!
How about these adorable potted pansies? Can you believe they're cupcakes? The recipe is at Woman's Day. Oh I would love one of these on my very own happy cupcake day.
What are you excited about this month?
Are you seeing signs of Spring where you are?
Hope you're having a wonderful first day of March. In honor of sweet LaLou and my birthday month, Luna and I have decided that March will be
"Treat Yourself to a Cupcake Month!"
Have a beautiful day.