Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pansies

Springs arrives to the garden and I want instant colour, but mother nature does not deliver until she is ready. So my instant colour is achieved by putting pansies in the garden and containers by the front door. Their smiling faces say welcome home. Or are they mischievous elves waiting to play in the garden?



Pansies

The pansies always make me think
Of little elves in garden places
That peer above a leaf to blink
With tiny and delightful faces.

"No eleves!" you say? How do you know
What goes on in a garden plot
When no one watches there. And so,
There may be elves, as like as not.

` Jessie Cannon Eldridge `





Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping in for a visit.




19 comments:

Sheila said...

Your porch pansies are beautiful. I'm in the city today and even though it's snowing again - my mission was to buy a flat of pansies. I love your beautiful pictures!

Sherri B. said...

Beautiful photos. Pansies are always faithful, with some of the first colors of spring.

paula, the quilter said...

Pansies always make me think of my father: they were his favorite flower. My grandmother had a friend whose name was Pansy.

Alison said...

Great close-ups of their cute little faces! I love pansies too.

Piecefulafternoon said...

Wonderful pansy photos - and that is one of my all time favorite garden poems.

Now if the snow would just melt off our pansies - we aren't supposed to have snow in mid April.

schöngeist for two said...

wunderschön diese Farben dieser Blume
fantastisch

Liebe grüsse Elke

Rettabug said...

Oh my goodness....how incredible, seen through the eye of your camera, Jen!!! Beautiful photos!
I rarely capture anything wet. I think I need to buy myself some wellies & get out in the rain! :-)

heading down to the sewing room to work on spring tablerunner right now. Thank you for the info!

Becca said...

I love pansies! You captured their little faces so well! It's almost too warm where I live for them now. They are usually my "fall/winter" flower that keeps my garden happy.

NellJean said...

Pansies have long been a fav of mine since Miss Ann and Miss Susan used to encourage me to pick theirs when I was a child. I thought it was because I was so adorable; now I realize it encouraged more blooms.

Pondside said...

Elves? Fairies? Brownies?....they are all in my garden, especially at pansy time.
On Tuesday, at the market in Kingston, I bought my DIL two lovely bowls of bright pansies because I won't be with her on Mothers' Day - and why not have something that she can enjoy for a couple of weeks beforehand? I'll have to check to see if there are any elves in the bowls.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful,especially the ones with the water droplets.

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

Pansys and violas are my favorite flowers. Thank you for a making me smile. Can't help it when I see their happy faces.

Giga said...

Wiosna w pełni przyjdzie, a bratki są śliczne. Mają one takie niesamowite kolory, ze nie da sie ich nie podziwiać. Pozdrawiam

Mary Lou said...

I love pansies and their heart shaped leaves. I have some that came up from last year!
Have a fret weekend.

Mary said...

I just happened by your blog, and your flowers are lovely~

Georgianna said...

I love pansies, Jen. They are so welcome at this time of year, aren't they? And I saw them all throughout the South in window boxes and containers. I especially love your photos with the raindrops! Have a great weekend, too. :) – g

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great pictures of a favorite flower. I saw some here (Florida) at a garden store in March on sale because it was the end of their season -- the guy there said it would be too hot for them by April.

Spring is different here ;>)

Savories of Life said...

Lovley pictures. These are one of my favrite flowers. You are from Canada? My grandma lives ther in ont. I use to live in Canada till we moved to Mo about 19 years ago. Check me out.

Cape Cod Kitty said...

Such lovely photos....pansies have always been such a wonderful beginning to my little bit of gardening in the Spring. Mine went into pretty pots of the terrace and by the back door last Sunday and last night I noticed they were "smiling and dancing" in the cold wind.
My mother was married in Spring and carried pansies....always so special.