When I decided to accept this week’s Theme Thursday: Green challenge the first idea in my twisted head was it’s March and time for St. Patrick’s day, green beer (blechh) and leprechauns. But that would be so obvious that I simply cannot do it – not even the little guy on the Lucky Charms box. Did I ever mention I love Lucky Charms? Okay I just like to pick out the yummy marshmallows and throw the rest away, but I’m getting a bit off the subject.
Anyway – whilst browsing the web for public domain photos I came across the lovely pic above of a sunflower bud and I knew that would be my Theme Thursday muse: Greenery.
You see – I’m so sick of Winter I could scream but I imagine I have also mentioned that a few thousand times in the last few months. White, white, white, every where snowy white. Yes, the first snow of winter was lovely. By this point in the Season I am sawing at my wrists with my plastic Wendy’s knife (j/k) and eagerly awaiting the first hint of green anywhere on my property.
It will be a long time before I see any of my favorite sunflowers pop up — they need to be planted first. But there are tons of crocus (croci?), jonquils, daffodils, and other little early-blooming spring delights just waiting around the corner. I look out my kitchen window each morning hoping I will see the new green shoots cropping up for my lovely irises in the back yard. I know it is too soon, but I peek out any way. A girl can hope.
In the meantime I will have to live with a half-dead green philodendron and a Christmas Cactus that never bloomed once this past year. I also buy fresh herbs & put them in little glass jelly jars so I can look at their lovely green color and remind myself soon there will be herbs in my garden. If I’m really desperate for green I can always gaze at the green patch of craft paint on my dining room carpet (which isn’t green unfortunately) courtesy of EmmaLou, Golden Destroyer. And I can always put on my Green Bay Packers tee-shirt for a shot of green.
But I truly long for the green only Spring can deliver. Sadly what I don’t have is a Green Thumb — but I always plant a garden in the hopes something lovely will get past my gardening goofs. sigh…