Saturday, January 8, 2011

Dreamer, Nothing but a Dreamer...

Snow day! We are having what the weather personalities call a "weather system". All scheduled activities cancelled today. Nothing to do but bake little baby cinnamon rolls for all, and, of course, to dream.

Now, what does one dream of when the temperature is plummeting and one's garden looks like this?


This.



Dear Summer, I have the fondest memories of our time together last year. Thinking of you often.

xoxo
Ms. S

19 comments:

Laurrie said...

We're dreaming of summer in this latitude too.

TS said...

I have that same dream, fueled by lots of time spent browsing seed/plant catalogs. I dream of warmth and summer but wake to wind and cold. If summer were year round, would I love it as much??

Anna said...

Take comfort in Shelley's words "If winter comes, can spring be far behind?" and enjoy nibbling on those delicous sounding cinammon rolls whilst you dream :)

Anna said...

Aaaaaaaah ~ have just seen the minus 15 temperature on your blog!!!

Marguerite said...

oh lilacs, they'll be here soon right? the days are already lengthening.

The Garden Ms. S said...

Laurrie: the nice thing about summer dreaming is that in the garden of our mind’s eye the temperature is always perfect and there are no weeds!

TS: Thank goodness for those seed catologues, I have at least three out and about at all times. I do also enjoy having four seasons, most days. :)

Anna: The days are getting a little tiny bit longer already so I am given to hope. (Even though the temperature is predicted to be going down another 10 degrees this week!)

Marguerite: Aren’t lilacs, scenting the entire neighbourhood, just the nicest welcome to summer!

sweetbay said...

Your photo of the lilac looks like it came out of a dream. I can't think of anything better than cinnamon rolls and dreaming of summer while it's snowing outside.

The Garden Ms. S said...

Sweetbay, it reminds me of the magical Midsummer Night's Dream. :)
I baked cookies today. It better get nice soon or bread pudding may be next!

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

Beautiful lilac picture! I am also snowed in, and intended to bake cinnamon buns, but haven't yet. I hope things warm up soon - for both of us!

The Garden Ms. S said...

Rebecca, there is nothing like the scent of cinnamon to make the house cosy and to forget about all the shovelling! Lol Hang in there, another week and I think we will see a major turn for the better. I am already seeing so much more light on my commute home; it's very promising. :)

OF SPRING AND SUMMER said...

Hi,
Hopefully those beautiful lilacs will soon be flowering!!
Till then keep warm!
All the best,
Ingrid xx

Shirley said...

You're in Edmonton? Me too. I write a gardening blog called The Gardening Life. I am thrilled to have found you! Now a follower!

The Garden Ms. S said...

Hi Shirley, Welcome! Another Edm blogger - yay! I will be over to check out your site. :)

Liisa said...

Oh, Ms. S, a balmy morning in Edmonton... we woke to similar temperatures in Vermont last week. And, I too have been dreaming of spring. Let me know what time I should be there for those cinnamon rolls... ; )

The Garden Ms. S said...

Liisa, today is the first "not painfully cold" day in Edmonton in weeks (feels like months!). Dare I go outside again? :)

ps. come by anytime for cinnamon buns. ;)

ruthie said...

I love this, a postcard to summer! Here's to looking forward to warmer days, garden moments & fragrant colour! We hope to have a new garden to start work with by then, i'm trying not to get too excited x ruthie

The Garden Ms. S said...

Ruthie, thanks! I look forward to photos of your new garden. :)

TaraLarsenChang said...

brrrrrr! can't believe your temps!
We're dreary here (endless days of grey and rainy), but not nearly so cold. Despite that, I too have the garden and seed catalogs close at hand and waiting for some clear and mild breaks to make some headway out there!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

I am dreaming of summer too...anything but winter ha ha! beautiful blooms..I can almost smell them!!