Monday, January 28, 2013

Winter Blahs

The temperature has been in the single digits all last week!
Are you trying to battle and beat the winter blahs? 
This time of year we start getting seed and flower catalogs like Jackson & Perkins or Burpee.
We look at the pages and start to think about what we will plant.
As Lee was going through the camera disk, she realized that I, Sweet William The Scot, had not showed you our porch flowers from last summer.
The basket above was hand forged with a date of 1892 that Lee found at a tag sale.
We have rail boxes around our porch.
Our theme last summer was pink and purple wave petunias, pink verbena and two different varities of potato vine plants.
We always have a hanging basket on the left side of our porch.
Last year it went from porch ceiling till it touched the rails.
Well I can dream of spring, can't I.
Wonder what we will have in our containers this summer?
Sun Setting on the church steeple we see from our kitchen window.
Moon Rising over our backyard.
Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot


  1. Thanks buddy, that takes away all the cold thoughts and reminds us of those good smells. Mom trys to grow things and does a good job of doing them in, Heeheehee. Need some of those pink and purple petunias for my Susie!

    See ya later Bestest

  2. Sweet Willyum
    thank you fow those happy making flowew photos and's been gweay and glum awound hewe, so I weely appweciate them.

    I hope you'll come to my House of Miwwows..I pwomise you won't knock youwself out, hehehe
    smoochie kisses

  3. We get the catalogs also. The flowers and veggies look gorgeous but not matter what they look like, they're all rabbit food here. We can't grow much to maturity.

  4. sweetie~~ Those flowers were the perfect Pick me up for the winter time. Your mom certainly grows beautiful flowers, mine has a black thumb*sigh*!! Not much longer and we will be dancing together as the Valentine party!!

    loving wags

  5. Oh my that is so beautiful. Spring will be here before you know it and we all will be basking in the sun.

  6. Oh William...if you get too cold, come to my house. We can go run on the beach! It'll be 80 this afternoon.


  7. Its icy here so hard to even think about those beautiful flowers!
    stella rose

  8. It has been a funny old winter - we have 68 degrees today - but it is all dark and overcast....seems to have really bleak and grey winter even though it hasn't been cold for us

  9. Oh, I love those flowers. They remind me of the ones my mother plants in her garden and she has lots of pots and hanging baskets by her front porch too. Keep dreaming William, spring will be here soon enough.
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

  10. Our Mom is a bit envious - her thumb is not green at all!!

    Lilly, Piper, Celti and Ivy

  11. Spring will be here soon and what a good idea to get out the seed catalogue. Stay warm. Have a marvelous Monday.
    best wishes Molly

  12. Lovely to see some Spring flowers. When I look outside at the moment I only see grey, grey and grey.
    Thanks for brightening my day.
    Toodle pip!

  13. Fantastic way to while away the dismal winter days. Planning for Spring.

    Your flowers last year were gorgeous. We're sure there'll be repeat this year. Of course, Sweet William you set them off beautifully.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  14. OH BUDDY.... It has been just ICKY here in Ohio, hasn't it?
    Glad that you got your spring catalogs. They really help get the Spring Sprouting don't they? I was just lookin in MY Burp Ease Catalog yesterday. They have a new variety of Milkbone Seeds this year... butt I think I am going to stick with the old Tried and Succeeded.. HAIRgroom Variety that I have Always used.
    Spring can't come soon enough fur US either. THANKS fur making our wet dreary day SO MUCH BRIGHTER and CHEERY.

  15. It sounds freezing! Before we know it we will be seeing all our pretty flowers again
    Have a fun day
    Benny & Lily

  16. It has been colder than cold and we've missed so many walkies but your post is makin' us smile, William! Thank you!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  17. Hey Sweet William!
    Wow, that's just the ticket in all of this cold and snow! Flowers, ahhhh. You and Lee have green paws fur sure. Love that pretty purple color and your moon rise pix is beautiful!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  18. Ohhhh, Springtime!!! I can't wait for it to warm up and it has only been 50 degrees here. I can't imagine single digits!!! Stay warm and think spring!!

  19. Oh, Ma just LOVES your flowers!!! Those potatoe plants are the bestest hardiest plants ever! Not even my Ma can kill em'!! BOL
    That is a great way to spend the cold winter days Sweet William! Since about 5 of Ma's plants just bit the dust in the last freeze, it looks like she's gonna have to start lookin' in those catalogs herself.
    pees: LOVE the sunsets!

  20. Goodness SW your porch is just the most colourful and arrroootiful thing we have ever seen. Mom is super jealous!! We can't wait to see what you & Lee have planned for this spring.

    By the way...Mom finally figured out where she knows your closing lines from!!! It's from the song they used for the Golden Girls, right?? She was super chuffed with herself when she finally figured it out - she says it's been bugging her for ages! *BOL* Silly hooman!

    Wally & Sammy

  21. Those flowers are beautiful and really made Mommy smile. All of your pictures are beautiful. The flowers make us think of Spring. It has been nasty cold here also.

    Loveys Sasha

  22. We simply can't wait for spring! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful flower pictures with us today...we are so tired of looking at snow and GREY!!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  23. I hate to be the one who is different than everyone else, but I LOVE THE SNOW. I say, Bring it on......and My Vickie say's bring it on too but not quite as enthusiastically as me.

    Stay warm my friend

  24. Oh what fun to see pictures of those flowers. Those are our Mom's favorite kind of flowers. Those hanging baskets. Those are gorgeous. Have a great day.

  25. Sweet William ....we too are looking for Spring...not as long as it was. What a beautiful sunset. They really are prettier in the winter.
    Hugs Madi your BFFF

  26. This warm weather is throwing me off a bit!!! I mean, I don't know if i'm suppose to roll in the snow or sun myself!! I can't decide!!!!

  27. Oh wow, that has certainly cheered us up too! Can't wait for spring!

  28. That is one lovely sunset. Thanks for stopping by to see me. Hope you get some spring real soon!

  29. Ah you have a way of cheering us all up. Love the spring flowers and that moon rising was way cool.
    Have a great day

  30. What lovely flowers and a purrfect way to brighten a dreary winter day.