Deluge

I'm partial to March lion weather. The downpour has been nonstop, the winds are blustery and my toes are darn near frozen together but you can feel the seasons are changing nonetheless. Wore my scratchiest wool sweater today (knit it myself cause I can never find them scratchy enough) while I hunkered down in the shop and watched rain splash down the storefont for hours.


Of course Saipua is a delicious slice of spring right now. Lilac, rex begonia, muscari, sweet pea, hellebores, snap dragons, hyacinth, parrot tulips, cherry blossoms.














Even a rare canine cutest maximus complete with ivy garland. Appropriate only for a Red Hook rendition of A Midsummer Night's Dream, staring Nea.

37 comments:

  1. ...*sigh*...Beautimus Maximus! Each and every one! :o)

    ...Thanks for sharing!

    ...Blessings...

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  2. So pretty! And the pup, so cute I just want to scratch behind his ears!

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  3. And as Spring starts announcing herself to you, here in the deep South, perched inches above the Great Southern Ocean, we're anticipating autumn. The leaves are starting to turn, ready to take flight in the newly-chilled southerlies, and I'm starting to look at my winter wardrobe: will my old cable-knit sweater last another winter? How can it not?
    I put socks onto old Thread Bear last night. He's eighty years old now, and was starting to grumble about the cooler evenings. And C-Leo Paw-Print, the calico cat from the feline queendom has gained girth with her annual coat-change. I love winter, despite the fact that it will never snow in Auckland. For true cold, we need to travel 800 kilometres downhill, to where the world's best oysters are grown.. and are being harvested, right now.

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  4. I love a gussied up pup, and he even looks dry!

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  5. We planted sweet peas during our Valentines Day wildflower seed scatterfest and the little seedlings are popping up around the yard now, exciting!

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  6. Love the pup with the garland!
    Beautiful photos Emerson!

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  7. MMmmm.....everything so green and lush and yummy.....I'm in L-O-V-E!!

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  8. I visited Saipua web site for the first time...It's gorgeous! I promise to visit you someday! :)
    Lara

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  9. This post makes me craving for spring! So many lovely flowers!!

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  10. No matter what the deluge, you are fortunate to be surrounded by eternal spring in your shop.
    Such beauty and even an adorable dog starring in Midsummer Night. Now tell me true... would he be Bottom with a furry head to make Titania, the queen of the fairies fall in love with him"? Are we not all fairies in love with dreams of warm summer nights, without the need of scratchy wool sweaters?

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  11. The photo's of your fabulous flowers and curly vines are such perfect spring photo's. They should be on the cover of a new magazine entitled "Hope".

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  12. beautiful light and such balanced framing!

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  13. Oh I want a picture of the hand knit scratchy sweater!

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  14. gorgeous flowers. my sister got married 2 years ago in march and our bouquets were filled with hellebores. additionally, i would like to order one canine cutist maximus, please.

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  15. Egads, those flower actually pain me with their beauty. Such delicious suffering.

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  16. Thank you for sharing--your photos and flowers and doggie are all wonderful!

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  17. Those pictures are so beautiful - the first one looks like it's underwater. They have an ethereal quality to them.

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  18. lovely!!

    enjoy the joys of spring!

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  19. One day I dream of going to Saipua, it looks heavenly and I hope that sweet doggie will be there too! Does she go to work everyday? so cute!

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  20. She's at the studio most days, she lives a block away with Sarah so she's always on the move.

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  21. Beautiful pictures! I actually love the springtime rain it always feels so exciting :)

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  22. Such gorgeous photos! And I know exactly what you mean about needing a scratchy wool sweater on a rainy day (that and chocolate chip cookies are definite musts).

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  23. Some of those pictures look as if they were underwater...perhaps in one lucky fish's tank.

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  24. all those plants are so lovely looking i cant wait till the weather gets nice enough here for us to get some pretty plants growing outside that be so nice

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  25. These are super lovely images. So nice

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  26. That first photo is stunning! I'm really enjoying checking out your blog!

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  27. One more thing ...
    I've just picked you for the Beautiful Blogger Award and linked you to my blog. It's always a wonderful and beautiful visit here!

    I recently posted a very personal story on my blog and would have never done so if I had not been inspired by a post you wrote some time ago that was vulnerable and beautiful. Thank you.

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  28. these photos are absolutely beautiful. i shared it (with credit) on my believing nature, http://believingnature.wordpress.com/2010/03/20/a-few-march-photos/

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  29. "We want the house; we want everything. We even want the dog!" - from Funny Farm (starring Chevy Chase) Your photos are amazing and the dog adorable. - jg.

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  30. I've had this page open on my computer browser(not sure if that is how you can say it, sometimes a bit lost with computer lingo) as the photographs are simply beautiful and they resonate perfectly with my moods.

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  31. I like the closeups. Great shots, woof!

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  32. I love Lilac flowers they are amazing and have a great smell, the worst thing is that my husband has allergy on them and I can't bring them home :(

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