Welcome to the 30th Time Travel Thursday linky party at the Brambleberry Cottage.
Are you ready for our next trip back in time and into the future?
Great! Climb aboard.
Of the four seasons of the year, winter is my least favorite.
Besides the fact that I thoroughly dislike the cold temperatures, I find the bleak, barren landscape somewhat gloomy.
Everything just seems so...lifeless.
Perhaps that's one of the reasons I love to see it snow around here.
I know the surroundings will come alive with a thorough dusting of the powdery white stuff.
By this time each year, I find myself longing for the days—yet to come—when the pines...
and the daffodils begin to herald the call that brighter, warmer days are just ahead.
Though in reality it was only months ago, it seems an eternity since the vibrant colors of my summer blooms filled this place with energy and life.
I miss the proud display of the vivid pinks on my crape mrytles...
the sweet bubblegum pinks of the impatiens...
and the soft wispy pinks of the ornamental pom-poms on the mimosa trees.
How I long to sit in my front porch rocker and take in the heavenly scent of the gardenias...
and admire—once again—the abundance of Queen Anne's lace growing freely in the fields around the barns.
Their lacy heads remind me of the delicate snowflakes that make winter somewhat tolerable for me.
But, by far, the real showstoppers around my cottage and barns in the summertime are the gorgeous daylilies...
and the richly colored clematis.
So until I catch a glimpse of those first signs of life returning to these parts, I guess I'll have to be content with looking at these pretty remembrances of days gone by.
Sharing my pretty "past" summer blooms at Susan's for Outdoor Wednesday, for Cottage Flora Thursday's @ Fistail Cottage, Tootsie's for Flaunt Your Flowers, Fertilizer Friday, Cindy's for Show and Tell Friday, Ann Marie's for Foto Friday, Beverly's for Pink Saturday, and The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays.