Bright and Sunny Places

It is a bright, sunny day in central Indiana with clear blue skies overhead and pristine white snow underfoot. Lots of pristine white snow.

And, underneath that snow surrounding the lamp post, there is a bed of tulips just waiting to come up and bloom. It is hard to imagine it now, but I planted the bulbs myself, took pictures and all, so I know they are there.

It will be so nice to see the tulips, once all this snow melts. And from what I am reading about our extended weather forecast, we could see some snow melt this weekend. But still, when I post my list of what is blooming in my gardens for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, tomorrow, it will be a rather short list. I'l have to include some indoor blooms.

Why I am I so chipper while buried under all this snow?

Partly because in all this mess, I've found out that I have some very nice neighbors. One day last week, my next door neighbor, Jim, blew several inches of snow off my drive before I got home from work. Then yesterday, another neighbor, Mr. K, helped me start my snow blower. It just needed a good strong pull of the handle. Then today, yet another neighbor from across the street helped me dig out the bottom of my driveway, where the snow plow had thrown all the snow from the street, so I could get out and go get more gas for the snow blower. Good neighbors, they are, even if we all don't know each other all that well.

Happy Valentine's Day from a bright, sunny place known as Indiana.


  1. Good neighbors are priceless and heaven sent from above. Of course it takes a good neighbor to have a good neighbor

  2. Hey Carol,

    Will you all be making a graphic like there's one for GTS? If you want help making one that people who are part of GBBD can put in their posts or on their blog I'll see if I can be of help making one.

    I think my e-mail is in my blogger profile.

  3. It's wonderful to have good neighbors. I wish I had a few more.

    If we couldn't plug our snowblower in I don't think I'd ever get it started. I'd love to have a sunny day here!

  4. Maybe you should have a garden party and introduce all your neighbors to each other.

  5. How well I remember that neighbors appearing to help neighbors phenomenon from Illinois! It's good to know that some things don't change. We're having cool days and freezing nights, so there's not a lot of bloom at my house...but surely someone has flowers!

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

  6. Hi Carol, You have a few more inches that us in Illinois. We were just east enough of St. Louis to not get hit too bad. I have tulips coming up all over too. Sounds like wonderful neighbors! Thank God for people who watch out for one another.

  7. You are so fortunate in your neighbors! I've lived in my house for over a decade. All of my neighbors have snowblowers and yet I tediously shovel myself out storm after storm after storm.


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