Just a Little Honey…..

We are drowning in Northern California.  It has not stopped raining for more than a day at a time since early October.  Now if we were in Ireland, this would be so completely normal.  But, here in Sonoma County our roadways are falling apart, roadways are sliding down hills, and there are quite a few roads that won’t open for quite a while.  Here along the Northern Coast of California, we are used to cold, rainy, wet months.  This year we broke records, we had one of the wettest October’s since 1921. The rain has just not abated.  These past two summers we had severe fires which caused so much devastation and evacuations.  This winter, the evacuations and devastation has continued from the deluge of water we have received.  Be careful what you wish for……..

We are having to release water from reservoirs and just maybe Shasta Damn will finally fill after years of drought.  The snow pack is phenomenal this year, which all leads to more water as spring melt offs start.  As with most things, there is some good with some bad.  Right now I would like to seek out the positive.  Spring showers bring May flowers as the saying goes.

The first flower to bloom for us is the Hellebore, or Lenten Rose.  The daffodil is not very far behind most years.  The sun parted the clouds just in time for me to take a picture!  Then it was gone again.

hellebore

Hellebore

This year we have an early bloomer, I am not sure if this is due to the water table or the fact that it has slowly crept out into the full sun.  I am of the mind that it is a combination of both factors.  In Ireland, they had been at the end of their bloom in early May.  So, I guess they could be right on time, lol.

It’s the wonderful Honeybush!  Our plants are just loaded with blooms this year.  It is truly a stunning bloom.  Here take a look…..

honeybushbloom2

honeybushbloom1

A beautiful burgundy pink flower.  I can’t quite let myself cut one for the house, they are so beautiful where they are.  Just what the doctor ordered, serene beauty to soothe what ails you!  Being that I can’t decide which season I love best, Fall or Spring, I will soak up every blooming event that transpires through out this season.  They are just starting and I won’t want to miss a moment.

Something to look forward to everyday…… Cyn

 

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About designbycyn

Sonoma County, California ceramic enthusiasts Cyn and Steven Gradek have worked in the clay medium since 1996. They had a retail store where they held classes and provided the essentials for fellow ceramic enthusiasts. The business evolved into producing for other retail outlets and artist. Which quickly grew and they closed the retail storefront and concentrated on the wholesale business. With their 3 children raised and on their own, they had time to pursue their own creativity. Cyn learned how to embroider from her Grandma Cirner at a young age. After that she found sewing, cross stitching, crocheting, well you get the jist, LOL. She hasn't met a craft that she hasn't liked. Blogging was suggested by her youngest daughter, Colleen. At first it was a battle to get her to try it, but eventually Cyn started to enjoy the exercise. The blog on Cyn's website designbycyn.com was limiting, so Colleen got her started with Wordpress. Hope you enjoy her Adventures with Creativity!
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