On the north side of the house, we still have about two feet of snow piled up beside our driveway. At the mall this weekend, there were piles of snow six feet tall and more where the snow plows had dumped them. But it is 39 degrees out, positively balmy for us, and I can hear the birds' lively chirping and singing. Spring is in the air. We cannot depend on consistently warm days for another four to six weeks yet, and even then it's touch and go, but we Michiganders take what we can get. The young man helping me with my groceries last week was outside in his shirtsleeves. When we get into the 40s, some of our hardier natives will even don shorts.
I bought a bouquet of tulips to celebrate.
The teapot is from Fitz and Floyd, bought years ago. I am using a violet teacup and a yellow one with it, and a violet sugar and creamer set. None of it "goes" together, as in a set, but the colors seem pretty and spring-like.
The sugar and creamer came from my mother-in-law. The pattern is "Devon Violets" by Sutherland.
These plates belonged to my husband's grandmother. I've always loved their soft greens. And one of my very favorite animals on the napkins, le lapin.
The white chocolate raspberry truffle cheesecake is left over from a birthday celebration this weekend. So fabulous. I don't care for really heavy cheesecakes; this was light and creamy, perfect.
This tea cup is Royal Windsor. I will be drinking Victorian Earl Grey Black tea.
And the Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
The snowdrop and then the violet,
Arose from the ground with warm rain wet;
And their breath was mixed with sweet odour sent
From the turf like the voice and the instrument.
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