I have a confession to make. It’s been a long, gloomy winter for me. One of my best and oldest friends, my Grammy, passed away. We struggled with the decision on whether or not to move across the country (we’re not, we’re staying!) And if I’m truly honest, my beautiful home simply got messy and chaotic. So, with the warmth of spring on the horizon and the sun that is finally starting to shine again, I’m feeling quite optimistic and more like my old cheery self.

Then when I saw these lovely flowers today at the market, I just knew the clouds were lifting. This tiny bouquet of simple daffodils made me so happy. I knew I had to have them. The moment I got home I pulled out a favorite small glass vase and placed them in a special spot where I can see them all day long. The color. The freshness. The bright green stalks. The sweet aroma. The yellow. Ah, I love everything about these little flowers.



Cheery, Yellow Flowers

  1. Melissa says:

    Great to have you back my friend. I am sorry for all the tough days and decisions you had to make. I am happy you are staying put but at the same time sad you won’t be closer to me 😉 Hugs and know I love ya! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us.

  2. Jane Combs says:

    So sorry to hear about your Grammy. Glad the flowers were uplifting for you, they’re beautiful. Hope to get together soon! I never win anything, can’t believe it.

  3. gwen says:

    Carolyn, such beautiful, bright photos. You’ve had some tough decisions and hard times this winter. We’re always here for you, just remember that, whether you’re feeling your usual cheerful self or not! Can’t wait to see you next month!

  4. So excited to see you back to blogging! I always look forward to your beautiful, colorful, happy images!! Your work is so uplifting!

  5. piper kinney says:

    yes, so glad to see you here again and happy for your old self to back 🙂 Keep the beautiful images coming!

  6. Cara says:

    Hi Carolyn! Spring flowers make me so happy too! I am so sorry you have had a gloomy winter and especially sorry to hear about your Grammy. I am so anxious to see some more of your work. Hope you are enjoying this week full of warm days, blue skies and even spring rain! Hope to see you soon!

  7. Jen says:

    Yeah for Spring & for the sunrise on your horizon. So sorry for your loss. These images are just great. I especially love the first. Excited to get my gift card. Thank you so much! Mwaahhh!

  8. Lauri says:

    Beautiful Carolyn! I have some daffodils sitting on my table and need some photos like this!

  9. Sharon McCafferty says:

    Like many of your friends – I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Gosh that is just so hard. How lucky your girls are to know their great grandmother! What a gift!

    And your flowers are a lovely spring antidote. I am also glad you are staying! Looking forward to a late Spring / early Summer session with you and our little “Redheads”. Take care!