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If your pantry is cold, molasses comes out like a thick tar blob.  If you warm up molasses it comes out faster and smoother.  That's how I see Spring in our neck of the Pacific Northwest.  This year winter cold came early in November and still hangs around the mid 30's at night and the mid 40's in the day.  Spring is trying to arrive, but it's one big thick blob needing some sunshine to warm things up.


The hearty Rhodies start their display early and each color and type extends the color to the garden for months.  This is why we love our gardens so much in the Northwest.  The bright colors of our rhododendrons and azaleas fool us into thinking it won't be long before the sun is out.

This post is part of a Blog Hop that my Unique Women in Business team has created to celebrate Spring and warmer temperatures!  Below are links to my team members' blogs that are also participating.  I think you're going to find some new blogs to follow and new artists to admire!
Rita Wetzel - Rita's Creative Nest
Ann Rinkenberger - Harvest Moon By Hand
Robin Koehler - Nesting By Robin
Linda Reynolds - Bella Linda Designs
Audrey Fetterhoff - Audrey, the Garden Lady
Birgitte Hendrickshttp - Sew Danish
Wendy Kelly - Vintage Day
Linda Stranger - Cape Cod Jewel 
Karen Terry McDuffie - JMJ Creations
Judy Woodley - Wellspring Creations
Cory Trusty - Aquarian Bath
Lois Stifel - Foxy G Knits
Jenn Brockman - Alex Shares 
Also, here are the links to our team blog and our ETSY Team  UWIB BlogUWIB Etsy Team


What gorgeous photos of what

What gorgeous photos of what spring looks like in your neck of the woods. Thanks so much for this post, I enjoyed the colors especially! Having a great time reading unique women in business blogs on SPRING! Let’s shop and blog hop! http://www.ciaobela.etsy.com (artisan jewelry)http://www.sellementz.etsy.com (handmade jewelry making supplies/elements)My Blog: http://www.bellalindadesigns.net

Your flowers are beautiful!

Your flowers are beautiful! I am so looking forward to spring - it is a big blob here too and your photos make me long for warm weather all the more!

You have beautifully

You have beautifully photographed one of my favorite flowers! They have such an array of colors and each is full bouquet!Thanks for making this stop in the blog hop so very enjoyable!--Judy http://WellspringCreations.UShttp://WellspringCreations.blogspot.com

Oh, your photos are stunning!

Oh, your photos are stunning! They remind me of back home in Cleveland, Ohio! Thanks for sharing!!!Karenhttp://www.jmjcreations.etsy.com

I love those photos the

I love those photos the flowers are gorgeous! Spring will have more flowers peeking out all the time. Trudy aka Momma Goddesswww.mommagoddess.etsy.com

Love your gorgeous photos.

Love your gorgeous photos.

Did you take those photos?

Did you take those photos? Gorgeous!

The Azaleas & Rhododendron

The Azaleas & Rhododendron make me want spring so much, I fear mine have their little noses nipped!Cold molasses indeed!

Nice analogy about spring, it

Nice analogy about spring, it made me smile. You have beautiful photos of flowers. They remind me of my peonies when they bloom here in the summer.

Oh, the pictures are yummy

Oh, the pictures are yummy Janet, and I love the analogy of the molasses, great!!

Janet: I am in awe and a huge

Janet: I am in awe and a huge fan. Your jewelry is out of this world - and now, fabulous photography! Love the flowers.

Some gorgeous photographs

Some gorgeous photographs there.

Your Photographs are so

Your Photographs are so Vibrant. It was a wonderful treat to look at them while waiting for the sun to rise on the east coast.Any flowers that poked their heads out last week- got smothered by the late march snow storms.

Your rhodies and azaleas are

Your rhodies and azaleas are opened already?!?You've got more spring than we have... lucky. ;)Awesome pics!Linda :)http://capecodjewel.etsy.comhttp://craftymakings.etsy.comhttp://capecodjewel.blogspot.comhttp://facebook.com/capecodjewelhttp://twitter.com/capecodjewel

I have to admit that these

I have to admit that these photos were from last year! I wanted to show many of the colors we have in our garden throughout the Spring. The azaleas have started flowering though and there are signs that the pink ones will flower soon!

Thanks for sharing these

Thanks for sharing these pictures! Makes me feel a little closer to home. I do miss the Rhodies.

Janet, Your photography is

Janet, Your photography is absolutely stunning! I love azaleas and yours are so bright and colorful!What a great post and I love your designs!!Audreyhttp://AudreyGardenLady.etsy.comhttp://AudreyGardenLady.artfire.comhttp://AudreysCraftDestash.etsy.comhttp://AudreyGardenLady.blogspot.com

These flowers are

These flowers are magnificent! Gorgeous pictures, thanks for sharing.

Just beautiful! And I love

Just beautiful! And I love that you managed to catch a fat little bumblebee!

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