This photo was taken after I shoveled 6" of snow off the sidewalk and the sun came out. My snow plow guy had just taken care of the driveway for me. On the left by the mailbox is my gold mound spirea bush, totally covered with snow. The bush at the right is 6 feet tall and you are looking at about 4 feet of it. The snow is higher than knee high along the sidewalk so it is an effort to lift the shovel full of snow high enough to pile it on top of the snow bank. And guess what, another snow storm Saturday and another next Wed. We haven't seen bare ground for 38 days according to Chicago weathermen. The good news? We have one more hour of daylight today than we had on the shortest day (Dec. 21).
I got 12 strip pieced blocks made last night but they look just like the others so I didn't take a photo. instead I'll show you what is blooming; the first 2 tone pink/white with another bud in the background.
The red one has quite a few buds and one flower opened yesterday.
The pale pink is loaded with buds. I showed 3 blooms a couple days ago and they are around the other side of the pot.
Three people with Google+ profiles have asked me questions in the last few days. You have NO contact email associated with your account or comment so I can't get back to you. I have an email link on my right sidebar and a different link in my profile, so if you want an answer please contact me that way OR put your email address in code (at instead of @ and dot instead of .) in your comment.