The right kind of winter blue

My Grandad’s enamel coffee pot accompanied him on his special fishing trips.  He always lit up talking about these outings.  Somewhere there’s a super 8 of he and his friends laughing, reveling in their day on the water with the sun over their shoulders.

2016 jan quince paperwhite poppy blue can

These Icelandic poppies are like a shot of sun.  To coax some of these winter beauties, Alice of Bluebird Meadows Farm had to individually open their pods. When I picked them up, they resembled the wrinkled wings of a newly emerged butterfly.  The fragrant paperwhites and stock from Wild Scallions Farm are exquisite. You can tell so much care is taken to bring them in January.

2016 jan paperwhite poppy yellow

2016 jan bouquet field closeup