Sunday, June 1, 2008

The first pick

It was 1982 when I moved to Maine, from California. I was seven, and when my mom told me we were moving, I was devastated. We lived in San Jose, with all my friends and I did not want to go. I did not want to go live in the country, in some old house, with no other homes in sight.
My mind changed when she told me there would be fields of wild flowers to pick, and gave me a sun hat, and basket to carry my flowers in.
We moved in December, and instead of fields of wild flowers, there were ugly trees with no leaves, ice and snow. She told me in the spring, the flowers would come, so I waited, and waited. I only tried to run away once. Well, okay, maybe twice.


Then, the spring came, and I was happy. I picked dandelions, and apple blossoms, buttercups, and daisies. I still look forward to that first pick. The winters are long here, but that is okay. The flowers are worth it.

20 comments:

Liz said...

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QuiltedSimple said...

Yes, those flowers would be worth the wait. Love the apron and the boots..
Kris

Collins said...

I left a comment on flickr too! I love the story, and flowers. Your skirt overlay is great.

sheepish one said...

such a sweet story...
i love it all.
you must just reminisce when you're picking those flowers.

Laura said...

I love the apron and would love it if you put those in your shop!

I grew up in San Jose California and I was 8 in 1982. So we have a little in common.

Victoria said...

Hi from Midcoast Maine! (I found you through Flickr Amy Butler pool). We just moved to Maine two years ago, but from another part of New England. We love it - we are *never* leaving :-)

angie said...

I love that rather than complain about the LONG, COLD winters you put a positive spin on it.

a friend to knit with said...

ahhh. such a cute post.
such a cute photo.

Marcia said...

Such a sweet post! Ü Looks like you adjusted just fine.

Michelle said...

Nice flowers, and I like the apron, too! :)

Kaet said...

this is so lovely, and what a pretty photo of you and your flowers!

My Love is..... said...

what a gorgeous pix.... and that apron looks like spring.

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

I love Maine, we used to go there every summer! (Yes, we were summer rental people--boo! hiss!)

amandajean said...

such a great photo and story to go with it.

Regi said...

Cute picture Katie... and I love the flowers!

I didnt know you were a California girl too. Pretty cool!

~Regi

Ruth said...

Lovely post... I love wild flowers... and I love your Amy Butler apron!

Rosezilla said...

Wow, that was a long way to move. Not like you could just run over and visit friends on weekends. Glad it worked out. My sis was about that age when we moved from Indiana to Florida,(only in 1964) and she felt the same way in reverse - she missed the winters!

Levin (and Emily) said...

i recognise your amy butler skirt/apron - it's beautiful.
spring makes everything worthwhile - doesn't it. it must have been such a big move though!
l
x

Knitterella said...

What a great photo and such a cute Apron Overlay!

Sweet story too :)

Sooz said...

oh the skirt/apron overlay with the jeans and boots is SO FAB. LOVE this fabric....found you on Flickr while looking for Amy Butler fabrics....LOVE YOUR BLOG!