No, it wasn't because the only blooms I have are some fake poinsettias still sitting in a pot outside.
Nor was it because I don't have any indoor blooms either. The impatiens getting a good watering in the kitchen sink before returning to their sunny spot in the guest room haven't sported a single bloom since December. Neither are there buds on the Christmas cactus or signs of green on a few bulbs being forced.
No, the main reason I didn't show up on time for Bloom Day is that I was preoccupied with one of my favorite "blooms"--my daughter who flew home from Arizona to spend several days with us and attend a bridal shower given in her honor. It was so good to see her, especially since she couldn't come home for Christmas. We had lots of quality time together, but were also very busy finalizing wedding plans for later this spring.
Daughter prefers not to be pictured here, but Granddaughter is not so shy. An evening was spent searching for just the right flower girl dress, no easy task when the bride wants simple and the flowergirl wants Cinderella:) But eventually everyone agreed on the perfect choice.
Daughter also enjoyed another evening with her brothers and all her nieces and nephews. The house was filled with hugs and laughter, and the grandchildren added their squeals of delight. (It took me most of today to clean up the basement play room!)
All too soon, though, she had to return home. We will miss her, but I know she won't miss the cold and snow of Illinois!
Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day is hosted as always by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.