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Friday, March 30, 2012

looking for some spring cheer?



the view from the living room - lots of yard work to do when it warms up

Are you looking for some spring cheer?

Me too!

It's still boring out there.

No pretty green.

No leaves or blossoms on the trees.

No snow.

Wait!

There's no snow!

Well that sure makes me feel better!
{we still had a lot of snow this time last year}

Oh, but I need some warmth to the air.

Some warm breezes from the south to touch the earth
and make those little green grass shoots spring up.

Not the cold northerly winds blowing off the Bay of
St. Lawrence and sweeping across the province.



green and yellow ~ sigh

I even like dandelions and weeds in the grass.



Well, there is one bright spot in the landscape.

Crocuses!!


Crocus in bloom last week.  The earliest in years!

The only thing is, I have to bundle up in a toque and heavy
winter jacket and go around the house to enjoy this site!
And only when the sun is shining as they close up in the shade.

I guess I shouldn't complain.

It could look like this...



April Fool's Day snow storm last year!!

{I sure hope we don't get this much snow again until December!}


I guess I need to think positive and count my blessings
don't I.  It could be a lot worse.

And, the sun is shining!!

I made a craft today which I may show you soon.
I'll see how it looks hanging on the bedroom wall.


Take care and have a blessed weekend!

Hugs,
Pamela








34 comments:

  1. Hi Pam! No snow? Yay! I can't imagine being cold as it's almost 80' here! :)
    Be a sweetie and have a wonderful weekend.
    Shelia :)

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  2. I finally broke down and turned on the air a couple days ago. We are suppose to hit 90 this weekend in a land where we can get a hard freeze May 15th. I fear for my flowers and trees...if it bites...it'll hurt.

    Oh, what beautiful pictures. Especially the crocus shot.

    God bless ya sweetie and have yourselves a delightful weekend!!! :o)

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  3. I am looking for some sunshine too, although the rainy day today gave me time to knit and learn something new . . . A look and see soon . . .

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  4. Just because it feels as if it could snow at any minute... I should look back and see how late in the season we had snow. I think it was well into April. I'll be back.

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  5. What a difference between last year and this one! But of course it's not April 1 yet ...

    Have a good weekend~

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  6. It's snowing here right now. We had
    a dusting this morning too.
    I'm ready for your beautiful spring
    flowers too!
    Can't wait to see your craft project!

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  7. Yes, I documented that April Fool's joke. Still looking for the last snowfall of spring. I see lots of snow in April. It wasn't such a great spring last year.

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  8. I am dreaming for sunshine , too , but the forecast says rain .
    Have a lovely weekend!

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  9. Not very funny of Jack Frost last year. The spring flowers are all hiding from the cold here as well. Enjoy the weekend.

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  10. I just excited that March is ending and April is starting. To me the first three months of the year are the deep winter months, but April is the warmer, no snow months. I too can't wait for a little bit warmer weather.

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  11. The flowers are few and in between here, too.. But you are right at least we don't have any snow..
    Have a blessed weekend..

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  12. Delighted with the pictures!
    Congratulations on your space!

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  13. Hello Pamela....I agree with you...NO MORE SNOW this year!! Although there are a few flakes here outside tonight! YUK! I love your crocus picture! That alone is enough to pick me right up and get me in a spring mood. Thank you for lovely pictures.

    Susannah

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  14. Hey sweet lady, yes, we should be thankful that there isn't snow on the ground. It has been chilly here, too. But our grass is very green, as soon as the snow was gone it was green, in fact there was green grass sticking out of the snow in places. I don't know how that works, but I'm very thankful for that.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  15. Those crocuses certainly do signal spring...and it's a lovely photo...

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  16. Nothing to springlike here...did see some robins though....big changes coming up for my hubby and I. We bought some land outside of Medicine Hat,so a move is in our future. Kinda scary,exciting, and all kinds of things in the mix. Here's to anew adventure.

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  17. Gorgeous photo of your crocus, Pamela – the lighting is especially beautiful illuminating the petals! I'm afraid ours have been drenched but I still hope for some sun so they have at least a few days of brightness.

    Have a great weekend!

    – g

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  18. Hi Pamela
    Too bad dandelions get such a bad rap, they're a pretty yellow flower.
    Just as things were getting going, along came Jack Frost and froze everything. If you find that spring cheer, full of warmth, send it out our way and I'll do the same.
    That was nasty of Mother Nature to give us a tease of warm weather and then snatch it away from us!
    Judith

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  19. Hi Pamela,
    thank you for your visit and that nice comment. I see on your last post, you collect bird eggs, too. The hutch looks so cute with the Easter decoration. I am very fond to flowered china, also. Oh my, it looks pretty cold in your town. Here the spring has really sprung. But we have also cold days now. I wish for you that spring arrives soon. Our souls are so hungry for sun and flowers.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  20. Pamela, I am feeling the exact same way about this spring. Thankful there's no snow and yet rather perplexed too. I still think we could get a big blizzard yet. I've never seen leaves on trees in March.

    Love the crocus and yes, even the dandelion flower. They are beautiful, too!

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  21. I am thinking just like you, it's bland and boring outside, poised on the edge of spring. I have noticed that all of my shots are still brown..sigh. Soon there will be some color, right? Soon? Please?

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  22. Same here, with not much Spring-y-Looking. And with having to bundle up, to go outdoors. -pout-

    But yes, it could be worse! :-)

    THANK YOU for your comment in Vee's blog today (3/31 - Sat.) I wanted to stop by, and say that to you.

    "I never considered a difference of opinion
    in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
    as cause for withdrawing from a friend."

    ~~Thomas Jefferson

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  23. Hi Pamela,

    I love the photos. We had an entire week here in Montreal of summer-like temperatures...which is really unheard of in March! This winter hasn't been bad at all; our summer last year was very hot and humid...dangerously so. Love your blog.

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  24. Stunning photos, you are very talented. Hoping for a beautiful spring time for you soon. Thank you for your lovely visit. Enjoy your weekend.
    FABBY

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  25. You must have a good sized clump of crocuses, given the gorgeous photo you posted! I would say a close look at them is worth putting on the winter coat. I like how you provided the contrast of the snowy day. As for the craft you made, you've piqued my curiosity, Pamela.
    -Karen

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  26. Hi Pam. I laughed at your dandelion comment! I know what you mean! We, like you, are northerly so we get spring late. Crocuses are the only thing around here too! Your photos make even the dandelions look like lovely spring flowers!
    Ruth

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  27. HI Pamela!
    Love your new profile pic. So nice to put a pretty face with the name and comments of many months passed! We left for spring break on the 23rd and came home two days ago to a VERY bright green yard and everything is sprouting and budding.

    Loving every single tiny fleck of GREEN!
    Hope it finds its way to you soon.

    :)
    xox
    Alison

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  28. You can have some of the 'warmth' we're having... it's 86 today & I was afraid this would happen! It has gone from nice fall weather to a little winter cold weather to flowers blooming straight to HOT summer weather! They said it's never been this hot this early! I'm afraid it's going to be a very very looooong HOT summer

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  29. What a difference a day makes - we had no dandelions or crocuses yesterday but the snow had almost disappeared - only to arrive again today - lots of it! I'm sure you'll be comparing weather conditions with your daughter - glad spring is arriving in your part of the country!

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  30. First thing I noticed when I opened your blog - NO snow ! ;-)

    Beautiful colours on those crocuses - they'll be gone by the time we get back from down south (where it will be 89 this week !). We're heading back north in a few weeks (I hope the cold is behind us by then).

    Have a great week.

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  31. Your crocus photo is beautiful! Those sweet little crocuses are calling Spring's name! I hope this is the last of the cold weather and you start warming up soon.
    Have a wonderful week!

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  32. I don't know which is worse; shoveling the snow or mowing the grass...LOL...I do like the warmer weather. Where I live, we hardly ever get snow, but we are ALWAYS mowing the yard. The crocus are just beautiful...always something to look forward to in the Spring. Your photos are great!
    Brenda

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  33. Hey darlin'...I took a pixel break over the weekend but I wanted to hop over and thank ya all to pieces for hoppin' on my blog. I do so hope ya enjoy the ride!!!

    God bless ya sweetie and have yourself one incredible kinda week!!!

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  34. We have had spring and are ready for summer here in Missouri. it was 90 yesterday. Too hot, too soon! I am glad you like my eggs. be sure and go back to the original post to learn more about them. Happy Easter. Richard from My Old Historic Hhouse.

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