Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Oh Spring - I am ready

Spring is in the air in our neighborhood today.  I think spring is my favorite time of the year.  Everything is coming back to life and blooming and singing, and playing and just begging for us to enjoy!

There is nothing like waking up in the morning to the songs of the various birds.  There is nothing so sweet as the birds songs of spring.
We have a day here and there that is just so warm.  We seem to get called back to reality quickly, when the cold hits again.  I figure each of those 'treats of warm' that we get, just gets us a little closer to the full beauty of spring.  I think it is about 29 days till calendar spring!  YAY!
Today we are supposed to get in the 70's!  Tomorrow's highs will be 30+ degrees cooler.

I put my spring door decorations out today.  The ones that were up for the holidays were simple red and pinecones - so nothing that specifically said Christmas.  I usually leave up until after Valentines Day.  Today my doors say "SPRING"!

                                             This was March of last year.  It won't be long!

I have noticed the red tips of the peonies are poking their little noses through the ground.  My daffodils are popping up, however it will be a while before I see blooms.  The tulips are poking through as well.  The trees are getting buds, as well as all the bushes.  Weeds are popping up all over!  Those never seem to die.
The animals all are all getting frisky.  It is fun watching the squirrels run and play - it's like they know spring is coming too.
Momma kitty is setting out in 'her' chair today enjoying the warmth.  A nice change from having to stay inside the greenhouse for her.  She does stay in when it's cold (her choice), because it is so much warmer - but she loves her some fresh air!!!!

I have all my windows opened a bit today, airing out the house.  The minute I opened the 2 side by side windows in the living room, I had all 3 indoor kitties setting up on the desk getting some fresh air! 
I guess all of God's creatures love the fresh warm air!!!!!

I know there are those of you who are having summer and extreme heat right now - soon your fall will be coming on.  I also feel for those here in the U.S. that still experiencing deep snow and cold.  Chins up - it won't be long!

I will continue to spring clean this week, and look forward to warmer and drier days in the near future.  I would love to do some yard prep - but it so incredibly muddy.  Rain and more rain has seen to that.

Is anyone else spring cleaning?  Are you getting the spring itch too?

16 comments:

  1. I can't wait for Spring also...today though let me tell you! We are having lots of rain...flooding rain. The ground is froze so it won't seep in. I want Spring!

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    1. I am sorry you are having such rain and flooding.
      We are having the craziest winds today. It feels like the whole house is moving. Storms coming in again tonight. I guess that is kind of spring - but NOT the one I am waiting for!!!
      Take care and stay safe!

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  2. I think Mother Nature is definitely suffering from major PMS right now! The weather is crazy!

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  3. I too am waiting and it is about 13 degrees here. Grrr, I mean Brrrrr:)

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    1. I am sorry - I just hate frigid weather.

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  4. Lucky you, It's still winter at my house!

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    1. We were lucky yesterday. Back in the 40's for highs today.
      I am sorry it's still winter for you - but you like snow, right?
      Stay safe friend

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    2. LOL, We always get snow in February! After all it's not spring till March 20th!

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  5. Snow gone. Lots of rain. Miss getting outside! Warmer here today too but expect it will get cold again! Nancy

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    1. same here, just not as much rain as northern IN. It won't be long till we can go out and tinker around!

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  6. We're enjoying the rain pouring down this week. Spring and Summer will be here soon enough and it lasts way too long.

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    1. I love spring and summer. Now I am not a fan of super hot weather - but do look forward to regular days of 70's and sun.
      Glad you are getting rain and enjoying it. It surely will bring spring flowers!

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    2. our rain turned in to freezing ice on all the trees and took down 3 trees in our neighborhood. Some places lost their power, like the movie theater, and had to close. Guess Spring and Summer don't sound so bad today after all! LOL.

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    3. Oh my that is horrible. It is always such a shame for older trees to go down. Hopefully no one received any damage from those.
      Hope it all turns around quickly and you get a bit warmer.
      Stay safe!

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  7. Yep, we have had lots of rain, the ducks in the swampy area below us love it, then the fields dry out and the farmer plants corn there.

    Our snowdrops came up on time, and the daffodils with them, but I hope they hold until April and don't get frosted out. Time to set up the cold frames for greens.

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