Saturday, March 5, 2011

Is Spring In The Air (or the ground)?

By Lorna Barrett / Lorraine Bartlett

Daffodil_points Yesterday Mr. L and I ventured into the backyard on a quest ... for the first signs of spring.

And we found them.

Daffodil points.

I know, I know--there's officially a little over two weeks left before the first day of spring, but after this brutal winter, we're eager for spring and then SUMMER!

Summer, with hot lazy days sitting on the porch and READING for PLEASURE.

Summer, with junking forays to find treasure for a pittance.

Summer, hot dogs on the barbecue.  Potato Salad.  ICE CREAM CONES!

Summer, blue skies, falling asleep with rain on the roof and the occasional crack of lightning and thunder.  Gardening.  Flowers.  Veggies.

Daffodils2 But to get there, we have to go through spring.

I'll take it.

How eager are you for spring and summer?


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pantomime said...

Most of our daffodils have finished, but the crocus, hyacinths and fresias are out, My Sonia rose is in bud, and the lemon and orange trees almost out. There is even the first sign of figs. Can´t say I miss the English winter.

Tiffany0227 said...

Well here in KY our first signs of spring are march lilies. It has been so beautiful around here the past few days it was an absolute sin to sit inside.

My favorite part of spring is putting out our garden. Planting my vegetables to watch them grow and then harvest them. It's wonderful!!!

I hope everyone has a Happy Spring!!

Sarita said...

How lucky for you! Our daffodil points are still buried beneath two feet of snow. I'm eager to see them.

Gayle Carline said...

Sorry to be the girl everyone loves to hate, but I'd like Spring to hold off for a bit. I live in southern California, and rather like our brief rain storms, plus I know how much we need them, living in a desert and all. I'm an Illinois transplant, though, and I do remember that first lovely spring day, so I feel for everyone who is still digging their way out from the snow!

ev said...

Last week after much of the five feet of packed snow had melted away from the house, my daffs were up a good four inches. I had to post a pic on FB it was just so nice to see.

My mailman tells me that mine are the first up every year and he looks for them. They love the insulation of the snow and will probably have buds before long. Even if we get a cold snap they weather (ha) thru it!

Dru said...

I have my terrace door open to enjoy the 55 degree weather.

Aurian said...

I love those first signs of spring, the crocuses and snowdrops, the trees that are budding. And most of all, the sunshine after all those gray days. I love to go home in the sun instead of the dark after a long day at the office.

Of course summer is nice too, as long as it doesn't get too hot. No jacket needed anymore.

Vickie said...

Each fall, I plant more bulbs just for a multiplier of the first look at Spring peeking through the snow. Daffies, tulips, crocus, scilla, whatever I can find that will work in our Colorado landscape and the squirrels won't eat. I've started getting the wildflower varieties that will propagate.

Salar37_Shushan said...

Usually daffodils bloom here in February, but this year we are still waiting.

How eager are we?

Eager enough to count the buds as they form on the rose bushes, to cheer on every patch of grass that has decided to go green again, eager enough to verbally cheer on the trees that show signs of baby leaves waving in the wind.

Oh yes! I am eager for spring!

We had a mild evening last night. It never dropped below 55. It felt so nice it was hard to go inside!