Monday, March 21, 2011

Thankful Thought 001

Friday was a gorgeous Spring day - one of those days that make you just grateful to be alive.  It was 75 degrees out by mid-day (23 C) and I went out to do some shopping.  I loved being outside without a coat!

This photo is our daylilies, beginning to push up through last year's dead remains (which we will need to go clean up soon.)  They won't actually bloom until mid to late Summer, but it is so nice to see the signs of things to come.

Our tree out front - those buds are for the leaves - it doesn't flower.  This is our earliest budding tree.  It sustained quite a bit of damage during an ice storm this Winter, but seems to be doing well despite.

The weekend was right back to "normal" temperatures in the mid 50's (12 degrees C). So the gloriousness was merely a taste of Spring, not quite the real thing yet.

That didn't deter the robins who have been singing outside our family room window. I got to listen to them Sunday morning while I was doing yoga.

Today dawned cold and wet and grey - with freezing rain (which looked like a dusting of snow in spots).  A whopping 37 degrees out (2 degrees C).  I really don't want any more of this.  I am soooooooo ready for the REAL SPRING to get here!


scrappyjacky said...

This is our third glorious day in a fingers are tightly crossed that Spring may actually have arrived!!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love the first photo!!!

Anonymous said...

You are way ahead of us. We had two or three days in the 50s and the snow finally melted but now it's in the 30s for the rest of the week. Our daffodils are pushing up and the winter aconites are blooming, but that's about it. I'll know spring is here when I see a tree like yours!

Kelly Miller said...

Your daylily photo is amazing! The shoots look almost alien. I love it!