Sunday, March 16, 2014

Is It Spring Yet?


Yesterday was the most perfect day, the first day of spring in a way. It was warm and we were home and we were rested. So we hit the decks early fetching potting soil, washing the truck, and returning home for yard work. I planted onions and lettuce. DH moved all the dirt and wood chips from the stump of the old tree cut down last fall. We even had tea and later lunch on the deck! In between times is was laundry and some rearranging for dog life. All of the above was done with the assistance of Biscuit. The day was glorious and all were tired by nightfall.

Lowes had very few flowers other than a multitude of bright monkey-faced pansies in rainbow colors. I succumbed to one mixed pot of pansies that I can see from the kitchen windows, reminding me, yes true spring will come. Inside the rabbits crawled out with a little more promise.
 
 

All day the windows and doors were open. We went to bed with our window open. The wind chimes outside our bedroom tinkled us to sleep. Sometime in the night, rain began to fall. That was good as our earth is dry. The new plantings and the new grass seed needed the moisture. A gentle rain was just right.


 
Then the temp began to drop. I mopped the kitchen floor this morning and looked up to see this from the window. Ah, a reverting to winter after that lovely day yesterday. I will not give up! I know spring is close by and Mother Nature just wants to hear me scream. But I won’t…until tomorrow maybe…

8 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Here it is Autumn which is taunting me. Sticking her head in through the door, looking around and then retreating and letting baking summer muscle back in. Perhaps if I tell her how very welcome she is, she will come in and stay...
Loved your busy day.

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Good luck to you and your endeavours.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

Linda O'Connell said...

I know exactly what you mean. I think mother nature has lost her flipping mind. Love those bunny figurines.

Susan said...

Hi Claudia...

Your bun buns are all adorable.

Yeah, the weather is playing back and forth beteen winter and spring here, too.

At least there was sun today.

Take care. Susan

Lisa Claro said...

I'm envious of your green thumb. I'm not great with plants and flowers, unfortunately. Spring is teasing us here in Georgia, too. Today it is dreary and overcast, about 38 degrees out last I checked. We had a day recently in the 70s! The daffodils and Bradford pear trees are blooming---they're ready for spring, too.

Donna Volkenannt said...

Love your sunny photos! Makes me want warmer weather even more. You're right about Saturday being a perfect day. I worked in the yard a bit. Then Sunday was another wintry mix. I think this crazy weather will make us appreciate spring all the more.

Sioux said...

Claudia--So, you're a little into bunnies? (I thought for sure the one lying down, in the first photo, was a real one.)

How's Biscuit? ;)

BECKY said...

Lovely post, Claudia! It's amazing sometimes what the weather can do to our moods. I LOVE all your indoor bunnies!