Sunday, March 20, 2016

It's Spring (Sort of...)

I've been eagerly looking at every patch of dirt in the neighborhood, hoping for the first spring flowers. There are shoots popping up, but I haven't seen any flowers yet. But as I was out walking this afternoon this sight greeted me.

 Blossom time! I've been so busy looking down for flowers that I've missed the blossoms above. They look like they've been out for a few days, but perhaps they just came out in the last day or so. In the next few weeks the neighborhood should be spectacular. 
The forecast is snow for tonight, which is not unusual at this time in March. I looked at my post for last year and I wrote about icy precipitation. Of course we were coming out of one of the worst winters in my memory and it seemed like spring would never come. This winter has been spring-like and for once I'm not as desperate for warmer weather. I will still treasure every spring day and spring flower, but I've (prematurely) packed away my winter gloves already because it was unseasonably warm.
Besides my walk, a few errands and cooking prep, I spent a very leisurely Sunday. Lots of coffee and the New York Times and reading. I just started The Skeleton Garden -- A Potting Shed Mystery, which I'm enjoying.
As ever, thanks for visiting and have a great week!


BJ PUP said...

Don't put the gloves too far back. It's supposed to snow on Monday.

Mimi said...

Always love seeing the city photos. And thanks for the book recommendation. Sounds like one I need to find.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

It was that kind of weekend for me also. The daffodils are beginning to bloom and when I look up I see that the magnolias have popped out of their buds and some plums are in full flower. Oh spring, oh glorious spring has arrived with a few flakes of wet snowin the mix.

Theresa said...

We are having a chilly morning but the warm weather will be returning later in the week! I SO enjoy seeing all of the blooms on the trees and flowers! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

We always have an unusual spring in Colorado--warm one day, snowing the I'm getting used to it --I think! ;)

Pondside said...

I find that blossom season always sneaks up on me. One day there are bare branches and the next day the sky is full of pink and blue. Enjoy!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Spring is my favorite time of year ! Daffodils are blooming here.

Anonymous said...

Oh my Goodness! Look at the blossoms on the trees! I'm glad you looked up! Welcome back from your trip!

Annesphamily said...

Hi Carol, you just have to roll the dice with the weather everywhere this year. Oh My Goodness!My daughter Rebekah was looking for her light jacket when she left for work and could not find it. I made her take another jacket because at 7 o'clock tonight when she gets off the snow will start falling. I feel like one of those two sided dolls they use to sell, they were fabric dolls and one side was Cinderella in her rags and the other side Princess Cinderella! I had a sweatshirt one this morning driving the hubby to his bus and by the time I ran a few errands I rushed inside the house and threw on a t shirt and had to shed my sweatshirt! Now I think I need that sweatshirt again! Have agreat week no matter what the weather its! xo

Pam said...

Love those blossoms! We never know with the weather here. It was a chilly breezy day today, for sure! Hope you have a great week!

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