Wednesday, March 4, 2015

In Search Of...

by Leigh

“Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"...

"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine...” 

Many of you are still buried deep beneath the snow so my plan for today's post was to bring some spring to your computer screen this morning.  Colorful tulips, blooming trees, green grass….even on a computer screen this can help to lift our spirits right?  I mean…just check out the beautiful spring banner that Terri put together for us at the top of screen.  Those glorious spring photos bring a huge smile to my face.  So with a plan in place I set out in search of spring.  The only problem was that I couldn't really find her.  I looked in my backyard to see what I could find.  Maybe if the sun would come out from behind the clouds and melt some of the snow leftover from this weekend I could see the greening up of the Daylilies underneath their old dormant foliage.  Maybe (if there wasn't a layer of ice) I could catch a few songbirds enjoying a sip at the bird bath.  Perhaps if winter had happened on it's normal schedule I could find some buds on the trees.  Everything I happened upon was just as depressing as the winter itself.  I found a few crocus that had popped up, but their buds weren't open because the windchill was too much to handle (I don't blame them!).  I found the green of some tulips just barely popping up past the snow that has yet to melt on the north side of my house but that didn't necessarily scream out cheerful and uplifting.  I did see some growth on my Knockout Roses.  Finally a sign of spring, but upon closer inspection I realized that most of it was remnants of Rosette disease that is wiping our our roses around here.  Ugh….no…no…no!  This is not at all what I had envisioned.

My cheerful, happy, bring color to your screen and a smile to your face post was doomed.  Instead of offering some uplifting thoughts of what's to come I've just managed thoroughly depress myself.  Boo!

But then I thought of an idea….why not go through the archives!  We all know spring will come….eventually that is….so maybe seeing some of last year's color will help to brighten our moods.  It's March…it's time to spring forward (don't forget to set your clocks ahead this weekend!)…time to spring clean….time to spring to life!  (seriously..I could probably keep going with this, but it's getting a little bit cheesy)





I hope that I helped to put a little spring in your step.  And I leave you with two of my favorite spring quotes. The sun will surely start to shine.  The snow must start to melt.  Spring will come!  I promise.  So get out there and look for those signs of spring.  They are sure to appear soon!

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. -Proverb

Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” -Robin Williams


Dotti said...

Oh, yes, please! I'll have some Spring, if you don't mind. Pretty please? Your photos this morning have indeed stoked the fire within me that is burning for springtime. Even as I sit here in the Bluegrass under the threat of another winter storm warning. It's only our second so I shouldn't complain. Our friends in the northeast have fared worse, far worse. But the calendar has turned to March. Where is all the green? If only your beautiful flowers could pop off my computer ...

heyjudephotography said...

Leigh these colorful photos are just what I needed to see this morning as our schools are today using our last allotted "snow day." I have to keep reminding myself that this will all be a memory soon, hopefully very soon!

terriporter said...

I'm sure the entire country {unless you live in Arizona :-)} is eagerly awaiting spring and that your photos will give them hope that it is on its way. I recognize some of your shots as having been taken at the Dallas Arboretum when we were there together and what a fabulous place to welcome spring! Even here where things have been blooming and growing we don't have this profusion of color. But spring must be all that much sweeter having had to endure a hard winter. Thanks for this beautiful post and for reminding us all that spring is just around the corner!

kelly said... gorgeous. since we're just up the turnpike from you I totally feel your pain. but these beautiful blooms are a great idea to stay inspired and hopeful!

Kim Stevens said...

Love the tulip shot, and love the Dallas Arboretum in Spring...just wish it weren't a 5 hour drive!

Cathy said...

Spring is here in the PNW and I feel a bit guilty about the whole thing!

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