Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hankering for Spring.

In the summer this is what we enjoy.
In the winter it turns into this. 
Brown MESS.

 One thing that I like about living here is experiencing all four seasons. I am not referring to turkey season, deer season, fishing season, etc...I am talking about spring, summer, fall, and winter. It has been a very cold and dreary winter this year. We have had so many dark cloudy, rainy days, not to mention severe thunder storms and tornados. Weather affects my mood and after awhile I just plain get tired of all this dead stuff. When I start fussing about being HAWT and sweaty you can remind me that I am asking for it.

This bare patch will come to life soon. The green is WEEDS. How do these things survive any type of conditions?  I can almost inhale this. I can feel the moist warm air and taste some fresh lemonade.

 I am very ready for some beauty.

 This desolate looking area will also come back to life.
Hard to believe isn't it? This is my proof of the promise that is coming. Warm days, warm hearts, and the joy of spring. The romance of warm fires and soup is over. My fingers are shriveled up from being chilled. My body is truly on the mend and I can play a little bit at a time. After a winter of recovering from trauma my body and soul are extra ready.

 Today the sun is shining and it makes even this look better than it really is.
I had an idea about bringing some spring to my window ahead of schedule.

 How do you like my green thumb in the dead of winter? Aren't you impressed with me?
I'm pulling some real old lady shenanigans. Don't you love the Dollar Store?

The cat helped me fix these pots up. He let me know what looked the best. He let me know when it was done by posing for his picture.  I do believe Puffins is becoming a show cat.

We are having 4 days of sun with very cold temperatures thirties and forties, but I'll take the frozen fingers and ears to be out and enjoy it. The only thing to do now is work on the hard scape. Prune trees, spray them with dormant oil, and move bulbs around. I'm late but it doesn't matter. I'm to the phase in this place of having huge quantities of things. I remember when we first came here and there was nothing. It was a big deal to plant a dozen bulbs. Ten years later they have multiplied to a nice large amount and there are always little areas asking for a bit of perking up.

A lot of you are probably deep in this. We didn't get any this year. Your probably pishawing at my freezing cold temperatures. A Southern girl can only handle so much! I was hoping for a little snow for the grand children to enjoy. Now we can just pass and move right on into the flowers.

What about you are you ready to warm up?

 These guys are.
Roman says, "whatcha lookin at?" Seriously I am looking at how TALL this big black dog is.  Part pooda-pony  I think. The size of those cow pies outside measure up too.
That's all the cold air we can manage today, back inside and spend some time with you.


Michelle said...

That dog is SO BIG! I can't believe how much he has grown. I am waiting for spring myself. Everything here is brown....and white!!

Bluebird49 said...

SO glad you're posting. I've missed you so much! Love the pictures in this post AND the last! You're getting back together and I'm so glad.

Tatersmama said...

That isn't a puppy! (he still is 'technically' though, isn't he?
I think he's a cross between a dog, a pont and maybe even a giraffe!

It won't be long now before things start warming up, and your garden returns to all it glory - so remind me to come visit you in summer. Even if it s HAWT!

Farmgirl Paints said...

I am SO beyond wanting it to warm up. Only 4 more months or so to go:)

Chris H said...

Well, from down here.... I'm sick of being HAWT! Sick of being burnt ... you should see me boobs!!! OUCH.
You can remind me when I'm bitching about being cold in 4 months OK? lol
Good grief Roman is HUGE!

Jeanie said...

It is the time of year to start wishing for a touch of spring. It is a long way off here so it was nice to see your shenanigans to bring it on a little early.

Laura~peach~ said...

what a cute pooch... he just looks like he needs to be petted... i am sure the texture of his hair is wonderful! love the pics too... and i will remind you of the begging for the heat when i am whining in the summer too LOL.

Rosie_Kate said...

I have to hold off my spring-hankering for as long as possible... I've got a loooong ways to go...

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I like your flower trick. I might just have to try it. And Roman is so cute. Love him!


Sheila :-)

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Wow! That's one big Pooda!!!!

Go slow with the gardening. Don't hurt yourself.

XO ~~ Debbie

Unknown said...

My house is ten year behind you. Since we moved last summer, we are starting from scratch again here. Sigh. Why can't it fill in beautifully over night? Oh well, we will start over and soon be in full bloom.