Posts Tagged ‘garden’

Please Pay Attention!

April 3, 2013

I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around  at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes  and listen. ~ Anne Lamott

I think this quote sums up a lot of what I’m trying to do here, this year on my blog… Year of LIFE’S Simple pleasures.  I want to pay attention! The hard part is going to be having patients for those around me who didn’t get the memo! (Pay attention while driving, use your turn signals… don’t text… for those who stop in the middle of an aisle and don’t realize people are behind them…. pet peeve list)

Bright flowers popping up are always a sure sign of Spring!

The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another.  The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month. ~ Henry Van Dyke

This is a great quote and so true!!  If you are reading this post today, April 3rd.. look to the right column of my blog (this is a copy of my blogger blog here: ) you will see a recently posted picture on Instagram of the bright blue sky in our neck of the woods.  It really looks like spring out… but the thermometer reads differently… 21 degrees, it’s still pretty chilly 10 days into 2013 Spring.  For the mid-west the weathermen say we are about 15 degrees below ‘normal’ for this time of year.

Gnome sweet Gnome

Week #14 – LIFE’S simple pleasuresSpring

Fun little whimsical gnomes will soon be peering up through their hidden holes in my garden.  These funky little guys add a simple charm to my secret garden.

Spring is nature’s way of saying “Let’s Party” ~ Robin Williams


Rite of Spring, Spring Fever, Spring Chicken, Spring Break, Spring Training… Spring Cleaning!!!

When the day comes to SPRING Clean my garage I hope it’s a bit warmer than the 32 degrees in there now.  Heavy duty top to bottom cleaning is something I really do look forward to.  As our family changes and ages… some of the ‘stuff’ needs to be sent packing!  So, here is a before picture in one corner of the garage. It just feels right in my soul to clean un-used items out and organize what’s left!  It saves time and money if everything has a place, and every place has it’s things!

(for the moment, i am writing on blogger… then copying here for wordpress….so, please bare with me until I figure out which blow works best)

Here’s to Spring!!

Blossom by blossom the spring brings!!!

Brighten Someone’s Day!


Spring Fever

April 2, 2013

Spring, the season of new beginnings!

Today, April 2, 2013

Don’t you think February and March went by in the blink of an eye??  Everyone around here in the mid-west was beyond tired talking about the weather. And all the cold and snow we eventually got, seemed to last forever and was very late in the winter season.

I always get the best indication of the seasons through my window on the world, my backyard and patio.

After a few weeks of different ‘spring breaks’ our house is back to ‘normal’ today.

We all know spring is coming because some groundhog tells us… but he could be and is often wrong!!

Spring is coming when you fill out your NCAA basketball brackets (by the way, it’s looking like this momma who came in last place last year…. might be winning and taking $$ from my babies!!)

Spring and Easter are normally synonymous.

Once the newspapers’ sport section start showing baseball we all know there is Spring Training with Opening Day, not far behind.

Spring sales sell sandals when we are barely out of boots.  Spring fever happens when we get our first few beautiful days and no longer want to wear our dark, drab coats of winter… so we freeze our butts off to tell Mother Nature we know the calendar reads SPRING!  April Showers, bring May Flowers.  It’s Spring Time.

Once the last snow melted, I saw these tulip buds stretching out of the mulch to reach for the sunshine!

Week #14 – LIFE’S Simple Pleasuresspring!

This is a great pleasure to enjoy… it’s absolutely FREE!