Monday, March 20, 2017

Happy Spring

Yay! Today is the first day of Spring! The season is really strutting it's stuff this year, as witnessed by the Chanticleer Flowering Pear tree outside my window.  I've been watching it for the past couple of days, and this morning I'm seeing the first blooms.

Our temperatures hit 80 degrees this weekend, so we took the opportunity to turn over some dirt for (I promise, Sweetie) one last flower bed.  

It was lovely being outdoors this weekend.  The iris bulbs that I got from a neighbor last fall, are sprouting up nicely.  Daffodils, hydrangeas and crocus are popping up.  I stopped by our library last Friday and the planters out front are bursting with pansies and tulips.  I love that our town puts so much effort into gardens and landscape.

 And, how can I post about Spring unless I include a new baby?  This is Chloe, my friend Terry's 5-month-old miniature Australia shepherd.  We met for coffee yesterday and sat outside on the patio.  I wish I had a nickle for every person who stopped to coo over her and give her a pat.  It seems no one can resist a puppy and she brought lots of smiles to an already beautiful, sunny spring day.

We may get some snow later in the week, and that's okay.  It was great having a little taste of Spring and a glimpse of warm weather ahead.


Dianna said...

Those pansies (one of my favorites!) are beautiful...and yay for you for putting in another flower bed. Can a girl ever have too many? :) And Chloe is beautiful. She has many of the same markings as our son's Mini Aussie Rosie. We both would really love to have another dog, but we have reached the age where we can pick up and go somewhere on a trip if we would like we are thinking this through carefully. We would enjoy having chickens and ducks, too, but there again is the responsibility part of it. Time will tell.

A lovely post, Karen.

Dewena said...

Happy spring to you--it snuck up on me, I thought it was later!

I've written down the name of your pear tree, it is beautiful! Did you plant it recently?

Mildred said...

Happy Spring! Isn't this an exciting time of year with flowers popping thru the soil? Your tree's blossoms are so pretty! It would be hard to resist Chloe. She is cute as a button! So glad you had some warm weather to get out and enjoy making a new flower bed. Just this a.m., I saw tulips and violas at our local post office. So pretty.
Have a lovely afternoon. xoxo

Paula said...

Happy first day of spring! I'm a little jealous of your flowers and buds. We still have winter weather where I live, but I am looking forward to seeing green again soon.

Leslie said...

80 degrees... I'm so jealous!!! he's a cutie!! Our new baby is 4 months old and I can't take him anywhere without being detained. Happy spring friend!

Mari said...

So very pretty! 80 degrees? Wow! It hit 59 here today and felt wonderful!

Linda Hoye said...

I'm envious of your warm weather but content that our snow is mostly gone and the crocuses are blooming. It's all relative, isn't it?

Mereknits said...

Gorgeous flowers and such a cute little puppy. Happy Spring!