Family, Knitting, Seasons, Uncategorized

Spring – Again!

It seems Spring has arrived at last, friends!


Our cheerful herald, the robin, is proof! 


 Last year, I had such a hard time getting even one (not so great) photo of a robin…


I ran all over the yard for hours, chasing after robins (who were hopping happily to and fro) trying to get at least one photo in which you could tell it was a robin and not some sort of speck. You would not believe how fast those little buggers are! Nor how skittish! In the end, the only way I was able to manage even one meager shot was by hiding behind one tree after another as I hopped after the crazy robin… It’s a really good thing I live out in the country and don’t have any neighbors to wonder about my sanity…


This year, I took a much more intelligent approach. Or maybe it was lazy? I simply sat. In one place. On the back deck. And I waited. For the Robin to hop close enough… and then… I took his picture! Not the best robin portrait ever, but definitely an improvement upon last year…!


The first Crocus in my flower beds, still closed yet from the night’s chilliness…

Later in the day, when it got a little warmer, it opened out all the way!


There are buds starting on trees, folks!


 And Daffodils pushing up out of the ground!



And it was even warm enough for a lovely afternoon knit on the back deck…













Miss Fox now has a head, a body, and one little shoe-with-sock! Hopefully there will be time for more out door knitting tomorrow…! 

Seasons, Weather


The Harbinger of Spring has arrived, Friends…

The Harbinger of Spring (a.k.a. The Robin)
The Harbinger of Spring (a.k.a. The Robin)

… and we all know what this means – Spring is Coming! In fact, it has already arrived! What a glorious thought! For anyone who has doubts, I even have proof!

Look at this…

I think these may be Hyacinths
I think these may be Hyacinths

And this…


And this little guy…

I think this is one of the few Tulip bulbs to have survived the moles...
I think this is one of the few Tulip bulbs to have survived the moles…

I got SO excited when I spotted this brave little guy already blooming away!

I think this is a variety of crocus
I think this is a variety of crocus

And then I nearly fell over when I came around the corner and found these beauties!


So don’t worry guys! It doesn’t matter if it snows next week! Spring has arrived and Spring is tough as nails! A little (or a lot) of snow won’t scare Spring away – it’s here to stay! I don’t know about you, but that makes me really glad!

So glad in fact, that I couldn’t help casting on for a new Spring-time knitting project while I was sitting out on the back deck breathing the warm air, listening to the birds singing, and thoroughly enjoying this glorious morning!

Here’s a sneak peek…


What?! That doesn’t count? Okay, one more tiny peek…


That’s all for now! I’ll tell you all about it another time!

How are you enjoying this gorgeous Spring day?