Sunday, March 31, 2013


A card from a dear friend.

Have a wonderful day with family and friends.

Celebrate, rejoice, be renewed.
Let's turn the page, leave winter behind, refresh our souls and be happy in this day!

My old Easter basket.

Hand-painted glass eggs.

A dear childhood "friend."

My late mother's carnival glass hen.

A vintage Easter decoration.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

hope you got outside...

Just a few snaps from my various times outside today.
Hope everyone was able to enjoy this wonderful weather!!!

Winter remnants

Almost Easter

It is a gorgeous day today, and I'm ignoring the predictions for rain on Easter Sunday.
It is so beautiful today, so just enjoy. We have no control over what tomorrow may bring, so I plan to bask in the moment.
This daffodil is trying its best to open, and perhaps by Sunday it will have succeeded.
I know many other yards are already boasting these yellow beauties, but I'm content to wait.
Hope you're enjoying this day -- and that tomorrow is joyous for all!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Not so bad, but...

OK, we had a bit of snow.
But nothing remotely close to the 5 to 8 inches that had been predicted.
I'm still not happy with Punxsutawney Phil, because this weather is just irritating.
And a bit depressing. There's nothing to do, though, but wait for that day when the sun shines. Until then...

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Will they survive?

More snow supposedly is coming our way. Depending on the forecaster, it could pile up 5 to 8 inches.
And I don't know if these sweet flowers in my yard will survive that...

These guys almost have their own vase!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Welcome spring!

"Somehow myself survived the night and entered with the day."
-- Emily Dickinson

This winter has been so gray, gloomy, cloudy, misty, dark and, yes, depressing. At least for me and many of my friends and family members.
But today is the first day of spring! And that prompted me to think  of the Dickinson quote noted above, which has helped me make it through many a challenging time.
Yesterday I wondered around my soggy yard for a bit, because it was so great to be outside with the sun shining. And I discovered these crocuses, which also "survived the night" of winter.
They made me smile, my heart sing.
So celebrate the fact that we have survived winter! 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Look, up in the sky!

Hope springs eternal.
Today we were granted some reason to hope -- after Monday's snow and ice, the sun came out, we got to see blue sky and it was a bit warmer.

It was so pretty after I got home from work this afternoon, I just had to snap some photos...

There were a few little reminders of winter's chill, however...

But let's not dwell on the ice and snow. Tomorrow is the first day of spring. How about a repeat of today?

Monday, March 18, 2013

Snow, snow go away...

...And don't come another day! Snow, snow give us a break. It's time for spring, not ice cakes!

Yep, the little Dutch couple has had it as well. It's hard to keep up a brave front when the white stuff just doesn't stop.
So here it is, the day after St. Patrick's Day, so close to the official start of spring, and once again we're getting pelted.
There just are no words. The gray days of winter have been far too many.

Spring, please? A real one... not a sudden summer. Please?

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Early spring ... really?

So this is what an early spring looks like?
Really? Really, Punxsutawney Phil?

If you ask me, this is getting to be a bit old. It's March, it's almost St. Patrick's Day.
Heck, spring starts for real in a few days!
It may look pretty, but please!!!


Friday, March 15, 2013

Call ... Souderton Area ... maybe?

Have you checked out Souderton Area High School's rendition of "Call Me Maybe"?
It's pretty entertaining...
 Dial it up and check it out...

So what's your call -- award worthy?

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Spring forward, darn it!

Fall back, spring forward. Change your smoke detector batteries.
Yes, it's already that time of year, so before you hit the sack tonight, turn those clocks ahead one hour.
Unless, of course, all of your clocks automatically make the change.
Mine don't. Including my car. Hey, tomorrow it finally will boast the correct time again, since I never did get around to changing it after "falling back."
So here we go with Daylight Saving Time. I never really understood why we had to make this switch twice a year. Yes, I know the background on it. And I know people love having more daylight in the evening during the summer.
And, somehow, it's supposed to save us money.
I don't really buy that, but who am I to argue?
I can remember hearing year after year from a former colleague, too, how we don't lose an hour of sleep in the spring or gain an hour in the autumn. I got tired of listening to his droning after awhile, but I  still think I will lose an hour of snoozing tonight.
I'm sure no one cares that I hate this twice-a-year ritual, so I just have to go along.
Spring forward.
Let's all try to remember.
OK, Snoopy?

Friday, March 8, 2013

Marching on...

Feeling a little grouchy about the cold, gray, snowy weather?

Yep, getting up this morning and seeing a bit of the white stuff was a downer.
The weather forecasters are promising us a warm and wonderful weekend, with a week ahead that also is supposed to be snow-free.
Will they be right this time? I hope so, but then I remind myself of all the snow they predicted earlier this week.
As for me, I am very ready for spring. Nursing a sinus infection, taking antibiotics and plowing through box after box of tissues while feeling like a truck hit me has left me more than a bit weary.
So bring on spring.
I would be just fine with Friday's snow being the last of this season...