Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring Has Not Sprung

Today is the first day of Spring! Alleluia!  However, someone forgot to give Mother Nature the memo. Coming home from work this was the temp outside my car:
Looking out the front door, this was my scenery:
It was snowing fast and furious and the cold air was blowing fiercely! Even with that evidence that Winter weather was going to hang on for a bit, the signs of Spring are still around the Pines. Signs like these:
Crocus that come up even through snow.
Daffodils that are just ready to burst.
Lilac bushes with tiny buds.
Sedum that is fresh and green.
Azaleas showing off some color before blooming.
Beautiful, sweet, yummy strawberries picked fresh today....NOT! They're from Florida and my coworker Shay had bought them from another coworker's kiddo who was selling them as a fund raiser. I didn't know about it, or I would have bought some too! So pretty and they do look like Spring to me!
Even with all the signs pointing to a seasonal change, these dead leaves hang on until new ones can replace them.  The wind is blowing and the snow is falling but I do know that Winter has played out for a bit. 











24 comments:

Gabriela said...

I share the sentiment!We are supposed to get more snow tonight!I have some crocus and daffodils trying to blossom also..but no sign of Spring otherwise!

PoetessWug said...

Ha! Ha! You almost got me with the strawberries!! ^_^ I was almost ready to head to the whispering pines!...because freshly picked strawberries would surely have meant that 'YOU' were the ones that stole Spring!! LOL...Phew!...All is still right with the world, and strawberries remain in FLORIDA!! LOL

Munir said...

For us yesterday was exactly like what you have today. Today we had 27 low and 39 high. What do you do?

Cindy said...

Yep, we got the same thing going on here in MI. I almost thought you had the greenest thumb ever with those strawberries!!! I'm sure Spring will get here any minute now....

Hilary said...

Looks pretty much like it does here, today. Except.. put a light white covering in place of all that spring growth and you've got a more accurate picture. Those berries look yummy!

Loretta Thomas said...

It is sooo hard to imagine how different the weather is! I'm in NW Louisiana and our temps are in the 60's days, and low 40's nights. These just started this week. I'm bracing for 80-90's hi's soon! Spring is here! I'll be posting my gardens soon when in full bloom. Happy Spring!
Hugs...

selvageedge said...

I love all of the little green things starting to pop up in the landscape!

Julia said...

Lucky you with having some signs of spring. Mother Nature has forsaken us it would seem.

We still have LOTS OF SNOW on the ground. I hope that there is some bare ground when I return home at Easter.

I need some signs of spring of my own.

Have a great spring week.
Hugs,
JB

Cheltz said...

You had me going with the strawberries! We actually had a warmer day than you! And rain instead of snow, but I'm sure we'll get another snow or two before spring is over.

acorn hollow said...

We were driving to Boston and I heard a gong on the radio noteing the start of spring. yeah come on spring.
Cathy

karen said...

My daughter in Massachusetts is SO SICK of snow! Tomorrow is her birthday and when she was born it was the first day of Spring that year. Loved your pictures. Crocus blooms are always some of my favorite harbingers of spring.

Sush said...

Oh YES, I am so ready for Spring! We haven't had much snow to speak of thank goodness, but cold dreary days just don't seem to want to end.

Wishing you sunshine and warmth!
Hugs~

Rebecca Jerdee said...

I guess Mother Nature is trying to balance out last year's WARMest winter on record!

rosaria williams said...

Soon, very soon, you'll be harvesting local strawberries, and your joy at such findings will be spilling on these pages.

I'm picking artichokes. Yes, artichokes are the first items we can harvest, outside of arugula and cabbage, and broccoli. My strawberries have tiny fruit......,

Sue said...

Yikes! That is chilly!!

We've got spring going on here today. Hope you have some soon, too.

=)

Nonnie said...

I really can't remember ever being tired of snow which tells you I haven't experienced the kind of winters you guys do. It's amazing to me that those plants are strong enough to stay alive. Ha! I haven't seen any strawberries that look that good. Yummy!! Hang in there. It can't last too much longer.

She Who Carries Camera said...

Here's wishing to spring being right around the corner! Thanks so much for stopping by my place and saying hi...so nice to meet you!

Kerri said...

Spring has not sprung here either! I might need to go on some "happy" medicine soon! :)
You almost had me with those strawberries you picked! :)

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Kim said...

Those strawberries look good. A nice fresh strawberry shortcake in front of a bundle of daffodils would be nice.
Wet snow flurries here too. Spring is toying with us, making us wait.

Scriptor Senex said...

8 inches of snow here today! I think it's winter that has just arrived.

Vicki Boster said...

I hear ya sister!! The winter winds are still blowing here and the forecast calls for snow tomorrow!!! I'm just sick of it all!

The strawberries are fabulous!! We are enjoying some here as well!

Love
Vicki

Z said...

It's snowing in Britain too, everywhere that isn't flooded. Our daffodils are out, but have a sprinkling of snow and they look as miserable as flowers can!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh my still nott quite here yet is it. I think of all my blogging buddies up north with all their snow and keep praying it will stop.
Love all your pics of the plants that are ready to burst for you to enjoy.
Your background is just too cute. I love it and you
Maggie