Sunday, April 17, 2016

Complete Turnaround!

I couldn't stand looking at the previous post and all that snow one minute more.  This past week brought warmer temps, a lot of rain, and melted snow...hopefully melted for the rest of the year!  It's been a complete weather turnaround.  My yard is very soggy and we're expecting a crew coming to put some new drain tiles in to divert the water to a culvert. We hit the 70's in the temperature department and worked outside all day on Saturday.  Windows and screens were washed, the lawn mowed and trimmed and deck furniture and the deck it's self cleaned.  Jack took some junk into town for Spring cleanup week.  At Church today we had Sunday School classes being held on the lawn and at the end, tons of little ones picking dandelions and making lovely bouquets to give their Moms. Everyone was mowing grass this weekend or working outdoors. It was hard to stay inside!   Since Tuesday we have had sunshine.  The weather folks say it's the longest period of dry weather since December...and I believe it!  Perfect pretty much describes this weekend.  As I was walking into Walmart on Saturday morning I noticed the garden section open and could smell the flowers and dirt...I just had to stop in.  I found some pansies on clearance and bought a few.  It's still way too early to plant anything here but I couldn't resist and pansies usually don't mind chilly weather.
The yard is snow free!
The deck was a good place for dinner tonight when the kiddos dropped by.
The path up to the Creepy Woods is greening up.
May Apples are blooming everywhere.
A tiny bit of green is starting to appear.
Chubbs is loving all walks in the woods.  He's feeling at home here and is eager to bark and defend his new digs.  With the warm temps it was a good time to give him a bath after all the wet and mud we had earlier this week.  Not his favorite part of the weekend!  So the flip flops are out and shorts and no jackets are the fashion once again.  Spring has finally sprung!

14 comments:

Shady Del Knight said...
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Shady Del Knight said...

Hi, dear YaYa!

I am very happy to learn that your weather has taken a big turn for the better. (Punxsutawney Phil is also breathing a sigh of relief. He had already lawyered-up. :) Did you see any size 20 footprints in the soggy sod on the path to the Creepy Woods? :) When I lived up north in Penna I always looked forward to the first prolonged warm weather spell of spring. It really lifted the spirits to get outside and smell the aroma of fresh grass and flowers. We had a park near our home and I used to go there to play. Sometimes I would bring home a bouquet of dandelions for my mother. It's great to see Chubbs enjoying the nice weather and to know that he thinks of the Pines as home. So do I.

betty said...

Lets up it has sprung and that "mean old" winter doesn't come back your way! It looks so lovely in your neck of the woods and so much accomplished to get everything ready for the nice weather ahead!

betyt

gin said...

Yay for you with warm temps and things turning green. The kiddos and Chubbs makes it all look perfect.

Rick Watson said...

Woo hoo! Let the party begin. It was beautiful here yesterday and we started planting our garden
Have fun.

selvageedge said...

So nice to enjoy the sunshine all week. Hope it stays this way for awhile!

Susan Anderson said...

What a change! Your pictures are now the epitome of spring. Again, crazy weather these days…

=)

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

It looks so lovely! We have a few of the most resilient perennials just starting to poke through, but otherwise no green yet. Soon, so very soon and I cannot wait! We had a lovely day here yesterday and spent a lot of time outside tidying up what we could, but it's a bit too wet to get much done.
Happy Spring!

Laurie said...

So happy to hear you had a warm weekend. I find that I am staying outdoors almost all day, everyday, lately.

shortybear said...

glad you enjoyed your weekend.

Stacy Crawford said...

Amen to that!

Deb Shucka said...

A perfect first day of spring! I could smell and feel it through your words and pictures. Heres hoping for many more in the days ahead.

Munir said...

Great pictures and nice description of the petty April day of Spring time.
Wish you all the best in spring and many more seasons to come.Amen

Munir said...

I meant to write pretty. Love the pink bloom.