Sunday, March 8, 2015

Sledding and Flowers-Almost Spring!


 Last Sunday we went sledding.... this Sunday I have 5 purple crocus blossoms OPEN! Yeah! I love spring. :)  I know it isn't actually spring quite yet, but it sure feels like it... it was 70 degrees today!  Earlier in the week, it was quite a bit below freezing. It will go back and forth for a bit... but with some flowers blooming... I am excited. :)

We hadn't been sledding this year yet... the little bits of snow we had came at a time when we couldn't go sledding.... so this time we went... even though you can see that we didn't have much snow. 

 It is obvious that we really had fun...

The kids sure outlasted my husband and me... they went up and down so many times.... it was great. :)

 As much fun as we had sledding, I am even more excited about these flowers... 

I love their colorful freshness.... their cheerful looks. 

I have many more crocus that will bloom... but these are the first, so they are extra special. 

We have also seen a couple of bees...

and the geese are flying north again... the robins are all over the place... the temperatures are getting higher, although still cold at night... it is an exciting time of year.


I enjoy each of our 4 seasons... I love them all... but I have to admit that spring is probably my favorite because that is when the garden wakes up again after a long winter.  

Thank you for joining me... I hope you are seeing spring in your area also... what signs of spring are you seeing?







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26 comments:

  1. It was so warm at our house, my husband was able to cook out for us this weekend! Such a blessing! Spring is coming, Lord willing, and with it, brighter days. :) Praying for you.

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    1. Cooking out sounds great.... these early spring days are such a treat. :) I appreciate your prayers more than I can say... they are precious. Thank you.

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  2. Beautiful pictures of the flowers...I can almost smell them ;-) We are having a heat wave today - in the 50's compared to -15 last week! Have a great week.
    Lori

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    1. Don't you just love those warm days in the middle of the cold ones.... I sure do. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  3. Your photos are awesome. Are you into photography professionally? *Just thinking aloud*
    Do enjoy your Spring time. It's still summer here in South Africa!

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    1. Thank you so much.... no, I do not work as a professional photographer, but I have considered getting into the field as a side job... I appreciate the encouragement. :) We are really enjoying the weather... I love spring.

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  4. I LOVE the crocus! Every year I'd look forward to them trying to pop up through the snow. So colorful and pretty. Thank you for tossing your hat into the ring at the Party Under The Big Top! I hope to see you again next week!
    #BigTopBlogParty

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    1. I do too... in fact, I just came in from outside where I took more pictures of them.... I couldn't resist the water droplets on them from my son watering the yard. :)

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  5. That sledding looks like so much fun. And the crocus are beautiful.

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    1. It was lots of fun...and hard to believe we just did that when it is 70 degrees today.... and the crocus just keep blooming. :)

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  6. Your flowers look so pretty, love all the signs of spring!

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    1. I love spring and I especially enjoy the colorful early flowers. :)

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  7. I must admit that I'm rather jealous and sure do miss being a part of the Four Seasons after seeing your beautiful pictures. My hubby and I were just complaining that it is already too HOT here in the Phx area. Another month and I'll be wishing I was anywhere but here!

    Thank you for linking up to Party Under the Big Top, the #BigTopBlogParty! So happy you were able to join in on the fun this week!

    Wishing you a fabulous week!

    Much love,

    Lysa xx
    Welcome to My Circus

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    1. Wow... your climate is REALLY different from ours... I hear people who love the AZ weather, but I would miss our 4 seasons if we didn't have them. :)

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  8. Oh how fun! Yes, it is quite apparent that you and your family had fun - I can almost hear the laughter :) You are such a dear for sharing with Roses of Inspiration - thank you!

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    1. It was so fun.... and I loved seeing my son throw his arms out in joy as he went down the hill.... I will treasure that picture. :)

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  9. What beautiful flowers and what a beautiful way for God to say spring is coming. The sledding looks like great fun, my only issue is once you go down you have to come back up again, great exercise. Thanks for sharing part of your life with us at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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    1. The going down the hill really is a LOT more fun than the going back up the hill!!! It is good exercise, though. :)

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  10. I love the flowers! And, can't wait to see the grass!

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    1. I agree... we are watering our very dry yard (still drought conditions) and it is starting to turn green. :) love it.

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  11. Beautiful photos and such a contrast with the weather!
    Thank you for linking up at the Talented Tuesday Link Party :-) I hope you join us again tomorrow!

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    1. Thank you... it has been quite an abrupt change... and today is 80 degrees... we are loving it. :)

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  12. Love the photos! Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. Hope you can make it again this week.

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    1. Thank you... so glad it is spring. :)

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  13. Stop by Fabulous Friday this week and share more of your photos
    Maria

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