Happy Spring everyone!! As most of you know, today is the first day of spring, and honestly I couldn’t be happier about it. I am certainly not a winter girl, the cold short days really take their toll on me. But now that the days are getting longer, warmer and the opportunities to get out and play in the sunshine are more abundant, I can shake those winter blues like Annie shakes off the dead winter grass from her back. It’s quite exhilarating, shaking the winter blues that is, not shaking grass off my back.
With spring upon us, I’ve been enjoying a few spring-y touches around the house.
Daffodils, they’re so sunny and bright, they almost smile.
They make me smile right back at them. I’ve also discovered glitter covered eggs from the dollar store.
They maybe a little tacky, but at least my table looks Easter-y.
Recently, I’ve been seeing my sweet momma a lot, and finally got to give her the Valentine’s gift I’d stitched up for her.
The scarf came out huge, apparently I have gauge issues.
But sweet momma tried it on, anyways. Under Goldie-dogs watchful gaze, of course.
Oh, and spring not only brings with it daffodils to my table and finally a grass free dog, but also new birds to my yard!
A male Northern Flicker Woodpecker.
Guess the bugs living in between the stepping stones didn’t stand a chance. I couldn’t get a shot of him flying, so I borrowed a shot taken by Laura Meyers, who obviously has a quicker shutter finger than I do.
Doesn’t this guy have a gorgeous undercarriage? The one munching on bugs in my backyard had more of an orange-y undercarriage than the one pictured above. But he still took my breath away. It’s not too often we get birds other than pigeons and doves hanging out back there.
Now that spring has sprung and the sun is shining brightly, I’ll be taking my leave out of doors. (And maybe cut back on my BBC viewing.)
Happy Spring Everyone!