Thursday, March 05, 2015

Spring Sights



My brain is not full of sparkling thoughts these days. I'm back at work, still trying to conserve my voice (hard to do while teaching), and making an effort to catch up on grading.

A recent wander around the backyard (last weekend) revealed that spring is indeed close by (just 16 days!). The lilac tree is beginning to bud out and in the background behind it, bright green moss is overtaking the lawn.
 

The pot of winter pansies on the patio table is smiling brightly these days - a pretty view from our breakfast table.
 

The blooms on the apricot tree are a wee bit worrisome. It's so early yet. Are there pollinators flying around? I haven't seen any yet.
 

Moss grows not only in the grass, but also on the fence.

Tim's sister is visiting from the province next door, where spring has not yet arrived. We're hoping to show off some of our spring sights this weekend. 

Wishing you a day of spring hope even if the views outside your window are white, white, white.
 

22 comments:

Elizabethd said...

I noticed that my little pot apricot tree has a flush of pin flowers. Like yours, a bit early, I think.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Oh your signs of spring are a balm to our snow laden souls! Doesn't that sound melodramatic? LOL!

But truly nice to see spring arriving somewhere!

Deanna

Debby Ray said...

What beautiful sights...nothing that looks remotely like spring around here yet. I know it's coming :)

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Those early blooms of spring always bring a smile. Especially the pansies.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Now those are words I like - "we're going to show off our spring". I'm sure I speak for any other Ontario bloggers to say we like seeing your spring photos Lorrie. Don't be shy when sharing. :-)

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

It is hard not to brag about our weather...and the gardens are so pretty wearing the spring blossoms.
I hope you feel better soon, I have heard that this cold stays around a lot longer than most so cheery flowers and warm sunny days will certainly elevate the spirit.
Take care.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Isn't our weather amazing? Wish there was more snow on the mountains - though I do enjoy the sunshine. The daffodils are blooming in Skagit valley - what a sight.

Sara D.B. said...

Oh, how lovely green buds and moss and cheerful, pretty pansies! :)
Stay well!

Madelief said...

Wishing you and your sister in law a good time Lori. Hope the weather will stay fine.

Have a good weekend!

madelief x

podso said...

Glad you're feeling better…pretty pansie and blossom pictures. have a nice visit with your sister.

ellen b. said...

Have fun with your guest this weekend. I'm sure you'll find lots of signs of Spring!

Amy at love made my home said...

Your pansies are very pretty! I hope there will be some insects around to do your pollinating so that you have lovely fruit later in the year! xx

Vee said...

Rest the voice as much as you can. I'm sure that you are sipping tea with honey...are you also taking a bit of coconut oil to soothe your throat? I find it very helpful. I can't get over how different our worlds are. At least, Tim's sister is going to have a taste of spring to carry her through. The rest of us will keep on visiting here.

Leslie's Garden said...

Seems like just this week our buds are near to busting! Spring is near, so excited!

Pamela Gordon said...

Ah, it is so pretty but I'd also worry about the lack of pollinators this early. I hope you enjoy a nice weekend with your sister-in-law.

Dewena said...

My thoughts have not sparkled all that much lately either! But I'm beginning to think there's hope for me, that I'm getting the old interests back.

Isn't there something so beautiful about moss at this time of year? All that jade suddenly noticeable in its new spring intense coloring.

aimee said...

Hope your voice is back to normal soon. Everything down here is early--we are expecting temps in the high 60s this weekend. The nights are still cold though. Your pansies are lovely and the moss too:)
Blessings, Aimee

Ida said...

Isn't it fun to see signs of spring. We have a few flowering trees (Forsythia and Quince) that are starting to bloom. I saw a bee the other day, ladybugs and even some robins so it's getting closer. Plus I turn another year older on the 1st day of spring. - Hope you feel better soon.

Kathy said...

It's arrived early....YEAH!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful view!
I think you are about a week ahead of us with Spring.
Enjoy!

Pondside said...

It has been beautiful, hasn't it?!
I hope the sunny weather brings continued recovery for your voice. Another sunny weekend is sure to do it good!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Beautiful harbingers of spring . . . can't wait!