Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Signs of Spring

Inevitably this time of year I find myself looking forward to Spring, even though we will probably have a little more wintry weather (I do live in Utah, after all!). It has been a relatively mild winter, but I am still SO ready for the weather to warm up.

So far there are some very encouraging signs that Spring is just around the corner.  The snow piles have melted off my lawn. Yesterday it rained most of the day, instead of snowing. And just last week we spotted some of these guys.


I was so happy to see this friendly little robin! They haven't really been around here for a while. Then again, I would probably spend a few winter months somewhere warmer if I could!

Then this morning I noticed that my tulips and crocuses are starting to push up out of the dirt! That means that in no time we will have FLOWERS!

This afternoon the temperatures neared 50 degrees, so just before lunchtime I let the boys go outside in their jackets and play for a little while. They ran around the yard and played with their sidewalk chalk while I sat on a chair and soaked up a little sun. It was not really warm, but it was wonderful!

Spending time outside with the boys was glorious. It was almost like a promise of the summer to come. It is going to be great, and I can't wait!

30 comments:

  1. I hung some sheets out to dry today....it felt so good.

    I'm glad spring is heading your direction.

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  2. Wow, already?!?!!

    You'll need to take a peek at my WW to see why I'm surprised! LOL!

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  3. Oh I'm jealous! We're still snowed in... and probably have two more months to go!

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  4. Hopefully after this week, we'll get Spring weather. It's been really cold this week...

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  5. Ahhhh, a robin. I saw a red bird and a blue bird this week at work. I'm so ready for spring.

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  6. Oh spring...how I long for spring. We just got a couple of inches of snow today....I am tired of being cold....(but like you...it comes with the territory - living in the Northeast and all!!)

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  7. I can't even see dirt. It's still all snow by me. In fact some of my Christmas stuff is still out in front because they're frozen into the ground.

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  8. Oh a sign of Spring!! That is amazing!! I wish I had some signs of Spring around here.

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  9. Even I'm ready for a warm-up and I live in the South! Love that photo - great job!

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  10. I can't wait for some spring weather....we seemed to bypass spring this week and went straight to summer weather with 80 degrees! I can't wait to plant my flowers!

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  11. Oh I am SO jealous! It snowed here again today...on top of the 3 feet we STILL have. UGH!

    I miss seeing birds :(

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  12. It's starting to get really nice here too! You could almost wear shorts!

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  13. Man, I wish that we were seeing signs of spring.

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  14. I will live vicariously through your spring photos and TRY not to be jealous :)

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  15. Hope it comes soon for you. It really is so nice when the winter starts to melt away

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  16. We are having some beautiful signs of spring here in northern California.

    Nice shot of that Robin!

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  17. We are starting to see signs of spring here as well. Glorious.

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  18. I can't wait for some signs of spring here!

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  19. I've started seeing a number of robins here in Cleveland, but the temps are still in the 20's and it's been snowing every day for a week and is supposed to continue through the weekend. I can't wait for spring!

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  20. I've had a few birds return to our feeders, but it's been so rainy lately they have been staying away. I'm ready for spring too.

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  21. I'm so jealous! We still have 2 feet of snow on the ground here.

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  22. You and me both! I can hardly wait for spring! We've had some really great weather these past few days and we've gone for bike rides and hung out at the park! It's amazing what a little sunshine can do for the soul, right?

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  23. I've seen a lot of Robins too. I follow a blog of another lady in Utah who posts about wild things and wild places in Utah, she said the Robins never leave. I was quite surprised. My grandson was surprised when we went outside today, he said look grandma the snow is gone! (just off the south side of the house)

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  24. We just came back from a week's vacation in Puerto Rico and the weather is glorious there..Now its even more difficult to wait for the spring :-(

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  25. we've got daffodils already!!!!!???!!!!!

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  26. Those damn robins haven't left northeast ohio. So I have no idea when spring is coming! lol

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