Friday, April 19, 2013

Disappearing Spring

Where did Spring go? This entire week has been cold, cloudy and windy.  I don't mind wet weather, but does it has to be so COLD?! It has actually been below freezing a couple of nights, which is not good news for my apricot tree. Oh well! We may not get any apricots at all this year. I guess we'll have to wait and see.

Despite the cold, the grass is turning green and the plants are still trying to bloom.

The little weeds and wildflowers near my home are making an appearance.

I don't think I normally notice these tiny plants, but the dreary weather has had me seeking any signs of spring and new life!

The buds on my tulips have started to show their colors, but haven't opened yet. Luckily my neighbors tulips and dahlias have bloomed and I can admire them.

So while we wait for warmer weather, I guess we will just have to hang out inside and maybe eat an enormous cookie or two.

Or discover that sometimes the best toys are the ones that you don't buy. Just look at how much fun you can have with a cardboard box!

Miss Aubrey had a great time driving her box car around. She also thought it made a really fun hiding place.

I am seriously tempted to go hide in a box (or under the covers) until Spring comes back, but I don't want to miss it. So I guess I will keep wandering with my camera in hand, hoping and waiting for some warm, sunny Spring weather.

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  1. We are just STARTING to get Spring up here! It has been VERY cold and we still have a lot of snow, but it is FINALLY starting to melt noticeably. Sheesh. We had more snow than normal this winter, but this is still an abnormally late Spring for us. I LOVE the colours in your fauna shots ~ so vivid! And I absolutely ADORE your li'l miss sitting in the box!! Beautiful.

  2. I think everyone is taking in Spring with more appreciation this year. Aren't cardboard boxes the best!

  3. Сколько цветочной красоты! Любуюсь))))

  4. Oh my- these are gorgeous!! The warmer weather will be there before you know it- I'm sure.

  5. It's been cold here the last week too! I think it was probably blackberry winter. I have enjoyed looking through your blog. Check out Sunshine PenPals and join the fun!