Monday, March 7, 2016

Spring is in the Air!

You wouldn't know it by the creek at the edge of my property but spring is most definitely coming to the mountains!



The inlets leading through the woods to the creek are almost completely frozen....but not for long. 


The weather report for our little mountain top town shows a nice warming trend...which is quite the change from the cold, damp weather we had this weekend. 


Just look at those temps for Wednesday! I would love to take that day off to play outside....but alas I have meetings I cannot miss. Sigh. 

The good news is, the 10 day forecast shows temps hovering in the 50's and nighttime temps in the 30's. 

Which means all those pots I've been attempting to overwinter in the garden cottage can come out - I'll line them up outside the garden cottage and give them a sprinkle of water and see if anything survived. Fingers crossed!

Meanwhile there are signs of spring all around us!


Those are most definitely buds on that tree!


My one and only young weeping willow is showing the trademark yellow they get right before they turn green. 


The berry brambles are getting some nice buds. 


And I have no idea what this shrub/tree is but it most definitely has some healthy buds on it! Does anyone know what this is? Help a former city girl out here!


I love to see the red haze that comes over the trees right before they bud out - it makes me happy!


On a clear day you can see forever, right? The mountains were so incredibly clear yesterday with barely a cloud in the sky. Too bad it was so chilly out....otherwise I would have spent a lot more time outside. 


The mountain in the other direction has an interesting light pattern in the afternoons. It goes from this (above)....


....to this, in what seems like minutes. There's just a band of light that sits in a hollow on the mountain - it's absolutely spectacular in fall!


Meanwhile not much changes inside. The monkey is still determined to make a complete nest of my fuzzy pillows. 

What a squish!



48 comments:

  1. We have the same sort of weather forecast here as well ! :)

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  2. We have the same sort of weather forecast here as well ! :)

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    1. I'm super excited, Deb - might have to leave work early on these nice days to make up for all the weekend's I've worked this winter!!

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  3. Bring on spring...ps. love your squish! ;)

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    1. She's pretty lovable, that's for sure! :)

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    1. It was such a pretty day yesterday, Bernideen....just too cold to really work outdoors for long!

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  5. Your home is in such a beautiful place. I love the creeks that run through the mountains...the water looks cold and clear. We are supposed to have warm weather this week too. Maybe up to 77 degrees. It is so hard to be patient...waiting for spring!

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    1. It brings me such a sense of peace to walk around my property and hear the birds and the trickle of the creek - and yes, waiting for spring is TOUGH!!

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  6. Same here. I'm so ready for Spring.Sweet doggie.

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    1. She's a little punk, that sweet doggie - but I love her to bits!

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  7. What a lovely peaceful place to live! I love the icy water shots and all the budding trees...and such a cosy dog squish!
    Happy spring!
    Helen xox

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    1. She makes herself quite cozy wherever she wants, that little spoiled punk!

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  8. Your bush with the healthy little buds...looks like a pussywillow bush. You can decorate some nice vases with those. I think you'll find things ready to bloom soon with those temperatures. It's suppose to be in the mid sixties all week here. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

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    1. You know, I thought it might look like pussy willow....but I'm not sure. I didn't move in until April last year so perhaps I missed the pussy willow blooming? I didn't realize I had any on my property. I'll have to keep an eye on it and see what it is when it blooms!

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  9. You're warming up and we're cooling down again. Funny how that works :)

    It's just gorgeous on your mountain top. And that baby really is a squish ;)

    xo,
    rue

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    1. It's almost like there's a wave that heads across the US, like they do in a stadium or concert arena....when you're warm, I'm cold, and vice versa. Weird! And I think my little squish is almost as cute...and spoiled...as your little Bubba!

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  10. The monkey looks so sweet! I just want to hug her. I don't know what the week's forecast here is. It has been cloudy and windy all day today.
    Brenda

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    1. It's very cloudy here today also....and I keep thinking I hear the rumbles of thunder, although that wasn't predicted.

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  11. You really live in a beautiful part of the country. Looks like you are truly a Mountain Mama. Love it. That sure is a cute little monkey you got there..Happy Monday..Judy

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    1. Thanks for your visit, Judy, and for taking the time to leave a sweet comment - I truly appreciate it!!

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  12. I love the creek that runs through your property. It must be wonderful to see the life in it in the summer. A whole little world of it's own. It's warming up here, too but we have a lot of snow yet to get rid of. But...you can hear it melting as you walk around. :)Our birds are very active and loud these days so I'm hoping for some nesting in our bird houses. "Hi Squish"

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    1. The birds are really active here also right now - no sign of the robins yet...I'm waiting! I'm afraid the bears will be waking soon, also - drat. I'll have to put my feeders in every night again.

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  13. Spring has sprung here today, too! It was 60 degrees and the sun poked out here and there...it was glorious. I had all the windows open in the house and spent some time outside. Looks like the 50's and a couple more 60 degree days here in the extended forecast, but unfortunately, cloudy skies and/or rain every day. March here is always very muddy. We have so much yard clean-up to do after winter...so much mud and bare ground that needs seeding and branches and rocks thrown from the snow plow all over our yard. Perennial beds to be cleaned out. Oh well, feels good to work outside. You sure have beautiful views where you live. Here in my little neighborhood, houses are all piled on top of each other.
    Anyway, no buds on trees or bushes here yet, but daylilies and daffodils are finally poking out of the ground. Hooray!

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    1. Isn't it the best to be able to open the windows and get some fresh air in the house? March here is usually muddy also but since there's not much snow to melt...should be ok. I can't help having this feeling that we're going to get a huge snowstorm with about 30 feet of snow in May....to make up for this mild winter. Shivers!

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  14. Your land and surrounding mountains are absolutely beautiful! Spring is my favorite time of year, too, and I love the slight green tinge on the trees right before the leaves open. Enjoy your warm weather!

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    1. Thanks, Vickie - I know it's only temporary but I am enjoying it - I had coffee in the garden this morning, that was lovely!!

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  15. Oh how I would love to live on a mountain and be surrounded by trees and have a creek running through our property. That is the dream that my husband and I both share. Thank you for letting me live vicariously through you. :)

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    1. I grew up in the city, Debbie, and I couldn't wait to escape to the country...it was always my dream.

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  16. 60 degrees and higher this week here in PA> woooooohoooooo!

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    1. Wooooohooooo right back at ya, Ellen!! :) Enjoy it, my friend!

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  17. So beautiful there...the sense of spring makes me smile...as does your heartstealing pup!

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    1. Her favorite chair....right in front of the fire. And the sunshine hits it in the mornings. I have to keep telling her, "That's Mommy's chair...and Mommy's pillow!" But guess what? She doesn't care! :)

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  18. Our lilacs are beginning to bud, and the chives are poking up. So are the sedum. Makes me so happy. The snow is all gone, and we had a thunderstorm on Sunday evening. Sadly, we know that the 65* forecast for today won't be repeated much in the next few weeks, but we will take each diamond of a day we are given. Today the windows are open, and a few birds are singing, and the robins have arrived. It is a very good thing!!

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    1. No robins here yet, Chris, but they must be on their way! The starlings and grackles have arrived to my sweetie's house...the robins can't be far behind!

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  19. Your weather is very similar to mine here. Spring is definitely in the air, and is going to be heating up later this week (it's going to be 75 degrees!). This weekend we'll be spending time to get the garden ready, I might even be able to wear a short sleeved shirt! The small joys in life...!

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    1. It truly is the little things, Pamela!

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  20. Spring is definitely on the way ! We are suppose to get to 80 today in N. Fl. I love your mountains and creeks!

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  21. Spring is definitely on the way ! We are suppose to get to 80 today in N. Fl. I love your mountains and creeks!

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    1. It's in the 70's today here, Elizabeth, which is super warm for March - but I'll take it!! :)

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    1. My mother always told me that I have no patience...I want everything yesterday!!

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  23. I love forecasts like that, but have learned in my old age to not take them for granted...a few years ago we had a huge snow storm on May 1, here in east/central Kansas!!
    It looks like we are to have nice warm weather, too...not sure why I am in such a hurry for spring, winter hardly showed up this year. I think I am just in a hurry for everything to green up.
    Your little girl has the right idea...snuggle up and keep warm!
    Have a great week.

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    1. I have no doubt winter's not done with us yet...but I'll take these warm days while I can!

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  24. I was so excited when I saw 67 degrees in our car, I took a photo of it and even posted it on my FB page. It looks like spring, feels like spring and smells like spring; so I'm beyond thrilled. I know winter isn't done in Michigan yet, but we'll be away for a few weeks to TX and hopefully the worst will be over by the time we return home. Jumping for joy!

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    1. Ha ha you're just like me - aren't we silly? I know, the smell - oh my!! I opened my bedroom window last night and this morning my room smelled so lovely!

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