Thursday, March 02, 2006

Spring is springing

An admirer told me over lunch today that he was saddened to see that I had not posted to my blog yesterday. Well, I have been so busy working in the garden, that there just hasn't been time!!
Anyway, enough of that silliness and on to real deep stuff! Our weather has been pretty awesome the last couple of days, and I have been making hay while the sun shines, so to speak. There is so much gardening to be done around here, and very soon it will be too hot and humid for this Yankee to be out of doors in the south, except in the early the dyeing and quilting are on the back burner for a few days! But I did want to share a few photos with you.
On Monday evening we had the privilege of hearing the Reverend Professor Peter J. Gomes speak at Agnes Scott College. He is the author of several books, including "The Good Life: Truths That Last in Times of Need", "The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart", and "Strength for the Journey: Biblical Wisdom for Daily Living". If you ever have the opportunity to hear Peter Gomes speak, do so!! I highly recommend his books, not that I have read any of them (yet!), but they've got to be fanastic! It was a lovely day and evening, and this time I took along my camera:

The lovely campus of Agnes Scott College on a Spring-ish evening.

So there you have the remainder of Monday....and you already know about Tuesday and the pancakes for 160, so I shall go on.....

Spring seems to be here, but I am told/reminded by the resident weather prognostacator that we suffered a rather severe blizzard here in early March about 13 years ago, so I am not counting any chickens before they are hatched. But just look at the following pictures and you'll see why I am suffering such an acute case of Spring Fever:

This little guy was sitting in amongst the Hellebores just outside our front door the other afternoon, just begging to be blogged!

ahhhh, Snowdrops!

a solitary white Iris

lovely crocuses (or are they croci??)

and last, but by no means least, the wonderful daffodils of Spring!

Enjoy your day, wherever you are planted!!!


Maria said...

winter is still wintering here! Been snowing non stop all day now and there already was about 7 inches of snow on the ground. So its not looking any brighter at the moment! =/
And its a pain having to dig out the car every time you wanna go somewhere... We're all longing for spring here on Bjäre =)

Judy said...

Hi Maria,
Sorry about the snow. It's lovely to look at, especially if you don't have to go out in it, but if you do, the fun is gone!
I'm sure spring is just around the corner for you in Bastad.
Take care!

alice ann said...

what kind of toads do you get? That looks like one of our evil cane toads, but don't know if they are in your parts- ours came from Australia I think, and are very poisonous to cats/dogs- they secrete some poison from their backs if touched. Anyway, we seem to be in the middle of a monsoon here lately and are bombarded with the huge ugly cane toads!