Posts Tagged ‘Spring’

At Home: Spring Colors

April 29, 2017

At Home: Spring Colors

White Dogwood Tree (?)

At Home: Spring Colors




March 20, 2017

While I was sleeping, the vernal equinox arrived at 6:28 a.m. Winter has been keeping a firm grip this past week with temperatures in the 30’s, well south of the low to mid-50’s it should be at this point in March. On this first day of spring, it will be 50 degrees which will feel welcome. And speaking of welcome…

“Welcome Sweet Springtime” is an old song that popped into my head. Though the entire melody was quite clear, I could only remember the first two lines, so I looked up the lyrics. (Everything is on the Google!)

Welcome sweet springtime,
We greet thee in song,
Murmurs of gladness,
Fall on the ear.

Voices long hushed,
Now hear full notes, prolong,
Echoing far and near.

Sunshine awaits for,
The flower that’s from seed,
Joy giving incense,
Fall on the air.

Snowdrops and primrose,
Both timidly beam,
Hailing the glad new year.

Balmy in life,
Breathing breezes are blowing,
Swiftly to nature,
New vigors bestowing.

Oh, how my heart beats,
With rapture anew,
Earth’s flower in beauty,
Again feeds my view.

The music is Anton Rubenstein’s Melody in F.

At Home: Azaleas in Bloom

May 5, 2016

The weather has turned decidedly un-spring-like. Most of the past week, daytime temps have been in the 50’s while at night, they’ve been dropping into the 40’s. I’ve even gone back to wearing my winter jacket! Temperatures 20 degrees below normal + rain + a very raw feel have made for a very unpleasant end of April and beginning of May. Our azaleas, however, haven’t noticed. Their lush bloom is a reminder that it is, indeed, spring.

At Home: Azaleas

At Home: Flowering Japanese Cherry Tree

April 19, 2016

At Home: Flowering Japanese Cherry Tree

Always the first real signal on our property that spring has arrived. Planted in 1970, it’s the lone survivor of our original landscaping.


March 21, 2016

The vernal equinox arrived in our parts yesterday. Evidently, winter didn’t get the message since this morning, we awoke to this!

At Home: Spring!

That was round 8 a.m. Fortunately, it was just a coating which did not include the roads and driveways. About two hours later, with the sun out and temperatures beginning to rise to around 50 degrees….

At Home: Spring!

There’s a warming trend for the rest of this week into the 60’s. Digits crossed that this will be the last we’ll see of snow. However, in the past, there have been major snowstorms in March, so you never can tell.

First Sign of Spring in Our Backyard

March 15, 2016

At Home:  First Sign of Spring in Our Backyard