Beauty in the Ordinary

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"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Another 10cm!

The weatherman is calling for another 10 cm of snow tomorrow

so, I have decided to totally ignore
anything he has to say
and just hang around some of these
pretty pictures instead.

These are generally our first harbingers of spring...

happy, sunny, yellow forsythia

and luxuriant, elegant crocuses.

Then along come the robins to feast on the fat earthworms
slowly beginning their job of waking up the soil.

Grass turns from pale grey to lush green,

trees begin to bud, and before you know it

there's warmth in the sunshine again!


  1. Wonderful reminders that spring is on its way- adore that last photo !

  2. Lovely pictures and proof that spring does indeed exist and that it *will* show up... eventually!
    Thinking sunny, springy thoughts...
    xo J~

    (Hope your little girl is continuing to feel better.)

  3. Spring is out there somewhere. It's been grey, cold and wet here today as well. So nice to have your pictures to cheer us up. Love the cherry blossom!

  4. Oh NO SNOW!

    Hang in there- we have blossoms : D


  5. I so need some good colors of spring--Your post has given me that, but I'm selfish and would like some of my very own--Soon I hope! :-)

    Hope you've had a good weekend!!

  6. Love that last photo too Janet...I can feel that warm sunshine on my face.
    Thanks for asking Jessica, yes, she is much better...still have a bit of a ways to go + some detective work to find out how she got this abscess, but good progress.
    Cherry blossom has to be my favourite Molly. I remember walking in a storm of it in Tokyo once...that's the kind of 'snow'storm I love!
    You are lucky Z...nothing even close to a blossom here.
    Yes you, I'd love more than photos! Stay tuned...coming soon???

  7. Love your photos; I saw a few buds today on some trees, gives one hope!

  8. Only 10 cms? That's not much of anything. You'll survive. Cuddle up with the dogs in front of the wood fire place, and you'll be fine.

    Spring will be here in a month (at least in theory). Enjoy winter while you can!

  9. We have swelling buds on the Peach trees, and leaves desperate to open on the Quince. It's the time of year when we dread a late frost!

  10. I would do the same is not far off...keep warm and think sunny thoughts, you are on the right track here. Hope your daughter is better :)

    Jeanne xx


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