Spring always seems to arrive early in central Texas. The trees start to bud late February, early March. Then Spring decides to take a rest and leaves us with a cold snap. This year was no exception. However, Spring decided she really needed to get a much longer rest and let Winter come back and drop a few inches of snow for Easter Sunday. We might not have white Christmases around here, but now we can say we have white Easters.
From my neck of the woods (the Great State of Texas), Matilda sends along pictures of wildflowers. She's even named most of them. I love wildflowers most especially bluebonnets.
My friends in the northeastern part of the country are no strangers to snow on Easter. Their spring starts much, much later than ours. There are sure signs of spring though. Angela shows us how Finally! spring is here. Her pictures show the contrast of the final vestiges of winter and the budding spring season. Cheryl takes us through a spring Saturday spent outdoors. I can't wait to see what the "spring set" looks like when it's finished. Dawn gives us a list of great activities to celebrate spring. She draws such a great mental picture of what her spring morning was like.
Spring means many things to many people. Sarah writes about what spring means to her. It is a lovely collage of thoughts and each brings lovely images to mind. For others it's a way to begin something new--a habit, garden, anything. Elena has great suggestions on new things to try to rejuvenate oneself.
The warmer weather brings people out of their houses into nature. Donna took her family on a nature walk and discovered so many wonderful things. Divina, meanwhile, took her family to the seashore. It looks like a fun time was had by all.
I've been working on getting my garden done but it's taken more time than I thought it would. The choices have been overwhelming and the cacophony of color at the garden center has made it difficult to narrow down the choices. Ruth has a lovely garden and I really like her Mary garden.
I love Mary's post about what spring means to her family: BASEBALL!! I love baseball and the start of baseball signifies the start of spring. Why else would they have spring training. I've rooted for the LA Dodgers almost my entire life but recently, the Red Sox have been creeping into our lives more (my inlaws live in the Boston area and I attended college there).
I hope you have enjoyed this tour into the loveliness of spring. I hope you are enjoying the warm breezes of spring wherever you are.
Editing to add a couple of entries that are late but that's okay as spring can be late too. Suzanne writes about her spring chore which involves some pretty napkins. Maria has pictures a plenty of her beautiful flowers in her garden.
Another late entry--a nature walk by Cay and her girls that is just lovely.