Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Promise of Spring


Spring....that girl is a sure thing.  I know we have all had our doubts lately, but I actually found evidence of her arrival.  


The Iris plants are sprouting their leaves.  It's like a Christmas miracle in March.

I also know spring is coming because when I open my back door, in the morning, the scent of skunk-love is wafting on the gentle country breeze.  

Although, with temps dropping into the twenties Wednesday night, Spring may take off running and never return.  


33 comments:

  1. Yes, even though we had snow on Friday, I can see the tips of my tulips peeking out of the earth.

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  2. Those miracle green shoots! Wow! Love to see them. (Not so crazy about the skunk luv smell tho. . .) xx

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  3. This is such a beautiful way of putting it, I wish her promise holds true.

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  4. Nice to see some green poking thru the dirt. Have a nice day.

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  5. 'She' will come back, hopefully sooner than later.

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  6. We had that skunk aroma last night. He comes and eats bird seed on the ground under the feeder.

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  7. I too have seen some little sprouts and just yesterday, that wonderful scent was lingering around our place. I'm so ready for Spring. Many Blessings

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  8. I saw some of those in town yesterday. Made me smile.

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  9. Miles to go I think before little green promises show their color around here. I must admit though, I have been wondering if my hyacinths and Helebores are trying to show their green underneath all the snow. So ready for Spring and trying patience!

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  10. Now that our snow is melted, I'm also seeing the Iris beginning to grow, and daffodil shoots reaching for the sky! Yay!

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  11. yup, we've had lots of that skunkage, too. we're dropping to freezing again wed. night, too.

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  12. I am puzzled by the scent of skunk-love, but I am quite sure it is better than exhaust fumes...

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  13. YAY!! There is hope!!!! Our temps hit the 40-50s yesterday and a lot of snow and ice finally melted off. Our yard is a yucky brown mess of mud so far.

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  14. Yay! That is so exciting! We've seen some of our surprise lilies coming up lately and it has me all giddy :) Today is supposed to be in the low 70s! Insane! But then tomorrow in the low 40s. Springtime in Missouri!

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  15. Is skunk love the same as "my dog killed a skunk outside the bedroom window" kind of thing? if so I will take one more week of winter for $1000, Alex.

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  16. The sun is actually shining today!

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  17. Hi Seeing is believing and the sun was out helping those shoots to force themselves up

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  18. So much fun seeing the first tips of green peaking through the ground! Nothing like that yet here but hopefully it won't be too long.

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  19. Hi Michelle, what a beautiful site, welcome back, Francine.

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  20. we are 80 today....gonna drop down to freezing Wednesday morning...Rollercoaster spring...

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  21. Oh wow, that's early for irises but it's a lovely promise! I adore irises, I used to plant allsorts of varieties in my parent's garden!

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  22. I saw that some grass that Dusty ate on the other day had grown back, that is the first time since fall, we usually get a little growth all winter but not this time. I think spring is rolling now.

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  23. I can't wait for Spring! There's too much snow here to see anything coming up, but it will!

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  24. I saw my first crocus today and the tulips are coming up. I hope the freeze doesn't kill them off tomorrow night. xo Laura

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  25. Spring will arrive, pretty sure about that!! :)

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  26. Have faith, Michelle. Spring is a pretty sturdy and persevering broad. She might get chased around a bit by the cold, but she'll be back.

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  27. if you tug a pinch of hair on Frostig and Ebony, they both would tell you spring is on the way... that and the mud they are rolling in daily :D!

    Love to see your green growth like that - its those times that makes us all cheerleaders for Spring to arrive!

    xoxo

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  28. Yahoo.. your flowers are coming up! My irises are a bit higher than that.. and daffodils are blooming.. bring it on, Spring!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  29. We've smelled a few skunks who've awoken from their long winter naps, too! We still have feet of snow cover, so I'm sure they're not happy about what they're waking up to. :)

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  30. Nice to see the bud. Spring is arriving!

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  31. it is definitely on the way! i saw daffodils today and 2 cute groundhogs! i'm not sure if they are a spring time thing but i know i haven't seen them all winter! yeah, it's gonna be cold here tonight and tomorrow...but then will warm right back up on friday so it's ok!

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  32. Yup. The odors of spring in the country.
    Mud, Manure and Skunk. Gotta love it (and weirdly we do, don't we;)

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