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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

mother nature is teasing us again

A first taste of spring. The air has warmed and the sun is shining.

I set out for a walk to enjoy a long awaited warm day before another brief winter blast hits tomorrow.

I can't wait to see the flowers start to bloom.



Yesterday I started thinking about things that really make my heart sing, and at the top of the list was roaming through flowers in the summer. 

I used to love winter. There was ice skating, tobogganing, and building snowmen. Those days are gone and I have found I don't take joy in winter the way I used to. 

What I long for is wading through rocky bed creeks.



To get out and explore the back roads of Kentucky again. To find hidden treasures. To find inspiration for my photography.



Life seems to somehow stand still for me in the winter. Maybe these older bones just don't take well to the cold anymore.

Things are still brown here, but I know the daffodils are hiding beneath the earth, just waiting to make their appearance, and when they do I will welcome them, because to me they are the harbingers of spring. 



P.S. Thanks so much to everyone who was concerned about my x rays. I have been having pain in my knee that was replaced last year and it got so bad last week I couldn't walk down the stairs. They x rayed it and it is fine. It is scar tissue breaking up. Probably from all of the lifting I have been doing getting my booth set up. He said that could happen for awhile, but when it gets broken up it will allow further movement in the knee. So that will be a good thing.

P.P.S. I have hopefully fixed my no reply blogger problem, and am back on Google Plus again. I guess I will have to check it once a week as it seems to keep happening to me. Thanks to Nana Diana for letting me know. 



 

20 comments:

  1. We finally had a day in the 50's yesterday and it felt so good - you are right - winter is not as much fun as it used to be!

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    1. 71 here today. It is heavenly. I have opened the windows to air out the house. 18 tomorrow night. :(

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  2. Take care of yourself sweet friend and give those knees a rest when you can. I always loved winter when I was younger, too! Now I've gone 'soft'! heehee! Enjoy your week! Sweet hugs.

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  3. Yes, I think playing in the snow is more for the kids. I do like to look at it from inside though. Everything is still brown here too, except my neighbors across the street already have daffodils blooming in their yard. I'm jealous!

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    1. My daughters have had daffodils in Grant Park for a couple of weeks. Your's should be out soon.

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  4. good luck with the knee - hope it gets better.

    we're having one more freeze tomorrow night here in texas, too.

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    1. Thanks. I am not one to sit around. So it is hard.

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  5. I agree Laura tat winter used to be fun and now all I can think about is that I'll break a hip walking thru all the mess. And those first glimpses of Spring just make my heart sing.
    Donna

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    1. I have become leery of the ice, too. Even though we are having a hard freeze tomorrow night it will be back up in the fifties on Friday. Hooray!!!

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  6. The scar tissue from your knee surgery...did he mention message to help break up the tissue? I know that it takes at least a year to heal from most surgeries...take it easy with the lifting, my friend!

    On the subject of weather...I had full intention of walking after work last night...as I pulled into the driveway a hail storm with thunder and lighting hit...uncommon weather for the Pacific Northwest. We have had record rainfall with landslides and flooding. (We thrive on drip and drizzle here.) Little snow happened this winter...I am grateful, as the commute to work is always a nightmare. You have had your share of adverse weather this year. Stay safe and warm!
    withLove.



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    1. He told me it could take two or three years for all of it to heal completely. I know they had me massage it some at first. I may try that again. Thanks for the reminder.

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  7. I can't seem to get my blogging mojo going right now. Hoping that Spring will get me out of the doldrums.

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    1. It has been hard for me too, Linda. I can't find anything I want to photograph.

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  8. Love the photos and that old house looks like it was a beauty in it's day. We're getting snow today ahead of a major storm coming later tomorrow. It's never ending and I'm longing for spring. All in due time I guess.

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    1. The big storm is hitting us tomorrow, too, but I am hoping it is mostly rain. Stay safe, Pamela.

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  9. Love the photos, Laura, especially the creek photo! I, too, seem to like cold weather less and less!

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    1. Thank you. I think this winter has been especially hard on us.

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  10. I think we are all so very tired of winter, I have heard that about knees, I hope all is soon healed, take care ,,

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    1. Thank you, Laurie. It's so nice to hear from you again.

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