F Simple and Serene Living: A TEASE OF SPRING 09 10
Friday, February 16, 2018

A TEASE OF SPRING

Oh how I long for spring. For green buds, daffodils, and warm breezes.

On Thursday there was a tease of spring.


Nope, there were no green buds to be found.

The daffodils haven't started pushing up through the winter ground.

But oh my there were lovely warm breezes. The thermometer was reading 72 degrees and the sun was peaking from behind the clouds. 


It was nothing short of heavenly, and I couldn't let the day go by without a walk.

The arboretum was calling my name along with dog walkers, joggers, and moms pushing strollers. 


I managed to get in a two mile walk without becoming too overly tired, but I realized I have gotten out of shape the last couple of months. Time for me to get back to daily walking. 

The next ten days are going to be up and down with the temperatures and there is a lot of rain in our forecast so I am going to have to start mall walking again. I need to be ready when spring actually does get here. 



For now that tease of spring definitely cheered me up, but I can't wait for the real thing to get here.

How is the weather in your neck of the woods?

13 comments:

  1. Hello dear Laura... We are supposed to get 6 inches of snow tomorrow night and the temps are supposed to be in the 60's next week. I can't wait. Hope you have a great weekend.

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    1. Oh, I hope we don't have anymore snow. It is a cold and rainy day here today, but it is going to be 77 on Tuesday. I love those days.

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  2. Hi Laura,
    Wooo Hooo to have a day with 72 degrees. I can only dream of that for a few more months here in Illinois. I am hoping for an early Spring. Happy Weekend.
    xoxo
    Kris

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    1. It is going to be warmish here all next week, so I am hoping our daffodils will pop up soon. Here is hoping for an early spring for all of us.

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  3. hi laura- my daffodils and cherry blossoms are blooming. hopefully we won't have some frigid air that will kill all the blooms. have a great weekend.

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    1. My daughter said the daffodils and forsythia are in bloom in Atlanta. I hope you don't get anymore frigid air too.

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  4. No sign of Spring at all in these parts. Temperatures are well below freezing. However, the sun shines today so that always cheers everyone up. Good thing we have imaginations to dream of what is to come. I really like that photo of your garden bench ... a lovely spot for dreaming and sitting in the warm sunshine.

    Wishing you a beautiful day, Laura.
    Brenda

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  5. We've had a few spring-like days here and there between the very cold days. I'm so ready for spring to arrive and stay awhile. And I'm really most ready to see some flowers blooming again! Have a lovely weekend

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  6. Laura, The pictures you showed , look like nice places to bird watch. I know our temps will be really warm for this time of year....but we are in danger of some flooding....hope the rains get moving faster than predicted...so no long stalls for major rainfalls. I know what you are saying about being out of shape. I need to get more exercise than I do. Glad you enjoy the fresh air . I can not wait to just sit outside on the porch. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  7. We had a taste of spring here too, a couple of weeks ago (central Oregon). Was 71 degrees one day and I love it so much! Now back to the cold, wind and clouds, but what I do like about this area, is that most days we do get some sunshine or sun breaks. We are now having cold days.. and today is SUPER windy, but no rain! Snow predicted tonight again but haven't had much this year for which I'm so thankful. I'm NOT a snowbird! This coming week is more super cold nights, down in the single digits, but again I'm thankful for it not being below zero like it normally is here. I'm looking forward to spring and flowers but not all the yardwork. I have one little pansy plant that has survived the entire winter here, all alone, by our front stoop. Poor little thing, but I've noticed some new buds on it. Amazing that they can survive the single digits and then pop back as soon as there are some warm days! Your walking areas look so pretty.. and I too am so out of shape. I don't walk nearly enough or far enough. Have a nice weekend.... Marilyn

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  8. Still winter here in western Massachusetts, Laura. But we have some warm days predicted soon. Then, a return to winter. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Always a pleasure to see you have visited. Susan

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  9. We are in the 80s every day this week and next so things are blooming like crazy here. And you would enjoy seeing how many baby horses are in the pastures. Come on down! Hugs, Diane

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