Saturday, March 3, 2012

Spring Fever

Okay, I love winter.  I love snow and snow days.  I love to watch my boys throw snowballs at each other and race down the hill on their sleds.  I love the feel of crisp, cold air.  I love the smell of smoke from the chimney. I love to wear sweaters. I love hot chocolate and I love the holidays that come with winter.  

Our desert Southwest climate needs all the moisture it can get, but it seems like we have had a lot more snow than usual this year.  And, I will admit, I am really over winter!  It was only 14 degrees when I got up this morning. . . .Brrrrrr!  Here is our most recent 10 inch snowfall.  Yes, that lump at the bottom is a car.


Now that the calendar has turned to March, I see spring and summer on the horizon.  I am looking forward to  playing in the dirt and enjoying my yard. I miss my beautiful gazing ball.  It has been buried in the snow too.

My Gazing Ball

This is the "Walker's Low Catmint" I planted last summer.  It was so pretty and it did really well in our dry, clay soil.  I am looking forward to seeing it again, along with all of the other new perennials I planted last year.

Walker's Low Catmint

I am really looking forward to opening the windows in the house, hanging our cloths out on the line, longer days, feeling warm sun on my skin, hearing the birds sing and watching the hummingbirds fight over the feeders.

Humming Birds

Can you tell I have Spring Fever??  What are you looking forward to this spring?


  1. Hi Andrea,
    Wow, your pictures are so beautiful!! I just happened to be online when your message came through...I'm so sick, I'm going back to sleep and hoping that this flu leaves soon.

    I hope you're having a beautiful weekend!!

    1. Thank you for the sweet comments about my pictures, Cindy! I'm so sorry you are under the weather. I hope you got some good rest and are on the road to feeling like yourself again! ♥ Andrea

  2. Hummers are already migrating up through here in SD County. I'm having to fill 3 one quart feeders every 2 days. No Orioles yet. Hopefully you will see "yours" soon.

    1. Still too cold here, at least another month for us. We had a pair of Orioles last summer. I could never find a good feeder for them. They were always trying to drink out of the hummers' feeders! :) Thanks for visiting! :)

  3. These pictures are beautiful. You must have stolen our snow because we got very little this winter! I was a little sad because I love the snow, but a few days ago the flower bulbs started to come up which made me happy that spring is here.

    1. Thanks, Amelia! Not sure whose snow we stole, but we got a lot this year. I need to plant some bulbs. I miss seeing tulips and daffodils! Thanks for visiting! :)