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Friday, April 11, 2014

The Winter That Won't Quit...


I'm longing for spring. Will it ever get here? I have seen only one robin, and there was one redpoll at my feeder yesterday. We are still looking at a lot of snow; it is melting, but not fast enough for me... The drifts in our yard are still well over three feet, the one outside our family room window that was seven feet has now shrunk to about four feet. Ollie is happy about that because he can see out again... that huge drift was blocking his daily entertainment view of the birdfeeder!

Will we ever see our green front lawn again?



 All my winter "decor" is packed away- the snowmen, the snowflakes, my kitchen "Welcome Winter" wreath - because winter is no longer welcome here! I hung my spring forsythia wreath on the front door today, even though from the street you can barely see it above the snowbanks. I know I have to be patient, spring WILL come, but we are well into April, after all. It's time for winter to be gone, gone, gone. I'm tired of white, and dirty white. I'm longing for some green!  I have a few windows open today for a bit, even though the air is not that warm it feels good to get some fresh air in and winter's staleness out! Ollie is "sunbathing" in the open window right now - he's anxious for spring too!

Somewhere under these footprints, there IS a sidewalk...

I know I'm not alone in my feelings- others are fed up too. My blogging friend Pam who lives just 15 minutes away, posted this a few days ago. (At least she has some crocus to enjoy, and is seeing more robins than I...)
So today I'm sharing some snow photos for. the. LAST. TIME. I will not mention that four letter "S" word again- till at least next December. That's a promise! These pics were taken last week after our April Fools Day Storm. Things around here still look pretty much the same, even though the snow level is going down. Very little grass showing yet, just a narrow swath at the end of the driveway that's maybe 18" wide. So those of you who are enjoying spring and its blossoms elsewhere, please keep posting photos- it's giving me hope that it will arrive here too. Eventually. Soon.
My quilt is all quilted and I'll be working on the binding this weekend. Stay tuned for photos early next week.








Peace,
Linda

"The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also."
~ Harriet Ann Jacobs

8 comments:

Linda said...

I hate to tell you, but our snow is all gone, at least in the city. I haven't ventured very far from home so not sure how the snow is looking elsewhere. But it is still cold!
Keep the faith, it will be just a memory soon.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I think I'll hear your happy dance all the way over here when all that snow finally does melt Linda. Only the north side of the house has snow now but I know family in the north still has lots like you.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That does seem unbelievable when I'm sitting here with the ceiling fan flying! I sure hope that sun stays out this weekend and melts a lot of it! Sweet hugs, Diane

averyclaire.org said...

OMG...and I thought here in Chicago we had a bad winter. I can sympathize...but promise that Spring WILL come! Hugs to you.

barbara woods said...

May warm weather find you

Wendy said...

Oh Linda I was so hoping to see photos of your spring flowers. I have vowed to wear my sandals all the way home, but I may have to wear wool socks in them by the looks of this. Hope to be home Easter weekend.

Gwen Buchanan said...

I was wondering about the snow situation as we haven't been up to Fred. since the end of Dec.
My sister lives on the north side and she said she can only see the top 6" of her rose bushes on her front lawn.
The darn weather/snow has kept us back from doing any renovating on the little old place we started work on last fall in Douglas.

Down here by Fundy, the snow has retreated to the hedgerows and along the edge of the woods.
I finally could use my clothesline.

Vee said...

The best thing about it is that it is so clean. What an incredibly long winter it has been for you all. It will go fast once the temps get back on track. Ours are dropping back down again mid-week, but it will be a temporary thing. Here's to spring!

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