Tuesday, March 13, 2012

In Search of Spring

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, there is just a slight breeze and the temperature gauge says 60 degrees, so after I dropped Toby off at the "beauty shop" and boy, did he need to go, he looked like a rag, I drove to the Arboretum to hunt for Spring.  After first stopping at the small dining area to get another cup of coffee and a chocolate muffin (does that not sound yummy, and it was) I was off.  Sure did not have to drive very far to find what I was looking for.  There were very few trees that had sprotted leaves yet, but there were some that were ready to burst.  A couple of more days like today and it will be full-blown-out Spring here which is highly unusual.  We are having late April/May weather, just hoping we don't get a bad freeze or snowstorm which will halt everything.  Right now I have the back-door open and I can hear the birds chirping.  As I was walking thru the Arboretum this morning, not only was it beginning to look like Spring, it smelled like Spring.  I can't describe it, but you know what I mean.  Alive is a good descriptive word...that's it, everything smelled alive.

What says Spring more than Bees and Robins

And Toby after his trip to the beauty shop....looks like a different dog.  June was the last time I took him to the groomers, no wonder he was looking like a rag. Shame on me.  My daughter threatened that she wouldn't keep him anymore until I had him groomed and since I am off to Galveston, TX in less than a month, thought I should follow her instructions.

Hope your days are like Spring....sunny with a few blooms.

"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."  ~  Anne Bradstreet

Until next time.......


  1. Such a lovely 'springy' post! Toby looks dashing!

  2. Pretty boy! My two really need a bath! :)

  3. Toby is such a handsome fella!

  4. So many wonderful spring photos here.. And Toby is such a cutie.. I just love your editing.. Very nice my friend.. It has been so windy here in Vegas. It has been tough to get outside to take some photos..

    Hugs, Linda

  5. Love that robin....don't see many here? And oh, I'm still having my love affair with the bees, such incredible little creatures they are. And did you say Galveston, oh Galveston, can you hear the sea waves crashin'..... ; ) I'm 25 miles north of Galveston....would love to hook up with you while your here!!

  6. Such lovely pictures of spring,we have hardly had a winter here in Portugal,just like your weather,everything
    bloomed early,and the bees and butterflies are everywhere.Your dog Toby is gorgeous.:)


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