Monday, March 18, 2013

Far, Far Horizon

It's Monday and again it is cloudy and cold with Spring on the far, very far horizon.  As I slid down the icy driveway this morning to retrieve the newspaper I could hear the birds chirping and I swear they were saying, "where oh where oh where is the warmth."  But as I poured my morning cup of coffee I thought of last year with our unseasonably warm early spring...the flowers began to make their way out from the frozen depths in the gardens, the trees sprouted their buds, the flowering bushes began to pop in profusion, spring clothes emerged from closets to make an appearance, the college kids could be seen in shorts & t-shirts, we were happy that Spring had arrived with Winter just a memory and then....the dreaded late cold snap, the killing frost.

So eventho my hope for warmer weather and plenty of sunshine is ever present, my wish this year is to let the cold hang around for as long as it needs to, but when it goes, it stays gone. Spring don't tease us with a false start, don't let those buds began to flower until you decide to stay around permanently.

I will remain content with store-bought Spring until you make your grand entrance....





Retrieved another barn from my travels to NC for Tricia's Barn Charm...this one was located in the horse country around Lexington, KY...looks pretty shabby and not sure if it is still in use, but there were some barn animals on the property.


Linking to Macro MondayBarn Charm and Tamar & Gina's Project 52....

The word for the day to add to your brilliant vocabulary is wane...which means to decrease or become smaller.  I am really hoping that Winter is on the wane.  We usually associate this word with the moon, but I'm using it today in another context....that's what happens when you become brilliant. (!)

Until next time....



40 comments:

  1. Very nice series! I really love it!

    Greetings from The Netherlands,
    DzjieDzjee

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  2. What pretty flowers! I am so ready for real flowers, alas more snow is coming!

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  3. How gorgeous!

    Have a nice week.

    Regina

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  4. Wonderful set of photos... *sigh* Now think about our spring here in Finland. That would be the furthest in horizon :D

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  5. love that barn. so great. such charm.

    we are having snow & ice today. i wonder where spring is? we are having snow & icy conditions today. ready for spring views like the ones you are sharing - can't wait. ( ;

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  6. Wonderful Macro's. Snow has gone (in Holland) and today I had my lunch outside at a lovely bistro... in the sun (16 degrees Celsius).

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  7. Your store bought spring is beautiful and I agree with you...when spring arrives let winter not return until it's appropriate time...It seems it is having a hard time letting go this year but maybe its icy fingers will release soon and then the spring fun can begin....

    I really like the edit on this barn; the sky is beautiful....

    Be careful on that driveway; slipping and sliding can bring changes we don't enjoy...

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  8. I hope for your sake...winter is waning!! The sky in the last image really captured my attention.

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  9. Lovely pictures all but I most loved seeing your Kentucky barn. There a hundreds of those all over our landscape, to see them turned into art is heartwarming, indeed.

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  10. Beautiful store-bought spring blooms. The barn is in a beautiful setting.

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  11. Pretty flowers Deanna, Spring seems to be being a bit shy this year...

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  12. Gorgeous photos! Love the barn especially...

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  13. What? Flowers don't come from the grocery store? Wherever they came from, the end results are wonderful!

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  14. These are all so cheerful! I agree, with you on letting winter finish its course and then packing its bags until next year. Hope you get your warm weather soon...and that it stays.

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  15. Love your flowers, especially the tulips.

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  16. Well, I love your indoor spring photography - especially that flowering branch (not sure what it is tho).

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  17. Beautiful store-bought spring blooms. Love the charming barn! :)

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  18. Rustic and old, the barn is a charmer! : )

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  19. Lovely photos! I can't wait until the cold is gone and spring has really "sprung". It has teased us already and now it is so cold and rainy....burrrrr.

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  20. Like the old barn...and love that blue sky. Am hoping we eventually get some here.

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  21. Winter on the wane seems to be the theme for many tonight. Alas - we are in the middle of another snowstorm here. :(
    I love this dilapidated barn. Nice find!

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  22. I love the sky in that barn shot - and the flowers are beautiful - I can't wait to see them growing outdoors!

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  23. Love that shabby old barn! Your flower photos are lovey too.

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  24. I love the two last photo images the most.. but they are all beautiful taken.. I really LOVE this old and worn-out barn..I never tire seeing barns and a Huge thanks for sharing it!!!
    Hugs

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  25. The store bought flowers are a bright spot on an otherwise wintery day. I do like the dilapidated barn and the texture you used.

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  26. Beautiful photos! I really love the one of the barn. I'm so ready for spring too! I'm watching the news right now and they just said that today's temperature last year was 79...today it was about 20 :(

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  27. You always have such wonderful creative shots!
    I love all of these but the next to last with the ceramic bird and rose is very LOVELY!
    It's a perfect postcard for the first day of Spring later this week.

    Yes, I am a little Irish. Thanks for your visit to my St. Pat's post!

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  28. Very lovely photographs here Deanna! I love the bird in the barn photo (just a touch of balance - I love it). My tulips are up out of the ground and they are so tall (just the leaves) already. It is only in the 45 -55 degrees here so I hope they don't come on too early. I LOVE SPRINGTIME!!!!! My all time favorite season.

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  29. All your pictures are gorgeous! Twyla

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  30. lol...it's nice to know an Einstein!

    We almost always have a killing frost here in early April. I hate it, too. It sets everything back and we have been having 80 degree days the past 3 days. All of our trees are leafing out and the flowers are peeking their heads out of the ground. It will be so sad if it freezes again and we have to start all over!

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  31. I do like your barn, but I'm really loving the huge fluffy clouds! Beautiful sky!

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  32. Love that vintage barn! Old Man Winter is really hanging on this year! Hoping you have some real flowers growing soon! It's nice to treat yourself to store bought, though. xoxo

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  33. Amazing Deanna! Your photos are mesmerizing! Love them all each and everyone!

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  34. I am riding this cold weather out too. I am using it as an excuse to get some extra knitting done :) As soon as it gets warmer out I'll be spending more time outside and that means the time I'll have for knitting will wane. Look at me I'm smarter already :) Did I use it right?

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  35. Sweet shots! The old barn is particularly charming. Hope springtime comes for you soon!

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  36. Spring flowers are so amazing. I just wish they would last longer. Loving the barn too. I grew up a country girl and barns remind me of home.

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  37. Once again you have me smiling at my computer screen at your gorgeous images. Such pretty flowers my friend. And what a gorgeous barn shot.. Always a joy to visit here.

    Hugs~

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  38. heheheee you're a hoot! Fantabulous barn & edit... lovin all the flowers, too.
    Thank you very much for your prayers for my sister & a trouble free pregnancy from here on out! =)

    Thank you for joining =)

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