Tuesday, April 30, 2013

I Found Spring in Dayton, OH

After Toby and I drove for 6 hours through 3 states, stopping for a couple of potty breaks, both he and I, a trip through McDonald's and a gas fill-up I arrived at my sister-in-law's home.  The closer I got to my destination the greener the trees became, the red-buds were bursting, and I spotted tulips, flowering trees,
and lilacs in bloom.  Ahh Spring had arrived in this part of the world making my spirits soar.







Spring has arrived at home too....the garden is greening, the trees are budding and it is supposed to be 80 degrees today.  Yep, we just jumped right from winter to summer, skipping Spring....happens quite a lot here.  But I welcome the warmth and the new life surrounding me.

Joining Kim & Nancy for Texture Tuesday and Tuesday Muse....

Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.  ~Virgil A. Kraft

Until next time.....

33 comments:

  1. Yay for the beauty of spring. Glad you and Toby had a good trip.

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  2. The pink Dogwood is beautiful! I'm not sure I have ever encountered pink blooms.

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  3. Beautiful! 3 states! You make Ohio sound so far away! lol!

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  4. I am so glad you and Toby had a good trip and are back home safe and sound...The photographs you took along the way are beautiful; dogwoods have always been a favorite of mine in the spring....

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  5. Glorious images! Isn't spring amazing? That's quite the trip you made, Deanna!

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  6. Oh My! Totally worth of 6 hour drive!!!! Incredible pictures! Still waiting to get my first spring photos.

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  7. P.S How can it be that your blog header gets more and more beautiful every single time you decide to update it....?

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  8. Beautiful spring pictures! We went from winter to summer, and now we have a chance of freezing temps again this week. Crazy spring!

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  9. Glad you and Toby had a good trip. Beautiful spring blooms you found along the way. We went right from winter to summer here too. But it sounds like cold temps are coming back for a few days.

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  10. Nobody does it better. Glad you and Toby had a safe trip.

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  11. I now know you are an explorer at heart Deanna -- Kudos to you for venturing out of your (or is it my?) comfort zone. Lovely blooms my friend. xo

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  12. so glad you found some pretties and also found spring. We are in summer now also, ugh

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  13. Yay you're back! And you returned with beautiful photos.

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  14. Beautiful images, Deanna. Sounds like you had a nice trip. We're having some summer-like days here, but it's going to be cooling off again. Strange weather this year. Have a great day!

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  15. Fantastic! I especially love that dogwood.

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  16. What a beautiful Spring Cast of Characters!

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  17. Beautiful Spring may be late but at last we have sun and flowers....

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  18. just a gorgeous bunch of blooms and blossoms! glad you are safe at home again!

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  19. Beautiful photos and textures.

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  20. Oh yes, you sure did find spring in all its loveliness! Glad you are home safe!!

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  21. Oh what beautiful captures of the flowers - very cheerful :)

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  22. Welcome home! Glad you had a nice trip and even more glad that you've found spring. Isn't it intoxicating? Beautiful images of the gorgeous spring that you found.

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  23. so glad you had a great trip. you make me giggle about potty breaks. i can see it now... glad you had a travel partner. i'm so shocked by all the views from all over the US we keep seeing now different we are - different stages of spring or even still winter. just amazing!!?!?!?!? great springy views. have a great week. ( :

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  24. Your pics show an inviting spring of lovely color. I'm seeing spring on our trip into UT, too. It lifts my heart.

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  25. gosh your post today is a breath of fresh air! beautiful blooms!! we tend to skip over spring here a bit too - 87 yesterday...yikes! but i'll take the warmth and the green and the flowers any day. :)

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  26. Hello Deanna, So happy to hear spring or should I say summer has arrived. That happens all the time here in the desert. Your photos are gorgeous.

    Hugs~

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  27. Yeah! Spring! It's amazing what a few flowers and warm temps can do to lift the spirits. You flower photos are beautiful - I especially love the ones with the reflections of pink flowers in the background - simply lovely!

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  28. I came home from Florida & brought the 80 degree weather with me. I tied it to the tail of the airplane & I had them spread to your part of the world too!
    It was lovely to see the Forsythia's finally blooming across the street - must go out & check my lilac bush too!
    Loving this warmer weather - even though we got torrential downpours & hail this morning. It cleared off by noon & it is sunny & beautiful!

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  29. Beautiful photography. I especially like the third from the end. The texturing is great.

    Earl

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  30. The pinks in these are beyond 'fine' - simple and stunning wrapped together.

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  31. These are so so beautiful!! We finally have some spring here as well :) Glad to see you back in the blogging world :)

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  32. Deanna, Wonderful, Stunning, Amazing and oh they make my heart sing. Thanks for sharing these joyous spring photos.

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  33. coming from TT -- but I don't need TT to bring me here -- wow wee more stunning and totally captivating images - very very lovely!!
    Hugs for a wonderful spring days.. and a extra soft hugs just because!!

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