Monday, February 16, 2009

I'm waiting....come on already...













You know, when you live in the Midwest, there comes the time of year when you start to get restless...you start to get those itchy garden fingers, the yearning for warm mornings, coffee on the deck, windows opened airing out the stale from the long winter months.




The days move by quickly, but not quick enough...you've had it with freezing temps and slick roads, muddy paws and horrendous heating bills...you just want spring...in all her glory. You know it's time by the flights of Canada geese you're starting to see flying back from the South and the songbirds are calling for mates to usher in the summer breeze.




I start hanging clothes on the line just to usher it in quicker, though many times they're hard to fold, still frozen to the lines and stiff as a board, but the fresh smell was worth the effort, as the entire bedroom smells of warm summer air.




The squirrels are giving birth to fresh bounty for Scratchy to chase, as she rolls in the cool green blue grasses...come on Spring...we're ready and waiting...but we also know that this will be the times of floods and tornadoes...but you live with the thrill and the anxiety of it all...it's in our blood and that's why we don't all live in Florida...'cept maybe in the winter...HA!

13 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

I'm ready for the snow to go away and warmer temps...c'mon....

time-worn interiors said...

Girl you know how it is, a good thing can't be rushed!
Love ya! SIS

Jill said...

I'm with you here--PLEASE SPRING COME!! My son was all excited about helping me with the garden yesterday and even started graphing out the plot. He really got me wanting warm weather!!

trash talk said...

I'm on high alert, watching for my flock of robins to descend into my backyard....then I know it's spring for me! They are something to see. I'll try to get a photo of them jockeying about on the birdbath. Debbie

justin manas prince jaspher ligin said...

attractive photos..especially the second picture..

cconz said...

i'm with you girl. It can't get here soon enough. We leave may 21 for peru. I need lots of biking and walking in before we go.

Janell said...

It is supposed to be 70 here in Kansas tomorrow, figures since that is when I leave for Florida (sorry to rub that in!). We are ready for the geese to start leaving here, there are a ton in our city lake. I have seen the red robins, that always makes me smile. My son started baseball practice on Saturday, that is always another sign for me. It was great talk talk talking to you (my daughter said I was doing all the talking, so what is new) and I LOVE you blog!

Utah Grammie said...

Awe, you're making me really miss spring! I love that Mother Nature knows that just when we are becoming board with one season, she gives us another :-) sooo smart, that Mother Nautre!

summersundays-jw said...

This weekend is our garden show in Springfield. There have been years where I've brought Arugula seeds & peas home & planted them. Of course there have also been years they froze too. We'll see! I can't wait. Jan

Jeanne said...

I was looking at the bikes hanging on the wall of the garage the other day and kind of whimpering....

sarayutouched said...

Come on spring...I am so with you girlfriend...my mile and a half of dirt road...that thawed a week or so ago...in now, again, frozen...so driving down it stinks!! I want it all the coffee on the deck, the warm earth between my fingers...if only wishing made it so!!
The nice thing is...we are one day closer every day!!!

Anita said...

Sharon-

I'm starting to look out to the lawn and figure out where my vegetable garden must go- my Victory Garden throwback from the War era. I'm itchin' too- Judy and I are getting a garden theme ready for Kane next weekend and we are so hoping it's about 50 degress!

Anita

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

I had to stop by and visit my fellow Iowan's blog, I do love looking at your goodies, but the bushel basket of tomatoes really made my mouth water, maybe all this snow is worth that first bite of a Iowa ripened tomato? :) Think Spring!