“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It Goes On.”
Robert Frost

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Spring Steps In

My last post to "Dear Winter" must have helped because Spring is starting to make an appearance around here.  Warmer temperatures are melting the snow and the lakes have thawed.

A few weeks ago I drove out to the Arboretum to check out the conservatory and thought I also might get in a winter walk, but the ice on the paths was just a bit to treacherous for me.  I did get some nice photos of the blooms inside and it was lovely so smell some of the pots of hyacinths that were placed around the building.

This gorgeous red amaryllis just glows against the backdrop of white snow! Most of that snow has now melted.

The orchids were stunning! So many colors, it was a relief from all the white!

In the image below, I captured a beautiful Cardinal waiting for his place at the bird feeder.

I haven't posted in awhile as we have been dealing with a health issue of my husband's. He developed a thyroid condition that effected his eyes.  He has gone through some surgery but is mending well. He'll be needing even more surgery in a few months.  This post had been in draft for awhile and I'd been so busy I forgot it was even there.  I haven't been on Social Media much and my Etsy shop has also been closed, but I'll to be back to a more normal schedule soon.

I hope you are all having a wonderful Spring and if you celebrate the Easter holiday, may it be a wonderful celebration for you and your families.
🌷🌷 Diane 🌷🌷

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Dear Winter

Dear Winter, 
I really love you when you first show up! I'm always so excited to see the first few snowflakes cover the bare ground... But, I fear you've outlived your welcome.  Please make haste and leave! Take with you the piles and mountains of snow that you've left us!  Let the temperatures rise above freezing for a day or so that we might melt some of this whiteness away and perhaps spring will have a chance to arrive and with it the color of green!
Winter Weary

The winter snows were so late getting here and the ground was almost bare for the Christmas holidays, but now that spring is a mere few weeks away, winter seems bound to stay forever!

The absence of color is something that the eyes grow weary of over time. I'm ready to look out the window and see green! First the green of the lawn and then the green buds on the trees appear. I miss that color so much right now. If you're like me and live in a cold climate you're ready for all sorts of colors bye now so here are a few images to perk you up!

Pair of Elves

Elves taking over the fairy garden.

Killer icicles waiting for a victim. 

Images taken a few summers ago before Dot learned how to "Houdini" her way out of her harness no matter what we did.  Guy still hasn't figure it out, bless his little heart!

So much color in the garden that it almost hurts the eyes at first! 
What a treat it is to look back at all the colorful images! 

We're expecting another big snowfall this weekend, but the temperatures next week will be above freezing so let's hope it starts to melt away!

Take care friends and enjoy your week!
💐🍃 Diane 🍃💐