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

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Spring into Action

Spring will be here in just a few hours, the calendar says the first day of spring is March 20th. I am happy to say that it is starting to look like the beginning of spring around here too. Some plants are emerging from the leaf litter and showing their little green leaves.  The grass is starting to grow.

The most evident sign of spring was last week, when I heard a flock of geese overhead.  They were surveying our lake to see if there was open water to land.  Our pond has melted at the edges, just enough room for the ducks to start paddling around. We have a flock of about 25 mallards here right now.  Some of them will head on north as the ice melts off the northern lakes.

The geese stopped to look around a bit for nesting spots, but left in search of a larger lake.  They will come back as things melt and they have more room to swim around.  We may have some flowers soon if the warmer weather continues! Until that happens, here are some cute Vintage Spring things to cheer you up!

For more information about each item, simply click on the highlighted title above each item.

Isn't this just one of the cutest bunnies you've ever seen!

Bunny Rabbit Planter

Here are more cute things I've added to my shop this past week.  Some have been sitting on shelves for awhile and it's time to send them on to new homes. Just remember that even if you are in another country, like the UK, as long as you've been a follower and have left comments here, I will gladly quote you a shipping price. Just go to my Etsy shop CraveCute and leave me a message.

Fuzzy Duckling Book

Three Lambs Jumping a Fence

Bunnykins Windy Day Mug

Yellow Chicks Salt and Pepper Shakers

Rosina "JUNE" Teacup

These cute chicks aren't listed yet, but should be in my shop soon.

I hope you enjoyed this little spring trip through my shop.  If you're wondering, the "paintings" are my photos digitally enhanced with photo editing tools. Just another thing for me to waste time with! I do like the way they turned out though! I wish I could actually paint like that! Thanks so much for visiting, I'll try and catch up with your blogs soon. ~ Diane

What kind of things are you doing to 
get ready for Spring?

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Hello March

Time goes on. The days are growing longer again and March has arrived with the promise of spring. We still are bound by the cold winds and snow, but soon we will welcome the first blooms of a native flower called bloodroot.

Such an awful name for such a pretty flower. Named for the red sap that leaks from the roots when cut, it should have a better name....  March Miracle, or Miracle In Snow perhaps, because it will bloom even at the coldest temperatures and with snow upon its leaves. The Latin name is Sanguinaria, which isn't much better.  So by the end of the month or at least by early April, we will see the flowers starting to bloom.

The Poem below is from one of my favorite vintage children's books, Poems for Boys and Girls illustrated by Marjorie Barrows.  I hope you enjoy this somewhat melancholy, yet hopeful poem. Thanks to Debra's observation, I have provided a link for more about the author of the poem, click on her name to find out more.

The Night Will Never Stay

The night will never stay,
The night will still go by.
Though with a million stars
You pin it to the sky,
Though you bind it with the blowing wind
And buckle it with the moon,
The night will slip away
Like sorrow or a tune

I hope your week is full of peace and love.

What are the signs of spring in your area?

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