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Robert Frost

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Spring was Short ...

Yes it's me! This is a super long post, so you might want to grab a beverage and settle down for a bit.  I'm trying to catch up on what's happened since I last posted, so here goes.

Maybe you noticed, but spring was really short.  One month ago it looked like this in our backyard!

Even my Norwegian Forest Cat was sick of the snow! Guy was not amused by the late snow fall and our really long winter!

But then we started to see some changes and a few thunderstorms crept in to get rid of the final traces of snow! The image below does not even come close to how gorgeous this rainbow was!

The image below was taken about a week later, and shows the trees just budding out. The sun made them glow like gold!

Not sure if you have ever watched the show "The Big Bang Theory", but I always pause the DVR so I can read the notes at the end by Chuck Lorre. This one really sums up my feeling about the current occupant in the White House and the past year.

Above: The lake thaws and the plums bloom.
Below: Out for a walk I saw this pretty Flowering Almond shrub.

The lovely lilacs bloomed like crazy this year and the scent always take me back to my childhood.

The crabapple blossoms don't last long but add a needed color infusion to the backyard!
After months of white and gray it's nice to see color again!

Guy waits for a chipmunk...

Pink geraniums and Dame's Rocket....

Suddenly our temperatures are 20 degrees above normal and it feels like August. Don't tell me there's no global warming because it should be pretty obvious to everyone by now that our climate is changing and not in a good way.... Anyway, as I said spring was short, and now it already feels like summer, not just hot, but sticky humid too.  It feels like Kansas City weather to me, it's not supposed to feel like this in Minnesota.... So yes, I'm already complaining that it's too hot! Yes it was too cold and now it's too hot!! Apparently there is no "Normal" anymore.

Dot enjoys a little salad. She loves to chew on this wild grass next to the lake and we walk her out there and let her free range a couple times a day for her greens!

So finally, all caught up. 
What say you?
~ Diane ~


  1. Spring was short here too. Still very welcome though! We've been in a heat wave for a week now -- it will finally cool down to more reasonable temperatures on Tuesday. But we have not had to deal with humidity, though. It's still very dry here. We're under a fire ban.

    1. Hi Debra, I hope you guys get some rain up there. We had dry conditions like that up until a week ago when the rain finally moved in. We're expecting more rain next week.

  2. Hello my sweet friend..wow!..your photos are always so magical and entrancing..nature is so beautiful! AW, your sweet kitties are amazing..love Dot feasting on salad and guy waiting for chipmunks..ha ha! Always fun to catch up with you! Wishing you a most gorgeous wkd and week ahead!

    1. Thanks Victoria, I always go to you for a positive inspirational vibe. But some days I'm just a cranky old lady! LOL 😘

  3. I really enjoyed your photos and seeing what's going on in your area. And I especially enjoyed seeing the cats. They are both so beautiful! Spring really has been short. The month of April in particular was lousy. May has been up and down. It's sad because winter is very long around here and I feel robbed when the warmer months don't turn out as I hoped. I do hope that from now until the fall we have good weather!

    1. Same here Martha! Thanks so much for taking time to visit!

  4. Awesome post, awesome cats, awesome rainbow and awesome photos!

    Peaceful Memorial Day to you,
    C & Z

  5. Thank you Carol! So nice of you to stop by!

  6. Hey Beautiful Soul! I'm finally here! Got your e-mails! Thank you so much! I haven't done anything yet! Hopefully soon!
    Gorgeous photos Diane! Wow, you live in a beautiful area! I love seeing Guy and Dot! So cute!!! We are getting the same temperatures! So hot and humid outside, that you can't even breathe! Summer temperatures! There really isn't no normal anymore? I remember last year, we had tones of rain and no sun! I guess we just have to do the best we can do and keep on smiling!!!
    Big Hugs and I hope you're feeling well!
    (Talk Soon!!)


Thank you for leaving a comment! I do read them all and will try to respond if I'm able. Please know that all comments are appreciated, I love to hear your thoughts on my posts! ~ Diane