Sunday, February 28, 2010

Spring has been spotted!

I about tripped over myself this afternoon as I was saying goodbye to my family who'd come to visit me for the day because as I looked down at the ground to turn and shut the door --- there poking up from the mulch were the bright and happy leaves of my crocuses breaking ground and popping up! They are already almost two inches tall!

I cried outloud and am pretty sure I freaked out my family who thought something was wrong! :)

Oh happy day!! Now if the weather would just warm up a little more...

I checked around for my daffodils too, but it is still too early for them! But at least with the crocuses coming up I can see some light at the end of the this dark tunnel called winter.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Snow Snow Go Away

I am not sure about everyone else living here in Indiana, but I am SO READY for spring! I cringe every morning having to pick out yet another sweater and pants to wear. I am sick of picking out warm socks. I want to put on spring clothes! T-shirts, capris and no socks! I want to see my daffidills and crocuses come up! I want to see buds on the trees! Stop with the snow and cold already!

There are three two-foot high garden boxes in this pic! 
We've gotten so much snow this year....8.5 inches, plus another 4 and then another 6 or so! Good grief! At one point in time all three of our raised garden boxes in the back yard were completely hidden under mounds of snow! 

Sigh. We were teased here in the last weekend with fairly warm temps (if you can call 40's warm) - but we've already dipped back into the 30's with hints of more snow in the forecast. And I am pretty sure those were snowflakes mixed in with the misty yuck that was hitting my windshield this morning on the way to work. Blah!

Is it April yet?

Friday, February 5, 2010

Ay Chihuahua!

Been seeing some really cute photography work out there involving my favorite kind of dog - chihuahuas!!

These little dogs steal your heart -- so much personality packed into a tiny little body!


First there's the post I read on Layers of Meaning about someone who started a daily project taking pictures of her handsome chi.

And earlier I had stumbled across this etsy find in my Google Reader - and my good friend from hooray reminded me about it as well - thanks Alli!

Gorgeous Slipper Giveaway over at French Press Knits!

Not much time to enter - so you're going to have to hurry! Everyone has till 11:59 PM tonight!!

So, what are you waiting for?!

Go enter to win!!