Monday, March 25, 2013

Spring ....... Where Are You?

 
 I don't always believe the weather forecast, preferring to hope for the best. I had heard about a storm headed our way, but when I got up Saturday and peered out the window I was pleasantly surprised to see the sun shining. Some of the most bone chilling cold air has happened while the sun shines. With that in mind, I still dressed in warm clothes before I ventured out with the dogs. It was quite pleasant. Not warm, by any means, but not bad.

I went about my business and took the trash out. I walked around in the front gardens and saw some brave little Daffodils popping open and I bent to pull some weeds, thinking that Spring had arrived. After all, there are weeds and ..... I saw a nasty fly last weekend. Then the wind hit me full force and I could feel that promise of a storm. I went back inside, resigned to what was to come.


Toni Louise is truly in her element. She loves the snow. She runs in it, she eats it, she hides toys in it, then finds them. She is one happy dog!


She sees a bird! Come play with me, I promise not to bite!


It is still snowing as I write this. The wind is creating impressive drifts.


This is starting to slide off the overhang and will make a mountain for the dogs to navigate as they venture out to take care of business. I used the broom handle to poke holes in this and bring it down before the colder night air froze the snow into some dangerous ice. Have to keep my four legged babies safe.

Spring, where are you?

8 comments:

ellen abbott said...

it's in south Texas.

Pat said...

It's not in the Chicagoland area! :( Although snow was forecasted (up to 4 inches) for us, luckily it stayed south of us; we only have flurries. Next Sunday the forecast is 54 degrees. Spring may have sprung, a little late, but here!

Brian Miller said...

wow. cool...love the way snow comes off the roof...we got 6 inches yesterday and another overnight....pretty crazy....we were feeling rather spring up until then...

Hillbilly Mom said...

Oh, sweet Toni Louise! Every day's an adventure for her. So like my Juno, who gambols in the snow while the two sensible dogs remain on the porch, exchanging knowing glances.

Joanne Noragon said...

Well, it's not here and I may give it a good piece of my mind when it arrives.

Mamma has spoken said...

No spring here yet either :o(

Kathy G said...

I was looking for Spring in Blogland today, too! What are the chances?

It's already melted off the roads here (although based on the forecast it will probably freeze again overnight). Wanna make a bet as to when the last of the white stuff leaves?

Chickadee said...

We got about a foot of snow here. I went out and took photographs this afternoon.