More tulips for Cee’s FOTD 4/28/19! I am happy to say that my tulips survived the *SURPRISE* all-day snowfall yesterday! Late April snowfall (our front yard and back deck): Tulips:Read More FOTD: Tulips after late April snow!
I was definitely in the mood for spring, but then… On Sunday – three days ago! – we had a snowstorm! About 3 inches of wet snow fell. By yesterday, though, the snow was completely gone and the temperature rose to above 70°F! I was able to go out for a walk wearing a t-shirt! […]Read More FOTD: Hark, Ye Heralds of Spring!
My snowdrops are full up! I’ve noticed more of them around the neighborhood this year also. Snowdrops are special because they appear on average around the first day of spring, so they are one of nature’s first flowers of the year. These are in my garden: I saw a plethora of snowdrops scattered along someone’s […]Read More FOTD: Snowdrops
I took a walk today – it was a bit windy but the temperature wasn’t bad – about 40°F and the sun was shining! Yesterday I saw my first robin of the year and today I noticed early flowers are beginning to appear! My snowdrops are coming up and a few are already blooming! As […]Read More Early Signs of Spring!
Fandango Prompt of the Day: Variety I live in a suburb northwest of Chicago. I also have ADHD, which craves variety. My mind constantly looks for new things to distract me from, for example, the tedium of paying bills. Life can get tedious and routine, but there always ways to create variety. Although I dislike […]Read More FOWC: Variety
I came across this photo I took on Mothers’ Day this year. Now that cold weather is making its appearance here in Chicagoland, I love the reminder of spring! Posted for Cee’s Flower of the Day, 10/11/18.Read More FOTD: Tulips
In my previous post for RDP, I mentioned that we had a mild winter this past year. So mild, in fact that trees began budding in February. This was a couple of weeks after the biggest snow storm we had last February! But winter lingers and teases – when in March we all ready for […]Read More CB&WPC: Winter Trees
I love daffodils – they are always so cheerful! I saw these yesterday on a walk in the neighborhood. Cee’s Flower of the Day, 4/22/18Read More FOTD: Daffodils
I saw the neighborhood’s first crocuses yesterday! Actually, they were up by Friday, but didn’t really open until yesterday. Friday: Saturday: Spring is on its way!! Cee’s Flower of the Day, 3/18/18Read More FOTD: Yellow Crocuses
We have been experiencing Arctic cold temperatures here in the upper Midwest since just after Christmas. Yesterday, I was commiserating about the cold with my dentist, who feels the same way about winter that I do. Once Christmas is over, we are in for short, cold days and long nights. “I don’t like anything about […]Read More WPC: I Hate Winter!