Sunday marks the first official day of Spring.  Today we’re actually going to get unseasonably warm weather, with the temperatures reaching into the low 70’s, but next week will be ‘normal’ spring weather – sunny with some smatterings of rain here and there, and the temperatures not too hot and not too cold.  Which means that a repeat of last year’s Spring Awakening will most likely begin to occur.

I thought I’d recycle a post I did last April when Spring was fully upon us, in anticipation for what’s to come.

Originally posted April 28, 2010:

Signs of Spring

Plants awakening one by one:

Some in a straight line just for fun:

Buds burst forth:

continued growth:

To turn into an awesome blossom:

Fruit Cocktail flowers are pretty in pink:

The tulip center looks like ink:

The goldfish are hungry you can tell…
the water will soon be clear as a bell:

Spring always marks the return of the frog:

And wet footprints of muddy dogs:

One final sight that you can see
A bubble grill waiting patiently…

Hoping for the spring rain to pass
and feel the warmth of the glowing sun
to provide PN more endless fun:

Which brings me to my question(s) for this week:

What signs of Spring do you have where you live (if any yet)?  What part of Spring are you most looking forward to?

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  1. Spring is my favorite season. The warm weather is the best and smell of fresh rain. Also, nice to watch the trees turn green again. Now the grass could take its time growing because I’ll just need to start cutting it again.

  2. I am looking forward to feeling the warm sunshine on my face!! And to see the wildflowers blooming and hear the meadow larks sing!!
    In fact, I heard them just the other day…singing so sweetly…and the grass is starting to green up. So exciting!!

  3. What a great post – you definitely made me wish spring would hurry up and just get here!

    Thanks so much for joining us for Friendly Friday, have a great weekend!

  4. The grass is green and getting greener, the weather is warmer, heck I wore flip flops yesterday!

    I just look forward to warmer weather and no more snow!

  5. Oh, beautiful pictures! I can’t wait for all my spring bulbs to bloom. And after they have had their time in the sun, my beautiful old peonies will take over the back wall of the house. The only bloom for a couple of weeks, but they are magnificent!
    Thanks, btw, for linking up for Feed Me Friday! Glad to have you!

  6. We finally hit 80 yesterday. The pool at our apts. got new furniture, but there is still brown leaves and mud every where.

  7. Wow! I am awe struck by your photos, especially the one of the tulip. You have captured those images so well.

    I’m over 40 so will check out the 40 blog hop!!

    Have a great weekend, CJ xx

  8. Oh spring is in full force here! 80s weather, everything in beautiful blossoms. Oh yea! And I’m late at planting. I’m not good at gardening at all.

    Beautiful photos!

    I’d love to have goldfishes! Do you still have them.?

    Enjoy your weekend!

  9. Thanks for sharing your signs of Spring. The only thing I have by me is MUD! MUD everywhere! New life just haven’t hit our neighborhood I guess at least I haven’t seen any signs yet. I’ve been trying to clean up the yard, but due to this stupid back I can only do so much, and what I’ve found MUD, MUD, and more MUD! ICK! WHERE’S MY GREENERY!?!

  10. The grass is starting to green, but not quicker than the weeds…but that’s actually nice for a hand puller as it makes the weeds easy to spot and pull. Unfortunately right now it’s harder to tell the good from the bad clovers, so I’m mostly warring on the milk thistles. 🙂 Bunnies are making nests in my yard, and the morning dove is back on her nest in my tree. I didn’t know she would come back every year to it! What a great surprise!

    No flowers yet, so that’s what I’m looking forward to. Especially the pink evening primrose, which I love even more than the bluebonnets we get there, which are also beautiful. I’m spotting their green leaves though, and know they’ll be here soon.

  11. Your post is inspiring on a wet and rainy day like today.
    1) The signs around here are the little shoots on my rose bushes and the petunias blooming.
    2) I am looking forward to spending a lot of time in my garden, and putting down the veggie path.

  12. Oh I want warm wheather too!!!!

    I am so jealous!

    I’m excited because I’m almost done with my stupid diet so now I can try your wine!

  13. We only have two seasons: dry and wet. Summer and Rainy. Most of the time it is sunny hot. Right now, it is windy.

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