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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Waiting for Spring

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Are you looking for signs of spring this weekend?  If so, here's some encouragement.  All these photos were taken in my neighborhood between March 9-22, 2012.  So, while the only thing going on now is the tree canopies are "softening" and crocus and dafs are budding, soon there'll be a repeat of this colorful show.

Meanwhile, here's one way to celebrate sunshine and temps in the mid-60s:

Oh, and not ten minutes ago I heard a lawn mower running.  That's a sign of spring that I could do without!


Jan n Jer said...

A lawn mover already!!! I am hoping not to cut the grass until early April in Hanover Pa.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Yes, I am waiting for spring. It seemed a little more like it today as it rained but the ground is still covered with snow.:0(

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh yes - I want spring to come so badly. The flowers are so pretty in you pictures. We have a neighbor up through the trees who mows his lawn almost every night in the summer. I don't know if has a huge yard or just like really short grass. Fortunately he is far enough away and there are enough trees that the sound is muffled. And three days ago I heard his mower going- and again yesterday - guess mowing season has begun for him. We really need to take a drive up that way and see just how big his yard is.

Sayre said...

Our azaleas are in full bloom and the dogwoods are starting to blossom as well. I just hope we don't get a hard freeze to kill it all like we have the last few years.

Chet obviously knows how to enjoy a bit of sun!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

gorgeous shots. i am ready for spring. so much. i don't think i have ever been this ready - as i am today. wishing for it to be here tomorrow. it has been so cold & windy lately. ( :

Marie said...

I agree...it's right around the corner for most! And someone mowing...wow!

Brian King said...

Those are gorgeous blooms! It got cold on us again, but it shouldn't last too much longer.

Janice said...

What feels better than the warm spring sun on one's winter-white belly? Catch me on the deck tomorrow--nekkid!