Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Spring Love & CREATE Challenge no. 1, Last Call!

A High Five For Spring

While the weather continues to be glorious today, I thought it was time to share with you lovelies, some things that I love about Spring.

1. Getting back out into our yard. 

After such a long, snowy, damn cold Winter, being able to get back into the yard is like a meditation.  We've been working a good bit in the yard, doing spring clean up. We've a way to go but it's nice to have weather that allows you to do that.

2. The flowers

The lilacs have passed now, but there are so many other things making their presence known from lily of the valley, the soloman seal, rhodedendrons, azaela, jacob's ladder, and the peonies are coming! What a wonderful time of year to enjoy the blooms of the season. I love to go outside and snip a little of whatever happens to be blooming. What a treat.

3. The temperature

As I mentioned, it was a cold (read COLD) winter. Sub zero, freezing wind chills, through-the-first -couple-of-cord-of-wood-before-February-had-to-order-more kind of winter.  The spring temperatures we've had for the last week (it took awhile to really kick in here), are an absolute delight. The kind that make you want to play hookey.

4. Back stoop

I get to take over the back stoop again for my morning cuppa. I haven't got to cleaning the area up yet, but regardless, being able to sit on the back stoop in the sun and enjoy a cuppa tea to get the day going is a perfectly wonderful ritual. Soon, it will be cleaned and my geraniums will make the back stoop so much prettier.

5.  The soft spring sunsets

The seem most often, not quite as brilliant as summer sunsets here. Lovely just the same, but a little softer and more muted like they're getting warmed up for summer. That's not to say there aren't brilliant sunsets at this time of year, because there are, but softer skies prevail more often.

What are you loving about spring?

Are You In?

If you're one of the people who wanted to participated in the CREATE Challenge no. 1, it's coming to a close. I'll be publishing my project on Thursday. If you'd like to play along, I'd love it if you did!  Read all about it here.  Remember, this time around there are no rules. It can be as simple as taking a photo, drawing a picture, baking a cookie. Only rule is to create something.  I hope you'll be joining me!

Have a fantastic Tuesday. I'll do my best to get a lot of work done as I finalize some branding boards and ignore the fact that it's an absolutely beautiful day here.

Ciao for now,


  1. Ok, so I have been challenging myself to stop and take photos on the way home this week. Of the sky. ...email on it's way

  2. Sigh. I love those things about spring too. But it's the first week of winter here. To be fair though, we've had the autumn dreams are made of so I can't complain too much!


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