Monday, March 13, 2017

A little Spring


I've always been a girl that enjoyed winter, especially snow.

So, I don't know what happened this time around, but I was done with all of it right after Christmas.

Maybe because it was unusually cold?

Maybe because it seemed so dreary?

Or maybe it just didn't fit my mood.

Who knows.

But whatever the reason, I've been dying for a little Spring, so as soon as it warmed up a bit, I cleaned off my front porch, and toddled off to the store, so I could fill my pots with flowers.

















And yes, I know that we'll have another round of winter weather before Mother's Day, because that's just the way it is up here in the mountains.

But for now.... 

right this minute... 

even if the trees are still bare....


it's Spring on my front porch.



;)

xo
rue

27 comments:

  1. It looks pretty!!! I love that yellow set, and the "house" is so cute, almost sort of a miniature of yours. I enjoyed all the winter rain, but at your elevation, it of course turns to snow. I hope you get spring, and the weird unseasonal weather we have down here goes away until the first of May. xoxo Su

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  2. A perfect little woodland house for your patio:). Flowers are a cheery way to welcome Spring. Yes, a bit warm here, to early for me and then I think of the nor'easter (?) back East, Brrrr!!
    Kathleen in Az

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    1. It's definitely strange watching the snow fall back east with the sun shining here. I'm hoping this is just a heatwave for all of you down there, my friend.

      xo

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  3. Oh it looks beautiful! And so spring-like! I love the yellow table-- did it come that way or did you paint it?

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    1. It was white and rusty, so I painted it yellow :)

      xo

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  4. Spring makes us feel so alive. Your home and patio look wonderful in any season.

    Have a lovely week ~ FlowerLady

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  5. So lovely to see your Spring flowers! It seems like everyone has had a long, dreary Winter. As I type this we are in the middle of a snowstorm.
    Have a good week!

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  6. It is so pretty! We are having our blast of cold right now but I hope it's the last. I'm ready for flowers!

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  7. Beautiful to look at, Rue. It's snowing right now in my neck of the woods, blizzard conditions actually and it's a total bummer. I'm so done with it...but my opinion doesn't appear to matter to Mother Nature. ;)

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  8. Any season on your beautiful porch is lovely!

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  9. OH MY GOSH IT'S LETTING ME COMMENT TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) So bizarre!!!!

    Yay, I love your little touches of spring! I usually buy pansies right around the first of April....who knows if that will work this year, we've had a crazy winter. Right now there's a blizzard outside my door, with about 2 feet of snow already on the ground and at least another foot expected. Sigh. I'm over it.

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  10. How lucky you are that you can be planting flowers already! It will be at least another month before I can do that here in IL.

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  11. Such an adorable looking home. And yes, I know about winter not being gone. We actually did not have any real cold weather, a dusting of snow...ONCE. Until last Sat. when I woke to an inch of snow in the Nashville area. I was so worried about my plants that had started peeking their heads out. This week....COLD. Hoping your plants survive the next cold snap you have. Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving a comment. Nice to meet you.

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  12. I'm over winter too and we barely even got any winter to speak of! Bring on the sun, I say.

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  13. It's been a long, hard winter, but today we had a very spring-like day. Balmy. Everyone was out walking and smiling. Your porch is so pretty. Love the yellow dining set and the red plant stand. Gorgeous. xo

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  14. Rue, I've just spent 10 minutes trying to find a picture to send you. I know it's somewhere in my computer files. It's from an old women's magazine, of course, I think from the 30s and when I saved it a year ago it reminded me of your front porch and your table. I'll keep looking.

    I'm a winter person too and autumn, and after missing out on most of that in Florida this year I thought I wanted a long cold winter here. I'm really not a spring person, or so I tell myself. But every spring I fall in love with it again. Your pots make me itch to do the same but with 13 forecast for tomorrow night I'd better wait. We left all our pots when we moved to FL so we'll be starting all over with finding them now that we're back. There are a few in the barn but I'm after the odd old ones, you know what I mean?

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  15. Hi Rue!
    Your flowers are very pretty-- I love pansies! I always look forward to planting flowers and watching them grow.
    We have had an unusually warm winter this year on the front range. We had half the amount of snow we usually get, and it has been dry for many weeks. Fire danger is now extremely high, so I'm praying for snow, or rain, but this week looks like another warm and dry week....sigh.

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  16. I love your home and the touches of spring! Like you, I know we will have another frost, but IF/WHEN we move this weekend, I am going to the store to buy some pots and flowers for the front porch! I'm dying to get my hands a little dirty! Love and hugs!!

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  17. Hi Rue,
    Your home has such character. Love seeing it. Love all your spring touches. Have a wonderful week.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  18. How gorgeous and heartwarming, Rue! And I totally relate to what you said. I have always loved winter, but last winter, around this time last year, it was a huge challenge for me. Thankfully I am better this winter, but it does help that the snow removal crews are doing a better job clearing the snow this year. Last year it was very icy, and they took weeks to remove the snow, now they are more on top of things. Sending you warm hugs, and thank you so much for sharing, and for your kind comment on my blog post, I really appreciate it.

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  19. You home looks lovely, what a wonderful selection of photographs.
    I love the Spring season ...

    All the best Jan

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  20. Usually we do not get much snow, maybe one or 2 days, but this past season we went through way too much for way too long. I have never been one for snow, so am eager for spring days and blossoms and leaves and birds,...and much more.

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  21. Rue, I really needed to see this post! I have been longing to fill the new planter pots I bought a few weeks back, but have been afraid of another freeze. Living in fear of anything is stupid. I'm planting something TODAY. Thanks for the courage to throw caution to the wind and stare down old man winter eye to eye.

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  22. You have a lovely home! Spring is starting to "spring"...those pansies are happy to be planted and are ready to grow. Have a great weekend.

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  23. I'm not sure if my previous comment posted. I think your flowers are simply beautiful and I hope you will be able to keep them out all Spring. I have loved seeing you and your darling house again. xo rachel

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  24. I don't blame you...winter lasts long enough, it's nice to see some color even if spring is not officially here yet :)

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