Sure Sign it’s Spring

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It is a sure sign of Spring when very small people have opening day and head out to the T-ball fields with grand hopes of becoming the next great baseball star.  It is a sure sign of Spring when the Magnolia’s are in brilliant bloom.  It is a sure sign of Spring when the turkeys fan their feathers for hours upon hours.

It is a sure sign of Spring when my yard yields me gorgeous bouquets of flowers to brighten my home.  Have you had a sure sign of Spring yet?  It happens early in California and I look forward to the signs every year.

 

I must apologize lately for being so slow on writing this blog.  I have been working on a book and just sent most of it off to the publishers today.  It is such a relief and I can go out and enjoy my Springtime now.

 

 

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Spring Bling

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I missed the blog last week as I had a horrible cold.  I thought it was allergies, but found at the Book Fest last weekend, that many people had the same symptoms that I had encountered the previous week.  

Early Sierra Blossoms

Early Sierra Blossoms

While at the Book Fest I attended a few workshops and one was on poetry writing.  We were given a choice of starting sentences to complete in five minutes.  I’m sharing that, unedited, poem with you……

Displaced Pollen

Displaced Pollen

Daffodil Petals

You wake up, and you do not know

How this splendid Spring morning

Will help your garden to grow

Your eyes scan the flowers, with a sense to see

Those beautiful colors

Feeding the honey bees

Yellow’s my favorite, color of all

Those flowers they grow

Some stout and some small

But surely my favorite, flower to smell

Comes on the Daffodil petals

Distinctively shaped, like a bell

Spring Bling

Spring Bling

If you haven’t seen this years daffodils yet, please take note of them when they arrive.  They are long gone in California, as everything bloomed so early this year.  

I can’t wait to see them again next spring.

Soft Yellow

Soft Yellow

They truly are my favorite.

The Colors of Fall

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I’ve been looking at photos

In black and white.  

I know they are beautiful

but I really love the colors in life,

so I took this photo in black and white.

Black and White

Black and White

Then I added a little yellow,

Add a Little Yellow

Add a Little Yellow

and then I added red,

And a Dash of Red

And a Dash of Red

Until I came full circle

and took this shot instead.

The Splendid Colors of Fall

The Splendid Colors of Fall

These colors of the season are from my backyard.  I am so glad that I took the photo when I did because we’ve had wind and RAIN in California and most of my leaves are now covering the ground.  The colors of Fall always remind me that Spring is just around the corner.  Let yourself soak up those colors while they still hang on the trees.