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I have been in dire need of some spring, so on my way back from mom's today, I stopped at the Arnold Arboretum, hoping to find some signs.

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The sun had disappeared, but it was still fairly mild. I found snowdrops popping up beneath the bare trees, and most of the snow was gone. One adorable little girl in a princess dress found the trees irresistible.

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signs )

By then, it had started raining lightly so I headed back to the car and home. My spirit has been lifted by the little signs of spring I found in one of my favorite places. Hopefully spring will come for real, and soon!
lizziebelle: (artsy me)
The days seem to drag, but the weeks fly by. Already it is March, and only a couple weeks until the equinox. It feels like spring might actually be on time this year, but it's hard to tell. We keep flipping between unseasonably warm and bitter cold. Last weekend, I saw flowers in the wild! Crocuses, and witch hazel at the park. I stopped to photograph the witch hazel, and was astonished to see a bee! That's a good sign.

bee on witch hazel flowers, 2/28/16

The red-winged blackbirds are back; they've been hanging out in the swamp near my office, and it's so cheering to hear them every morning. I'm pretty sure I saw a turkey vulture the other day, but I was driving so I couldn't get a good look. Little signs of spring all over the place.

We didn't have a particularly difficult winter, but that doesn't make me any less eager for spring. I'm tired of being cold, tired of the darkness. The light is definitely at the end of the tunnel.
lizziebelle: (fox)
Slowly but surely, spring is breaking out in New England. We've even had some warm weather, though not for the past couple of days. But no snow! Some of my friends and relatives in NY and PA have gotten snow, but not us, knock wood.



spring! )

We are way behind where we usually are. We're not even close to having apple blossoms, and I remember years when I was afraid they wouldn't last until Beltane, which is this Friday. I'm planning to go to Mount Auburn after the traditional maypole and brunch, and I hope I get to see some flowers!

springing

Apr. 13th, 2015 08:01 pm
lizziebelle: (artsy me)
It is finally spring here in New England! I found crocuses coming up along the bike trail the other day:



Yesterday, I went to the wildlife refuge, where the ice is finally gone.



critters and more )

Yay, spring!
lizziebelle: (fox)
I popped into the Arnold Arboretum yesterday, on my way to mum's. It's only a little out of the way, and I was craving trees and signs of spring. There is still plenty of snow on the ground, but there were bare patches, and several signs of spring, 'though we're at least two weeks behind where we were last year at this time.



More! )

It was a pretty nice day, almost warm with sunshine and soft breezes. It was just the ticket.
lizziebelle: (crow)


Temps have been above freezing for the past few days, and melting has occurred. Things have started to emerge from the snowbanks, and the sidewalks are mostly clear of ice. I had a nice walk today, all the way down to the park.

Soaring around above were several vultures, which are another sign of spring. They're back!



It's supposed to be in the 40's & 50's this week. Finally, finally, finally. Winter might just end, after all.

snowdrops!

Mar. 17th, 2011 06:55 pm
lizziebelle: (little me)

snowdrops!, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

I stopped at Stanley Park on the way home this evening to see if the snowdrops were blooming yet. They were! Yay, snowdrops!

It was a gorgeous day today. I walked down to Heritage Park at lunch and tromped through the woods, listening to the birds sing. It was lovely. We had the doors and windows open at the office, and the fresh air felt so good.

Three days until the spring equinox!

snowdrops!

Mar. 17th, 2011 06:55 pm
lizziebelle: (little me)

snowdrops!, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

I stopped at Stanley Park on the way home this evening to see if the snowdrops were blooming yet. They were! Yay, snowdrops!

It was a gorgeous day today. I walked down to Heritage Park at lunch and tromped through the woods, listening to the birds sing. It was lovely. We had the doors and windows open at the office, and the fresh air felt so good.

Three days until the spring equinox!

lizziebelle: (Default)

fringe, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

Finally, some real springlike weather! I spent the afternoon in the woods and the park, along with a lot of other people out enjoying the day.

lookie what I found! )



It's all grey and cloudy now, but it was a most enjoyable afternoon. :)

lizziebelle: (Default)

fringe, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

Finally, some real springlike weather! I spent the afternoon in the woods and the park, along with a lot of other people out enjoying the day.

lookie what I found! )



It's all grey and cloudy now, but it was a most enjoyable afternoon. :)

lizziebelle: (Default)

free bird, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

I made it out twice today: first, down to the library, and later, over to Grandmothers' Garden. It was breezy and cold, but sunny, and it felt good to get out.

Oh! And I saw what appeared to be the tips of daffodils poking out of the ground at the front of my building! That was cheering. Made up for the ice on parts of the sidewalk.

I've been doing a lot of writing this week, mostly in short bursts like character sketches, and scenes for ideas that have been brewing. It feels good to stretch those muscles, too. :)

lizziebelle: (Default)

free bird, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

I made it out twice today: first, down to the library, and later, over to Grandmothers' Garden. It was breezy and cold, but sunny, and it felt good to get out.

Oh! And I saw what appeared to be the tips of daffodils poking out of the ground at the front of my building! That was cheering. Made up for the ice on parts of the sidewalk.

I've been doing a lot of writing this week, mostly in short bursts like character sketches, and scenes for ideas that have been brewing. It feels good to stretch those muscles, too. :)

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