Thursday, April 13, 2017

Elusive Spring

It's no secret that while half the country had an early, though sporadic Spring, 
elsewhere it has been elusive.

Here in Chicago it burps for half a day, and then disappears in freezing rain.

Last year we planted with pansies now.

Glorious daffodils at the Garden Show

Table top inspirations

Tulips at the show

Just to smell dirt in March is a Godsend.

Inside Birds nested

Eggs hatched

Our porch bloomed, not this year, yet.
Nothing is on my front door, or on the front porch except twigs and wind refuse, 
which hasn't stopped with the constant overflowing gutters.

Ivy topiary and bunny from last year. Mid 30's this year, too cold for this.

We even had a few tulips in the garden last year.

The greenhouse was greening. It is this year with heaters.

I was baking

Dressing the table, eventually.

Mr. Bunny visited

And Mrs.

Peeps were stored and waiting

Daffy's laughed.

more bunnies


Which came first ?

My weak attempt at Spring this year, so far.

I have planned food. Carrots are a must.

We're scrubbing the back porch, when it isn't 40 degrees.

Will I get to use these great Spring tablecloths?

"When are you going to get your 'jellybeans' together, M'am?"

Just waiting for elusive Spring for inspiration,

Even my Spring wreath has blown off the door, twice.

Now it's here, on my Spring pansy buffet


Hoping it is Spring in your neck of the woods!

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  1. We get your elusive Chicago "spring" a day or so after it leaves Chi-town and crosses the lake. I'm so very eager for it. (She said, looking out at the gray skies as the rain drips outdoors). Sending you many wishes for a Happy Easter -- this post with all its bunny cheer and pretty eggs cheers me tremendously this gloomy day!

    1. Well, you will get the nice weather for Easter anyway, thanks for stopping by, Sandi

  2. WOW!!!I am delighted with your flowers!Gorgeous post!Sweet and pretty embroidery!Happy Easter!Maristella.

    1. Thank you, have a Happy Easter, Maristella, Sandi

  3. I love it, I don't think your attempt was weak. I saw a lot of great little treasures that if they ever turned up missing?

    Wasn't me! ;-)

    1. We are trying around here, All my Easter decor from last year is in a bin somewhere buried in the basement,(because of the all house remodel we did) so we do what we can. Thanks for stopping by, Sandi

  4. Lovely Easter and Springtime decorations!

    1. Thanks Bernideen, have a Happy Easter, in your beautiful yard, Sandi

  5. Beautiful Easter pictures.. Those tulips are gorgeous!!

  6. Thank-you, This year was not so much. Hope you had a lovely holiday, Sandi


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