Tuesday Time-out

This may not be all that exciting for those who have had flowers in bloom since early February, but yesterday I was thrilled to see this.

Unfortunately,  it also happened to be pouring rain at the time. In an effort to stay positive, I turned last night’s walk into a search for different signs of spring. They weren’t all that easy to find, to my dismay. Especially when some people have yet to take down their Christmas decorations.

I deserve a medal for not ripping this down and throwing it through their window. If we get any more snow, I now know who to blame.

It’s a bit depressing when the cemetery has more colour than the rest of the neighbourhood.

Um, can I move now? My butt is getting wet.

 According to Shiva, it felt a lot more like November rain than April showers. She was getting cranky with all the sit-staying in muddy puddles. Sorry, puppers. Beauty has a steep price.

We did eventually discover more flowers. They weren’t even beside gravestones!

Spring is on the way; I am sure of it. I am just hoping it will be worth the wait.

29 thoughts on “Tuesday Time-out

  1. What lazy people to still have the Christmas trimming up. Obviously, they haven’t heard about the 12-day limit on trimming or bad luck will come curse. Love the carpet of pink in the last pic 🙂

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    • Maybe I should leave a note on their doors? Sadly, there are way more than just those two houses. Some people still turn their lights on at night. It’s getting beyond ridiculous!

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  2. I hope Spring comes quickly for both of you. I’m pretty amazed those lazy people haven’t put down their Christmas decorations yet!!!!! It’s not even winter anymore!!!

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    • I know, right?? Every time I see a Christmas wreath, I feel like tearing it down and throwing it at someone. Ugh.

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  3. Spring is in full bloom here in Texas but its starting to already get too hot!!!
    LOL I cant believe people still have christmas crap out!

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  4. Uh, I still have a Christmas pillow and a small Santa sock over my mantel. Mea culpa! But here in southeast MO aka swampeast MO, we are having lots of blooms on dogwoods and redbuds, among others of which I don’t know the names. Yes, spring is coming, Kristine.

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    • It’s okay. You have those decorations up inside your house, not outside. That’s a completely different thing. I still have some Christmas stuffies hanging around, and my Christmas mugs. Shhh, don’t tell anyone, okay? 😉

      Yay for fresh blooms!

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  5. Ugh! Seriously people, it is April. Take down the Christmas stuff!! Although I have a neighbor who decorates for EVERY holiday. Valentines Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and now Easter. It is kinda cool to see a constant stream of new stuff.

    We had spring in early march and now are firmly placed in summer. Sorry.

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    • That is cool. I am thrilled to see spring-like decorations. Just so done with any reminder of winter. Ugh! It just looks sad.

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  6. Your spring looks like ours in upstate NY. It goes to show that living near the coast is bringing you spring a little earlier. Just imagine if you lived about 5 hours west.

    As much as I hate the cold, I can’t imagine living somewhere without a change of seasons. I think having a short summer makes me appreciate it more.

    Of course, it also makes me a little desperate to get every second of sunlight I can. I swear the window frames on my office feature claw marks from when I have to work on a bright, summer day.

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    • That’s true. I know New Brunswick still has snow on the ground. Thanks for the perspective!

      LOL. At least you have windows. My office is in a deep, dark hole. It could be sunny, it could be a blizzard, and I won’t know until five pm.

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  7. Ugh. I think people who leave their Christmas decorations THIS LONG after December should get a ticket! That last pic is very inspiring, though. So, so springy! It’s right around the corner!

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    • Maybe I should suggest that to city council. The people who live across the lake from us and still turn their lights on drive me the most insane. It’s time to get serious.

      I hope you are right!

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  8. I am with you on the Christmas decorations! What is with those people? I’d be tempted to take it all down and stack it by the door for them. Yeah, by the door!

    We’ve been desperate for signs of Spring here, too! I tried to go to the botanical gardens near here today and couldn’t even get in. Sheesh!

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    • Yeah, by the door! I totally should. Maybe I will give them all until the end of April. If the wreaths and bows and lights and snowmen are not down by May 1st, I am going on a mission.

      They still aren’t open? Boooo.

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  9. Unfortunately we don’t have anything blooming yet in town, but it’s right around the corner! My managers at work keep talking about building the patio asap because we would totally get clientel out there for lunches it can be so warm in the sun.

    It’s not tooo warm (yesterday was a blustery typical day ha ha), but we’re in the +8 – +10 range and it feels SO good compared to before. 🙂

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  10. Is that heather in the last picture Kristine? Mine is just starting to look that good. Please don’t make Shiva sit in too many wet puddles … I mean, aaaffffftter aaalllll, c’mon, would you want your butt all wet, cold and muddy? 🙂

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  11. Yeah for Spring! If it’s any consolation it’s cold out here (cold for Victoria… I know that isn’t necessarily cold for the rest of the country… but really, it’s chilly).

    Drives me nuts when people don’t put their Christmas decorations away! It’s not that hard! You managed to pull them out (assuming they aren’t there for last year or the year before)…. PUT THEM AWAY!

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