Category – ‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the Season

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Rain, Hail, Snow, and Flowers!

I love seeing the tender shoots of crocus, daffodils, and tulips — even when it’s still freezing. Robins and other birds chirp loudly most mornings now, too, getting ready for nesting time. I love these signs of spring every year and am always thankful for them. And, this Sunday we change our time again: spring forward one hour. Yay!
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It’s weather whiplash

Wow! We had a beautiful day in the low 80s this week, a little dip in temps, then back to 70. The beautiful weather had me enjoying lunch outside with a friend and discovering the first crocus of the year in my yard! And now the forecast for next week calls for snow!! Typical early “spring” for KC.
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Hello, March!

On this long-awaited day, the sun is shining, and the temps are pleasantly warm. I’m always so relieved to get past February. Turning the page on my calendar today makes me happy and hopeful. Goodbye winter! I know it’s a little early still, but today I’m wandering around the yard, peering into beds and loving all the daffodils poking up! Are you ready for the change of seasons?
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Chocolates…too pretty to eat?

I can never resist taking a pic of these Christopher Elbow chocolates. Got these for Valentine’s Day, and they taste as good as they look! Yum!
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Curl up with a happy ever after!

Valentine weekend is the perfect time to snuggle up with a book boyfriend and enjoy a heartwarming happy ever after! Whether you’re celebrating friends, family or your significant other, hope you feel the love! XOXO
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Springtime!

It may be February, but I can imagine the tulips popping up already and butterfly cookies! I have a good imagination, and a longing for springtime.
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Boots

I’ve had to wear my snowboots recently. When I drag them out, I am reminded of the emergency trip to buy them in Whistler, BC, in December 2011, when my old boots fell apart. And I’m then reminded of my daughter breaking her leg in February 2012 on another trip to Whistler, which in turn reminds me of going to care for my daughter and also seeing my mother in the assisted living facility where she had just moved. Boots. And memories. Funny how they go together. What winter items bring memories to your mind?
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A Winter Wonderland

I’m not a fan of snow. But it can be pretty if you’re curled up with a book and looking at it from the inside!
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Spring can come now

As soon as Christmas is over, I’m done with winter and ready for spring! Sadly, I didn’t get around to planting new bulbs in the fall, so I’ll have to hope the perennials from previous years blossom again! Did you plant bulbs for this spring?
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Lighting the Christmas night!

Merry Christmas, KC peeps! One of the things we like to do on Christmas night is drive around and look at holiday lights. That generally includes The Plaza and Crown Center. Where are your favorite displays?