Thursday, March 14, 2013

Think Back Thursday ~ Signs of Spring


The purpose of Think Back Thursday is to link up a photo post about something from the past. You can reach back all the way to your childhood and bravely post pictures of you in your wild clothes and hair styles or post something from last year and tell us about it. I'm not picky. Hey, even yesterday was the past... LOL I hope you will join us.

March 14 - Signs of Spring

Bugs
Some of the earliest signs of spring in our home are little black beetles in the house and tiny little black ants. I don't have any pictures of them cause we squish them as soon as we see them. But I do have a picture of a little red beetle guy that I took at Winterthur...

Greenery
at Winterthur
So one of the more fun, early signs of spring are the signs that the flowers are coming.
I don't even have to see the flowers yet, just the signs of greenery is enough to get me excited.


 Love this picture of the new green shoots coming up through the old brown leaves from the fall before.

Even the moss is growing.


But I like the early spring flowers as well. 


 These are from my own garden. My daffodils, hyacinths, and buds on my hydrangea bush.


The rest of these flowers are from March at Winterthur.

























love this carpet of lavender Crocuses

Here is the Yearly Bloom Calendar for Winterthur
 AND
If you are interested, here is a pdf of the spring flowers at Winterthur. For the first couple years we went here we didn't go without our spring flower guide.



Also, the Creatures start stirring.

the geese start moving north
and the squirrels are out looking for food






One of the other signs of spring for me is the desire to clean my house.

 At our house everyone gets involved... as much as I can get them... sometimes getting the boys to help clean is harder than the actual cleaning. My younger son Christopher is usually more willing than my older son. The girls are always helping.



 We got rid of a lot of trash,

and we need to do this again.


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March Themes
March 21 - Field Trip/Vacation
March 28 - Easter


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1 comment:

Kym Thorpe said...

I love the carpet of crocuses - beautiful! LOL at your son halfway in the cupboard too. I don't usually have what I would call a "desire" to clean, more that I feel like I "ought to". And I really ought to get moving with it!

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