Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday Serenity



Spring, but still quite cold
Flower blooms are behind times
But they're coming. SOON!

~~~

xoabb
expect anything!

Photo taken 4/17/10 in MO

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Why Yes, Mom, I've Taken up Smoking...


Gotta a problem with that?
(I see a psychiatrist in her future!)

~~~

xoabb
naughty dogs abound everywhere!
Please go watch Denver-dog! Such a good good laugh!
~
Photo taken 3/24/11
a wintery spring day

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday Serenity


"It was one of those March days

when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold:

when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."

~ Charles Dickens

~~~

xoabb

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunday Serenity



Crocus Obsession
I have that

~~~

xoabb
(the crocus stalker)

Friday, March 11, 2011

In Anticipation.... (then the last one...REALLY!!)

My backyard skyline on 3/5/11

of the baby green leaves of spring...



crocus field 3/11/11

The crocus have finally decided to bloom today in all their glory!

More crocus glory here

~~~

xoabb


SkyWatch Friday - join us!



Thursday, March 10, 2011

One Last Obsessive Moment. Maybe.

Only in the spring
Do we see crocus beauty.
Appreciation!

~~~

xoabb
another crocus haiku? see yesterday!

Monday, March 07, 2011

Man! What a Difference!

Photo taken 3/7/2011

Remember the field of crocus from 3/3/10 I posted a few days ago on the 3rd? (No? Well, go look already!) I was lamenting the fact that though the crocus were up on the 3rd of last year, this year, not so much. Well! All it takes is one sunny, semi-warm day to rectify that! As I drove home from work yesterday, I looked at the field, and the crocus were finally up! Though they aren't nearly as far along as usual, with a little searching I was able to find that beauty you see above. It is one of the only purple blooms this year - most of the crocus are more white than purple and the only ones that are really beginning to bloom are growing right along the sun-warmed rock wall.


3/7/11

Come on color!


Photo taken 3/7/10

Since this year's crocus aren't much to look at,
I thought I'd leave you with these last two photos.
Such beauty there was exactly a year ago yesterday!

3/7/10

Her love for crocus
Surely was bordering on
The ridiculous

~~~

xoabb
spring! just around the corner!

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Sunday Serenity

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Photo taken 3/5/11 in our front yard

My crocus are back!
They are a bit late this year,
But I'll forgive them.

~~~

xoabb
expecting spring!


P. S. Later today, I'm off to NYC with Miss LaLa, her daughter and Jules to meet up with Daryl and Kate. Can't wait! It's been too long a time since some of us have seen each other! Happy happy!

Good friends...and crocus!



Friday, March 04, 2011

Painted Sky



One of the great pleasures in life is looking up in NYC. There's always a wonderful and different view to see. This Red Riding Hood movie poster - or possibly it's painted bricks - is absolutely ginormous! For some reason, I was taken by it's stunningly wonderful/beautiful image. Of course, it would have been a better shot if I'd had my camera out and at the ready with the cab window already rolled down, but, alas I didn't (sigh).

Actually for a SWF photo, it's just fine!

~~~

xoabb
I love NYC!

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SkyWatch Friday
do join us!


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P. S. The hubs and I were given a gift of tickets to see ~Million Dollar Quartet~ last Saturday (the matinee, and it was just WONDERFUL - take yourself to see it, you'll love it - thank you so very much, Mikey & Heather!) so were in ~The City.~ Big day for us. Very big day!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

On 3/3/10...

Photo taken 3/3/10 @ 3:20pm

...the crocus* were up and blooming.
Today on 3/3/11?
Not so much.

~~~

xoabb
expecting crocus blossoms ANY DAY NOW!

*File under Did you Know?: The plural of crocus is one of three words, all correct: crocus, crocuses and croci. Whoda thunk?!?!