Monday, February 8, 2010

Dreamin' of Spring...

Unseasonably cold & dreary Winter
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Visions from a Spring past

Need I say more....








Photos were taken at my home in 2008, and were featured in the first few posts of my Blog.
Linking post up to...
Blue Monday, at Smiling Sally's
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A Second Time Around, at A picture is worth a thousand Words
{Green Boopie Glasses & Candlewick Pieces}
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Tabletop Tuesday, at Grits and Glamour
Co-hosted by Southern Whimsy Today
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Outdoor Wednesday, at A Southern Daydreamer
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Hope the sun is shining in your little part of the world! ~Rhonda :)

44 comments:

Amelia said...

Oh I am with you in wanting Spring to get here quickly...however, it snowed most of the morning and in our part of the state it melted as soon as it hit...makes for good moisture though.

Have a great week.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful images, Rhonda!

It's snowing here, again this morning.

Joops said...

Oh yeah, count me in for dreaming of that.

Snow so Deep

Jeanette said...

Dreaming of spring here in Georgia also.

Melissa Miller said...

Rhonda it is all so gorgeous!
I can't wait for the Springtime either my friend. Sigh.

Have a blessed week.
~Melissa :)

duchess said...

You & me both. I looked at my calendar from last year & it was 73 degrees - I want that back.
The pictures are very pretty.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Bring on the birds and bee's I'm so ready for spring time...Great photos my friend...beat looking at the snow ha ha!! Hope you have a GREAT day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

JLS Hall (Joysweb) said...

Gorgeous photos! I especially love the blue of that pool. We've got sun today, but still lots of snow on the ground. Spring can't get here fast enough for me!

Darlene said...

Oh girl you definitely have me dreaming of Spring now on this cold, rainy day here. Beautiful pictures!♥

SmilingSally said...

Come on, Spring! Happy Blue Monday.

Beansieleigh said...

LOVE your pretty butterfly pitcher! We're lucky not to have too much snow right now, but it IS bitter cold out there! We can't wait for Spring either, but we're hanging in there! Happy Blue Monday! ~tina

Adrienne said...

We'll be having an early spring here (North Idaho)

I flunked morning glory. I know they "grow like weeds", but up here they don't do well. I'm going to try a shadier place. It can get pretty hot here.

http://adriennedepitera.blogspot.com/

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I hope you get to enjoy spring soon...and it will be here sooner than you think! Have a great week in the meantime!

bj said...

O, Scooter, am I the only one in the world that loves wintertime more??
Your photos are beautiful!!

Darlene said...

Hi Rhonda,

I stopped back by to answer your questions. I have only started menu planning this year and I am loving it. It was stressful EVERY day when Lexi would get home and the question was "I'm hungry whats for dinner"? Now with planning, I shop weekly usually on Monday mornings, after Lexi gets off to school (not crowded in the stores AT ALL) and pick up whatever random things I need. We also usually need bread or milk or snacks for lunches so this is working out great. If I find I only need a couple of things I go to a little mom & pop type store right by where I live and will pick them up when I will be cooking the recipe. Usually I do go to the big W-Mart though, because their prices are so much beter. My next goal will be to quit skipping around so much on a menu (though I am really enjoying that) and use things I already have in different recipes to try and cut back the grocery budget a bit. Sorry for the book but hope this helps.

Glad your kiddos are loving the Valentine boxes. A new tradition is always fun to start and they will definitely look forward to it each year.♥

The Quintessential Magpie said...

So pretty, and I absolutely love your pool... I'm ready for warm weather, too!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Jean Stockdale said...

I too am eager for spring. What great pictures.

Great post. I am out doing some blog hopping with the Blue Monday participants. Stop by if you have time and see mine at http://jeanstockdale.typepad.com.

Blessings.

kim said...

Beautiful, colorful flowers. I am definitely ready for Spring.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What beautiful images. Looking forward to the real thing..
hugs ~lynne~

vignette design said...

Spring fever is very contagious! Love your green "boopie" glasses. I have many myself.

KD said...

A little Spring sound pretty good right now!

Carrie said...

Love all your spring pretties.

Shelia said...

Hi Rhonda! Oh, I'm loving seeing your pretty springness! Although we don't get the cold weather most are getting, I'm still ready for some spring!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sandy said...

I dream of this each night! Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Beautiful photos! Makes me long for spring! I'm glad you reposted them since I haven't seen them before.

Katherine

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Beautiful post! Spring will be here before we know it!

Debbie said...

We are all dreaming of Spring!!~

Tardevil said...

I'm dreaming of spring too, Rhonda! Love the pics of your flowers. They were gorgeous!

Marice said...

can really tell how you wanted Spring season to arrive :)

u may view mine here

onlymehere said...

I'm sure you'll see that green long before we do! We're slowly mending (thanks for caring and asking). It certainly was a nasty strain of the flu. The weird thing is we all got it within hours of each other. In all our years of marriage Larry has only asked me to drive him home from work once when he didn't feel he could drive and we ended up in the ER with an emergency appendectomy. He called for me to get him and I was worried. It turned out to just be a nasty flu and then I got it. Kaje' got it at work and they wouldn't let her go home. Nasty long story but she turned in her two weeks notice after that and is currently job hunting. She was too sick to drive home so her boyfriend came and got her (bad mom award for me bz I was too dang sick to come and get her and so was Larry, seriously we were that sick). Her car stayed there all night and we didn't get it until the next afternoon. I was so worried that it would be towed but fortunately they didn't do anything to it. I think by tomorrow we'll be pretty much all better. Now, that was more information than you ever wanted to know wasn't it? Thanks again for being such a good friend and checking in on us! Me

Beth at Aunties said...

Ah Rhonda,

I am also dreaming of Spring! Our son in VA said it is feeling like home there! With all the snow. :-)
Spring comes and call the terrible flu like colds will end...
Enjoy your week.

Lynn said...

Charming Spring images. Love the butterfly napkin rings and the little birds. That pitcher is just beautiful.
Lynn

Kathy said...

Oh, Spring...PLEASE come FAST to Michigan!!!
xoxo...Kathy

Pat & Ron Harris said...

It's cold, snowy and rainy outside. Thank you for warming up the inside with your beautiful pictures. Thank you too, for visiting junkblossoms. We hope you'll drop in again. Pat.

Angie said...

The flowers are gorgeous! Not too cold here, but it has been very rainy and dreary lately.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Beautiful photographs!

Light and Voices said...

Dreaming of Spring too!
Joyce, IL, USA

Really Rainey said...

Beautiful photos! I love the bougainvillea in the foreground of the pool best!
~Rainey~

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful photos of your garden and flowers. I too have spring fever.

shopannies said...

very pretty pictures

Ms. Bake-it said...

Very lovely photos. I too am dreaming of spring.

~ Tracy

onlymehere said...

Wow! Look at all these comments (think your email awhile back)! I really hope David doesn't get H1N1 bz it's nasty stuff. We didn't have that but it was a really nasty strain and for all of us to get it within hours of each other was really unusual. It lingered and kept us sapped of energy for about three days. Good old mom struggled a little longer with it and I'm sure it was because I was washing all the ick and cleaning the house up again. I really need a dishwasher again. I truly think it would keep us from getting sick so much. I hardly ever get sick but since Travis left I've had one thing after another. I'm sure most of it is stress but I'm really tired of getting sick, lol! Thanks so much for checking in.

Since Kaje' is a minor I'm really thinking of taking this problem above the manager's head. She literally was laying on the floor bz she had no energy to get up and move and her coworker and the security tapes vouch for her. She was in the bathroom so much of her shift. Thank heavens she had an understanding coworker who picked up all the slack. Travis used to be assistant manager there and having been a store manager myself (Larry was too for 16 years) this is so beyond unacceptable for a manager to just say "you only have four more hours so deal with it." I wonder how many people Kaje' got sick just by taking their cash or credit cards and them handing them back to them? Kaje' truly has us in her corner on this, especially bz we suffered with the same bug and every single muscle and bone of our bodies hurt! Okay.....I just took a big breath and I'm done venting. I'll let you know if I take it higher. I'm going to wait until she has her last paycheck though before I say anything, just to be sure.

Thanks for your comments on Travis too. He's grown so much. I can just feel it in his letters. I'm one of those mom's who could have kept her kids at home forever and been happy and content. I don't know what I'll do when they all leave the nest, lol! I'll pray for David and hopefully he'll miss out on catching this bug.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Rhonda,
I'm so ready for spring...and looks like we may get some more winter weather this weekend.

I didn't know you had an ETSY shop...guess I've been out of the loop! I'm going to check it out!

Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around!

Diane

myletterstoemily said...

lovely, lovely photos!