Friday, April 12, 2013

April Showers Bring May Flowers

First off, I just have to say, it's soooooo good to be land-based again to get super-fast, readily available internet service.  The past three months have been a challenge for blogging.  Yippee!  My pictures are uploading in seconds as opposed to half an hour for each one.

Now that I am home, it is supposed to be Spring in Ontario.  Someone forgot to update Mother Nature's date book.  She has tantalized us with a couple of delightful, sunny days, but for the most part, she keeps thinking it's still winter.  Here I am with a killer sun tan, but nobody can see it buried under layers and layers of clothes, shoes, socks, scarves, gloves, coats ... you get the picture.

I am trying my best to bring spring colours indoors, where they won't freeze and die overnight.  Check out this huge bouquet of pink beauties!

Our living room chairs are decked out in bright accents to liven up the place.

Captain B's pet fish is colourful, but bashful.  He really didn't like the whole flash photography thing!

They are not edible, but these glass cherries remind me that spring will surely come soon.

See, I really am trying to think Spring,


My Christmas Cactus is still thinking winter!

How is the weather treating you in your neck of the woods?  Are you out in your gardens, enjoying the lawn chairs on your decks, firing up the BBQ?

Bruce, if you are still reading and don't have a google account yet, you can leave a comment here by checking the anonymous box and just sign your name at the end of your comment.  I love getting feedback on my blog.  Unfortunately, I've been royally spammed all winter and have had to fall back on the dreaded word verification ritual.  Sigh....

Happy Wet Weekend to you, My Blogging Buddies!  Until next time....


Unknown said...

Apparently you never received the memo Ol Man Winter sent out.
Spring has been cancelled this year.

Sorry, Pal.
If it makes you feel better, we're in for 20 cm of snow tomorrow in mid Alberta.

Most of us are firing up the BBQ and the rest are out hunting the groundhog.


"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Welcome home! Enjoy your springtime, summer will be here soon enough. Summer means great weather for us but the downside are all the tourists. I try to think of it as 100,000 new friends! Spring is definitely here. Every day I open my french doors in the studio so my new Irish Curtains can blow in the breeze. Inspirational. I love this time of year.

Unknown said...

I love the colors in your pictures! beautiful! We had a couple of lovely days too! I got my first sunburn of the season. lol

Have a fabulous weekend!

Veronica Lee said...

It seems like Spring is pretty elusive this year! I still see snow in most of the blogs I visited today!

Lovely pics as always, Rosemary!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful flowers. Man, I've been contemplating fish ownership for forever....

Sush said...

We've had Spring slam us all at once! We went from one of the coldest March on record to almost Summer temps. Everything is exploding and the green smog in the air from the pollen is a testimonial to the down fall of all things blooming at once!
Hope you get your Spring weather soon, but that it comes at a slowed down pace!