Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunday Surprise

No one will be playing volleyball in my backyard today!

Look what I woke up to this morning.

Here’s the weird thing: my first thought upon awakening was, “Wouldn’t it be fun if I looked out the window and the yard was blanketed with snow?” Then my rational self said, “No way. It’s been spring-like weather for a couple of weeks. The forsythia is blooming. Daffodils are poking their curious little heads out of the ground. Spring is in the process of...well...springing!”

Then I looked outside…and VOILA! Snow! No way! Some Fairy Godmother heard my wish. I am SO not ready to give up winter. I did a little jig (really!) right in front of the window and tried not to shriek loudly enough to wake DarDar and Janna.
I put on my old yard shoes, still wearing my green p.j.’s—and popped outside for a pic before it all melted away. The redbud tree that only yesterday looked on the verge of blooming like this:

Now looked like this!

Only yesterday, as DarDar, the beloved hubby, and I were driving around in the pouring rain (OH, blessed event!!!) and I noticed the the blooming forsythia, I thought to myself, "Sunday will be a great day to take the camera on a walk and take pics of signs of spring." Ha, ha, ha. I love how capricious you are, Mother Nature. No one appreciates a good joke more than I!!!!


Brooke said...

I for one love love love your posts....they make me LOL. You were my favorite teacher Lols. Still one of my favorite people. :)

Lolene said...

I love you, too, Brookie!

Janna Gifford said...

I red ur blogz. Pluss I lik ur wurdz. U hawpy now?

The Cochran Buzz said...

Ur wurdz ar perty inturtayning.
I am with Brooke with LOVING your posts and YOU! You are MY favorite person, and you always will be! I am still mad you were never my teacher though. Why didn't you pull a few strings?
It's crazy that you have more snow than we do here in the freezin SLC!
You have amazing pics all the time!

Claire said...

I too did not believe the "snow report" and was soooo surprised to see it for real!
It sure made a few boys happy here!

Ms Fish said...

I love your appreciation of and love of all things beautiful in nature...

Miss McKay said...

I didn't know you blogged! this is WONDERFUL news.

and no, I don't think the flowers are blooming yet. Come up me you and Juje can go see!