Friday, March 20, 2009

First day of Spring


Spring has sprung
The grass has riz
I wonder where
The flowers is!

Don always quotes that silly poem to me on the first day of spring. I am a spring FAN! I adore spring - my favorite season - I wait and wait for spring. I send notes to my friends on the shortest day of the year in December, celebrating that the days will now get longer, and we can look forward (in 3 months) to more daylight hours than dark hours. I dance, I sing, I really enjoy the first day of spring. That silly little poem goes through my head all day.

And today is balance the egg day. Twice a year you can balance an egg on its end. I don't know why - I just know it is so. I have heard that this is a myth - but I don't want to hear it - I want to balance an egg - or two - and simply enjoy it. It takes some doing - getting that egg to balance - but it is just more of the fun of spring. I've balanced 6 eggs in a row - I've had them fall over and fall on the floor (oops) - I balanced them on the table, on the counter, even on a pretty dish (that helps to keep them from falling on the floor when they decide to unbalance) So get your eggs out - time to balance!!!


Steady now - steady . . .


After balancing, those eggs can become scrambled eggs . . .


Or if they stay balanced longer - they can become egg salad sandwiches for lunch . .

Now I'm ready for spring - but our weatherman thinks it is funny to give us more rain - rain - rain. I want grass
and flowers


Little boys mowing the lawn . . .


Little boys playing on the lawn . . .

Deer eating the grass . . .


Grass growing tall alongside the roads . . .

Here in WA we have Canary grass - it grows taller than any grass I've ever seen - could this be what the Tall Grass Prairies had growing? It waves in the wind - it makes wonderful "whooshing" sounds as it rubs together - it feeds birds with the wondeful seed heads - it sometimes grows to well over 5 feet tall - it is wonderful grass, unless it gets in your lawn - then it is tough as nails and spreads like crazy and is hard to cut - but it is gorgeous all along the roadsides - waving to us as we pass.


I'll take fields of dandelions . . .


And lots of "wishes" . . .

Poppies . . .

Golden Chain trees and lilacs . . .


Some gorgeous tree - I have no idea what it is called - but I love it!!!


Hollyhocks . . .


Sweet little boys smelling flowers . .


Even Buddy E. loves flowers . . .


And our dear Miss Kitty would drink from the watering cans, as they waited patiently to go to work in the gardens. We miss her in the spring . . .


I want Bleeding Heart. . .

And poppies . . .

And a boat full of flowers - I want spring!!!

What are your favorite things about spring?


6 comments:

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Ohhh, I want spring too!!!!!!!!!!

Crispy said...

You forgot to mention that the Canary grass is the best grass to pluck a seed stem and munch on.

My favorite parts of spring is the first round of golf and chatting with all my neighbors. In my little town, a 5 minute chore in the yard will stretch to an hour with all the visiting LOL.

Crispy

Vicky~ stichr ~ said...

I love the longer days!!!!!

Christine Thresh said...

I gave you a "Sisterhood Award" on my blog today.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Thanks for the taste of Spring. Pop over to my blog, I have invited you to spring tea too :-)

Jocelyn

http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

Amy ~ 12 Acres said...

I'm a big fan of spring too! And now it's finally here! I didn't know you could balance an egg like that twice a year. Darn it! I missed my opportunity to try it too.