Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Hope Through the Frost







     There were a few surprises waiting for me in my yard this morning. As sunlight glittered on the layer of frost, I found my first "crop" of pussy willows will soon be ready to come inside. Buds are beginning to appear on the tree branches and the first signs of tulips are peeking through the ground. It won't be long before the dull and brown landscape bursts into brilliant color. I can't wait!


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22 comments:

bj said...

O, Suz...has SPRING SPRUNG there? Yes, I think it has. Just look at all those delightful signs.
I need to take the time to "smell the roses" and see if I have any of these SPRING SIGNS.
xoxo, bj

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Oh, wow, that is encouraging! We are in another cold spell this week and there is at least 2 feet of snow covering my flower beds, so I will have to enjoy seeing yours :)

Traci said...

I've been wanting to plant Tulips for awhile. Maybe this will be the year! All my day lillies & irises are starting to pop out of the ground too. I can't wait for everything to start blooming.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

A sure sign of Spring. I was out and about yesterday and was surprised at so many trees in bloom already.

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

It does look like spring!...the daffodils are blooming here.
I know I am so glad...our winter wasn't very nice...=(

Have a great day!!

dee dee said...

Sue,
Can't wait to see your beautiful flowers all in bloom! It's so exciting to see everything springing to life! We were raking at our new place this weekend and it looks like we will have flowers galore!
Dee Dee

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Always a happy time when the flowers start to grow-enjoy:@)

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

That looks soooo exciting! I must go hunting in my yard.

Pondside said...

Sometimes a photo touches me very deeply, and your first one did just that this morning. Just beautiful - thank you....and beautifully titled too.

Journey said...

After reading you blog I actually put on my coat and walked around the house - still snow knee deep. Soon, very soon, I'll be able to enjoy those wonderful teasers of the spring to come. Thanks for sharing!

Marigene said...

Pussy willows have always been a sure sign spring is about to make an appearance!

Patrice said...

Spring is peeking!

Donnie said...

I never used to pay that much attention to the little signs of spring until I started reading blogs. Looks like it's on it's way. Great photos.

The Tablescaper said...

What beauty in these little signs of hope.

It would be wonderful if you linked this post to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Sarah said...

Wonderful to see signs of spring. Makes me smile. ~ Sarah

The Tablescaper said...

Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Becky said...

How lucky that you have pussy willows! I would love to have them growing here. Spring certainly is in the air.

Becky

Marlis said...

mine popped this week too. I love to see the new shoots pop out. What perseverance they have. We could certainly learn from them. Thanks for sharing.

Shel said...

These are great photos....joy, absolutely. Enjoy your Sunday!
PS: I'm your newest follower!

Snap said...

It looks like spring in springing in your neck of the woods!!!! wonderful!

Sophie said...

I am always amazed by what a difference a hundred miles can make. Nothing spring up here. Everything is still dead, still brown and still ugly :(

Kathleen said...

I await those signs every year, about a month from now we should see something, I hope!
Glad you are coming to the party! Wouldn't be the same without you!
Happy Seasonal Sunday!