Sunday, March 9, 2014


Today we are in the daylight saving mode once again. Spring is supposed to be in just a few days but really here in our area we are still deep in a bitter winter freeze. More snow is on it's way by Wednesday and the cold will continue on for days to come.
In my backyard I shall need to have someone shovel some of the snow away from the house to avoid basement flooding once the melt comes. I am not allowed lifting of heavy stuff yet because the retina is still healing. I just tried a bit to see the depth of the situation and there's a fair bit of the white stuff right up to the patio door.

To get to the furniture will be quite a dig.
The pansies, daffodils and crocus are deeply buried in the back by the fence. My two lovely rose bushes in the front garden are hidden near that lamp that is situated on a small post barely peeping out.
Indoors it's it's quite cosy and the plants are cheerfully and elegantly blooming but it just does not feel right. Spring is not filling our hearts with all it's joys yet. 

Outdoors it was the very opposite last year as everything began early.
Being blessed I decided to use our means to enjoy more travelling.
 We leave in a few days heading south to be able to enjoy some warmer outdoor living. Buddy is excited and happy that I have recovered well enough to take on this journey with the eye surgeon's permission to fly. Hubby is joining us this time. He really wants a break before he'll be bogged down with this year's client's tax returns. We hope to enjoy more of the bright red blooms that grow outdoors all around and are liberally used to decorate. 
And when we get back hopefully a warmer springlike weather will have commenced so we can enjoy our local outdoor gardens again.
Right now the birds have not yet appeared. Usually they would be busy chirping early in the morning. Instead it remains eerily quiet. 
Across the big pond my daughters daffodils are blooming in her Bromley area garden. Some type of palm tree that can survive outdoors in her London suburb has been replanted to another spot and she is grilling in her shorts and Tees..
How is your spring shaping up?


Dee said...

Dear Heidrun, how wonderful that the three of you are headed south to a warmer clime. Here in Missouri the winter has been unseasonably cold but this week we are expecting the temperatures to soar up to the 50s and 60s. So Wow and Double Wow! Spring truly is coming . . . at least here. Enjoy your trip. Peace.

PS: And I'm so relieved to learn that all is going well with your eye recovery.

Sandra said...

that is a LOT of snow... hope it melts soon and spring comes in for you. at least your indoors is blooming

guild rez said...

Thank you for visiting and leaving a message!!
We are heading for Oakville/ Burlington area.
As soon as we are settled I am sure I am starting another blog.
Have a great trip,

guild rez said...

Sorry..wrong name -
should be Heidun.

Arkansas Patti said...

Yikes, that much snow would daunt a snow lover like me. I can see why you are ready for a trip south. Hope you find some warmth and sunshine.
So glad that your eye has healed enough for the trip.
PS The projection clock only projects when you press a button then only lasts about 4 seconds. Saves getting glasses and turning on the lights to see the time.

George said...

We don't have quite as much snow on the ground as you do, but Winter is giving us another blast of cold weather for the next few days. I hope you found some warmer on your trip South.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, We are home from George's fabulous birthday trip. I will blog about it tomorrow. It was truly a trip we will be talking about for a VERY long time!!!!

So many areas have had an unusually bitter winter this year. We are ALL looking forward to spring... When we got home from our trip, a few little Crocuses are in bloom here. That just thrilled my soul!!!!!


Marie said...

Glad you are headed south for a bit. Lovely indoor flowers! But, I'd be wanting to get away from all that snow too!

Mrs. Fry said...

So happy to be enjoying the beautiful summer breezes and NO snow.

What a winter we had.