Saturday, March 30, 2013

Promise of Spring

March and the promise of spring, but blink it is almost over with.   March weather was somewhat of a disappointment with snow, cold & winds.  Even last week, we received 3 inches of the white fluffy stuff.  Weatherman calls it "lake effect" snow & for good reason.  We are situated about 22 miles from Lake Michigan & somewhat in the armpit of lousy weather.  We get it all.  Cold hearty winds whether it be summer or winter.  Lake effect snow is what is leftover from a storm & usually isn't as nasty as a blizzard, I am assuming.  Funny thing is for all my years of living in Dowagiac, just don't remember the winters being as cold or as nasty.  Global warming?  Maybe. 

Yesterday & today the weather is sunny & much warmer - not hot, but warmer.  I actually went without a jacket while driving to the store.  So yes, there is a promise of spring as my daffodils are sprouting, tulips are pushing their way through the frozen ground. 
Good Friday offering of some of the daffodils by my back door.
Great day for opening windows to let in some spring air.  I'm already in the mood to start "cleaning" out cupboards & drawers.  The promise of spring does that to a person.  The need to start fresh & renew.  Anxious to get in the garden & start the planting.  Projects that have been on the back burner are ready to finish.  It's going to be a great weekend with family & friends for Easter dinner.  A Happy Easter to one and all!
Look what one of my friends, Pattie Behnke found in her mother's things.  It's an old picture of the ReShore flower truck that was used for deliveries back in the day.  Pattie's grandfather worked for the ReShore's.  Pattie, is a true lover of flowers & gardening & now we know why.  Such a special photograph & I'm so happy she shared it with me.


  1. Happy Easter, Barb! We are warming up today...I hope it lasts!


    1. Happy Easter to you Jane & your family. You have been busy the last few weeks. 2014 is the year my daughter is planning on getting married, so at least I have time to try & lose some much needed pounds. Can't remember the last time I wore a dress!