The Scottish Saltire

The Scottish Saltire

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Oh Spring!

This little guy seems to be watching for something. I think he's looking for signs of the changing seasons.

And here it is! The Crocuses are the first to peek through.....

with Tulips and Daffodils preparing to make their own annual debut soon.....

I just really liked this shot. The shoes sitting on the chair with the gardening tools leaning against the other side of the door suggest to me that someone has been working in the yard. I like that the chair color matches the door, too.

So, this was my first attempt to add photos to the text of a post. Hopefully I'll get a little faster at it!

I'm anxious for Spring to really bloom in all its glory around here. In past years when I have visited Pittsburgh in the fall I have always been impressed with what a beautiful city it is. The natural landscape is lush and hilly. As I've said before I love the local architecture, too. But in winter it all looks pretty dreary. The trees all look like standing skeletons with their barren branches and the heavy stone houses under the dreary skies remind me of a scene out of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. It was really pretty when everything was covered with snow but now it just looks depressing under cloudy skies. But I have faith! Mother Nature is just toying with me; building my anticipation. Today is warm , in the low 60's, but overcast and very windy. I'm just about to set out for my walk. No gloves needed today but maybe I should wear heavy shoes so I don't get blown over when the wind gusts!


Nikki said...

It's amazing, isn't it? You forget what all the hullaballoo is about until you experience it again yourself. The head-turningly neon green shoots, the voluptuous come-hither flowers, the dontcha-want-some-more-of-this peeping buds... Spring is just so sexy it's almost embarrassing!

Amy said...

Ha! Nik, that's awesome :-) Spring should be sexy... it's time to mate!!

Connie said...

LOL! I was just thinking that it's a shame I gave up smoking. After reading Nikki's description of Spring, I could almost use a cigarette!