Friday, April 17, 2009

spring peek

Up here in Canada we take spring very seriously.
Every day that the sun shines and the thermometer hits 15 Celsius. .
we go searching for the promises of summertime.

Bulbs that I forgot to plant until a pleasant day in January . .
decided that in spring time. .
they'll bloom regardless of the rules.
We circle the fruit trees. . .
looking for buds ..

. . .and when we find them. .
we touch them as if for the first time ever.

We walk the rows of raspberries ..

and since he can't remember what a fresh raspberry tastes like. .

we talk about picking fresh raspberries and piling them on big bowls of ice cream. . .

and I am rewarded with smiles.

All for now. . with love,


15 comments:

  1. And look! Grammie is wearing her flip-flops so things are looking up for sure!

    This post is so cute. Look at all those blooming posies and that's a lot of green on the raspberry bushes.

    I found my rhubarb last night and am now wondering where I can get some chicken dressing... Probably too soon yet, but the time is very near.

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  2. Short! Flip-flops! Gosh, I guess I better get serious about shopping for new swim suits and sundresses. I thought I had at least one more month till they'd be needed. Shoot, it snowed here last night...I'm still thinking I want more sweaters!

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  3. Do we live in the same valley? My raspberry canes will need a little encouragement to catch up to yours. I did that the rhubarb is on it's way though.

    I love your 'signs of spring'...right down to the flip flops.

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  4. It hasn't hit 15 on the Island yet - nearly there on Tuesday with a balmy 13. Yesterday I had to scrape the car windshield, so it might be a bit early, yet, to dig out my flipflops.

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  5. How sweet! Lovella, I do believe he's nearly as tall as you! He has grown so much.

    Fresh berries sound so good right about now.

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  6. What a lovely day we got to enjoy yesterday. Looks like you took full advantage of it! How sweet to discover a new season with your little guy!

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  7. As we passed the berry fields on our way home yesterday, I noticed that some hardly showed any sigs of srping and others were well on the way. I wondered (out loud) about this . . . are they different types of raspberies, younger or older or is it the loving care they get? Yours look like they have been encouraged to grow. Beautiful post!

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  8. Awwww... how sweet !!
    Yes ! I think spring is finally really here.. I watch the leaves unfurl a little more each day !
    A perfect season of the year!

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  9. Aah, love the flowers and the flipflops!

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  10. I definitely need a grand - think of the blogging potential :)

    Your spring is far ahead of us - but ours is sure to come . . . right??

    :)

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  11. Spring is coming Lovella and I think we're all bursting at the seams...

    I try to wear capris, but then I put my socks back on and it looks silly.
    Keep looking for the sun!

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  12. I needed a smile....I just got one. Kathy

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  13. My mom always said that being a mother gave her the chance to re-live her childhood. I think being a Grandma must be the chance to re-live motherhood -- especially the best parts. guess i have something to look forward to after this phase. :)

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  14. What a creatively done post. Once again it has been a joy to visit your blog. Isn't it a real privilege to introduce Springtime to our grandchildren, and to see how they view everything through eager eyes? Spring is an encouraging time of the year.

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  15. You are so cute...so young at heart and spirit!

    Keep looking baby...always keep your eyes open wide.

    xoxo
    Kimmie
    mama to 7
    one homemade and 6 adopted

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Thank you!