Monday, March 25, 2013

Searching For Spring



Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.  ~Virgil A. Kraft

The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another.  The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.  ~Henry Van Dyke

It is officially spring, yet I cannot find it here. So last week, we drove to the big city to try and find Spring. This is what it looked like at the beginning of our trip.
Continuing on, I was hopeful seeing this, but no one was home.
And then, what do you know! Quite by surprise, these loomed ahead! Colors!!!
I had found spring!! Feeling good, we drove home. Only to be faced with this yesterday and today. I took this picture from my front door. Guess I had jumped the gun on finding spring. But WAIT...
Today I saw this robin in the snow, another sign of spring? By now, I am getting just as confused as nature seems to be. I guess spring will be a really gradual thing this year.


“He spreads snow like a white fleece, he scatters frost like ashes, He broadcasts hail like birdseed— who can survive his winter? Then he gives the command and it all melts; he breathes on winter—suddenly it’s spring!”
Psalm 147







22 comments:

Jeanne said...

I'm glad you got to see a few glimpses of spring in town!
And I just read your previous post with Sony and Cher - that's hilarious!! They can't possibly be guilty : )
Although, I once had a dog that caused me to break 3 toes when I tripped over her. I loved her anyway!

reana claire said...

I hope to see this spring in Scotland next month, Ginny!

SquirrelQueen said...

Looks like you found spring but it didn't follow you home Ginny. we are seeing signs of it here but we had snow this past Friday.

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Ma said...

I love the first picture with the tree Ginny. Maybe we'll all appreciate the spring more when it really gets here:)

Donna said...

Oh my!! Love the photos! Especially of the Red Bird! Beautiful color...Sorry about all that snow though!!
Stay warm friend!
hughugs

Neal said...

That is an interesting set of pictures. I like all of them but those first two are my favorites.

Sandra said...

spring sprang and sprung again. spring in spring out.. hope it springs in for good soon... glad you got that preview of it for one day

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I think spring is playing hide and seek with us this year! Love that quote by Van Dyke...so true!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

We have had some seriously weird weather this March! Love the robin picture.

Tamago said...

We can't find spring either! It's cloudy and cold this week. Not heavy snow hete in GA but I did see some snow flakes yesterday. Brrr! Glad you enjoyed spring in the city even though you were greeted by snow later. That robin must be the sign of spring...let's hope it is!
Thank you for your comment on my blog. We just had first wedding anniversary. Though we are not young but middle-aged couple :-)

Connie said...

Hi Ginny. I know what you are talking about. i was visiting my daughter and granddaughters last week and while I was there it snowed four days, it rained twice and we even had hail twice. Then on the trip home . . . in one area I saw fruit trees in bloom . . . I sure hope they don't freeze, our northwestern state depend a lot on our fruit production.
Thank you for the lovely visit to my site. Abbey loves her doll. They only live a 3 and a half hour drive away, which is way closer than where they lived before their move :) Happy Easter!!!
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Shug said...

Hi Ginny....wasn't it you that posted the pictures of all the forsythia last year at the beginning of Spring?
Love seeing the yellow colored flowers as they decorate our town.
We are having a very cool week here this week...sure hope it doesn't damage the blooms..

Mary said...

We are really having crazy weather this year. We rarely get snow, but our spring is colder than usual. I haven't yet put the comforters away. Your flowering trees are beautiful. I hope the snow cover does not harm them. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Dee said...

Spring is suddenly....one day it is just there. There is nothing more rewarding than the first sightings of Spring...even if on someones blog. :)

Chatty Crone said...

I am with you it is confusing - even in Hotlanta. We are in full bloom and had snow flakes today! I liked the colors in your area - so sad about the snow girl.
sandie

Rose said...

The robins were having a hard time yesterday, but today is lots better here. Lots of ground showing.

Ann said...

Oh my, all that snow. I've been looking for spring here as well but not much luck

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That poor Robin must be wondering what went wrong.In my world the snow is SLOWLY melting,so I have hope.

Betsy Adams said...

Oh Yes..... Where is Spring? We have the same situation here ---but we have no fruit trees blooming at all. Other than a few Daffodils and a few other flowers, that is ALL that is blooming here so far... Crazy!!!!!

AND--we had the snow like you had... In fact, it was still snowing here today... Finally, it has begun to clear up some tonight... Hopefully, tomorrow will be better. I'm ready for some sunshine...

Hugs,
Betsy

SweetMarie said...

I think everyone is confused! :)
Beautiful Robin photo!

Karin said...

Love your harbinger of spring!! Awesome!