Sunday, March 28, 2010

Proof of spring.

Having lived in Utah my entire life, I don't understand how I can be so shocked each year when it snows after the March 20th Equinox. Yet I never fail to curse at mother nature for being such a fickle female.

However, I am happy to report that I have seen the signs of spring, in my very yard. And I will show them to you, since they bring me such joy and happiness. Perhaps they will do the same for you.

Here are my beautiful purple pansies which braved and survived our freezing winter. I'm so proud of them.

And my flowering cherry tree is nearly bursting at the seams. She will bring me much joy this year, I can feel it.

My Japanese Maple is a tad nervous to let her leaves out so early, afraid that the snow will hurt them. I hugged her assured her that she will be just fine. She felt much better.

Harley is enjoying the warmer weather, as well.


And since it's been a while since I've posted a random picture of Kennedy, I will put one on here. It is of Kennedy and one of her future prospects, Jackson:

15 comments:

Sarah said...

Yippee for spring!! Beautiful pansies and trees! and love the Kennedy shots :)

Jennifer said...

Wow, how did your beautiful purple pansies do that? Flowers truly are amazing! Especially your pansies, and they are VERY beautiful. :)

Sara said...

Yay!! I can't wait for spring. I need sunshine, warmth, green plants and you know, the rest of springtime stuff. ;-) Kennedy is darling as ever!!!

uncle craig said...

I'm jealous of you Japanese Maple. I planted one here in the Redwood Forest when we bought the cabin in 2004 but it did not survive the second winter. Guess it didn't like the near 20 degrees or the fact that I forgot to hug it.

Great pictures AND writing Ashley

uncle paul said...

Winters can be pretty awful here with mudslides and endless rain and floods - but I don't miss the March snow in Utah. Come and visit and I gaurantee no snow!

Kaija said...

I am SO glad you hugged your tree and gave him some reassuring words. And why the name Pansy? WHy? they are so strong!Thanks for making me smile today!!

Ariel said...

Yay for spring! I have some signs of spring in my yard as well and it sure does make me happy.

Ashley Rae said...

Craig- I am sure that not hugging your tree is the only reason it didn't survive. They need that love and affection. :)

And Paul- I may have to take you up on that offer! When winter gets a bit unbearable here, we'll come enjoy the beauty of the redwoods! And no snow. lol

Michelle said...

I'm very happy for you, those Pansies are precious babies.

Yes, snowing in March, def. not something I miss about Salt Lake.

Can't wait to see everything in full bloom!

Sarah said...

i love your cherry tree that is about to burst. they always smell so good.

so yes, your post did bring me joy.

Raising Helm said...

So cute! you are quite the little story teller. You take me to a whole other world when I read your bolg :) Enjoyed much! Lovin' the spring and all the beauty of your yard. Kennedy is cute too!

The Martinez Family said...

Well isn't Jackson quite the cutie? They would have cute cute kids...Just sayin! I also curse mother nature (almost everyday) for being so fickle and for nearly killing my roses each year.

Chris said...

I'm so jealous of your Japanese Maple!! Your garden is going to delight and awe in a month or so.

You would not be jealous of where I live in a couple of months. At all. Right now, however it is gorgeous. Come visit.

Helene said...

Your pansies are spectacular...so bright and beautiful!! I'm still trying to think of trees we can add to our backyard and a friend suggested a Japanese maple but I've never seen one! Maybe you'll post pics of yours once spring has fully arrived (hint, hint!!)

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a kind comment on the post regarding my daughter. The support I've received has been overwhelming!

Irene said...

L love you and I love your blog ! Your pictures brought me joy, every little bud and bloom.
Yes the Spring snows can be disappointing, but the good thing is... the snow melts fast !! and they make it possible for us to have green grass and beautiful flowers in the summer.
Spring is truly on it's way. :o)