Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Has Sprung, The Grass Has Ris...


Or Has it?



The past few days have been just beautiful around here. The feeling that Spring is in the air is bringing relief that Winter is about over.  I am reminded of this little poem that my Mom would recite! Looking all over the Internet I found a few different versions.

The  version I remember most went like this:

Spring has sprung. The grass is ris. I wonder where the flowers is?”

Bad grammar, I know! I do not remember if there was more to it or not.

Here is another version I found:







It has been pretty warm here, mostly in the 70's. Today has been warm again, but a cold front is moving in and with it Thunderstorms are expected this evening. We are in a Tornado watch until tonight.  The next few days are supposed to be in the 40's. It was nice while it lasted!

Here is a reading from the Thermometer in Rebekah's car showing the outside temperature taken yesterday.




I walked around the yard to see if I could find any sign of life. I was a bit surprised to see that my Rhododendrons are going to bloom in the near future.



If you have any clue why there are spots on the leaves and what I can do about it, please let me know!
 


I found many dandelions. You know a lot of  people spend a lot of time trying to get rid of these, but there is something about the pretty yellow flowers that I really like!




After taking these pictures, I realized that we have a lot of weeds in our backyard! But some of them are so pretty!





Are they weeds or wild flowers?
 




Growing up, I called these violets. I have no idea what they are really called.
 



Here they are a little closer up. My pictures are not showing their beautiful blue color!
 




Here is some wild onion growing amongst some of the pretty purple flowers weeds! Our backyard has a ton of wild onions growing this year! 
 


As I was walking along, I also found some really cute kids playing!



Micah on the swing
 




Luke
 
Upon further inspection, I found the turtles are coming out of hibernation. Four of the five have been spotted. The smallest one named April has yet to be seen. Of course Zach was the first to be seen. He is the most outgoing turtle and he has personality! Last week, he had just his head sticking out of the ground!


Here's Mr Zach!


I believe that Spring is my favorite time of the year! As the weather grows warmer and new life is starting to sprout, it makes me feel as though I can break out of my shell and out of hibernation! There just seems to be a new hope and a new promise. It makes me feel like I have a fresh new start!



Picture Credit



For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;

The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;

Song of Solomon 2:11-12





Happy Almost Spring Everyone!






 



 

3 comments:

Trennia said...

Beautiful pictures, and I'm really glad cows don't fly either!
I don't know for sure about the spots,but my elderly neighbor told me last year it's the dog's using them for a bathroom causing her rose leaves to become discolored,spotty,and killing her roses!
I hope you figure it out, and I love the turtle picture!

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Love the signs of spring...always such a miracle to me each year!

Anonymous said...

In reference to your spring is sprung verse I also remember it and went searching the on internet.

I found out that at one time it was the Brooklyn National Anthem. The whole verse goes as follows:

21 March 1948, New York Times, pg. SM18:
“Spring is sprung,
The grass is riz,
I wonder where the flowers is.
The boid is on the wing --
Absoid!
Of course the wing is on the boid.”
-- Anon.

I hope this helps

Janet