Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Hello Spring!



I have been lucky enough to be enjoying the beauty of flowers while visiting the south. Everywhere I turn a flower is blooming, bringing a little smile to my face. It has been truly wonderful. At home, there is snow, and from what I hear lots of it. I was hoping to have a little green peeking through the snow when I got home, but I think that is a wish that won't come true. The arrival of spring though means it won't be long before the snow leaves and the bright colours of spring start popping up at home too.

Many people have a favourite season, but I don't. I love each season for different reasons, but what I love most is the shift, as we move from one season to another. It is an exciting and magical time to see nature change and shift, and something I am grateful to be able to witness.

Over the last few weeks Reece and I have been reading our spring books. His favourites are The Story of The Root Children, The Children of the Forest and How the Robin Saved Spring. Before we left we had been hearing the call of the robin every few days, and while we have been gone the maple trees have been sharing their sap with us. Usually there is a lot of spring crafting but being away from home for the month has meant very little of that. We have chatted a little bit about the difference between spring in the south and spring at home, which has totally fascinated him.

Today the Root Children will pay Reece a little visit, leaving behind a little gift to celebrate this first day of spring. He remembers the visit from last year and is pretty excited about this years visit.

Hello Spring, we are so ready for you. Bring it on!

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  1. The Root Children is one of our favorite books! Happy Spring!

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    1. Ours too, although How The Robin Saved Spring may have made it top position as a favourite spring story, it is really good.

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  2. I have two favorite seasons: winter and fall. I can like spring in the beginning and I really dislike summer (too hot!). Love the photos, we do not have any blooming here yet!

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    1. Those really hot days of summer get me too.

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  3. Aw, the Story of the Root Children was my favorite book as a kid! It's such a good one - and that's such a neat tradition you've started with Reece. Those flowers are so pretty - I recently learned that crocuses here don't make an appearance until late April or even May...! I can't wait.

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    1. It is a good one and Reece loves the book and the Root Children visiting him :)

      I am looking forward to some flowers at home too, but alas there is still snow on the ground. Soon, I hope.

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  4. so lovely! I can't wait to see flowers pop up again!

    Josie
    FineandFeathered.com

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    1. It was wonderful to see them. It will be a few more weeks before I see them again.

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  5. How fun! Here in tucson the signs of spring are so subtle you can hardly tell. Mostly the return of the quail and bees! So many bees. We love children of the forest.

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    1. Bees, we saw a few this week in Myrtle Beach, Reece was super excited.

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  6. yeah to spring and new flowers. i do play seasonal favorites. i think it's being from the south-these northern winters are still hard for me.

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    1. I can see that after spending the last two weeks in the south. I do think I would miss the big shift though.

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  7. Oh, thank you for sharing pictures of daffodils. They are my favorite flower and it is good to see them... especially in the middle of the snow storm here!

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    1. Yikes on the snow storm. My hubby told me tonight that when I get home on Friday it will look the same as when I left...everything covered in snow. I was so hoping it would be gone.

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  8. Wheee! Hello Spring!!! I also love the change of the seasons...no matter if it's spring or autumn...okay, maybe I prefer spring just a tiny bit.
    Such a nice idea to have the Root Children paying a visit on Spring Equinox. Enjoy this first day of spring!!

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  9. Despite the snow I do feel a 'change' in the air...spring is here and will show its colours soon!!

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  10. Bring it on is right - we are so ready for spring, but you're right, the transition is the best part!

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    1. It just feels so subtle in the beginning and then all of a sudden there is this burst and spring it here...at least I hope it is soon :)

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  11. That's beautiful. We love the root children too and also we read flower fairy books each season so Flower Fairies of the Spring came out this morning.

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    1. Thank you. How lovely, flower fairies of spring, I like it :)

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  12. Thanks for sharing more lovely book titles :) And look at those lovely daffs! Bea and I saw loads on our walk this morning too :)

    Safe journey home my dear friend!

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  13. We, too are basking in the glory of this Spring day! I also love the transition periods. Here we have budding maples, blooming daffodils, and new growth on the roses, little buds on the phlox and so many new-to-us plants popping up all over. I have many, many new species to familiarize myself with in our new state.

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    1. It was wonderful. I spent most of it driving, but Reece and I went for a walk once we got checked into our hotel. It was lovely.

      Enjoy all the new plants, so much fun for you.

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  14. I visited the link you had in there from last year, and I fell in love with the tiny tree house! That's just awesome! I wonder if my hubby can make a doll-size tree house for my niece and nephew... I have to show him the picture.

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    1. Thanks Simona. My husband made that and I am sure your hubby could make one too! Here's a link to better picture of it http://www.motheringwithmindfulness.com/p/schoolhouse-toys.html

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  15. Lovely flowers. I too love the change in seasons. I'm loving our days at the moment.....cooling down a little. Guess what? It looks like we are getting a new puppy on the weekend. A kelpie, a little girl, she will be 11 weeks old and we're calling her Chloe. Josh (12) is actually buying her. He wants to have his own dog. Josh loves to be active, so I think they'll be a good match. We haven't had a dog for about 2 1/2 years so we're very excited. Enjoy your holiday Kim. xxoo

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    1. Thanks Julie.

      Oh, how exciting. What a great adventure for Josh, he will have a blast. I can't wait to "meet" Chloe on your blog :) Have fun!

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  16. Spring is putting on a lovely show for you:) Glad you are enjoying it!

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    1. We were so very lucky, it was amazing! I have some lovely shots of so many beautiful flowers, but didn't want to overload the post :)

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  17. We are ready here too. Though we've not had any snow we are very, very tired of the cold.

    Autumn is my favorite season, and winter my least, but I agree with you, I like the transition, and the feeling of something brand new around the corner.

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    1. That feeling of something new is always so welcome.

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