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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Marching Toward Spring, In Snow Boots

Welcome, March.
The month that will bring us the first day of Spring.

In keeping with the Old Wives' Tales, March 2015
in the Northeast USA is indeed coming in, roaring like a Lion.

More snow today, piling onto the accumulated snow
that's been whiting us out all Winter.  

I am not sad to see this February pass into memory.
It had its moments.  Valentine's Day, for instance.

The regular visits of our Cardinal pair to our window bird feeder.
Isn't Mr. C. adorable?  
He leaves the feeder each time, and flies up to the driveway,
where he perches on the side mirror of my minivan, and regurgitates food to give to the
handsome Cardinal he sees in that mirror.  Yes, it's a bird thing.
The term "bird brain" suddenly makes perfect sense.

February had its beautiful, quiet moments.

Our yard received its PhD.
(Piled Higher and Deeper.)

Out on the East End of Long Island, the family beach house
was battered by a late January blizzard, and snows that followed.
One after another after another.  A rough winter for sure.
Still, there is a frozen beauty that is quite spectacular.

The snow gave our two dogs chances to look adorable.
Gilda, our Redhead, loves awful weather, the rougher the better.
She eats snow, rolls in it, wears it, lies down in it ...
she only comes back in the house if lured with a tasty cookie.

Her coat has grown so thick and weatherproof this winter,
that she's beginning to resemble a small one of these:
A glamorous Highland Cow.

As for Dylan, he is missing his romps in the yard, but is
managing to find his own fun indoors.  He is creative.

All in all, February held 2 family birthdays for us, and some other revelry.
However, I bid it goodbye, gleefully, with a smile and a jaunty wave.

Spring will come.

I don't really want to know what will be revealed when all the snow
in our yard is finally melted from those areas we have not been able to get to.
If you, too, have dogs you understand.

But I am looking forward to March
skipping away like a sweet little Lamb.  

Goodbye, Old Man Winter.
Don't let the screen door hit you
in the (euphemistic term here) on the way out.

What have you, my blogging friends, been doing to get through this Winter?

19 days, ladies and gents.  19 days.  Spring!
First one in the northern USA to spot a blooming crocus, wins. -- Cass

And special thanks to Karen, the Graphics Fairy, for the vintage images!


  1. Yes, we are in a snow storm today too. (NE Ohio) But I suppose I'd rather March come in as a lion instead of going out like one!

  2. Big SYMPATHY Cass. I watch the weather reports from back east with horror. Friends and family in the maritime provinces are in the depths of winter - they are getting it all - 9 ft of snow, then rain, then ice, then flooding, then snow again. Awful.
    Out here, I hesitate (only a little!) to say, we have drifts of petals from the blossoming trees. We have had a warm winter and spring seems to have arrived with all the colour and perfume that we don't usually expect until well into March.
    I'm not complaining!

  3. Here in eastern Kansas we have had a very mild Winter.
    Did not get any snow days off from school which was I guess we .ight just ad well move into
    Spirng then.

    Enjoy yoyr day.

    M : )

  4. The snow is pretty to see, but don't want to deal with the cold and the mess when it thaws. The cardinals are so pretty. I used to have a flock of them to come thru and stay around my courtyard and in front in Jan. and Feb., but have only seen a very few the last couple of years. I am another to say - Good bye to Winter and don't let the door hit you.
    Your roses are beautiful - thanks for sharing them with us.

  5. Birdbrain! I miss your sense of humor! I wish you posted more often.

    My main blog is private now, and Google did send you an invitation to read it. It may have landed in in your junk mail. I have another blog which is public (but not as personal) Color My World.

    It has been cold here in the Heart of Dixie, and we had a few flakes (briefly) last week. All your snow is beautiful, but I couldn't move my achy bones if I lived there, I just know it.

  6. I guess your snow finally decided to visit Arizona, because we got about 3 inches today lol
    I hope your March is going better :)

  7. Gilda is so sweet and why was the other one in jail? LOL I seen he is chewing his way out of jail LOL

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  9. Morning Cass
    Oh this winter thing! And for us it's still coming in the final days of March. High 60's on day and snow the next...what???
    But yes, Spring will arrive at some point.
    Oh sweet Gilda - she even poses for pictures.
    How come Dylan is in jail so to speak lol ?

  10. Marching Toward Spring, In Snow Boots. Welcome, March. The month that will bring us the first day of Spring. In keeping with the Old Wives' ...

  11. The snow is pretty to see and also a glamurous highland cow.
    More exciting to read a description all on your Posted photos!
    Thanks for sharing


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