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Friday, March 16, 2018

Blizzard to Spring this week


Okay, I started this post last Monday...I think?? wasn't it Monday that our little blizzard blew through, freezing everything? 


Since the end of February this little peach tree has been through warm sunny days, cold wet days, freezing rain, high winds, sleet, and now snow.


 The flowering quince

and icy buttons on the button bush.


new growth on the rose bushes

I felt like covering everything with warm blankets...but it was just so overwhelming!

From the kitchen window. Funny how the birds hide in the trees and then magically reappear when I come back in the house.

Bound and determined to publish this post, here it is Friday evening and still not finished. 

Snow on Monday, springtime yesterday and today. Unbelievable! I've been outside most of the day. Had to make myself come inside to start supper.


Poppy called me to the window! Would you look at Smokey! This is the tree where the baby squirrels, and a Pileated woodpecker lived. He came down empty-handed, thank goodness.

and curled up on the couch. This leather couch takes a beating from the animals. It needs a rich creamy conditioner. :(

Thank you for putting up with me. 

Love,
Henny





33 comments:

  1. Fun post. I love the first pic with the cardinal, the pink blossoms and the snow. And of course, Smokey is adorable.

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  2. Your quince is beautiful and I can't believe it's still blooming through the snow! Happy weekend!

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  3. So pretty even with the snow! Hope everything survived!

    Grace & Peace,
    Pam

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  4. Penny, your photos were breathtaking! I called my daughter over to see your birds and flowering trees and snow.
    I hope all survived alright.
    Thank you for sticking with me through my hard times.
    Hug,
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

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  5. My goodness that snow looks cold! I hope all the trees and flowers are Okay. I swear I counted 16 cardinals in that one picture - amazing! Smokey better watch it or he will fall in the lake! He does looked relaxed and happy sleeping. I love to watch sleeping cats as it will relax you to just watch them. Have a wonderful weekend and I hope there is no more snow for you!

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  6. I thought you may have been stuck in a snow bank. good to hear from youagain.

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  7. Lucky girl to have all that snow. I envy you so much. I have brown leather seats on some old counter stools that were looking bad too. I took some of Miss Mustard Seed's clear wax to them and they look wonderful! On her blog, Miss Mustard Seed (Marion) also used plain old hemp seed oil to renew her leather boots. She just wiped hemp seed oil on them with a cloth and then used an old soft rag to wipe off any excess. You might try an area in the back of the sofa to test it out and see if it will work for you. Hemp Seed Oil can be bought at Lowe's, Home Depot, or most hardware stores.

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  8. Wow yall did get some snow. It snowed and rained here but nothing stuck. I was glad. I hope that it does not kill any of your flowering plants. I am so ready for spring to come and stay.
    Love you bunches!

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  9. We are the same way weatherwise, Henny...only difference is that we don't have nearly as many things already out in bloom so that makes it a bit easier to tolerate. Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.

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  10. Your Cardinals are beautiful! Sorry your blooms got snow on them, hope you are warmed up now:)

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  11. I love cardinals. When I see them and blue jays it tells me spring is right around the corner. You have a lovely yard. Smokey makes me think of my old cat Virgil. First time reader and commenter, Mary from Massachusetts.

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    1. Thank you Mary. I appreciate your visit and comment. Virgil is a good name.

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  12. The snow photographs are beautiful - but bring on that springtime weather! Those birds are a wonderful sight - and as for Smokey, surely that must have been his naughty twin climbing the tree. I hope you have a beautiful weekend.

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  13. What great photos! I hope spring is there now to stay.

    Have a lovely weekend & Happy Spring ~ FlowerLady

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  14. How pretty the cardinals look in the snow, but oh so cold.

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  15. The snow makes for pretty pictures. Cardinals look so pretty in the snow.
    We just get snow and more snow here by me. It was nice and sunny yesterday (still cold) and for my walk this morning.

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  16. Those on again, off again spring days are really tantalizing. At least it allows for a little bit of outside work being done on the good days so you can feel a little bit ahead when real spring hits.

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    1. I know, and after that snow on Monday, we have had two beautiful warm days. I've been outside all day! Thank you Vic.

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  17. I love your photos especially the peach tree. Wishing you a happy spring!

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  18. Oh Henny, the photo of all those Cardinals, filled my heart! Thank you dear lady for including it in your post. It is my favorite bird :) they visit my garden but not as often as they do in your garden :D ... have a beautiful weekend... maria

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  19. Your weather is confused ( and confusing). Mostly Spring with a touch of Winter thrown in. I hope all your plants survived. I love the Cardinals and wish we had some around here. Take care, dear Henny Penny!!

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  20. We've had such crazy weather this winter! I agree about the blankets on the bushes. Your cardinals are so beautiful. I'm ready for a steady dose of warmth soon. Go curl up with Smokey and get cozy and warm :)

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  21. Hi! I hope all your fruit trees still do well in this crazy weather. I wonder if we are going to have a cold spring here. Smokey is a character. Glad he didn't get any birds. The cardinals are so pretty! Nancy

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  22. Spring started to stick down here, I cut the grass for the first time this year yesterday

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  23. I hope everything survives. Natuve plants can survive cold weather, but a constant freeze/thaw cycle can be really damaging to them. Surely spring can’t be far off now.

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  24. The snow is pretty but sad for the flowers. We had a freeze (26 degrees) Wed. Night I thInk it was, and it definitely affected the azaleas. Boo hoo.

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  25. Oh, it's that time of year when one just wants to stay outdoors forever so long. But, the snow surely was pretty and you can be proud of those beautiful photos. Our weather has been warm this week, but we are still dealing with those March winds.

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  26. You little dickens, Smokey. What a wonderful life you have. xo

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  27. Dear Henny...I just love your blog and it always brings a smile to my face and brightens up my day. Thank-you for letting us have a peek into your wonderful world. I read Deb's too and that's how I found yours. Sharon from Toronto.

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    1. Thank you Sharon. I appreciate that so much!

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  28. That is quite the weather mix in one week! I sure hope the plants, shrubs and trees came through it okay. Spring is just starting here, no fruit trees blooming yet, but they are close! We are trying to get them all pruned before then.

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  29. Oh my goodness, all that ICE ON THE PRETTY BLOSSOMS!! Has it melted away yet!!?? Hope spring is hopping and jumping QUICKLY to your neck of the woods!

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