Sunday, March 10, 2013

… springing

. . . no 'springing forward' on the time zone front
(we don't do that here in Arizona... no 'springing forward' & 'falling back'...while the rest of the country changes time two times each year... we stay the same... all year 'round.  (Although when I woke up at about 2:30 a.m. this morning & couldn't get back to sleep. . . I wouldn't have minded getting up the hour earlier!)

. . . but with the snow & rain showers we've had this past month (with days up in the 70's in the midst of those!) - you can tell that spring is itching to get started around here!

While at our local 'Trader Joe's' a couple of days ago, I couldn't resist the little bunches of daffodils they had. None of the buds were open, but after trimming the stems, & putting them in water, by the next morning they were blooming away! 

Then my Dad surprised me with a little birthday lunch last week with some of my sweet quilting friends (thank you sweet my ladies!), & in the middle of the table in the cafe was a beautiful bouquet of yellow roses (with stunning orange edges on the petals)!
They are now gracing the breakfast table where they seem to open up a little more every day, & where we can both see them the most.

Today, after working so very hard at it, the sun is actually shining away, 
& it is forecasted for us to possibly reach 90 this week! I think our flowers & plants & grass & birdies will be giddy! I know I will!

Hope you have a wonderful week!



Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

A belated Happy Birthday Bren! What a special lunch planned by your Dad. Those roses are just so pretty. Enjoy the warm weather - we're back in the MN snow after a month of FL sun.

Judy1522 said...

Happy Birthday! How sweet of your dad and the roses are gorgeous. I wish we would leave the time alone here like Arizona does, especially now that they know it wreaks havoc with our system for awhile.

Anne said...

Happy Birthday Brenda.... What a nice surprise your Dad planned for you. What a guy! Love the daffys... We won't see any around here for awhile.

suz said...

a belated happy birthday! How sweet of your dad to set up a special lunch! I was thinking of you this weekend as I lost an hour of sleep - it's probably time the entire country stopped this time change thing - it really doesn't make sense anymore.

Louise said...

Many happy returns and best wishes, belated but sincere. Love the roses and daffodils. Lucky you with the warmth and sunshine. We are having a very liquid sunless day today in the PNW, but the good news is we are flying your direction on Tuesday to visit our daughter.