To me, Easter has always signaled the official beginning of spring. Maybe it’s the message of renewal and rebirth, or just the timing of when it occurs (April), but it always feels like Easter is when all the tulips and daffodils start to bloom and the birds start singing their love songs. It’s usually around this time that the buds fall from the trees and fresh new green leaves start to unfurl. Suddenly, everywhere you look there is green!
Spring signals the coming of summer and more time outdoors. It means more hikes, hanging out with our friends (and dogs), camping, gardening, playing ball on the field and in the yard, and swimming. I think that is why I loved this video so much. It was taken last year, but it signals all the things I look forward to each and every spring. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Happy Friday everyone!
How do I know? The birds are singing, the sun is staying up later at night, the tulips are starting to pop up from the ground… and mud puppy season has begun!
Minnesota has had several rainy days in a row now and the yard (and the dog park) is a muddy mess. Keeping the dogs and the house clean is going to be a challenge.
But the mud we’re dealing with is NOTHING compared to the mud these dogs are playing in. Have your own muddy puppy? Feel free to share on our Facebook page!
Happy Friday everyone!
At least you can laugh… right?
This last one should really have been set to music. Can you imagine?
You may have heard… Minnesota is in a perpetual Groundhog Day type of weather pattern this year. One day it is winter and the next day it’s spring. The next day it’s winter again, and then suddenly, spring makes a brief return (just to tease us).
It’s hard to know what month it is anymore. December? April?
The local radio guy even put up his Christmas tree again!
Think I am kidding? These are all pictures I took in the month of April.
Last weekend, we were walloped by another snowstorm. This one broke all the old records for amount of snowfall received in February. Go figure.
But, it got me to thinking… maybe we shouldn’t be so unhappy about the extra snow. After all, spring is just around the corner and then we have THIS (see below) to look forward to. More snow? It could be worse.