Saturday, March 24, 2012

March Photos

When I look at this picture of the little junco in the snow it seems like it was taken SO long ago.  Sure, it was 2 1/2 weeks ago, but our scenery has changed so much from then!  

We went from slushy snow to green grass and budding trees almost overnight.  I haven't been very good about taking note of the things I'm grateful for, so I'm just doing one to cover the last few weeks.  I'm grateful for the weather.  Beautiful early spring, a record of 8 days over 70 degrees in Minnesota...and it's only the 24th.  Ahhh.

 We went to the boys High School Hockey State Tournament earlier this month.  Some good games, some chippy games, but it's always fun.  I think it was warmer outside than in the hockey arena.

 Between periods of some games they bring out the "little chippers"  Peewee hockey players sponsored by a local potato chip company.  They are so cute...and it was fun to see so many with pony tails this year. Go Girls!  The hockey pictures are cell phone photos, I didn't feel like bringing the real camera to the games.

 The birds have been singing with the return of spring.  The robins have been back for a few weeks.  The finches are starting to turn into their pretty colors.

 We took a quick trip to the farm on a Sunday.  There was still snow on the hills on March 11th.  The horses were soaking up the sun.

 Someone is looking at you!

 I bought myself some spring flowers at the grocery store.  Yellow gerbera daisy and white daisies.

 Brian was home for spring break.  It was so good to have him home.  His freshman year is speeding by...for us anyway!  Time moves slower when you are in your teens.  He'll be done with his first year in less than 6 weeks.

 I switched my flowers from one big vase to two ball jars.  That way I can have flowers in more rooms.  I like that!

I bought some lilies last week...a celebration for another 5 lbs gone.  Pounds gone, fragrant flowers on my table.  Win win.  Celebrating little victories.

 I took another trip to the farm last week, the horses had an appointment with the farrier.  We are fortunate to have a good farrier in the neighborhood now.  Skylar's hooves grow crazy fast.  My horses get regular pedicures, I've never had one.  Things that make you go hmmmmm.

 On Saturday we were took a few minutes to enjoy watching the eagles on the river.  There were 15 eagles in one spot!  Some mature adults with their bald heads and white tails, some mottled brown, some were smaller.  Nice to see that they are making such a comeback.

 On Sunday we took a trip to Winona to bring Brian back to school.  The sun set behind us, I took a photo of it in the rear view mirror.  I miss having him at home!

 Here's some proof of the warm weather...leaves budding on my lilac bush.

 The gerbera still blooming but starting to wilt.

 I made myself some jewelry last week.  Dragonfly earrings and a bracelet for spring.

 A molting gold finch on a wet, rainy day.

 I tossed the gerbera, but the daisies still look nice.  I have this bouquet in my office to brighten the room.  When you crop things the right way the stacks of papers don't show.

 Baseball try-outs for Billy were last's nerve wracking for all of us...but they are done, he made it, and we are looking forward to baseball this spring!

 And with that, I think I'm all caught up...until next time.  Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you are having a Happy Spring!

March 24, 2011: Winter Returns & Photo of the Day
March 24, 2010: Out Front Part 2 & Photo of the Day 

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