Sunday, April 10, 2011

Finally, Spring!

Just a few weeks ago, we still had mounds of this...

Snow Pile

The sun would try to melt it at times...

Snow melting

And the ice rink began to get a little too wet for skating...

Ice Rink melting

Then, the mulch began to be delivered...

Mulch Truck

And last week, I spotted my first flower of the season... a crocus!

First Flower of 2011!

It was 38° when I left for work on Friday morning. But finally this weekend...

It's in the 80's! And we have our first flowers in our own garden! The blue Scillas...


And the Daffodils!


We opened our windows for the first time. The cat window perch came out of storage, and Phoebe was delighted to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the great outdoors!

Fresh Air for Phoebe

And Penny soaked up some Vitamin D from the warm rays of the sun.

Penny in the Sun

For weeks, I have envied my fellow bloggers' photos of beautiful Spring flowers, and now I can enjoy the real thing! Our entire weekend was lovely. But we still are not out of the woods, as our last frost date is May 15. It just felt so good to be outdoors without a coat!

Welcome, Spring!



Blogger La Petite Gallery said...

I am really sick of snow. Mine is almost gone. We are leaving for NYC and I pray this week is warm and beautiful. Enjoy the spring and the birds are back.


April 11, 2011 at 3:07 AM  
Blogger Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Yvonne-

I wish you lots of great fun in NYC, and lots of beautiful Spring weather!


April 11, 2011 at 7:56 AM  
Blogger Richard Cottrell said...

I never get tired of spring flowers, weather it be in a picture or the real thing. We have a few hanging on as it has been cool. I have my ice box full of cut jonquils and tulips trying to hold for an open house this weekend and maybe even for Easter,I will put them back in. It's a good thing I don't keep a lot of food in there. But what a treat when the door opens,the light comes on and out pops spring. Glad it is coming your way. Enjoy it. Richard at my Old Historic House

April 13, 2011 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Richard-

Tulips and jonquils in your fridge, how wonderful that must be! I hope they keep until Easter... that would be great. Enjoy your weather, and I hope the river stays away from your house this year!


April 13, 2011 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger Miss Sandra said...

Dear Pam,

Hurray! Spring has arrived in your world. It's looking so lovely and I know how exciting it is to see the fresh blooms pop up. The kitties are soooo cute!
well, I want to thank you for entering my giveaway. You didn't win the frame..however, I decided to pick an extra name for a surprise gift, and guess what? I picked yours! So please e-mail me with your address and I'll send a little something your way. Congrats! xo


April 14, 2011 at 6:33 PM  
Blogger Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Miss Sandra-

How exciting! A surprise bonus gift! How nice that you decided to pull another name and mine was chosen! I've sent you my info and can't wait to see what it is!


Have a delightful Spring!


April 15, 2011 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger Sea Witch said...

My dad planted crocus bulbs all over our front and side lawn in New Jersey. I loved seeing them slowly bloom through late frost or onion snow. Blessings to you. Sea Witch

April 15, 2011 at 8:15 PM  
Blogger Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Sea Witch-

Crocuses are so cute, and a delight to see as a first little sign of Spring! What a nice memory of the crocuses your dad planted. :-)


April 15, 2011 at 9:35 PM  
Blogger victorian parlor II said...

Your flowers are lovely and the cats look so content:). Glad you are getting some spring weather!



April 15, 2011 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Kim,

We had a hint of Spring, but now it has turned cold again. I'm hoping the winter coats will go away by Easter!


April 15, 2011 at 11:43 PM  
Blogger The Rustic Victorian said...

You know spring has sprung when the first sweet crocus suddenly appear. The garden centers are looking better each week filling with so much tempting color. We have been planting shrubs mostly, as this place has little landscaping.
Enjoy the early spring, soon it will be hot again!


April 25, 2011 at 5:41 AM  
Blogger Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Marcie-

It seems we never get much Spring weather here. We go from Winter right into Summer! I do hope these April showers bring May flowers! It's a great time of year to plant some shrubs, though. Enjoy your Spring!


April 25, 2011 at 8:04 AM  

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