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Hugs and blessings,

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Snowed in? I'm Sharing Spring and Sunshine

If you need a break
from a recent snowfall where
you live
... enjoy my

colorful collage!
Click to see a larger view
iris ...

fuschia ... citrus trees.
Sit a while and soak up some
California sun.

Blue patio chairs
await ... with tart lemonade
freshly squeezed ... or tea

iced or hot to sip.
Savor Springtime warmth ... enjoy
gentle ocean breeze.

I'll be close at hand
reading my Koontz book about
'rescued' retrievers.

Ms. Kitty and Moll
each provide companionship.
Click to see them here

with a Haiku tale
about 'change' and who's in charge.
Nope ... it isn't me.

Thanks for visiting!
Yesterday I posted 'bling'
maybe some for you! ;--)

Thought for Today
"Ten years from now you'll laugh at whatever's stressing you out today, so why not laugh now?" Tony Robbins


Anonymous said...

Ah, so nice. I could go sit out on one of those chairs with a good book and be content for a good long while.

Joyce said...

Thank you for a virtual visit to Spring from an Indiana person who is very tired of cold, snow, ice, and wind. All I see out my window is brown grass and trees without leaves. I love your saying at the end. Yes, I will laugh at the stress 10 years from now.

Love and Hugs,
Joyce from Creation In Progress

Hootin Anni said...

What a gorgeous set of flowers!!! And then, on top of that, reading a good book [I've read some of his books] and enjoying the weekend. Now, that is IDEAL!!

Just dropped back in this evening to tell you I posted my gifts from you. Thanks again.

Joyce said...

The "gentle ocean breezes" sound delightful. Many years ago I lived with my family in Chula Vista. I could smell the ocean from where we lived. :)

Thank you for the late winter pick-me-up.

Sonya said...

Just what I needed! I just got home from a weekend visit with my mom in West VA. It snowed about three inches while I was there! It was cold, cold, cold too! When I got home to TN, it was cold but there was no snow! Yay!

Your pics are beautiful!

Sherck said...

Whoa! Those are some seriously vivid blue chairs! Did they come like that, or was that a personally-done modification? We weren't snowed in out here in Providence--in fact, it would have been really nice today if not for a rather cold wind--but I'd definitely take your weather over ours.

Mike Golch said...

What no PINK FLAMINGOS???????
where is it writen that it aint spring with out the pink flamingos????
Just pulling you leg,thanks for the spring pics.

storyteller said...

Maggie – I must admit, it was a most delightful afternoon on my patio … with Molly and my book for company. Ms. Kitty was off exploring (or snoozing) somewhere else.

Joyce – You’re quite welcome. Given the wintry weather in so much of the USA of late, it seemed like the least I could do ;--)

Hootin' Anni – Why thank you! Yez … it wuz positively decadent (without the chocolate). I’m so happy you enjoyed the ‘bling’ … and yez … that ‘rocking cat’ makes me laugh almost as much as the ‘NaBloPoopedMo’ puppy in my sidebar.

Joyce – Oh yez! I know Chula Vista ... it's down ‘Sandy Eggo’ way ;--)
Living a block and a half from the ocean is such a blessing! We stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer because the ocean ‘stabilizes’ the air temperature. You’re most welcome!

Sonya – Thanks! Every time I look at the weather channel and/or see icy/snowy photos on blogs, I count my blessings that I’m a native California gal. I’m happy to share a bit of Spring with you after the cold temperatures.

Sherck – Yup … they came that way! Bought them at Linens & Things last summer. My house faces East and the patio gets morning sun, but then gets shady fairly early … so they’ve not faded much yet anyway.

Mike – Hahaha! The only pink flamingos I know of are at the San Diego Zoo and perhaps in some Palm Springs Retirement Communities … but those of us who are beach-dwellers wouldn’t be caught dead with such nonsense. No way Jose!

I’m glad I could bring a bit of color and sunshine into the chillier climates and I hope Spring arrives soon wherever you are. I appreciate you stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Have a wonderful week!
Hugs and blessings,

Eve said...

Love the quote. Laughing in the face of adversity is something I have tried all my life to do. When it comes to a choice between laugh or cry I choose laugh. Thanks for the springtime photos.

storyteller said...

Eve – Thanks for the feedback. I thought the quote appropriate somehow for the day. Laughter is good medicine isn’t it? You’re welcome for the colorful flowers. I'm so happy you could drop by, and I hope the snow & ice near you gives way soon to Spring in Idaho!
Hugs and blessings,

Joy Des Jardins said...

These pictures are so great..they'll either perk us out of our doldrums or send us over the edge. Lets hope it's the former. I'm in some middle ground right now as far as the weather goes...not more REAL snow, but still pretty cold. Now our Ohio friends are not so lucky...they are in the middle of the Blizzard Blues. Lets hope they'd find some cheer in your beautiful flowers sweetie....

Betty said...

After the snow fall we got, I'm ready for Spring. Your pretty pictures really got me thinking Spring.

I loved your thought for the day.

Have a good week.

Unknown said...

Love the springiness; love it that you're reading what has to be a gr8 book; i really like the quote by Tony. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, that's awesome!
I love Spring and your pics are showing the Best of it.
Sigh :D
Enjoy it - no gentle breeze here today :D!!

Karen said...

Well, it's not snowing in Maryland, but it's been very rainy and foggy--so I'm certainly glad to see a bit of color, if only on your blog!

And those chairs look mighty comfy...think I will join you--and make mine lemonade!

storyteller said...

Joy – I wouldn’t want to ‘push anyone over the edge’ …(or anywhere else for that matter)… so I’m hoping these glimpses brighten and/or lift spirits, but ya know what they say about good intentions. LOL

Betty – I’m happy to do what I can and am delighted you enjoy my quotes.

Chuck – Yez … the book IS a good one (I always enjoy Koontz) and I’ve almost finished it. If I’d ignored the computer last night and/or this morning, I would have … but since I’m going to be spending the day with friends in the ‘real’ world, I figured I’d give my ‘blogging buddies’ a bit a time first.

Nicole – I certainly hope your headache has passed and that you’re feeling better by now. As for my yard … sometimes I can’t believe how quickly everything came back to life. Even the roses have buds already.

Karen – Lemonade coming up! If you need a bit more sugar, feel free … but I enjoy mine on the ‘tangy’ side ;--)

How fun to find your comments this morning as I sip my coffee and prepare for the day ahead. I hope your weekend was wonderful and that today is delightful too.
Hugs and blessings,

Tina Coruth said...


Thank you for this lovely breath of springtime! It's just what this old yankee up to her knees in snow needs!


storyteller said...

Tina – I’m happy to share my sunshine and flowers with you and hope the snow melts there soon so you get some Springtime of your own to enjoy!
Hugs and blessings,

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