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Saturday, March 21, 2009

goodbye winter/ hello spring!

Well, I guess it's time to say good bye to GOOD BYE! I love all the seasons we experience here but boy is it good to get out in the fresh air. There is so much to do here. I feel like I want to get just a few more things done inside before I start on a very long list outdoors.
Damsel and I are in the middle of all these sewing projects and are having so much fun, so it's hard to interrupt them and yet I know that we will continue to have many opportunities plug away at it. I am trying to K.I.S.S, keep it simple sweety and do our best to get them done.
As a last farewell to winter, here is some lovely bird shots from this winter. I wasn't able to get a good one of the titmouse since she doesn't sit for long here or the flicker, but that's ok.

We always have Downy Woodpeckers, but this one is much larger than usual, at least for our yard.

Remember the ice on those trees?

If you get a chance to check out this CD of bird sounds, we recommend it, since it is quite good and the kids enjoy listening as they spot their favorite birds. Check out this great website too for looking up birds.

Check this great shot of a new bird in our neighborhood! Carolina Wren. I think my man took this shot. I don't think we get near as many birds as some country folk, but we do pretty well here. We've had titmouse, flickers, owls and hawks in addition to the usuals. It seems like each year God blesses us with a new bird to observe. We are grateful and love to admire them outside our window. The squirrels are another story for another blog. :)

So, all that being said, I got out to check on my spring flowers, don't get me started on all the work I have to do out there. I snapped some photos of spring on it's way.

Here is some day lilies pushing through.

Here are some tulips that seemingly appeared overnight. They like the warmth of the house.

The phlox is trying to turn green.

Lovely buds on my baby lilac bush...I can smell the lilacs already!


stacy said...

yeah, spring! :o)

The Tribe said...

Ah! yes spring is in the air! I cannot believe we haven't had another snow. Lovely pictures and write up.

Gram Diane said...

You take such great pictures! I am getting excited for spring too. Mom

GraceFromHim said...

I love your new header :)
I am exited Spring is here, but now I want sunshine, to much rain here in the NW ugh


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Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.