Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Photo a week....

This is the time of year when the weather is the most ...uhm..... disconcerting?  Let me use that word instead of dingy, dirtry, depressing, or dissatisfying.. or ...discouraging or ...well, any one of many words that some folks might use that conjure up uncertainty or hours of clean up ... or days, weeks, or sometimes even a few months of a waiting game.  It's not that bad really...just a bit dreary.... why do all the words seem to be "d" words I wonder?  And... the weather (whatever it is) should come as no surprise, because, after all, we do live north of the 49th... and mostly it is unpredictable.

But, in reality.... the winters around here seem to be getting shorter...and less cold...and there is even less snow than when we moved here in '85 ....  less harsh all around it seems to me.  Or...maybe I am used to it..or don't mind it...or whatever .. ... unlike poor Mr. BV, who gets a bit depressed at this time of year.  He want summer and he wants it now.   I pretty much like it all and just roll along with our changing seasons.  There is plenty to do or see or enjoy all year.  What else can a person do anyway?  Mother Nature is in charge.  Just make the best of it... do things that don't require good weather in the winter or cold months...and do other things in the spring, summer and lovely autumn days... it's all good.  Today, after taking back some movies, baking cookies and vacuuming... ...I'm cutting out a new bunny pattern....

Besides... dirty and messy is pretty good compared to last year on the 22 of March.  Aren't blogs great as a journal of weather and all sorts of other "stuff"?

Look what we had last year after some lovely warm weather days....  see?  I could be building snowmen.... ...but, instead.... today is balmy and going up to +14C... hmmm... wonder if this is next week's surprise.  Hope not ..   but, if it is ...oh, well.  I get some exercise shovelling.... .

Soon...it'll be time to store away these....














I'm already wearing these ...
















And, will soon be dusting off this.... oh, wow... look at all that dust and sawdust!  Disgusting!  There is actually shiny, new looking black, red and chrome under all of that!!



















Think I'll go outside and pick around in that bark on the sunny side of the house and search for a green sprig of my daffs......

13 comments:

Sue said...

I remember that last year! Hahahaha Mother Nature! This year is much better!

Soon time to rake the lawn and clean up after the doggie - fun!

Sue:)

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

Great boots!
And I didn't know you're a biker chick; awesome!!

Serena said...

Hopefully, you won't have any snow-laden trees to deal with until next winter. Nice boots!

Maria said...

Hang in there hon, it will come! I´m sending you some warm weather your way. After some nasty rainy and windy days, we are now enjoying lovely warm and sunny days ... spring is in the air! Miss ya ...

Linda Fleming said...

Let's hope you have an early soring and you're soon back on the golf course and riding your motorcyle- and MR. V will be happy ionce again.

Kerry said...

We have been having lovely warm temps here too, unfortunately that will all change come Saturday when the snow starts again.. we have had spring for almost 3 weeks now, going to be real depressing! I know what you mean about the dirty look it all has, it is a messy time of year and I have to wipe Tess's paws off before she comes back in the house each time...

frayedattheedge said...

It's much warmer here, and the daffodils are finally growing (but not yet flowering!) After our terrible winter, we have lost a lot in the garden - but that will mean trips to garden centres, which will mean tea and scones ....

Linda Fleming said...

Vee, have you seen the live web cam stream being broadcast from a black bear's den? She has a cub and it's so cute watching mama and the baby:
http://www.bear.org/website/lily-a-hope/live-den-cam.html

MaryO said...

That bike is going to look gorgeous when you get it all dusted off. I have a "biker" son and he's been anxiously waiting for spring, too!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Vee, soon you will be burning rubber on the roads! LOL

Hugs

Elena said...

Love your post! I was able to get out on the bike today and only rode 100 miles but it was great to be back on. I came home and stood under a hot shower to thaw out but it was SO worth it! Soon

Elena said...

Forgot to say LOVE the boots you're wearing!

Pauline said...

Must admit it does make you feel tons better when the sun is out, I look forward to playing out in spring/summer. Bet you can't wait to get on that lovely bike.

Pauline xx