Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Let's Celebrate Spring !


Image Courtesy of  Vintage Catnip at
Spring.... It feels so wonderful to be out in the garden again and see
 those pansy faces, tender sprouts and leaf buds. Everything is coming alive again!
  My fish amazingly survived in my shallow, muddy, leaf-cluttered pond.  I said it would be a miracle if they made it through this winter, and they did!  It's a sign, I'm sure!
   I've filed my taxes, packed away my winter coats, am bringing in large branches of flowering quince and camelias. I'm putting out Easter bunnies for the grandkids to see, and getting ready for yard sales!
Violas!  Don't they look like happy little faces?
These grape hyacinths pop up all over the yard!
              A special Spring Blog Party!
              Let's  Celebrate Spring with Victoria  and see what other bloggers are doing. 
              Visit A Delightsome Life:Spring Decorating! at

Camelia bush by Violet's backdoor.
 My next-door neighbor, Violet died this winter, while I was away, so I missed her funeral.
 I look out the kitchen window, and feel a little sad, because I miss my old friend.
  We shared  our love of gardening, and many conversations, memories, and laughs!.

Camelias, Antique vase and Wedding Photo Vignette

                        We are honoring our folks on their 65th Wedding Anniversary.
                        They are living together in a nursing home, which seems so sad to me,
                         but they are fairly comfortable, and content just being together. 

Grandbaby Tommy is raring to go jogging with Grandma!

Nothing cheers me up more than being with my grandbaby boy!
 We take a walk every day that it's nice out.
 We sing and talk, play and learn as we go exploring.
Grandmothers provide enrichment programs for grandbabies.
 Grandchildren provide love and joy for grandmothers!

Aw, Honey, I would have been scared too!

Now, that's my little hunny-bunny with the big Easter bunny!

Have a Blessed Spring and Easter Season!


Kathy said...

Hello Linda,
It is a pleasure to meet you! I appreciate your visit to my blog and your kind and encouraging words - I have added your blog address to my sidebar and will update the Celebrate Spring with Victoria post - thank you for joining.
I truly enjoyed your post - being a grandmother is one thing I look very much forward to.
I hope you have a blessed day,

Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs said...

I love your blog! Beautiful! I especially love the happy, happy face on Tommy -- and on the violas, too!

Happy weekend to you!

Gracie's Cottage said...

Hi Linda,
Thanks for stopping by...happy to have met you and "follow"!
Aw, must be hard to have lost your friend. Thank goodness for grandbabies to love on, hey?


Sue said...

Linda Anne- Oh I wish I had a flower garden! But I have a brown thumb and I tend to kill house plants AND things outside. LOL I've asked the landscaper for a maintenance free design plan! Thanks for your visit today. What did your friend do when she was at market? Often, people are hired to scan our badges or they work out in the hallways serving cocktails to raise money for their organizations.
What a sweet little grand boy with the Easter Bunny. Big furry animals can be scary to little kids! Have a Happy Easter! ~ Sue

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Linda Anne - the flowers are gorgeous and I am so glad Spring is here too! I plan to work in my yard tomorrow and try to get it all pulled together! Yikes! I know it must be difficult to look out and know your neighbor is not there...but what memories the two of you shared....

Have a great weekend! I am a follower :)

Lou Cinda