One Sunny Day

Yesterday the sun came out from behind the clouds for a little while. Its rays seemed to spotlight the willow tree in my neighbours’ yard. In the early spring it begins to get buds that signal that winter is (or should be) over.

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I had to get a close up of these pussywillows. They are so representative of spring. I felt a hopeful anticipation of warmer days to come.

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It can’t be long now…. Can it?

Have you seen any signs of spring where you live?

52 thoughts on “One Sunny Day

  1. reocochran

    I love pussy willows! I cannot wait to see forsythia bushes in bloom, their pretty yellow is so cheery. Grass is green in many areas but haven’t taken a walk to see if there are crocus greens coming up. . . It was only in 30’s again today. hugs xo

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      LOL That was yesterday! It’s cold again today. But I agree it’s definitely more coastal weather here. I think (I hope) the worst is over, but it will be weeks before it’s warm enough to garden seriously.

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        1. wordsfromanneli Post author

          Feb. 2! Can’t believe it’s soon that time again. I think if we had groundhogs here, they’d see their shadow. It’s sunny and cold and so it will probably continue to be chilly, but maybe it’s not a sure thing….

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      Very cool, clear, near freezing night tonight. I took the dogs out into the yard and heard an owl – probably a smaller species than the great horneds we usually hear here. It sounded more like a cat meowing but it was definitely an owl.

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      I forgot that you guys are doing things backwards. πŸ˜‰ We’ve just been through a very, very long winter. October is usually still a decent month here and it was terrible last year, adding another month onto winter.

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  2. Luanne

    Oh my gosh, I miss pussy willows! We had them in Michigan, but I have never seen them in Arizona. In fact, we used to go on nature walks in school and girl scouts and always looked for pussy willows and cattails. πŸ™‚

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