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One Sunny Day

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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?

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52 thoughts on “One Sunny Day

  1. When I was a kid and lived on a farm in the coldest depths of Saskatchewan, my father bringing in some pussy willows was the most exciting sign of spring.

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  2. Such a beautiful neighbourhood! The high temperatures here in Las Vegas are beginning to creep up, low sixties are forecast this week, yay!!

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  3. Each morning as Ivy and I do our chilly but pretty walk..we hear the robins singing their “Spring” tunes.

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  4. We’ve had a fairly mild winter, so a few trees are trying to bud. Sadly this morning, temps were in the teens, but I did see some rabbits frolicking in the yard. I’m sooooo ready!

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  5. My Mother used to love these. When I was a kid and they were in season, there was always a bunch on the table. Have never seen any since I live here in Florida …… πŸ™‚
    Cheers !

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  6. The willows are the early birds of spring. We’ve probably got another six weeks before we see them start here. Thanks for the preview. πŸ™‚

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  7. It’s still January! Ha! We will have winter until April out here and snow can continue until the middle of May! I’m glad you are seeing signs of spring. Hope for all!

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  8. I’m hanging out for autumn – it’s still midsummer and HOT !

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  9. My sister (next door) has daffodils, hyacinths and narcissus poking their heads up. That’s a good sign here in the south Puget Sound area!

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  10. 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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  11. The forsythias always brighten things up. Won’t be too long.

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  12. We called them “Weidenkaetzchen”. We all love them – means spring is here.

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  13. I love pussy willows. We gathered them as children to take to school. Happy days…

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  14. Wow, you are probably two months ahead of us here.

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    • 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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  15. Still minus weather here and ice on the lakes but more grass than snow on the lawns. Spring is slow arriving but it will come and we already like the longer daylight each day.

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  16. Gloomy, gloomy, gloomy here. No signs of spring. I’m ready and willing to let the sunshine in though.

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  17. No signs of spring yet, nice to see some evidence though!

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  18. That’s a nice hopeful post, but I haven’t seen anything of spring yet. Perhaps soon! πŸ™‚

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  19. Don’t want to think of the winter to come… still enjoying summer

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  20. 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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  21. We felt we had lucky timing. Other campers had come especially to see the desert in bloom We just kind of stumbled onto it. Very lucky for us.

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  22. No sign of spring where I am. We are still in deep winter but I envy you and those pussy willows are lovely, Anneli.

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