Thursday, March 31, 2016

Blogging from A to Z Eve

I am spending some time trying to finish up Blogging from A to Z posts so today you get a short post. Tomorrow, the Blogging from A to Z Challenge begins, and I hope you will continue to read through my blog as I blog about "Days of Our Lives" (not the soap opera, but - well, days of our lives.  Meaning, my life, and the lives of loved ones around us.)

The last several days have brought surprises to our lives.   And, a post from a woman who helped me and my son long ago (concerning her 89 year old mother) reminds me of how transient the days of our lives can be.  Thinking of a woman so self-sufficient, who raised six children, and what old age has done with her, is enough to make any caregiver philosophical.

So, I'd like to cheer myself up by blogging about - what else, spring.  After all, my word for 2016 is "determined". Or something like that.

Bloodroot, my yard, March 30
Just one little problem.
Binghamton, NY, March 30
Spring is going away, just as we see the last flush of crocuses.

Violets blowing in wind, March 30
On Sunday, Monday and possibly Tuesday, winter is going to return to upstate New York.  Just as I feared, climate change is striking again.

But for now, it is pleasant (and windy) and I will leave you with one more flower picture - magnolia blossoms coming out of their protective buds.

Let's hope the weather forecasters are wrong.

Tomorrow, please join me for Blogging from A to Z.

14 comments:

  1. this climate change is horrendous rt! the snoing bang between spring :-/

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    1. Yes. Will be an interesting spring for sure.

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  2. Looking forward to A to Z. I have one lonely crocus planted by some four-legged creature, no doubt, and my first daffodil opened this morning in the rain.

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    1. Soon, before you know it...hope the weather straightens itself out so you can do your gardening.

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  3. Ah. We enjoyed 70+ degree weather...but I understand the 30s are returning. So much for April.

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    1. I may be in Charlottesville sometime in April - maybe I can resume my spring there.

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  4. Look forward to the days of your life!

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  5. Nice theme for A2Z challenge. Looking forward to read about the days of your life :-)

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  6. I think 'Days of our lives" is a good subject to write about from a - Z. It can be a lot of fun.

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  7. I'm sorry you were a bit sad (it seems) about the effects old age is having on this woman's life. I'm glad though that the weather is nice for now.

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  8. Yes, let's hope winter doesn't now return.

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  9. OK Alana, I'll hope with you that the weather forecast is wrong. :) Looking forward to your A to Z posts and Spring!

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  10. Houston's had such mild weather for the past year, it's almost frightening - it's like waiting for the other shoe to drop. How weather-dysfunctional is THAT? If I lived in Hawaii, I'd be surprised by BAD weather. Here? Good weather and mild temperatures make me nervous.

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