Thursday, March 19, 2009

Hello Green!

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I DON’T know about you, but I suspect you, too, are sick of winter. Here in Wisconsin, we’re subjected to almost FIVE MONTHS of finger-numbing conditions – from November well into March.

Believe me, it wears on you. But finally it’s all changing!

A recent unseasonably 70-degree day inspired me to fling open windows and doors and dash around my soggy, still yellow lawn to inspect my bulbs. Were they growing yet? Yes! I saw a little green poking out of the soil.

I decided I had to nurture that green, that little hope of spring. So sending positive vibs to my emerging flowers commemorating spring’s arrival and tossing in some St. Patty’s Day cheer—here’s my list of 13 green items.

1. a bottle
2. the vegetation around a waterfall.
3. clover
4. a hoodie
5. a butterfly
6. a leprechaun
7. celery
8. bamboo
9. peas
10. a “Go Green” sign
11. my backyard (hopefully soon)
12. gumballs
13. a sculptured bush

How about you? What’s the weather like in your hometown? Has Spring emerged? Or are you still shoveling the white stuff? Send a comment to let me know. I’d love to hear from you.













39 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by! Being from New England, I totally get your love for green. I finally see the grass! Enjoy!

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  2. Love your list and your pictures AND your positive green thoughts! I think I'll follow your lead. It's been in the 50s here for a couple of days, and I can hardly wait to start planting!

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  3. Megan,
    Yeah, isn't it great to see grass?

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  4. Chameleon,
    I hope plant soon too.

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  5. We're just having a slight hint of spring here in the UK. It feels good.

    My T-13

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  6. I love the green butterfly, and the topiary, and everything.

    Part of my table is green. Does that count?

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  7. Green is one of my very favorite colors! (all year) Very nice examples of it in your post today!

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  8. *sigh* No green yet where I live, except the dark needles of spruce trees. The white stuff will probably be around for another few weeks before any significant melt occurs. We've been known to get snow in May, so who knows when spring will actually arrive.

    But thanks for the pics. They brightened my day : )

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  9. Love that green and sending lots of green vibes your way. I can't even imagine living in WI. Brrrr! Here in the High Desert of So. Cali Spring is slowly greening. The weather is beautiful, the wild mustard is growing in my yard faster than I can pull it all, but I'm still waiting for the first buds on my honey locust and cottonwoods. Happy TT! Thanks for stopping by my 13 Common Household Fortunetelling Tools and Methods
    (not up yet at Thornesworld)

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  10. I noticed this morning that my next-door-neighbor's bulbs are coming up and she's even got some early flowers.

    Now I'm itching to go out and start cleaning up the lawn. What's wrong with me???? I HATE doing that!

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  11. We think that spring can not get here soon enough! Last week, it was 80 one day and we had 8 inches of snow the next. Mother Nature is foolin' with us.

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  12. I'm envious of your TT... Hey! Wait a second... That's another green thing! :)

    ...and yes, let's hope all our nurturing keeps Spring comin' on hard!

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  13. All of that green is making me quite excited for Spring!

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  14. Colleen,
    You rhyme. Grin. Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. Anthonynorth,
    Really I always thought it was warmer in the UK and you'd have spring already. Well, at least it's coming.

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  16. Alice Audrey,
    Yep, anything green counts.

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  17. becky68,
    Green's one of my favorite colors too.

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  18. Cathy in AK,
    Man, snow in May? Wow. I guess if I visit Alaska, I'll have to plan on coming in the summer months. Thanks for stopping by.

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  19. thornesworld,
    You're in the high desert? How cool is that? Someday I hope to visit.

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  20. Susan Helene Gottfried,
    I have a few purple crocuses blooming too.

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  21. Carmen,
    You're kidding I hope.

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  22. DoubleDeckerBusGuy,
    Yep, envy is green too. Very clever. Thanks for coming by.

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  23. Janet,
    I've been to Boston. I'm glad it's greening up too.

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  24. Courtney,
    I think spring is exciting too.

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  25. Thanks for visiting my TT! I love the layout of your photos it's gorgeous. Happy TT! :)

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  26. Eaton Bennett,
    Thanks, I worked at that.

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  27. Ah, I don't mind the white stuff. Can't use my snowboard otherwise.

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  28. Ann Bruce,
    My son snowboards. He'd agree with you.

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  29. Green's my favorite color! Good one!

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  30. Love the post and the pics:) Happy TT and thanks for stopping by.

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  31. The only green thing I could think of was a pickle. Here outside of Boston if my hands didn't get so numb I'd give the finger to old man winter.

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  32. That was a fun T13! Love the butterfly pic.

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  33. Carol and Lori,
    I like green too and appreciate you stopping by.

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  34. The Bumbles,
    Sorry it's so cold in Boston. Hope spring will come there too.

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  35. All Rileyed Up,
    I appreciate your visit.

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  36. Love the photos! I can't wait for spring to really get going either. The weather here is already quite spring-y, but still a bit undecided in the temperature department. Yesterday we had a little dusting of snow again - for all of 5 minutes - followed by bright sunshine.

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  37. Up here in Merton, the snow often lasts much longer than in Milwaukee or its other suburbs. I like your thoughts on green. Today I wore a green "t" under a 3 button light sweater. It was nice to wear something other than thick sweaters!

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