Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Signs of Spring

So many of you have suffered through such nasty weather this winter that I just wanted to share a few shots of Spring here in FL as a reminder that your sunshine and warm temps are not too far away. Hang in there!

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I usually refrain from buying too many plants and flowers since they will most likely die in my care, but I couldn't resist bringing home this tulip plant. And surprise - it's not only still alive but blooming, with more buds about to open!

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Baseball's Spring Training is in full force around Florida. I actually like going to these games better than regular season ones. The Port Charlotte field where the Tampa Bay Rays play is so open and fun and fan-friendly. Look how close we are to the players! So many of them - Ben Zobrist, above - take the time to stop and sign autographs for fans.

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We have some Sandhill Cranes that live in our development and every March they have their babies. Don't they look like ducklings?

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And the tortoises love the warmer weather because it means they get to dine al fresco. Here they are feasting on some fresh parsley.

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Have you seen signs of spring in your neck of the woods yet? What are you most looking forward to as the warmer weather arrives? 

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  1. I love the pictures of the sandhill cranes and the tortoises! And the start of baseball is my favorite thing about spring.

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    1. The people around here love to watch the cranes and everyone is so careful and considerate of them, not getting too close etc. Although, I think those cranes are so used to everyone - they practically pose for the cameras.

      And my husband counts down the days until Spring Training starts. :)

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  2. You're spoiling those turtles!
    I bet the spring training games are fun.

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    1. Ha! I think they are, too. :)

      And the games really are a lot of fun.

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  3. What great pictures—just what I needed to see today! We're having a blizzard. Ugh. :)

    Happy Wednesday!

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    1. Ack! I'm sorry to hear about the blizzard. Hang in there!

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  4. Some snow geese have stopped by in the fields but no, we're getting some snow tonight and single digit wind chills tomorrow. Yuch!

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    1. Ack! Stay warm! Spring will be there soon…I hope….

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  5. I love these pictures of the signs of spring! Although I'm off to do some afternoon and evening skiing soon and don't want all the snow to leave yet, I am thankful for the daffodils in our yard.
    And your turtles are so cute! :)

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    1. It sounds like you've got the best of both worlds!

      I'll let the torts know.... :)

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  6. Oh my gosh. If I were there, I'd be at spring training every day! Thanks for the pics, Madeline,such a lovely little boost today!

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  7. Nice pics! Blooming tulips...usually in May in Indiana. Thanks for the perk up! :)

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