Monday, March 16, 2009

Looking ahead to spring...

What fantastic weather we're having here in Minnesota. It's near 60 today, the warmest day in 130 days...since mid-November! All the kids are out on the playgrounds with light sweatshirts on, splashing in the running snow melt and squishing their boots into the muddy earth. This is the kind of day that makes the long winter worthwhile. Collecting signs of the changing of the seasons is one of my favorite things to do. I used to work as a naturalist and was involved in Journey North, a worldwide study of migration and seasonal change. It's great to keep a journal during these transition times and record the changes that happen each day as the season unfolds before us. Glorious!Out on a walk with the kids we saw a robin belting out it's lovely tune and the soft buds on the magnolia tree. This weekend I worked on my eggs for the Easter egg garland swap.

Tweet! Tweet! Have a wonderful day!

15 comments:

Lilli said...

I too feel a connection to Nature and her changing moods. I think that aligning ourselves with weather and the seasons is important for helping us to keep balance.

Cute Eggies! Love your color choices, esp that wonderful turquoise felt :)

vivian said...

great pictures! YEAH!! A big WELCOME to spring! love your easter egg garland. wish I would have known about that swap.
have a sweet week!
hugs
vivian

Sharon at American Harvest said...

Hi Kari,
Although we do not have the major seasonal changes in SF Bay Area, I too am looking forward to Spring! I am so glad that Daylight Savings Time is here. Thank you for the beautiful pictures of the birds.
Sharon

m i c h e l l e said...

Oh happy spring, in deed!

snowbear said...

Kari your egg garlands are so cute!

We too had a gorgeous day here and saw enjoyed the sights and sounds of spring approaching.. robins, cardinals etc. our kitty was experiencing the thrills of spring too... she was quite alert today!

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

Robins are so beautiful! Great photos, happy Spring!

jennalee said...

I love the change in weather too and I love your eggs

Sonya said...

Isn't it wonderful to see the robins again and to feel some warmth? We are down in Sioux City and the last few days have been so nice.

Loving those garlands, so pretty!

wendy said...

What pretty pictures of that robin and those little soft buds ... sigh.

Love'em.

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have a great day!

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paperbird said...

I love your egg garland- it is so sweet.

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

Isn't the warmer weather wonderful (:) I hear ya..
we are having nice weather too yeah ~!
Cute Easter pics..
hugs, Patty

mendytexas said...

I love your egg garland! What a darling idea!! :)mendy

Autumn said...

Love the eggs! Hope you got the package I sent you. Check out the contest on my blog.
xx,
Autumn Clark
autumnsantics.blogspot.com

Gayla said...

Spectacular Bird PHotos... I love the birdies! Enjoyed seeing your lovely handmade treasures from the sale. Lucky you!

Kathy said...

I love your egg garland, it is so pretty and sweet...and those photos are wonderful!