Monday, March 5, 2012

A Springtime Survey..................

Yesterday was finally nice here in Illinois!
 After all the tornado warnings it was nice to breath a little fresh air! It is such a frightening experience to hear the sirens go off and not know if you are going to get blown away! Besides all that we were not prepared!
A must do this week!
My thoughts and prayers are with those who lost everything including loved ones!
 I am hoping that it prompted you to kiss and hug your babies, young and old! And to say those three little words we often forget to say............
Enough sadness.......

My husband wanted to take the race car off the trailer and so I decided to survey our yard for the first time.

I was quite surprised by my findings...........

                                 Beautiful, yellow daffodils!!!!!!!!


My husband and I put chairs on our porch, since it was so nice.
I'm not sure what I am going to do with this porch.....
I can only say this is the before picture! lol

These are two of the ten  trees in our backyard that are budding.

We will have to see what kind of trees they are we have no idea.
We do know there is a fruit tree......

   A pretty corner of our yard.
   Ready to welcome the birds in our neighborhood.
   Did you know that the cardinal is Illinois state bird?

The grass is getting greener and with the rain coming in the next few days it will get greener. Tomorrow it is suppose to be warmer, near 70! I am so missing Texas' weather!
 What about you? Are you ready to shed some clothes and have the sunshine warm your face?
I know I am! Spring has to come, doesn't it?????

Until then......

Blessings My Friend,


  1. Still snowcover here and cold in No Minnesota. But, I know it is way too early for spring here. Enjoy Elaine!

  2. I am sooooo ready for spring!!!! Thanks for your very sweet and kind welcome back comments. I appreciate them more than I can say.

  3. What a beautiful new home you have, Elaine! Loved seeing it in your header as well as the other photos. You really should blur out your address though. Not safe to have it showing to the world just in case someday you mention that you're going on vacation or something.

    I'm happy to hear you went shopping at Old Time Pottery, too. I had a blast but have not made it back there YET!

    I'm adding to our basement "safe" room/area. I heard today that they are recommending people keep bike helmets in there for head protection. most of the recent deaths were due to head injuries. Also, they advised us to leave a pair of shoes & socks in there for each family member, in case we have to run down in the middle of the night. We have the usual water, safe deposit boxes with important papers in waterproof containers & a radio plus extra batteries for flashlights but I never would have thought of shoes or helmets!
    Lets hope & pray we never have to use them!!!!


  4. Thank you for the tip of helmets, safe deposit boxes and shoes! I never thought of them. We are still unpacking and it has all been so overwhelming for me. I just feel like I'll never get done unpacking. I have to admit I am you have a great week and thanks for stopping by.
    Blessings My Friend,