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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Springing into the Wednesday Medley
So it's Wednesday again, and time for the Wednesday Medley at Your Friend from Florida!
Terri asks the questions and bloggers come up with their own answers.
Why not join in this week? The theme is all things Spring! Just go over to Terri's blog,
get the questions, then copy, paste, and answer them on your own blog.
Then you can go back to Terri's and link up, if you like.
The first spring flowers are usually daffodils, dandelions, lilies,
tulips, iris. and lilacs. Which one of those choices is your favorite?
Have you seen any yet?
Of these, I think daffodils are my favorites. Lilacs are later here; we tend not to see them until the end of May or so. Have I seen any spring flowers yet? Only in the grocery store!
The daffodils below are from pots of Easter daffodils that my parents tossed out years ago. They now bloom every year in the nearby field and have spread over time. It's always fun to watch for them to appear.
2. What is your least favorite thing about spring?
That's an easy one -- my least favorite thing about spring here in New Hampshire is the MUD that's everywhere. It's an ugly time of year up here.
3. Okay, what puts a spring in your step?
I would say a sunny, blue-sky day that is not too hot to go for a nice long walk. The photo below was taken in March 2012, and how I wish I could go for a walk by this lake right now.
4. What is your favorite springtime song?
The hymn "Christ the Lord is Risen Today."
5. What really says spring to you?
Hearing the spring peepers (frogs) in nearby swampy areas. When that happens, even if there is snow on the ground, we know spring is truly here.
And I also love seeing the various Spring wildflowers appear, like the Bird-on-the-Wing and the Painted Trillium below.
6. Tell us something random about your week.
I'm getting used to having my hubby home quite a bit since it's "mud season" for New Hampshire loggers. He's been studying for messages, baking cookies, going for snowshoe treks, and more, rather than working at a muddy job site. (Photo below is from 2010.) And so ends another Wednesday Medley. Happy first day of spring, everyone!
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.