Signs of Spring: Budding

I will admit that I found myself doing a little happy dance, in the yard,  when I walked out to the barn and noticed the bright crimson buds swelling, on the trees.  And that sky!  Look at that brilliant blue sky!!   Spring is on her way, and I am walking on sunshine…





“The Earth has music for those who listen.” ~Shakespeare

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…



Signs of Spring: The Melt

There is much freezing and thawing, this time of year, in Michigan.  A bonus of this fickle weather…icicles!  I love icicles!  Some might notice just a few icicles, on a juniper shrub, but not me…  I see a sparkling wonderland!


All one has to do is look a little closer…


Come on…closer…


There you go!


Mother Nature leaves us the most beautiful gifts, if only we take the time to notice…


What an incredible time to celebrate the changing of the seasons…

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…




Signs of Spring Photo Challenge

The sun is shining and the sky is gorgeous!   It is a balmy 45 degrees, which feels outstanding, after our chilly Winter.  I am motivated by the sunshine and ready to kick of Spring!  I am always most excited to set up the upper deck, off of the kitchen.  I love to grill and chill in this space.  And once the lilacs and wisteria bloom, I am parked out here as much as possible!   Let’s not forget the twinkle lights…  Can one ever have too many twinkle lights!?


Wifey and I have decided to redecorate this outdoor space.  Who doesn’t enjoy a weekend project, to kick off the season!  Wifey loves a project more than anyone, so say the word and the trailer is hooked up to the Jeep and we are ready for some shopping!   The upper deck will soon be ready, once again, for entertaining, long talks and lots of laughter!  Watch for more updates to come…

Lilac buds

Out lilac shrubs are around 15 feet tall and reach the upper deck.  I noticed today that the buds are beginning to swell!  Such a wonderful sign of Spring…

Grab your camera and join me in the celebration of Spring!  What a fabulous time of year!

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…