Spring has sprung!

For the past week or so I’ve been stalking this single tulip that found its way into an ivy bush right outside our side door. Matt says it has been there for years now, but I’ve been here with him for the past 3 years and I don’t ever remember seeing this tulip outside the door before. And I think I would remember as tulips are my favorite! I’m so glad that I finally took a second, though, Thursday morning to snap a quick picture of the bud. It had been there for days but was mostly green up until that morning. This was the first time it had a hint of color at all to it. And this is likely why… by the time I came home from work that afternoon, my lovely little tulip looked like this: Isn’t it pretty? I love all the deep colors in it. It’s funny because I had to wait a few minutes to get this shot because there was a big ugly spider crawling all over it when I took this photo (he is actually inside on the lower left petal… yuck! I was going to post the photo I had taken

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March already?

Isn’t funny how time can seem to fly by, but at the same time it feels as if it is dragging? I know, I know. I don’t make sense. But you see I can’t believe it is March already. It seems like we just started 2010. I still haven’t written down my “new year resolutions” or picked my word of the year, which has become popular recently (see Ali Edwards Word of the year entry here). At the same time, though it feels like this winter is NEVER ENDING! I am so anxious for sunshine and flowers. Spring jackets and birds chirping. Big puffy clouds and long walks along the beach without my fingers falling off! Anyway, that’s my two cents. Not that you asked for it! ;o) This mini book I made last month to use as a stamp club project, but it got cut from the lineup. Why you ask? Well I painted the binding and as I filled up all of the pages it began to crack and look yucky. Also once I got the book completed the pages didn’t line up right and the book doesn’t even remotely close. All these little things are minor, but

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Sign of spring?

Look what I found in the tree in my backyard! This little guy was quite a distance from the window in my scraproom, but he stood out in the snow coated tree and caught my eye. I don’t know about you but I’ve had enough of the white stuff for this year. Let’s call it a wrap, OK? This morning (and quite frequently on recent mornings) there were probably 50 to 100 birds that camped out in the trees on the side of my house. I was going to take a picture, but I’m not sure it would do it justice because you’d have to zoom out quite a bit to get them all and they are pretty far up in the tree and therefore wouldn’t show up as nicely as I would like. I thought of making a video of them instead because all their chirpin’ was giving me spring fever like you wouldn’t believe! I can’t wait for the warmer weather, but until then I guess I’ll have to work on stamping some springy projects, right? Anyway, just a quick pop-in today to show off my cardinal friend. Here is a close-up of him: Pudgy little guy, huh?

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