Monday, May 30, 2011

Changing of the Seasons....and Changing of the Rug....

WooHoo!!! I think spring has finally found the cold, cold, Land of Nod!
Today we finally went over the 70 degree mark without being blasted by tornadoes!!  (Actually, I think we topped 80 degrees!!)
I got to open the windows for the first time....


(Sometimes we miss spring and go straight into summer....this may be one of those years....)

Puppies dreaming of the dog days of summer (well, ok - maybe The Snow Dog isn't....):


The crab apple tree is finally blooming....





And the lilacs won't be far behind (can't wait!!):



And so this also meant I had to pack away my bunnies, my yellow chicks, and my other Easter fun, and risk life and limb once again to change out my rug at the top of the stairs (on the holder that still doesn't work so great as a holder for rugs.....)



The frogs are singing....and I'm a happy gal....

:o)

30 comments:

Ronda said...

It was a very hot day here today...upwards of 90....I see you have some wonderful furry family members too!...aren't they just so wonderful! Aren't we always in a constant state of change...makes life so interesting!
Blessings,
~Ronda

rachel said...

I'm glad you are seeing some nicer weather now! It's been in the 90's here the last few days & I agree with you ~ I think we're going to skip spring & go straight into summer! Your cat rug is really cute!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Awww don't you love it! You must be quite a bit farther North than we are. We are between LaCrosse and Eau Claire, far enough North for me! hehe.
Your crab apple tree is just gorgeous, mine is fading quickly....wish they lasted longer.
Happy week to you,
Cindy

Courtney said...

Glad it's finally warming up your way. We're into muggy...I've had the fan going at night which makes for a nice cool sleep! I just love flowering crabs and the lilacs...my favorite. I had both at my old house, which used to be my grammy's. I'll have to plant more in the next place! What rug will you hang now?
Hugs,
Courtney

~Madalynne~ said...

Glad you had some decent weather. Funny how your lilacs are just starting and ours are just finishing up.

Glad you survived changing out your rug :) Is that your work? It's gorgeous!

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Hi girlie, I hope this comment takes. My comments on some of my blog I go to aren't taking and I have heard that from other bloggers.
I LOVE your fur babies and the beautiful pictures of your flowers and that hook rug is FAB-U-LOUS!!!

Blessings and Hugs,
Tricia

cottageprims said...

Sweetie~ We skipped spring to and went staight to summer.Love the kitty rug beautiful.Glad you could let some breezes in I know you've had a long winter.Hugs!~Amy

Mindy/Raymond Homestead said...

Crab apple tree is so pretty! Love the rug also!

jennifer768 said...

Isn't it nice to be able to open the windows . Love the new rug ,it is gorgeous ! Your fur babies are just adorable . Have a great day !Jen

Traci said...

Oh, glad to hear that things are warming up for ya! We were hot, hot, hot yesterday...but I'm loving every minute of it...

Love your new rug on display..


Blessings,
Traci

lilraggedyangie said...

Am I ever glad you are finally seeing some spring...now maybe the old crow won't be quite so cranky! lol We are on our 4th day of 90's here no spring just straight into summer again blahhh . Your blooms are GORGEOUS, I love the kitty in the window , but Princess loves the doggies soakin up some sunshine! :0) So loving the rug you hung so glad you weren't injured in the hanging of the rug! Hope you are wrapped in sunshine today my friend! hugs
lil raggedy angie

Barb said...

Hi Robin,
I am glad to hear you all are warming up. Little did I know I would be wearing a turtleneck sweater and a jacket to be grilling outside yesterday.
Should be warming up today! YEA.
Love your beautiful photos.
Send me your address--you were one of the first to comment on my blog about Memorial Day and all the fun June is for me. My e-mail is Heartstrokes@aol.com.
Thanks and enjoy your day!
Barb

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Our lilacs are just starting too Robin - we woke up to 70 degrees this morning - your're right - sometimes we go right into summer (that's hot for us! LOL!) Be happy listening to your peepers! ~*~Lisa

michelle said...

Beautiful pics!I love the crabapple tree and the lilac is huge!Hopefully it will start getting much warmer for you so you can have them windows open alot more often.have a great week!big hugs michelle

Jill D said...

Hi,
Was raining here in my part of England yesterday. My fault as I thought my patio plants and tomatoes were looking a bit dry, so I watered them. About an hour after I did it, the heavens opened and pretty much rained all day.
Back to work today and yes, the sun shone all day !
Jill x

Beckyjean said...

Love that rug!! Did you make it??

Beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing.

Have a wonderful week~Becky

renee said...

Don't you just love our transition period? We don't seem to get them anymore!
It IS windy here today! I had to come in because I just couldn't get anything done! Guess it had to do that when I got home from work!
I am gathering up your goodies!
I am too pooped to do much now anyhow! LOL!
Hugs,
Renee

Rugs and Pugs said...

Robin ~
LOVE the kitty rug!!!
Beautiful flowering crab. Our lilacs are long gone. We have had no spring and went directly to summer. I just hope we don't directly to drought!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Ah, yes, the singing of the bullfrogs..... I hear it every day and every night. The little tree frogs actually live in our rain barrel!
I think there will be no gradual move from spring into summer. It got up to 82 today and predicted higher tomorrow. I don't like sweating.....
★Linda★

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Darlin you enjoy those 70 degree days..we are long past that it seems...We went into the 90's already.. hotter then mama's fryin pan on the stove... let me tell ya it wasn't much fun cleaning houses this weekend my body hasn't had time to work into worrking in the heat... so I'd much rather have your temps..but I'm not complainin to much after all the cold and rain..Sunshine is feelin pretty darned good!!

Have a great Week!!

Hugs
Tonya

Wateringen said...

Hay,

The lilacs are so beautiful..the colors are amazing.
Your doggies are sweet..
Robin thak you fro your sweet comment on my blog.

My Englisch is not so good..sorry,
but I hope you understand my schoolenglisch.

Groetjes..Marijke from Holland

Vicki said...

I love it when apple trees bloom! Just the best. We had apple and cherry trees growing up. Always a favorite to climb. That rug is really neat. Did you make it? Thanks for stopping by today. You could make a nest and spool in an hour...promise!

Rhodes Creations said...

Thank you for entering my giveaway at Rhodes Creations..I'll be needing your address as well...Have a good day..Laura

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

hi, Robin~
Pretty crabs~ and the lilacs they smell so good!!! Seems like as soon as they bud the smell starts to come alive!!!
Doesn't it feel so good to have the windows open~ nice breeze here last night~ fresh clean air!!!!
of course lOVE the pics of Kitty & Pups!!! Stairway so pretty!!!
smiles
Teresa

Kimberly said...

So Pretty!!!! Beautiful hooked rug!!! Thanks for the comment issue idea. I'll try it! My Best ~Kimberly

Ron Joe 'Geezer' said...

I'm not a hot weather type person. If it stayed 65 or so year around, I would be perfectly happy :-)

Jill D said...

Your garden looks beautiful, I'm so envious. Mine garden here in my windswept corner of England looks like someone has held a tractor race through it, lol. I'll be working on it over the next few weeks if the weather holds but am seriously hoping the vintage ploughed field look is going to be the next big thing !!!
Have a good weekend
Jill x

Theresa said...

I'm so glad you like your pendants! That rug is awesome, It's funny how we will risk life and limb for something like hanging a rug isn't it? I would do the same thing! I am up early and have a nice breeze coming in the hosue right now, our spring was full of rain and then it got hot. I'm not going to complain though because it looks like the peonies will bloom this weekend and I have double the buds on them this year!
Have a fabulous weekend! t. xoxoxoxo

Ellie's Country Accents said...

Robin,
It's been hot & humid here. I miss seeing the dogwoods, lilacs,and all the bulbs bloom. Can't grow them here. No freezing weather. Love your pictures.
Ellie

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

We pretty much missed out on Spring too.
Went straight from cold to hot, with only a few Spring like days.
Everything looks wonderful!
Tam