Small Signs of Spring, 3-25,2020

A very gray rainy day here

but if one looks hard, small signs of spring are everywhere!

Be still……

38 thoughts on “Small Signs of Spring, 3-25,2020

  1. Felicia Hamlin

    Hi, Mary, spring will be here and it will be a welcome sight! I have been waiting to see if the few daffodils that I planted will come up. I have not walked around my flowers, but I am going to, to see if the sedum has begun to grow.

  2. Nancy TD

    Minnesota will go into lockdown Friday night at 12:59. Was at the grocery store at 8 am for senior shopping hour. Lots of empty shelves. Found everything I needed and went back home.
    Thanks to Mary for your spring pictures on the farm. Anxious to see some signs of spring in my yard.
    Iam getting a lot of quilting done. Started quilting my second Easter tablerunner. Sent a picture when I sent my finished #6. I hope we do the dirty dozen again next year. Enjoyed seeing everyone’s finish.
    Stay home and stay healthy!

  3. Diane and Squeak in Central Ohio

    HI Mary, You are a little behind us with Spring. Our Forsythia is absolutely beautiful this year. The daffodils and Hyacinths are up and ready to pop. Some people have daffodils blooming, but ours must be a slower kind. It is 60 degrees right now at 12:27 PM and the sun is out:) All good.

    We are on lockdown by order of our Governor and awesome State of Ohio Medical Director. It looks like everyone agrees with them and people are adhering to the rules. Good.

    Stay safe and healthy. This, too, shall pass.

  4. Brenda archambault

    It’s spring here in Az too. We have new neighbors everywhere, so it seems. I’m hesitant to go out and meet them but will try to visit from my patio. It’s a glum day, after a few beautiful ones, so I’ll stay in and sew. Made a humongous pot of chicken soup yesterday, cleaning out two carcasses from the freezer, and now will replace that space with containers of soup! My husband has cabin fever and trying to think of excuses to go to the store, yesterday it was because we need chocolate! I reminded him that I’m fragile, health wise and don’t need him bringing home any germs, thank you very much … I still have too much fabric to use.
    Everyone out there, stay safe and be still.

  5. Nikki M in Tx

    High today projected to be in low 90’s…pastures bright green.
    Love that teddy bears appearing in windows in Dallas. Reunion also has words of inspiration on it’s light show program. ALONE TOGETHER was last nights message per the news. While doing some cleaning/straightening/ organizing came across a lap quilt I made (? 10 years ago) not sure, that never got bound for whatever reason, I like the quilt. The brownies I baked yesterday turned out good, only problem was would cut a bite from the pan every time I walked past…I walked by a lot!!! On today’s MUST DO LIST is change sheets & dust my bedroom, anytime left is to be spent on cleaning my bedroom. This is (Must Do List) what I do durning the 1 hour I set the timer for. Can make myself do any chore if know limited time… yes using psychology on myself…lol…& it works most of time…lol.
    Stay safe-distance-set your alarms and let’s all pray for healing at 8pm.

    1. Rosalie in TX

      Nikki, I also have a problem with brownies and other sweets grabbing me whenever I walk through the kitchen! I try to bake when I am taking them out of the house but right now a pie has been snagging me.

    2. CountryThreads Post author

      Nikki M – you’re getting lots more done than me! I’d better try the timer method!

  6. Launa

    Thanks for your signs of SPRING, Mary! It’s 19o up here in Idaho this morning after a busy SNOW day yesterday! The Aspens are budding!
    I read comments about making masks and one person posted somewhere yesterday that some vacuum cleaner bags are made with HEPA which is also used in commercial masks.
    Idaho GOVERNOR Little has now issued a formal STAY AT HOME in Idaho. Just necessary businesses are open: markets, pharmacies, gas stations, etc.
    Quilters can order online! Check with your favorite shops! We can’t lose those!

  7. Diane in WI

    I noticed small buds appearing yesterday when I was walking near our woods. The small buds are really popping on our silver maple. The buzzards came back last week. Sandhill cranes have been landing in the field across from our house. The robins and cardinals are busy singing. Even with all that is going on, it is wonderful to realize that spring is here and things will get better. Sunshine really helps. Please everyone take good care and be safe.

  8. Martha Engstler Gettysburg

    In our area we have wild blue bells in many of the forests. I have some in my garden and they bloom around April 15, it always gives me something to look forward to. They look like a blue carpet and in a time of extreme stress (like the dentist or surgery) my mind goes there. It creates a calmness in my mind. Spring gives hope.

  9. Diane Bauer

    So nice to see the hints of spring at the farm!!! My tulips and hyacinths are peeking through the mulch and for me, that is always a sign of hope that spring is on its way!

    Colorado went to a stay-at-home order this morning. We are to stay home except for those working essential jobs, seeking medical attention, buying groceries or other essentials (including for pets), and walking your dog!! Glad the officials recognize the importance of our four-legged companions!! Our order is for three weeks as a start. I’m actually glad to see it as people weren’t really complying to the social distancing orders all that well. I don’t need to be out. I can see clients online, I have plenty of food, and I have a beautiful neighborhood where the dogs and I can walk. Thus far, I feel fine and don’t know if anyone in my circle who had been exposed. I hope it stays that way!

    I sewed surgical masks all weekend and have begun distributing them to some local firefighters and CNAs. The rest will go to the Urgent Cares and hospitals who have requested them. I may work on binding one of my quilts before making more masks.

    1. Diane and Squeak

      HI Diane, I am glad you are on stay at home, now. Our friend’s son was in Aspen and he said it was a party overnight in the restaurants and bars. Yikes!
      Ohio has been in lockdown since Monday and it’s ok.

  10. Peggy S

    Wow!! Look at all those little green things poking up!! Definite signs of spring!! Only 30 degrees here by the MOA this morning. But sunny!,! Have heard the silly robins chirping about. Hopefully they are telling us that spring is on it’s way, too! Been sewing on the face masks. Lots of floral fabrics for more signs of spring!!

  11. Lois Ann Johnson

    The photos you shared of the outside world were so beautiful. I see my tulips coming up through the ground and there are some signs of the grass turning green. Otherwise, things here in north central Iowa are still blah. I live on the banks of the Des Moines River (west fork) that flows through Humboldt and there are always things to see there. Eagles flying up and down the river; Canada geese and mallards swimming as well as flying. I have lots of trees so that means lots of squirrels. And those little creatures just drive my Bailey stark raving mad! I tuned into your church service that had been recorded online and enjoyed it. Your pastor gave a wonderful, Biblical message; I could hear you playing the piano in the background, Mary! I write to an elderly friend each day (via email) and have been doing that for over a year. She gets lonesome and especially now that we have this quarantine. I received an anonymous bouquet of flowers yesterday from our local florist; the card just said “To Make You Smile.” Now wasn’t that thoughtful? It did brighten my day. We can all do our part in cheering each other up throughout all of this social distancing!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Lois Ann Johnson – it was so sweet of you to tune in to our service. Since the virus has appeared in Garner I’m not so sure I’ll be willing to go into the church this Sunday.

    2. CountryThreads Post author

      Lois Ann Johnson – I forgot to say I envy you all that wildlife to watch and enjoy!!

  12. Beverly Petersen

    I love the rock garden with the hens and chicks. When I moved from my house, I left my hens and chicks
    there. But I’m going to try growing them on my patio. I see lots of green buds on the trees. Yesterday the
    wild turkeys were walking around. One even spread his tail feathers. The turkeys roost in the wooded
    area between my condo complex and the golf course. I’ve been making surgical masks. It dose not go as fast as they say on the u tube tutorials. I really enjoy your postings.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Beverly Petersen – I’ve never seen a wild turkey around the farm – not ever in 40 years. You’re lucky!

  13. Kathy in western NY

    I never tire of looking at pets or nature pictures. You captured spring awakening there. Yesterday after our afternoon walk, I looked around more closely in my flower beds and saw our lilac bushes budded. Rabbits chewed some of my bushes but those were left alone. I think they knew I needed my own lilac festival this coming May. It’s so green here. I love this time of year when daffodils pop up ready to open and tulips sprout if the chipmunks leave me a few bulbs. Going to 60 here today.

  14. Angie from Baltimore

    It makes me think all will be alright when I start seeing signs of Spring. Daffodils cannot do anything except make you happy.
    Stay safe stay well.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Angie from Baltimore – spring will come whether the virus is here or not and I’m going to enjoy spring with every little sign!

  15. Kathy Hanson

    What a positive thing happening in this trying time! So wonderful for you to share this now, so uplifting! 😊❤️

  16. Carol at Pin Oak Quilting

    Our crocuses are up and blooming purple, they’ve multiplied rapidly the past two years after being rather dormant for a few years. The daffodils have signs of getting ready for a growth spurt and blooming in April, by Easter, I’d bet. The primroses have actually been in bloom since January! That’s pretty crazy as we’ve had snow, frost and freezes. Yet, they bloom.
    The robins and cardinals are flying about with twigs and nesting materials in their beaks and the juncos have chosen The shrub they’re going to nest under.
    Be still…. and enjoy the gifts of God.

    1. Felicia Hamlin

      I am envious, I have never been able to grow primroses. What is your secret?

  17. Patti in W Barnstable

    Hi Mary, Thank you for the great pictures these last two days. I appreciate your positive thoughts and words for us. I’m struggling to stay positive on these gray, rainy days. I wish Spring would hurry up! Hazel is so darn cute, even when she’s being a brat!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Patti in W Barnstable – oh, you are so right – she can be a brat! A spoiled brat!

  18. Susan K in Texas

    It stopped raining!! The sun has been shining for two days. I’ve spent time outside! I started moving the aloes from the greenhouse. Because of our shelter in place I can’t sell or give them away right now. I’ve been sewing a little but still struggling with concentration. I’m in the Dallas area and the daily reports from the county judge keep everyone on edge. What will happen next is the feeling. People are putting teddy bears in their windows and writing kind words on the sidewalks with chalk. We’ve seen more people walking and kids riding bikes.

  19. Jo in Wyoming

    We have been hearing the geese honking for quite some time. So beautiful.
    All your green sprigs brings a smile.
    We love puppies, so a picture of a new puppy joining the group would be grand!

  20. mj

    isn’t it exciting…we all need some of this new life arrival right now. Where I live I don’t see much popping out of the ground, I see and hear the birds, I live in a townhouse in Hudson WI but I am fortunate to have a woods in my back yard and a natural pond beyond that. So the many of the birds, geese and ducks have arrived. My signals of Spring. I do wish and pray for all to be safe and well… Thank you for the show of new life Mary.

  21. LaNan Eldridge

    It’s such a sweet sound to hear the robins! But our bernadoodle puppy doesn’t know what to make of them flying by him!!!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      LaNan – you have a Bernadoodle puppy? You’d better send me a picture so I can share him with everybody here!

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