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Saturday, April 17, 2010

that was the week that was

The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.
Henry Van Dyke


In my short stint here in Minnesota I have come to believe these are words to live by. But, gracias El NiƱo, our spring is about two weeks early. Some rainy days have come and gone but sunny, cool spring days prevail. Walking yesterday in a nearby neighborhood I found many colors to savor. Actually, I could be seen at any given spot, sighing deeply.



AND a preview of summer for Camera Critters' fans: a bucolic Amish farm scene in Indiana a couple of summers ago featuring my favorite draft horses.

14 comments:

Snap said...

Big gentle giants = draft horses! Lovely blooms. Happy Spring dear friend.

Catsngrams said...

I love that saying it is so true I will think of it often now when I am pondering when will spring get here as I do each and every year.

Pietro said...

I like so much your flowers, Noni. Very nice the bucolic scenery too.
Happy weekend!

Donna said...

Smells Great in here Miz Noni!!! Great shots!
hughugs

~Cheryl said...

Van Dyke says it well! That doorstep is quite an eye-catcher! Very nice

Denise said...

Lovely post and photos!

LadyFi said...

Gorgeous colours! Love the purple staircase.

Forgetfulone said...

Beautiful horses! Thanks for stopping by today.

A.M.I.N.A said...

Lovely flowers.Wish I could see draft horses in real.Happy weekend!

Mumsy said...

Beautiful post, with flowers and horses. What could be better?

Jenn Jilks said...

That is a wonderful quote! Great photos. Nothing like spring.
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Americana Lady @Americana By Candlelight said...

I love the Amish! I go to Lancaster, PA frequently and see the Amish plowing their farms. Thanks for visiting, I appreciate it. Joan

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Beautiful shots. Love the horses too.

Darryl and Ruth : )

GardenofDaisies said...

OH how pretty those lavender steps are!! Thanks for coming over to visit my blog!!