The Darling Buds of March

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    1. Oh well, spring started with a sprinkle of sleet and snow here. Should snow heavily tomorrow going by the weather forecast but hey blue skies and long daylight hours. I cannot wait πŸ™‚ xx

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    1. Ditto Kim πŸ™‚ Let’s see what spring holds for us and count in some snow on the East Coast! Road trips sound so loverly. Fuelled by loud singing and junk food…bring it on! xx

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  1. Love the new banner! You look wonderful with the backdrop of the beautiful port. We’re planning on a little road trip to the Palm Springs area. Can’t wait to read and see what you encounter on your travels! πŸ™‚

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    1. Why thank you πŸ™‚ I thought to celebrate spring, I might as well put up something new. I cannot wait to hear and see snippets from your travels. Palm Springs sounds lovely. Are you off anytime soon?

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      1. We go to my sister-in-law’s in Seattle in April. That should be a good break in the West Coast which is scenic. Cannot wait!

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    1. How lovely a thought, right? The world meanwhile is rather white at my end so I guess I have to wait it out for the blue skies. xx

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      1. White is okay with me too! But it is a case of the grass being greener, as I have not had to live with snow for more than a few months on holiday. I probably had a different mindset then.

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      2. Well we both love snow and that has been pretty much established πŸ˜‰ I have always found it too magical to resist. xx

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  2. Quite forgot it was the first day of spring yesterday as we’ve been having anything but spring-like weather. Far too much rain for me, but manna to farmers, vintners and market gardeners. The mimosa’s gone, there are lime green leaves unfurling from the trees, the apple and cherry blossom is starting to bloom, the grass is Kelly-green – nothing to do with recent St Patrick’s Day – and the ducks from the Domaine’s lake are up to no good in the woods. It must be spring.

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    1. I could actually picture it Sheree. All of it. Sounds idyllic. We are so far behind you here. The snowstorms have yet to ease up! :-/
      I love that shade of lime green you mention and the sight of those tiny leaves. They fill my heart. xx

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  3. Well on this side of the globe it’s Autumn…preparing for the Winter months ahead…though we have been most lucky with our beautiful Melbourne weather. Blue skies and sunshine…yes please, I’ll take it while it’s still here. Xx

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    1. Another beautiful season coming up for you! I love autumn πŸ™‚ I cannot wait for the lengthy days of summer now even though I know how blistering it will be here in the East Coast. Meanwhile it snows away! xx

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      1. It is funny how the weather occupies so much of our thoughts!!! But it is often dictates how our days play out, so perhaps I should not be that surprised it is a central theme of conversation!!

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      2. Well said. It also is a great conversation starter with strangers, especially while travelling. xx

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  4. Rough winds do shake the darling buds of MARCH and summer’s lease hath all too short a date… Love the title of your post πŸ™‚
    I love flowers especially the wild ones. I love spring, too! We don’t have it here though, but this March I intend to visit the Sakura exhibit. ‘Gardens by the Bay’ here is very kind to bring the most beautiful spring flowers of Japan for us in Singapore to enjoy. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Amor, I knew most would get it πŸ™‚
      Sakura…that means a fair dose of their gorgeous cherry blossoms? Love the idea that you can catch a bit of Japan in Singapore! xx

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  5. New life … is anything so beautiful? All those babies springing forth be they bears or badgers or sheep any other shaggy tail in the making. The buds, the blossom give hope to the heart and ignite the need to make new memories. For me there will be a sad farewell, a moment in the arms of my family Britain en route to the next adventure …. so there will be three springs – here, there and you know where – I always was a little greedy πŸ˜‰ xx

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    1. As you should be. This life is too short not to demand more of it. I miss the sight of the sheep fattened by their winter wool! So, it seems spring shall be bittersweet…and then there shall be new beginnings.
      A big hug for the changes to come ahead, Osyth.
      P.S.: The next adventure can only be American sized. xx

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  6. I’m in Canada, no buds here yet! I’ve been feeling a little stuck lately, I don’t have any plans yet, but a getaway to celebrate the spring would do me good.

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    1. Count me in. That feeling is stuffy and I do not care much for it. Let us hope spring brings back a spring to our steps. xx

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    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ Love the sound of magnolia buds peeping out and also that of those white flowers. They remind me of cherry blossoms — though the stamens seem to make the difference.
      We do have the snow still. Still in the process of melting in the park and at others spots, such as the pavements, gathered in dirty clumps. Rather unattractive at this stage. I heard it snowed in your part today. Was it welcome? xx

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      1. Yes, thank you, it did snow yesterday, but only as it came down. Nothing on the ground. So very strange to see. :/ Last week we had a couple of 65-70 degree days and everyone thought, Oh! Spring is here! Not quite yet. πŸ™‚

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