Sunday, March 13, 2022

Now Isn't That Just Typical?

 Well That's Just Typical

Hello everyone!  Hope you enjoyed a lovely weekend and are looking forward to a great week ahead.  Life lately has just been typical. On Friday, we had lovely warm weather and blue skies with trees budding as you can see in the above picture. 

The next day, this is what it looked like from our front window. Snow and very high winds. Now, isn't that just typical?! Especially in the month of March when weather can change from Spring to Winter in an instant. 

As the poet, William Cullen Bryant wrote;
The stormy March is come at last,
With wind, and cloud, and changing skies;
I hear the rushing of the blast,
That through the snowy valley flies.

We certainly heard some blasts as the wind rushed through our trees. We were so blessed to keep power, but we did lose our cable. I would much rather be without cable than without power!

Before this latest blast of winter, The Mr. and I took a stroll through the arboretum and enjoyed the sunshine. It was amazingly quiet there and we were able to walk around without crowds. There was a school group visiting and as we walked by we observed kids climbing in the trees and the teachers watching over them and looking very unworried about the fact their charges were doing something dangerous. I smugly remarked to The Mr. that I would not have allowed my students to do such things. I also inwardly rejoiced that I was no longer "the responsible one" who had to return her students to their parents in one piece after a field trip. I always worried that someone would get hurt while away from the school building and I always heaved a sigh of relief to get the group back to the school and on the school buses. Some teachers always looked forward to field trips but I wasn't one of them! I guess as long as there are trees around, kids will want to climb them. Now, isn't that just typical?!

There are so many unique things to be seen at the arboretum. Like this tree (or vine?) that was trained to grow over the stone wall. 

And how unique is the bark on this tree? So beautiful. 

I always enjoy the "quilt" beddings but they have not been planted for Spring as yet. But, I still got a picture taken. Now, isn't that just typical?!

Just look at those pretty flowers in the background! Oh, I hope they didn't get killed by the cold and snow. Our temperature got down to around 9 degrees last night so who knows. Wouldn't that just be typical if all the buds and flowers didn't make it?! I'm staying hopeful, though.

And speaking of being hopeful, I love the saying on this new sign I have added to the foyer table. "Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace." How lovely is that saying? I found this sign at The Dollar Tree and thought it would look good as some early Spring decor in a vignette. I'm not ready yet for Easter decor so this vignette is sort of "in-between." The little lamp is actually a candle holder. The shade reflects Spring tulips while the snow ladies are holding their spades and plants. 

I love these Jim Shore pieces and their colors, hats and spades are just the perfect "in-between" Winter and Spring pieces for the foyer table. 

I added a pretty Spring wreath to the front door. Isn't it just typical that I'm ready for flowers?! Enough with the snow already! And here is a decor "hint" for you. This wreath is actually a large candle ring. Look for larger candle rings to use as wreaths on your doors and/or walls. And, you can also use them as candle rings! (Wink)

And I know you have seen this before, but I never grow tired of this pretty candle ring interspersed with flowers and green eggs. I may be able to see snow out of the window but I can feel hopeful for Spring when I look at this lovely candle ring! 

Here is some really great news....Spring is only one week away! I'm sure we will have some cold and/or snow between now and then but we can know that warmer weather and flowers are on the way! And that makes me smile. 

Now, isn't that just typical?!

Until Next Time,


Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

we too had snow...about 5-7 inches...And yes, it is very typical for NEPA!! I love your Jim Shore pieces...So pretty!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

Karen Anderson said...

We've had this weather too. 70 one day and snow the next! I enjoyed your visit to the arboretum! We have one east of where I live and I love the quiet there too. They have beautiful things to enjoy no matter what season it is! Your foyer table is perfect for this back and forth time of year! I do like Jim Shore pieces... always so colorful! Your table and wreath are pretty spots of sunshine and hope for the warmer days ahead!

Sharon said...

What a clever and creative post, Debbie! I enjoyed reading every bit of it as well as seeing your lovely photos. So much of your post resonated with me--I'm also ready for spring, and I was also a teacher who did not enjoy field trips for the same reasons you expressed. The daffodils in our yard look so sad. Their blooms are still there but bent over to the ground. I'm hoping they will make their way back up to look at the sun, but I guess time will tell if that can happen. In the meantime, every day of sunshine and blue skies makes me feel that spring weather is almost here to stay.

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thank you Debbie, Karen and Sharon for your lovely comments. It sounds like all of us are experiencing the same type of March weather. Now, isn't that just typical! Have a fun week ladies!