On This First Day of Spring…


Car Thermometer March 20 2016

For all of you in the northern hemisphere…HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING!!  I was hoping to have some colorful first day of spring pictures for you, but unfortunately, this is what I woke up to this morning.

I do believe my crocuses (Yes, this is the plural.  I looked it up!), which are all that are were blooming now are frozen shut!  It’s a beautifully sunny day, so I am hoping that the sun might coax them into opening for me today.

Here in Hobbitsville, I am using these last few (I hope!) cold days to finish unpacking some boxes from the move to last spring.  If you’ve been with me for a while, then you know about the move, but may not know about the name.  If you want to read more about it, I have created a Hobbitsville page in the menu at the top.

Countertop Heart

So no pretty pictures today, but in addition to unpacking/rearranging, I’m baking, and got this little surprise when I moved the flour canister from the countertop.  Definitely something to smile about!

I hope that wherever you might be, it is warmer than it is here, and that you are enjoying the first day of spring (or fall, depending on where you live).

Have a wonderful week ahead.

Categories: Here in Hobbitsville, Spring

29 comments

  1. How have I missed so many of your posts?? I love the name you have given to your new place! Baking sounds perfect… If only I could join you for a coffee/tea and chat!

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  2. I like this coulors Lisa !!

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  3. Hi Lisa, Hope the weather has warmed since the time that you wrote this post and that your Easter was a warm, sunny one. Today we had the first bright, spring-like day. It was cool, but it was so glorious to be out in the garden working once more!

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  4. Despite the low ouside temperature the heart you captured brings warmth and joy with it. I hope by now spring is finally on its way again. 🙂

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  5. Hi Lisa,
    we all looking forward to the warmer days, called springtime. We have a little bit sunshine the last days in our area, but it´s really cold outside.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  6. Lisa how clever! Don’t you love when an opportunity falls in your lap? Happy Easter!

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  7. I can’t wait to see pics of Hobbitsville. Love, love the name! And how cute is that heart! I hope the weather warms up for you soon and a very Happy Easter to you and your family! xx

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  8. Your new barn house sounds great. I can’t wait to see photos of it and the surrounding land!

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  9. Hi,Lisa. I hope the real spring will come soon in your neighborhood. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I love this name Hobbitsville Lisa, I hope the weather warms up soon for you, the weather over in this neck of the woods is starting to cool a bit.

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  11. Lisa, I enjoyed reading about Hobbitsville. Sounds like a beautiful home with a dream kitchen. Wishing you many happy years there! And I hear you about the weather–it’s been cold here, too. It actually snowed on the first day of Spring (though it melted quickly). How cute you found a heart while baking–now I wonder what goodies you baked! Have a wonderful Easter weekend ahead. xx

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  12. Oh nooooooo! I am afraid mine might look the same towards the end of the week!

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  13. When I say that you put your heart in everything you do, my adorable Lisa !

    Hope your week is off to a great start,
    I wish you much love for your days to come,
    sending love to you, with hearfelt thankfulness

    Dany

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  14. It has snowed and snowed here too!

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  15. Hobbitsville…what a quaint name for your city. Can you believe I tried a new restaurant this weekend called, “The Hobbitt Cafe?”

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  16. oooooh lisa, we had snow last night and i am afraid to go outside and look at my daffodils, they “were” beautiful!!! i remember brushing snow off my crocuses in the past and they survived, i’m not sure i have ever done it with my daffodils!!

    i love to bake, it looks like you put a lot of “heart” into your baking, such a sweet surprise!!!! wishing you a great week lisa!!!

    and ps….did you ever start your 400 yard scarf. i started a new project that i love, an infinity cowl, i will be showing it on wednesday!!

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    • I did start it, Debbie, and guess what?? I’m not struggling with it yet! Yea, me!!
      I have not done anything on it in a few weeks though, because I have been working on an infinity cowl too, and for way too long. So as soon as I finish that, I will pick up the 400-year scarf again. It is really “curly,” but I remember you saying that it needed to be blocked to straighten it out, so I feel better about that. 🙂

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      • i am soon happy to hear that lisa. i never struggled with the pattern itself. i worked on only that and i just got sick of it. the 400 yarder does curl, A LOT, but mine was fine once i washed and blocked it.

        i love the scarf i am working on now, with madeline tosh yarn, i can’t wait for you to see it.

        i think it is a good idea to have 2 projects going at once. i think it was just too much of the same yarn and pattern, and no challenge at all. happy knitting lisa, i hope the sun is shining today for you!!!

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  17. Someone forgot to tell Mother Nature it was time to change seasons. Wishing you warm weather soon, Lisa! 🙂

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  18. Hi Lisa,
    yes, we want spring and springtime. The crocusses are out here in my area.
    But mor flowers are welcome…
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  19. Oh, my goodness — that is cold! Baking sounds like fun — you certainly got a lovely message from your canister. Hobbitsville sounds like a great place to live. Are you retiring? I hope the warm weather arrives in your area soon. Happy Spring, Lisa!

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  20. Oh goodness 17 degrees really! Wow and we are in the middle of a heat wave, something is wrong with all the weather these days. When will we finally get it, it is Global Warming? I think your crocus will come back they are a hardy type, poor little guys. I was going to say have fun with the packing but hum unpacking isn’t always fun. Except you find things you didn’t remember you had and find a new home for them and then it can be fun. Take care have a good week.

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  21. It’s cold here too and I miss the colors of Spring! Hope your crocuses warmed up.

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  22. that flour canister certainly had you in mind for its delightful surprise. Enjoy this first day of spring despite the outdoor conditions where you live.

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  23. Well your flour canister had certainly designed the beginnings of a heart just for you! Happy first day of spring and hopefully you will soon be able to gaze on spring flowers again!

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  24. Brrr, that’s really not very spring-like…! We’ve had freezing nights here, too, but today, the sun made her way through the clouds. It’s still cold, but everything looks a bit nicer when the sun is out, doesn’t it? “Crocuses” made me smile, as I was thinking about the correct plural form the other day! 😉 I’m sure they will have survived and will show up again on the next warm days.
    I love Hobbitsville and can’t wait to read more about it and I also love your sweet discovery on your countertop! Have a wonderful spring, Lisa – I do hope it will get warmer soon!

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  25. Hi Lisa, happy 1st day of spring is here again. I love the heart photo, if you can see it.

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  26. Lisa, crocuses are very strong and flexible; they will survive frost. It happens to my crocuses every spring and I am always unhappy about their impatience.

    We are today in the first day of spring also. Happy first day of spring to you even it brought some not so happy moments ( crocuses). I like this picture, it has a nice texture and a heart ( I see a heart).

    Wish you a nice week, sunny and warm.

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  27. Hi Lisa,
    Spring is coming in a rough way this year. We are getting snow tonight but the forecasters are all over the place about accumulation! Luckily it sounds like it will melt right away.

    Hobbitsville sounds charming. For the first time in my life I’m living in a city setting and loving it. But my heart is in a country setting so when it comes time for our forever home we will be looking for land and quietness. It must have been wonderful living in an old Victorian for so many years but I can only imagine the heating bills. Yikes!

    It looks like you were baking with love. 🙂

    Have a fabulous Sunday!
    Val

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