Sunday, March 17, 2013

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY

Happy St. Patrick's Day...
For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way
Good health, good luck and happiness
For today and everyday...
May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you
A moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you...~Irish Blessing~
I wish I could tell you my absence was due to being the winning recipient of the lottery or I've been vacationing at some distant tropical location, but alas it is not so... Winter continues to linger here in Maine...however...last week "we" were treated to temperatures nearing fifty degrees while under brilliant blue skies...

the snowshoes came out...
while the girls were treated to some much needed "dirt therapy"
 Travis and I have been enjoying both morning and afternoon walks... 
Oh the benefits of fresh air...fortunately for me, "ole granny" I can get Travis stripped of his winter wear and have him settled in his crib before he becomes fully awake...I too quickly settle myself in my easy chair and catch a few winks...
 Sadie Puss has spring fever... in one door and out the other..this kitty does not know if she is coming or going..
 
Sadie seems to continually find herself  on the wrong side of the door...

 and at times in between doors...
 The sunflowers and tulips purchased at Trader Joe's last week continue to hold their bloom...
 
My mom and I visited Trader Joe's this past Friday, another lesson learned... do not go to Trader Joe's on Fridays...it was busy...perhaps it is always busy... Trader Joe's is relatively new to our area so the novelty of its presence has not completely worn off...I've only shopped there a handful of times... I have just discovered that Friday is the day their fresh flowers and plants arrive...
 
This week my treat was three bunches of sunny daffodils at $1.69 apiece...While some of you  laze in the warm sun, have the good fortune and weather to begin gardening... we here in the East continue to muddle through these late winter days...our snow is melting...  the signs of spring may be subtle...but we know spring never skips it's turn...and yes... I have daffodils...I am thankful...for Tuesday... snow is headed our way...Oy Vey...

18 comments:

Flat Creek Farm said...

Same here! We had a nice Friday.. and then bam! Winter's here again.. snowing again.. brrr again. And no warmer temps all week long. Boo. Love your pictures, and please send Trader Joe's our way. Our nearest one is about 3 hrs away. Stay warm! Oh, and Travis is about the cutest li'l fella I've ever seen! -Tammy

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Julie, I was wondering how you were, missing your posts...........Love the Irish Blessing, , so beautiful......glad you enjoyed some milder weather with the girls and that sweetie pie Travis, so nice........pretty flowers, so nice to see this time of year.......to much snow and cold here, but lets hope soon Spring will come, Irish Blessings Francine.

Ginny said...

What a handsome little man. Snow, sleet, rain headed our way late Monday, come on Spring!

Julia said...

Happy St Paddy's Day. Everything looks lively at Dog trot farm.
Great pictures of Travis.
JB

annie said...

So good to hear from you ...,,again!

He looks so sweet asleep in his blue!
Poor Sadie, never on the right turn it seems.
The flowers bloom brought a smile to me today! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Snowshoeing sounds like great fun...especially with your adorable partner! We don't have Trader Joe's down here but I've been to a few when up North...they have wonderful stuff! I take after my grandmother who said she wanted all her flowers when she was alive...not at her funeral...I buy them every week and consider them an investment in my mental health. Enjoy!
Robyn

Michelle said...

Prayers for you during your continued snow!!

acorn hollow said...

we had a couple of inches of snow fall Saturday night. And now it is cold. I still have not been to a trader joes soon I hope.
Happy St Patricks day.
Cathy

earlene said...

Too funny about Sadie. Cute pictures.
Welcome Spring

Kim said...

Yes, our snow all disappeared this week. But alas, it was just a cruel tease as Tuesday will bury us again. Sigh..... I think I should take your advice and buy some pretty flowers to get me through another snowfall

Penelope's Beehive said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you as well! Your photographs are lovely as always...just the thought of Springtime brings joy. A handful of fresh flowers soothes a weary soul surely...enjoy your blooms.
Wishing you a week filled with delights!
Warmly,
Judy

Farm Girl said...

What I love about Maine it seems like to me that it just explodes into Spring like everything has just been waiting. Remember I may have spring now, but you have all of that amazing fall color and I think that sometimes would be an improvement over the brown that I live with in the fall. I think it balances out. But then you have had so much snow. Our Trader Joe's is so busy too so I don't go, there is never anywhere to park.
I am glad you like it.
Have a wonderful week Julie.

WendyBee said...

So many lovely pictures in this post. I looooove the hen, and Travis, and the kitty!
As much as I hate to mention it, can you even believe what is coming our way tonight? I am so ready for warmer weather, and blooming things and baseball, heck, even LaCrosse. (2 sons play)
I'm happy when it is warm enough that I can knit or crochet while sitting in the stands.

Janice said...

Oh, no...more snow. It looks like your spring will have to wait for a while; it's a good thing you treated yourself to daffoldils. At least you can have a little spring inside your home.

Terry and Linda said...

Getting outside helps...there is just something about fresh air. Then a nap...always a nap...I adore naps!

Linda
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Pix Under the Oaks said...

I am late wishin you a Happy St. Pat's! Sadie is too funny.. :) CH watched the weather this morning and thought you were going to get snow again!!!!!!

jody said...

your lil munchkin is just as cute as can be! i cared for my g-babe til he was almost 3 then it was clear he needed some little ones to play with! i so enjoyed the time i shared each day with him. and i remember naps in the chair too. your sadie is so cute too! and my gizzy to is in and out all day. last night he almost got left out in the porch! enjoy your evening!!

DearMissMermaid said...

I love the pics of Sadie cat! All your photos are superb, I am seriously jealous. Is that your farm house at the top? What a dream!