Spring Has Sprung!!

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It's the announcement we make every year sometime around now...  Everyone's personal "Spring" begins  at a certain point in the season and mine seems to be somewhere just after the Bradford Pear trees have started going from all white & flowery...

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 ...to a little  green ...
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...and to just before the leaves really pop on the trees:

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The violets have bloomed:

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The daffoldils are out:

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...And the dandelions are sneaking in:

...The best bouquet of flowers I've gotten this year was the dandelion one my 2 year old picked for me...

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...Spring has Sprung, so...

Inhale deeply and exhale long.  Raise your arms all the way out and tilt your face up at the sky.  It feels good.  I promise. 

Here's to loving your weekend!!


ps- and forget about the people staring at you ;) ;)


Anna White said...

Oh isnt it just the best season EVER...my favourite season. We are in Autumn here..but have been blessed with having Mr Sunshine still hanging around..today was a like a warm spring day...gorgeous. Hope you are well Lauren x

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

beautiful season..
it's even spring here in London! Enjoy the weather

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

I <3 Spring. But who doesn't?

That kitty made my morning! Haha!

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

That photo of the kitten was exactly what I needed this morning! Thank you for the smile!

1 Funky Woman said...

Spring puts a spring in my step. I kind of feel like the kitty, I want to leap into everything!

Kathysue said...

Hi Lauren, I have had two little boys visitng this week and we have spent the last 3 days having picnic lunches at the park and making a dinasaur garden. Oh what fun and you are right I did tilt my head back and soak it all in and I took that big deep breath Oh how I love SPRING!!! Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie, Kathysue

Living It At Home said...

I am so excited to be out of the deep freeze. All the trees are flowering here and it is spectacular! I want to plant some on my property! Enjoy!


vignette design said...

I love spring too! I've been doing a lot of deep inhales because everything smells so good outside right now. My lilac bush is in full bloom. The jasmine, and my climbing roses too. Ahhh!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Hi Lauren, Is that not the most adorable kitten I have ever seen? Spring has definitely sprung and I am getting ready to plant some herbs myself. I have been following your blog for a while but just noticed your Christmas pics this morning. I may have my seasons confused but I really enjoyed looking and thinking about how I may decorate next year, since we just moved into our new home. Your home is delightful. Oh well, I had better switch gears and head to my garden. Have a great weekend.

Greet Lefèvre said...

Hi Lauren,
Wonderful pictures of Spring! What a beautiful time of the year it is!
Have a nice spring weekend!

Tracy F. said...

Beautiful pictures! Have a wonderful Spring weekend with those precious little boys.

Windlost said...

Happy Spring Lauren! It is nowhere close to starting here - we got snow this week. Lawns are starting to green up though, and daffs will appear in a month or so. High bloody north. Ugh. But at least we don't get the heat, I suppose.
Dandelions - adored them when I was little and always picked for my poor mother and always had sticky hands. There was also a little orange-red dandelion called a Devil's Paintbrush that smelled magnificent that I also picked, but they were more rare.

Enjoy the beauty around you (and inside the house)!! xo Terri

Jennifer said...

Happy Spring to you! It has been beautiful there is no doubt about it.

Karyn said...

The Bradford pear trees are stunning. I dont think we have those in Australia & violets are a childhood favourite of mine.

Lindsey said...

I love all these pics!! Those trees are so gorgeous! And that first pic with the kitty, just makes me smile! =)
Have a fab weekend!

Karena said...

Lauren all of the trees and spring flowers are blooming and it's a wonderful day in Kansas City..

I will have an interview up tomorrow, come and see.

Art by Karena

Tammy@InStitches said...

I am enjoying spring so much because it's going to be 95 degrees here before we know it.

Maria Killam said...

Love it!! It finally feels like spring here in Vancouver today!! Have a great weekend sweet friend!!

Susie @ Maddie G Designs said...

I have a similar dandelion bouquet sitting on the kitchen counter. My daughter wakes up chanting "outside" these days. I love spring!

red ticking said...

you are adorable.. and i love that violet... reminds me of my mommie... and i never liked dandelions... until you told us about this cute bouquet... happy sunday friend xx

Diana Mieczan said...

This post is so cute. I love the pictures :)
Those beautiful trees :)
Thanks for such a uplifting post!!!!


Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Just found your blog! Love it!!
I just started blogging and happened to post a picture of spring lilacs today.
Your nursery is fabulous too.

cjm said...

Came over from d*s today. Love everything I've seen here but that kitty? Seriously? I'm not even a cat person but that has to be one of the cutest pictures ever. :)