Squirl's Nest

Sunday, March 16, 2008

New life

No matter how lousy things are, no matter how long winter is, there is one thing that can really cheer me up. That would be new growth, new plants sprouting in my yard. Against all odds these wonderful little beings push up through the hard ground, snow, whatever else might be in their way. Such a wonderful example of pushing through all of the crap that life can throw at you and still be at your best.

Anyway, here are a few shots of my little green buddies. :-)





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Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Little green buddies?

Oh, hon...do you need a cat? :)

Sun Mar 16, 04:34:00 PM  
Blogger chia said...

Hi little green sproutlings :-)

Welcome to the domain of Ich!

Sun Mar 16, 04:41:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bucky, I don't have to clean a litter pan with my little green buddies. So, no, thanks, but no kittehs. ;-)

Chia, yes! Thanks for stopping by. I know you're really busy this weekend.

Sun Mar 16, 04:54:00 PM  
Blogger Jenski said...

Are there little green cats to be had?

All of those spring flowers are coming up here too! They grow so fast you'll have blossoms before you know it.

Sun Mar 16, 05:27:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Ah... Spring! I love it!! We've got sprouting things up over here, too. So full of hope and promise, eh? Sending love!

Sun Mar 16, 06:46:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Jenski, why yes! And just in time for St Paddy's day. :-)
Can't wait for the flowers themselves.

Eclectic, hope and promise are good things. Thanks!!

Sun Mar 16, 07:12:00 PM  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

I am looking for spring too really bad. We dotn have three feet snow banks anymore but still have snow and another six inches on the way. Yuckie.

Mon Mar 17, 11:28:00 AM  
Blogger Nina said...

I look outside today and we have a spring snow storm. So all I see is white, thanks for sharing your green buddies, on St. Paddy's day.

Mon Mar 17, 11:49:00 AM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

MMmmm, I can almost smell that warming soil from here!
The only thing that's popping up here, so far, is driveway gravel. Oh well, it's a start. ;)

Mon Mar 17, 03:56:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Slainte, sistah!

Mon Mar 17, 10:03:00 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

How lovely. :-)

I was just thinking about tulips the other day and wondering if we had any sprouts yet. But I didn't trudge through the yard to see. Now, we have quite a bit of snow that fell overnight, and it will be a while until I can tell.

Here's to hoping that spring is coming soon!

Tue Mar 18, 10:36:00 AM  
Blogger von Krankipantzen said...

It really is exciting to see the little guys popping up. The cherry blossoms have started blooming here. I feel better already.

Tue Mar 18, 04:17:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Tweety, I'm sorry you guys had all of that snow. We're getting it in rain which is really good for my little green buddies. Maybe soon for you.

Nina, I don't think you guys had as bad a winter as you did the year before. Too bad you've got this snow now. And, yeah, little green buddies for St Paddy's day. :-)

tshsmom, you'll have flowers soon!

Bucky, Erin go Braless, sis!

Danielle, you should have flowers soon. Let me know when they're up.

Kranki, cherry blossoms, how cool!

Tue Mar 18, 07:23:00 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Ah, I checked yesterday when the snow had melted. No luck yet. Everything looks like it is really into hibernation-mode.

Thu Mar 20, 09:17:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Danielle, that was quite the snow that you guys got. I hope things are up soon for you.

Thu Mar 20, 09:23:00 AM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Happy spring!

Bring your snow shovel and road salt. Psssssh.

Fri Mar 21, 03:46:00 PM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

Happy Benito Juarez's birthday to you and yours!

"Push the little daisies and make them come up" --Ween

Fri Mar 21, 04:24:00 PM  
Blogger Ern said...

Yay spring!

Fri Mar 21, 05:13:00 PM  
Blogger judypatooote said...

The only other green thing I would be happy to see would be dollars... oh I am so ready for flowers....and warm weather.... I'd say Spring, but it's Spring and we are getting up to 6" of snow....hope you have a Happy Easter.....judy

Fri Mar 21, 07:08:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Why thanks, Bone. Oh, and I'm not quite ready to push daisies yet.

Ern, well, it looked like Spring until yesterday. Like Judy said, we've got snow now. Yuck.

Judy, hi! Nice to see you. Driving in that snow yesterday really sucked! Happy Easter to you, too!

Sat Mar 22, 10:06:00 AM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I certainly hope spring is here. However, it's snowing very hard now. No accumulation, but seeing by the streetlight the fluffy water falling makes me (and Alex) wonder when spring will come and stay.

Sun Mar 23, 11:39:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nick, these got covered by snow on Friday and are still covered. Now we're supposed to get some more snow tonight. Hope you guys didn't get any accumulation. Tell Alex to hang in there. Spring'll be here eventually.

Mon Mar 24, 07:19:00 AM  

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