Friday, March 8, 2013

Early March Walk About



It was a warm and sunny day today. 




Too nice to stay inside. 
So I head out with this little guy, Whitey. 




And this big guy, Champ. 

Two Best Friends.




We make the rounds, first checking on flowers I recently planted. 

They seem very happy! Look at those smiling faces! 




The miniature daffodils are nodding their heads! 




They seem to look curiously around! 




On the way to the back yard, we spot our first Dandelions! 

A sure sign of spring! 




In a back corner, early Daffodils put on a show! 

Captured sunshine bobbing in the breeze. 




Look who we found, hiding among dry leaves. 

We see you, little frog, although you do blend in very well! 




Tulips emerge from a bed of lavender in a half whiskey barrel by the deck. 




While budding Narcissus enjoy the sunshine along the edge of the lawn..... 




Contained by mossy rocks. 




Sweet little birds enjoy a treat as we walk further along. 




Indian Plum trees unfurl their leaves.

Soon they will bloom, providing the first nectar for hummingbirds and bees. 




Shadows are long this time of year as the sun still hangs low in the sky. 

But look at that blue sky and those budding trees! 




Woodpeckers have been busy,
 hollowing out future nesting sites for feathered friends and small woodland creatures. 




Bare trees let in lots of light for early woodland flowers. 




A snow covered Mount Rainier peeks from disappearing clouds. 




Soon to provide spring run-off to fill rivers and streams with pure mountain water. 




But as the sun dips lower on the horizon, it's time to head for home.




With one last stop to gather daffodils. 




A cheerful reminder. 




To bring a sweet smile. 




In memory of a beautiful day.

I hope you, too have beautiful spring days on your horizon.

xoxo

34 comments:

  1. really nice to see all the signs of spring there! loved the dandelion - such a welcome sight right now. :)

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  2. Such pretty photos! I love seeing all the flowers and always enjoy your images of Mount Rainier. Very cute bouquet of daffodils in the mason jar :) Hope you have a good weekend, Karen!

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  3. Thank you for taking us along on your walk! You have such a beautiful place. I would say that you are about 2 or 3 weeks ahead of us in Indiana. We got 4 inches of snow the other day and today it was 40 degrees! But quite a few of my bulbs are up so it won't be long now:)

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  4. The view outside your window is certainly taking on a lovely look!
    So many signs of Spring - and lovely ones too!
    I found some daylilies popping up and some iris just beginning to peek through the ground.

    Your little Whitey reminds me of our little Frosty Sugar Spitz we had years ago. :)

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  5. Oh Mount Ranier is so beautiful I imagine sitting there staring at it and not being able to move fixated forever:) Nice spring photos you are ahead of us. Enjoy those beautiful Daffodils.

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  6. I want to walk your walk everyday -- indeed spring is showing it's lovely face in your yard and surrounding.. beautiful photos.. you do such a wonderful job capturing the beauty around your place and far away like with Mt.Ranier.. Wow what a view!! I love the sweetness of your home and how you decorate..
    Hugs

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    1. Beautiful walk in the open air,
      I have quite the impression to feel the fresh air on my face... Lovely pics, lovely post!!! I truly enjoyed it. Thank you Karen and wishes for a glorious week end. Hugs Olympia

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  8. Hello Karen.
    Great image series showing. I ♥ pictures of your dogs. Can see that you've got "Spring" - yet we have not really spring here. Wish you a good weekend :) Hanne Bente

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  9. What an amazing walk. The thing that struck me was the shadows. So rare in winter months so when they appear again it becomes part of the spring 'experience'. Your views are too beautiful, you are so lucky. Take care. Chel x

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  10. Absolutely stunning. You have such a good eye for seeing what many people would pass by. I love the contrast between the majestic (and hard-not-to-notice) mountain and the little frog! x

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  11. What a wonderful place! I love it. And the view of the Mount is amazing. Do you have a city near your house?

    Marina

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    1. Thank you, Marina! Yes, we are an hour from both Tacoma and Seattle in opposite directions, with several small towns within 15 - 30 minutes from us. Hope you have a lovely weekend! xoxo

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  12. I always love seeing photos of Whitey and Champ on here! And I love those daffodils. Also, that frog is so unique looking!!!

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  13. We did indeed have a beautiful day- and another one for Saturday. Your photos are fabulous - I enjoyed the walk very much - now I need to get some daffodils.

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  14. Walking with you is always refreshing and beautiful. So many wonderful reminders that spring is on it's way. And that view; how do you get anything done? You certainly are surrounded with beauty and thanks for sharing it with us...

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  15. Looks like you did have a beautiful day. We had some snow yesterday but today is going to be 50 and it will all melt. So I have hope. Your flowers really cheered me up!

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  16. Thanks for taking us along on your walk. It is so good to see green and flowers. And I always love seeing your photos of Mt. Rainier.

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  17. I enjoyed looking over your shoulder at the beauty of nature that surrounded you. Mt Rainer in the clouds provides a mystical view.
    Have a lovely day ~:)

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  18. Oh what a beautiful walk you had...thank you so much for sharing it with us. I can only dream of those images of emerging daffodils and tulips. And your view is stunning.

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  19. Dearest Karen,
    Your early March walk is testimony of the very fertile region you are living in. Of course, at your altitude it is positive for plants, shrubs and trees and the soil must have some fertile volcanic contents from over the ages. Also the fact that you are surrounded by several rivers is a plus. Enjoy this awakening of spring as soon the leaves will be blocking the view of many sights. Your dogs certainly enjoy walking with you!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  20. Good afternoon, Karen!
    I very much enjoyed "walking with you!" Ray came in yesterday evening exulting that he had just seen the first pair of spring Robins with, "Boy, it was good to see them!"
    I was thinking of you the other day as I took a short drive..... as in, "Would Karen stop here and take a picture? What caption would I write?"
    Smiles from the east coast,
    Maureen

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  21. Lovely post I shared that walk with you, it makes you feel good to see the earth waking up after it's winter sleep. Merle.....

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  22. So very beautiful! I can't believe you have so many flowers growing already! It just delights the heart to see these early spring shots!

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  23. Amazing pictures and even more beautiful the commentaries by the always pithy thought of your femininity.

    Yannis Politopoulos

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  24. Oh Karen I enjoyed my walk about with you. So many wonderful signs of spring. I saw my first crocus bloom today. I can't wait to get outside to plant some pansies, but we still have about a month to go.

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  25. It looks like a beautiful day indeed Karen! I see nature is a little bit ahead in your part of the US. Our daffodils are still in the bud. After a warm and sunny week it's cold once again in Holland. We will have to wait a little while longer for spring to arrive.

    Have a lovely new week!

    Madelief x

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  26. Daww. Cute doggie. And nice mountain.

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  27. Beautiful spots of green in your area! So nice to see!

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  28. Such a lovely area....spring has sure sprung in your area...still waiting for it here...very chilly today. Happy week to you.

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  29. The Bradford pear trees are the one showing off their buds here - such a cheerful time of year! <3

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  30. I can almost smell the mountain air! what a beautiful day!!! Thank you for sharing it with us! :)

    PS- Whitey and Champ are adorable!

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  31. Lovely photos and I so enjoyed walking along with you...I miss the beauty of the Pacific NW! Can't wait until the snow leaves so I can photograph the prairies here. ;-)

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  32. Your dogs are adorable! You already have daffodils in bloom, wow. Great idea on bringing them inside for a lovely bouquet. Beautiful photos xx

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