It’s been pretty hard to see any signs of spring this week in Edmonton. Since winter got such an early start last November, we’ve had very little reprieve. Yesterday -11 C.
I know, I know! Yes, there was that awesome trip to sunny California in December. It’s a little crumb of summer sunshine, I’m clinging to by the tips of my perfectly manicured nails (wink, wink DL).
I decided I’d forge ahead without the cooperation of Mother Nature, she’s being a real pill. You know how much I love my flip-flops, or are they thongs 😉 ? I went ahead and bought myself a couple of new pairs. Surprise, they even match my winter scarf! 😀 That might come in handy.
Second, get out the sunny summer bedding, including the Hawaiian shirt pillows I made last summer. (Petals bum is on daddies pillow..giggle).
Next, look for pussy willows. They’re a sure sign of spring. This is what Petals saw out our 2nd story bedroom window. Now if I was a little bird, I would have known spring is getting closer.
Speaking of birds, I’ve been really worried about them this week, what with all this late season snow. Just incase they fly by my neighbourhood, I’m leaving out a few snacks and some warm bedding. Welcome to Casa Boomdee-ville.
I got this ‘Nesting Wreath’ idea from my friend Alys at Gardening Nirvana. She’s a recycle/reuse Ninja, which is something I’m always striving to be better at. I saved the wire wreath from my door decor at Christmas, and of course all those enjoyable laundry days have provided me with the rest. I hope some little birdies will come on by and pick up some dryer lint for their home sweet homes.
- Gather supplies: yarn, wire hoop, dryer lint
- Wrap wreath with yarn
- Tuck lint into wrapped wreath
- Hang out for the birdies along with a sweet treat
Oh ya, the snow aliens have been by too. They come and growl at our door but we don’t let them in. Petals actually runs and hides, but Boomdee had her camera ready this morning. Look, here’s a rare glimpse. Have you ever seen anything so hideous 😉 ?
Speaking of hideous, I don’t know how all this snow will melt by Wednesday. There’s still a day to go, so we are crossing our paws. Blossum says, “just wake me up when it gets here”.