Friday, March 18, 2011

Welcoming Spring...

My calender says the first day of Spring is Sunday, March 20th... growing up, it was always on March 21st... I know not why the date was changed, but I will gladly take it a day earlier... in fact, I shall proclaim today the first day of Spring at Idyllhours!... the sun is shining, the sky is blue... the Robins are singing their beautiful song... my sweet violets are covered in teeny buds... I want to just sit and soak up all the beauty this day has to offer me... life is too short to let precious moments drift away...with all that is wrong with the world today, we must still take time to remember the good things as well... and count our many blessings... so, come celebrate with me!...

"The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day He created Spring"
~ Bern Williams

Happy Spring!... xoxo...


  1. If you say it's spring, than so shall I! Though it is a little harder to find here in MT right now. :) I am embracing the warmer temps and the more constant sun though. Soon my tulips will pop up above soil and the grass will come back green. Hurray! Like you said, in times of all sorts of worldy trouble, it's important to remember the good things, focus on the small beautiful things. I hope you have a lovely weekend!

  2. I am so glad that you are finally having some good weather! Seeing those little flowers pop up would put a smile on my face, too!

    I did order a lot of Sweet Peas, didn't I!! I have several trellises and one package is for a flower box. When I see seed packets or catalogs, my imagination goes wild!!

    Have a great weekend, Julie Marie!


  3. I'm celebrating with you Julie!! I'm so happy for spring to get here!

    Big hugs, Sherry

  4. Its spring here already. warm,sunny and all the birds are singing, trees are budding, lilacs are budding and so are my Daffodils, and I had my windows open today as well sooo nice. Lovely post I feel the same. Have a great day !

  5. Yummy table setting Julie! I too was wondering why the date had changed, lol! It was always the 21st. Now it is the 21st at like 7:21 pm, lol! But I will take it early too! Isnt it wonderful to hear the birds singing again? Ahhh how I missed those little ones that flew south. Our season is here dear friend :)
    Love and hugs,

  6. I love the quote and the yellow bunny looks adorable! I'm so glad you chose that one. My favorite. Thanks always! el

  7. I love that Bern Williams quote, it's wonderful, I've never heard it before.Your blog is lovely, I'm so happy I found you I enjoyed my visit. I'm following you now! Wishing you happiness, Katherine

  8. I am counting my blessing this beautiful day, with you! I'm so sorry for all the troubles in the world, even those here at my home, but I want to praise Him who made all things, especially Spring! Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. I just want to come and eat those yummy looking treats and drink tea with you!! SPRING can't come soon enough for me. LOL

  10. Hi I think today should be proclaimed the first day of spring. Love the yellow bunny. You have good taste in bunnies.... That dessert looks yum too. There is a lot going on in the world it is good to think of happy things. Love u Filly

  11. You are so right! Let's celebrate! Love the look of that table and it's wonderful goodies. Have a Happy Spring Day! Kit

  12. Julie Marie~
    I have been pondering that same topic: to take time to appreciate the Goodness around us, especially now when there is so much agony in the world. Part of me thinks it should feel guilty to enjoy my day while all those poor people have lost everything. Another part of feels differently. Hope you and Tess are having a wonderful day. xoxo Amy

  13. Hi there! Yeahhhhhh so happy spring is finding you! you deserve some sunshine girlie! Can't wait to see what the next couple weeks will bring! xoox

  14. Happy Spring to you, Julie Marie! I see teeny-tiny bits of green under last Fall's leaves. :)
    Enjoy this beautiful day my friend!

  15. Dear Julie Marie,
    Happy Spring!! Yes, I remember Spring being the 21st as a child too. Somehow the calender changed as the years flew by.
    But Spring it is and I will celebrate with you and enjoy the first blooms with the warmer days.

    I have 4 red roses open today on my knock outs. It is a gorgeous sight.
    Love the quote by Bern Williams.

    Thank you for stopping by and your get well wishes. Good luck in my giveaway.
    Love to you dear friend,
    Celestina Marie

  16. HAPPY SPRING!!! Love to you and Tessy...

  17. Happy Spring Julie Marie! So happy to hear that the weather is more like Spring weather rather than winter:-)...Wishing that this new week be as springy and beautiful for you. Have a wonderful day my dear friend.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  18. I didn't even realize spring was here! Thanks so much for reminding me. Spring always brings me hope.

  19. Happy Spring to you sweet Julie Marie! I know that you will be enjoying the nice warm weather after the winter out there....xoxo, Janet