Monday, March 02, 2009

While winter continues around the northern hemisphere, I've decided that I'll just have to embrace the mild season where I live. I can enjoy the snow through others. Maybe my early spring exploits will bring a glimmer of what's just around the corner for everyone else. Hang in there, Chris!
Now this does not reflect what the temperature really is. The sun is streaming directly on my window thermometer all morning long. In truth we expect a high of 76f today and the sun is shining bright.
Conditions are just right for pulling out the clothes line.
I can hardly wait to bury my face in these towels and drink in the fresh smell that only comes for drying laundry outdoors.
This morning I planted a container with blueberries. They are dwarf plants in two different varieties. The nurseryman assured me they would be happy all in one container.
My friend Mr. Hawk was back this morning.
Hubby tells me that Mrs. Hawk was with him earlier. I wonder if they have a nest nearby. There are plenty of little varmints out on the hill behind us to keep the entire Hawk family happy and well fed. Welcome to the neighborhood!
On the quilting front, I'm slowly but surely closing in on putting away the star hexagons for just a while. As soon as I start on the diamond piecing I'll share a picture of my progress. The applique for Old St. Nick is going okay. I'm going to pick out a small portion today. I don't like the placement. Hopefully I'll have some photos that feature fabric next time.

25 comments:

Stina said...

I will try and hang in there too... I saw green grass at your pictures...wohhoo...what a happy sight!!

Quilt Hollow said...

It just seems so odd to see a photos of honest to goodness warmth when I'm sitting here looking out the window at all this snow we got last night. My heater is clicking on and off constantly. A tree near the house was starting to bloom a bit yesterday and today the little buds are just covered in snow. I'm double layered and long for capris and sandals!

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Gee, thanks Libby! You obviously read my post. We were supposed to get a foot of snow because it was supposed to end at noon but it continued to snow all day and we have 16-18 inches now. Who knows when it will end. I am seriously coming to visit. I have cousins that live in San Diego that I haven't seen in years and it's time I see them (and have a warm vacation too)!

Candace said...

There is nothing better than fresh clothes dried outside! Your blueberries look pretty happy, too, Libby!
Cheers!

Susie said...

Hi Libby,
Wish I could have hung my laundry outside today. I love the fresh clean smell. We're having loads of rain and high winds. We'll take all the moisture we can get!
xo

QUILTILNLG IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Hi Libby--this is my first visit to your site--but I'll be back!!! It is really funny--but I seen one of these hawks in a big tree out side my apartment here in New York state this afternoon and I also showed a picture of clothes hanging on a clothes line in my blog today--only mine is clip art!!!!! I love your site and your quilt projects--keep up doing a great job!! Di @ quiltingisblissful.blogspot.com

QUILTILNLG IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Hi Libby--this is my first visit to your site--but I'll be back!!! It is really funny--but I seen one of these hawks in a big tree out side my apartment here in New York state this afternoon and I also showed a picture of clothes hanging on a clothes line in my blog today--only mine is clip art!!!!! I love your site and your quilt projects--keep up doing a great job!! Di @ quiltingisblissful.blogspot.com

Screen Door said...

Ok -- I'm complete a dork... but there's something kind of comforting about the hawks staying close by together. Makes it sound a little more to it than instinct. It's kind of like they care...yep I'm pretty much a hopeless romantic---

Finn said...

Hi Libby, what fun you are having and all I can do is try to avoid the patches of ice...LOL
But spring will come and I will plant things again. I'm going to expand my container garden this spring and see what I can achieve.
My lease here runs through Halloween, so plenty of time to harvest and enjoy, herbs, if nothing else..right??
I love seeing your green yard and the colors of the day. Hugs, Finn

AnnieO said...

We have a dwarf Hass avocado tree in our backyard and LOVE the "alligator pears" it produces. That's the only thing I've grown in a long time though. We have a twice weekly Farmer's market that my mom goes to often. I am ashamed to say I never seem to get there. I shall have to just do it since I too dislike seeing all those shipped in veggies and fruits.

Sherry said...

Our temps are to rise to 70 by Friday here in IL. Hard to believe when the low is supposed to be 17 tonight! Can't wait for spring. Thanks for the beautiful pics.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Enjoy your warm temps, I'm sure we'll have a warm-up soon... we awakened to snow yesterday and it's 17 degrees here right now. That hawk is regal.

Joyce said...

Ahhh, I can't wait to hang the laundry outside. It will be awhile yet up here though.

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

I can only dream of gardening in March!!! LOL*** You lucky girl you...

Julia said...

I love the picture of Mr. Hawk! Maybe he can help Harper control those pesky squirrels! :~)

I love the change of seasons, especially summer to fall. But, ah the smell of clothes that have dried in the sunshine and fresh air, is certainly something that I miss during the winter months.

Stephanie D. said...

THe suns's shining brightly here, too--and it's a whopping 40 degrees here, so the snow should start melting. I can't complain, though, because it really hasn't been a tough winter here. Just hate to be schedule to work when there's bad weather.

sewprimitive karen said...

You're getting closer and closer to that hawk. Pretty soon you'll be feeding him crackers and petting him!

kjquilts said...

Love your clothesline! Our weather is a little chilly here in TX but we did have a couple of days in the 80s last week. It felt great to wear short sleeves outside!

yellowfarmhouse said...

Yup this winter has been a looooong one. Looking forward to warmer temps and green green grass. Enjoy your temps. I just love the look of clothesline full soaking up the sun and blowing in the breeze and there's nothing like the fresh smell the clothes/towels have when you bring them in - it's a great picture.

Hugs- Karen

ROZ said...

Hello, Mr Hawk

dee said...

I'm glad you're enjoying seeing my snow. We are living a little vicariously through each others pictures. Our hawks are out as well but I haven't been able to get a good shot lately. When it's all white outside you can see them so clearly. Also, all the yard critters disappear and it's very still. Lucky you with the blueberry bushes. I just bought some at the grocery. A pint for $5. Roger loves them so much with breakfast it's worth any price.
Harper is so darling. She always looks exasperated

MARCIE said...

A hawk! How wonderful! Maybe he likes squirrels!

Carole said...

Now Libby, you wouldn't be thinking of you pet squirels as meals for Mr. and Ms Hawck, now would you? lol Why do I think that Harper may get in on the action? lol Enjoy your spring weather. Here is it windy. We had freezing rain yesterday. I'll have to think about running some errands! Have a great day Libby!

Jeanne said...

I love the smell of towels and bedding that has dried outdoors on the clothesline. Today it is 60 here so I guess I could do that, too. Love the bunny!

julieQ said...

Oh! I was out working in the garden this mroning, and heard a "arrhhhgk"! It was a hawk, just like the one in your picture, who just sat on the fence and watched me dig around! What fun company...then he sailed away. He was sure pretty, and bigger than I imagined.