Saturday, January 12, 2013

Warm Weather Gives Me Little Fuzzies!

Here in Ontario, January weather is supposed to be very cold and filled with snow...much like it did on Boxing Day when we got this six inches of snow..(this is the view from our patio doors)


But its been very mild the last couple of days with rain.  We even hit record temperatures here yesterday of 60 degrees.
I took advantage of the warm weather to take down some of my Christmas decorations outside.  While doing so I saw an amazing sign of SPRING, which really shouldn't be happening here just yet...


THE PUSSYWILLOWS ARE BLOOMING!



This really shouldn't be happening...BUT I was so HAPPY to see this...I am not one who LOVES the winter.  So this really made my day!

I know this weather is a fluke and it won't last long, but while its here I am going to take advantage of it.  I went out this morning and checked for other signs of spring, but didn't find any in the garden...just some squirrels in the bird feeder, but what else is new!  There were lots of birds chirping.  I am sure that they are enjoying this warm spurt too...

I think a day-trip is definitely on the agenda today for McG and I...maybe some antiquing in the country and lunch at some little diner...can't wait 'til he gets home from work!

Hope you're enjoying the warm weather - I know I am!!


Cheryl

Linking up @:
My Little Home and Garden

23 comments:

  1. Me and Brian are having a day in the county too! Great minds think alike!

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  2. I can't imagine why I never planted pussywillows here; I love them!

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    1. they are so easy to grow - just stick a cutting in the ground and it will root and give you a pussy willow bush - very easy!

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    2. Thank you for linking this to Sunlit Sunday, Cheryl!

      -Karen

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  3. Those pussy willow branches must look awesome in a bouquet with some winter berries! Do they root in water?

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    1. they will root in water and then you can plant them outside later

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  4. I love pussy willows! I must look for some. The snow is beautiful - I'm still hoping for a little bit of snow this year (on Vancouver Island).

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    1. You can have the snow Lorrie - I wish I could send you some - we are supposed to get some here next week

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  5. Tell the pussy willows (I love them) to slow down!!!!! Happy Sunlit Sunday!

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  6. Oh my! We warmed up too but not quite that much! I would've been excited to see the pussy willows too but like you said it's way too early! I suppose you'll get a 2nd chance with them in the spring!

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    1. thanks for stopping by - I am bringing some inside today to enjoy as its getting cold here again this week!

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  7. Wow, that is crazy! I can't believe it. I hope the warm spell isn't hard on the fruit crops. We are going up to +6 here in NB today. It's foggy here this morning and they say fog eats snow, so go for it! Enjoy the 'heat wave'. It probably will end soon. Blessings, Pamela

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    1. thanks for stopping by - the heat wave was short-lived - just 2 days - the high for today will be only 48 degrees F and it going to get colder as the week progresses...so much for spring!

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  8. I haven't seen a pussy willow - in years I need to get out more. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. glad you liked them - thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Oh wow, pussy willows already. It's very mild here in my part of Ontario ... Pouring of rain this morning, foggy this afternoon ... And no sun!

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    1. raining and cloudy here today too and not too warm...the forecast for the rest of the week is cold, cold and more cold...I hope the pussy willows fair well

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  10. What a beautiful surprise.. Hope you have a fun day together and find some treasures.. Happy Sunday hugs, Cherry

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    1. unfortunately I wasn't feeling well after lunch and we never did go on our outing :(

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  11. Me too, I went out to clean up, I'm dying to rake. Silly Canadians aren't we?

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  12. The weather is confusing the plants. Love the captures!

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  13. One of the things I miss most about living in Ontario is the ability to just get in the car and find antique stores, small towns, interesting market places and thrift stores. I'll bet you had a grand time with your mild weather!

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