it is a bee-yoo-tiful sunny day here in northeast o-hi-o! happy spring to kitties in the northern hemisphere! the sun is out, the birdies are chirping, and the lenten mice are back (but that’s a whole other post)!
the flowers are bloomifying, and it’s warm enough to have windows and screen door open so we can sniff the fresh air!
just last week on thursday, it snowed! but then last friday was sunny and warm, so most of the snow meltified …
… except where there was too much shade, like along the tall fence.
but now, all the snow is gone, and it has been so warm that we actually set new records for the high temperature! it was 82 degrees F on thursday, and 86 degrees F on friday.
these temperatures are more typical of august, not april. normal highs here for this time of year are in the low 50’s, and it can snow here in april, like it did a few years ago on easter weekend.
to celebrate, here are some photos of spring from our garden. crocuses are one of the first things to bloom, so Mom loves them, which is why she plants so many.
these are yellow crocuses:
Mom says the best thing about living where the winters are so harsh is really appreciating spring! Mom is glad that we live where we can plant bulbs in the fall. when she plants them, she says “good night until spring” to the bulbs as she puts them into the ground.
mom and dad call this flower bed daffodil hill. (it’s not really a hill, just a raised flower bed.) it’s a reference to the famous Daffodil Hill in Lake View Cemetery.
these are called blue hyacinths:
these are white hyacinths. Mom says they have the strongest scent of the different colors of hyacinths, which is why she likes the white ones.
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it also seems appropriate to mention that our friend Monty from Monty Graycat Ponders Out Loud gave us this fabulous award: The Sunshine Award! Thank You Monty! we are so humbled!
the rules for this award are: to accept this award you must pass it on to 12 other recipients and post their blog links along with the award and of course send a comment to them telling them how they have brought SUNSHINE to you. we thought we would give it to six bloggers, in order to leave some others out there eligible to receive it.
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In other news, Cookie is entered into Misha’s Kitty Fight Club! She is competing on April 22! Please visit Misha’s blog to read more about it! And please consider voting for Cookie!
Comments on Sunshine Award!
Eric and Flynn @ 5:33 pm
The Spring flowers look lovely.
Concats on your award, it goes well with the pretty flowers. Good luck to Cookie. We will miss the fight because that is the day we get locked up and deserted.
The Island Cats @ 5:52 pm
Those flowers are beautiful!! Enjoy all your sunshine and warm weather!
Cat Lady Diary @ 6:02 pm
Wow O-Hi-O is way ahead of Cape Cod in the flower dept….can’t wait for the photos of the Lenten Luncheon mice!
Momo @ 8:00 pm
Concats for the award and thankyou so much for thinking of me.
Your flowers are really beautiful. Spring is certainly here.
Trouble with living in temperate zone like we do is that we don’t have distinct seasons. The seasons just merge into each other.
Parker @ 7:56 am
Spring in O Hi O!
Love Meow @ 12:33 pm
OMG your flowers are gorgeous! Yay for Spring! Happy Easter to you all!
Daisy the Curly Cat @ 2:05 pm
The crocuses are so beautiful! I think it’s warmer where you live than it has been here in south FL! Hippity, hoppity, happy Easter to you!
Tristan and Crikey @ 5:28 pm
Happy Easter, furriends! Thank you so much for the awardie! We’ll ask our Mom to post about it real soon:)
A few Good Cats @ 8:47 pm
Thanks on behalf of our Good Cats for the honor!
We love the fancy colors in your yard, and it’s good to hear that warmer weather is coming our way in PA…
Samantha, Clementine & Maverick @ 8:52 pm
Happy Easter to you all!! And Oh what beautiful flowers!! Mom is not such a great gardener, so she alwys loves to see other peoples gardens!!
Howdy from your TX furiends,
Fin @ 8:54 pm
Thanks so much for the award. Your flowers are lovely. We can’t wait for KFC!
Poppy Q @ 6:52 am
Your spring flowers are delightful, and I am glad it is warm and sunny there.
Thanks for reminding us that even though our warmth is leaving, our friends up north are treasuring it and enjoying it for us. We must say we had a pleasant day, just a bit cooler than yours and just a chilly evening.
Smooches to you all.
Derby and Ducky @ 8:44 pm
Happy Spring indeed, we have lots of flowers too.
Amy & The House of Cats @ 4:12 pm
Wow, that is a lot of cool flower pictures! We still have hardly any around our house – we think they are hiding because they knew it would get cold again! But those flowers really make us smile!!