Our life living off the land in our log cabin, breathing fresh mountain air, and getting back to basics.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring Jubilance

Ahhhh, the first day of spring!  Filled with the promise of nature coming out of it's winter slumber, spring causes people to jump for joy.  The Jonquil's (or Daffodil's, people here in the mountains call them Jonquil's) are lighting the hillsides with their bright yellow blooms, like little jewels sparkling everywhere.  They are the first real sign of spring I've seen, though everything is beginning to bud all around us, excluding our Jonquil's, which are still reaching for the skies with their greenery.  Here's a juicy spring tidbit for you...the first day of spring is also the vernal equinox, when there is nearly equal daylight and darkness in 24 hours because the earth isn't tilting away or toward the sun on this day. 

Here's some jazzy news...I started a new tradition today!  Being that it's the 'first' first day of spring that we've been able to enjoy here at the cabin, I changed our bathroom shower curtain, towels and rug from a snowman theme...
...to hummingbirds...
 ...though I must confess that I was a little hesitant because they are predicting cold and possible snow over the next few days ~ but I figure putting away my snowmen was like not carrying your umbrella with you...when you do have it, it doesn't rain, but when it's put away, it pours...this is no jest, I really thought about this!  Regardless, I do like it, and let it snow!  I also changed my tablecloth and kitchen towels to a spring feel, but I won't make you take a journey on that road!

You may have noticed all the 'j' words by now...you can go to ABCWednesday to read more posts highlighting 'j'!  I must say, I enJoy (no joke) participating in ABCWednesday's posts, it pushes me to think of things differently. 

Thanks for reading my blog, you are the best f/f/r/s/f's, see you tomorrow,


Leslie: said...

My jonquils are finally open now! I'm so joyous about that - now if it would stop raining! lol

abcw team

MaiThreeBoyz said...

great to know that the long-awaited spring is here. happy for my friends on your side of the world. i love the curtains. i'm looking forward to seeing more spring flowers.

Dad/Pepere said...

The day/night is equal (12 hours each) at the equator...if I remember correctly. In any event, beautiful daffodils. Hugs!

Roger Owen Green said...

Never heard the term. Then SEVERAL times in one week!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

The last change I made was putti g the snow shovel in the attic. A week later, two snows totalling 12 Inches.

Gold luck on your shower curtain change!

Reader Wil said...

Wonderful, to live in a cabin in the mountains! The jonquils are the joyful signs of spring! I like the bathroom curtain!
Wil, ABCW Team.

Lise said...

They are beautiful, aren't they Leslie? The ones I posted are actually from down the mountain a bit, mine haven't bloomed; I'm looking forward to seeing them in my own yard!

What's the weather like on your side of the world Mai?

As usual, you are correct dad:) Hugs back!

LOL Rog, jonquil must be a favorite j word:)

Thanks Will, glad to have you visit!

Lise said...

Patti, guess what, it worked! We got a dusting last night, with a few more snow showers possible in the next several days.

Carver said...

Beautiful spring shots. I like the idea of changing the shower curtain.

Susie Swanson said...

Beautiful photos.. My Jonquils are about gone but I sure do wish it would warm up and stay that way.. Love your bathroom decor.

Lise said...

Carver, it's funny, here at the cabin I've always changed the shower curtain when we came here on our visits. I never did it anywhere else!

Thanks Susie, the Jonquils in my yard haven't bloomed yet, the pictures were from down the mountain a bit. So I'm still look forward to them!

Chubskulit Rose said...

I can't wait to see Spring flowers in the garden, still so cold here.


Catching up (again) with this week's entries.
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team