Sanna's Bag

“I never seem to have what I need when I need it. I’m going to make a belt-bag that’s bigger on the inside than on the outside, and just carry everything with me.”

Saturday, March 30, 2013

For my friends in the snow

It's coming.  Spring really is on its way.  You will have blue skies and green grass and trees in bloom.  The air will be full of the sweet smell of growth.  If you stand quite still, and listen hard, you will be able to hear the buds popping open.  And in the meantime, you have hard freezes which have killed the slugs and bugs, so your summer will be a lot less pesty than ours.

Now that DH is retired, and the weather is SO lovely, we are getting lots of walks.  We took a little stroll through the suburb of Gladstone along the Clackamas River.  

I do love the place where I live.  There is a small-town neighborhood right across the street from this view.  Well, the best part of the view takes me home with him and I get to enjoy him all to myself, but the trees and river and stuff are all part of the suburb.

The cottonwoods smell so good as they are leafing out.  I suck in great lungfulls of fragrance as we walk.  Sometimes I make myself dizzy.
Usually the flowering plum is seen through a mist of soft rain, against a cloudy gray sky.  But this year we have had the 3rd driest march on record, and blue skies with fluffy clouds has been a lot more common.  I worry about the water reserves, but I also revel in the exceptional warmth and sunshine!  This is March for crying in the sink.
And so, as my birthdate commands, I March fourth.


  • At 1:18 PM , Blogger Acorn to Oak said...

    Looks like you live in a very beautiful area...perfect for walks...and lots of photos! :-) Happy Spring!

  • At 8:23 PM , Blogger Willow said...

    If I were ever to return to PNW, my second choice for living would be that area. Of course my first would have to be Hillsboro where I have so many wonderful memories.

    And don't you just *heart* saying those words 'hubby is retired'?

  • At 12:19 AM , Blogger Rose L said...

    I am so glad to hear you are enjoying the retirement time!

  • At 6:41 AM , Blogger vanfox23 said...

    Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures. Here in the eastern part of the country, we haven't seen much of the blue sky and we definitely don't have anything blooming. I'm looking forward to when it does start though.

  • At 10:24 AM , Blogger Timothy Young said...

    How beautiful the world we inhabit. Lucky, lucky, lucky.

  • At 5:02 AM , Blogger Donna Lee said...

    I am looking forward to the warmth of spring. Outside my office window here there is an ornamental pear tree. The edges of the branches are just starting to swell and it wouldn't take much to make them burst into fragrant (sneeze inducing) bloom. I miss the gradual warming of spring. Our year has been extra wet (which is good) and I miss the blueblue sky which is Spring.


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