Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

What a Difference a Year Makes -- Reprise -- Welcome Spring!

This was first posted on March 23, 2010 -- it was about the first day of Spring 2010 and the snow that we had -- not a dusting but a real snow!!!!

What a difference a year makes!!! There is no snow in the forecast today for the first day of Spring and the temperature will be in the mid 70's!!!!

It shall be a glorious first day of spring!!!

The garden 2011 will certainly look different than the garden 2010!!!!

I'm sharing Spring 2010 with Chari at Happy To Design for Sunday Favorites. I must admit I get cold looking at those pictures!!!! Join Chari to see other favorite posts this Sunday --

Saturday, the first day of Spring we awoke to this!!!!

Sometimes in December, and mostly in January but sometimes in February we get snow on the prairie. A March snow is not unheard of but it doesn't happen very often.

Saturday mid afternoon, we had quite an accumulation of snow (also a rarity on the prairie -- 3 inches or snow is a good snowfall for us) and the snow kept falling.
Sunday morning, it had finally stopped and we had at least a foot of snow in Linderhof's back garden.
Oliver just had to go out Sunday morning -- and he was not impressed! His tummy was below the snow!!! That is no fun!
Which means that it is time to come in in a hurry! Not a good day to sniff at all of his favorite spots!

It's Wednesday which means that it is time for Outdoor Wednesday. Please join Susan at A Southern Daydreamer to see if there is anymore March snow!


Pondside said...

I remember that post, Martha. What a blow that was on the first day of Spring. I'm glad that this year is so much nicer. We are forecast good weather tomorrow, just in time!

podso said...

I too remember this post. Glad you are seeing signs of spring, enjoy the "pretty" (as we say here in the south) weather!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

So often here in NC we get one last blast of Winter and I love the snow but it ruins the Spring blooms! Things are blooming beautifully here! Thanks for again sharing your snowy post! Blessings,

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

after the winter we endured here in the midwest we deserve sun and 70 degrees today! I can't wait!

Martha said...

Makes me so thankful I live in Florida! Happy spring :-)


It's gorgeous though, your garden looks so misterious with all that snow. I love it. Just the same I wish for spring soon for you. Meanwhile you can come visit me at sunny Florida.

Bernideen said...

Martha: We have had little snow are quite in need of wet! The little dogger loved that snowy day!

Ben said...

Being from New Jersey, my first reaction was to think that I've seen quite enough snow this year already. But yours is so beautiful, Martha!


On Crooked Creek said...

How well I remember! I'll take this years First Day of Spring over last years, by far! HA!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Martha... guys really did have the snow last year on the first day of spring. I don't remember whether we did or not...but suspect that we did! Like you...this year our first day of spring was gorgeous and 70 degrees! Can't beat that! Thank you for sharing this lovely post with us for the Sunday Favorites repost party this week, my friend!

Warmest spring wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design