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April 20, 2015

Spring Changes

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This quote is so true in so many ways. I’m here to focus on the beautiful this morning, despite the fact that today’s weather is less than beautiful.

Spring has been very slow to arrive in the northeast this year, but we have finally been experiencing some days of warmth and sunshine. Last Sunday was warm and breezy, and I took a little time just to sit outside and appreciate.

Out in the sunshine

I haven’t lifted a rake or anything else to begin spring cleaning, but I’ll get to it soon enough. Chives are poking through last year’s dead ones to make a new appearance this year!

It is school vacation week here in Massachusetts. Today is Patriot’s Day and Boston Marathon Day. A blogger that I read, Amy of “Plain Mama” is running this year. Best of luck Amy!

I got to kick off my vacation week in one of my favorite ways. Jennifer, Renae and I headed up to Pickity Place once again. Saturday’s weather was lovely and sunny and warm, and flowers were popping out all over, despite Pickity’s New Hampshire location. We figured they must have started some of these plants in their protected greenhouse and then brought them out.
Spring at Pickity (1)

Spring at Pickity (4)

These were not from the greenhouse of course:
Spring at Pickity (2)

Spring at Pickity (3)
I’m not sure what these are; they reminded me of a purple version of forsythia.

And I always share a picture of the beautiful dessert presentation too:
Pickity dessert

What beautiful changes are you experiencing this time of year?


  1. The greening of my world, the grasses growing, buds forming on the peonies, an occasional glimpse of a hummingbird or two and Tree Swallows claiming nesting boxes. My yard cleanup is nearing an end – I think – so soon it will be some basic maintenance. Flower beds could use some renovation, but may just be allowed to do their own things.

    Comment by Carol — April 20, 2015 @ 11:52 am | Reply

  2. The Pickity flowers are beautiful and of course the dessert is as well.

    Comment by Trish Dinsmore — April 20, 2015 @ 1:00 pm | Reply

  3. Spring is beautiful. – But don’t mix the “purple forsythia” with the strawberries. :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daphne_mezereum

    Comment by Carsten — April 21, 2015 @ 4:47 am | Reply

    • Thank you for the information Carsten!

      Comment by Karma — April 21, 2015 @ 3:51 pm | Reply

  4. Thanks so much Karen! It was a whirlwind trip and such a wonderful experience! The people of Boston and surrounding Mass. are SO incredible! Even with the horrible race day weather they were out in droves supporting us and treating us like we were so special. I wish I could have thanked each and every one of them. But I can thank you for your encouragement! So nice to just get to sit and relax and enjoy! That dessert looks scrumptious!

    Comment by plainmama — April 21, 2015 @ 5:28 pm | Reply

    • I’m so glad you had a great experience here in my home state! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — April 23, 2015 @ 11:29 am | Reply

  5. Someday I want to go to Pickity Place. The flowers are beautiful, and the desert is drool-worthy. I hope you’re enjoying your vacation week, and that even more flowers are blooming as spring progresses. We’re just about in the leafing out phase here, and we’ve had summer-like days (hot and humid).

    Comment by Robin — April 22, 2015 @ 7:33 am | Reply

    • I’ve blogged so often about Pickity I’ve made you want to go, lol! Well if you ever find yourself vacationing in the northeast again, we will have to try to make a lunch date there!

      Comment by Karma — April 23, 2015 @ 11:31 am | Reply

  6. Love the flowers, still waiting for some blossoms out this way. Enjoy the break from school!

    Comment by Mike — April 22, 2015 @ 7:21 pm | Reply

    • I’d love some blossoms here too Mike. I’ve got nothing to speak of here in my yard. Break is going by very quickly.

      Comment by Karma — April 23, 2015 @ 11:32 am | Reply

  7. The grass is green and we have the very early flowers…but nothing like what you’ve got! We don’t have flowering trees yet, or leaves on much at all. Waiting…waiting…this is my favorite time of the year though, regardless of when it finally arrives.

    Comment by Dawn — April 26, 2015 @ 9:22 pm | Reply

    • Oh I wish I had blooms Dawn! Those flowers are all from Pickity Place – I’m sure they were in some cases helped by green house. Nary a bloom here at my house 😦

      Comment by Karma — April 27, 2015 @ 4:53 pm | Reply

      • Still pretty though! Anything blooming now?

        Comment by Dawn — May 6, 2015 @ 8:07 pm

      • I do have a few blooms here and there – just haven’t gotten around to blogging them just yet! Hoping to do so soon 🙂

        Comment by Karma — May 13, 2015 @ 8:01 am

  8. Karma, it’s good to stop by and see what’s happenin’ in your neck of the woods. We had our first hummingbird the other day. They seem to be passing through; none are here to stay. But we do have a rose-breasted grosbeak feeding at the feeder. They are amazing.

    Comment by Kathy — May 11, 2015 @ 4:10 pm | Reply

    • Hi there Kathy! Nice to hear from you. I haven’t been actively blogging lately, but I’m looking forward to doing some posts soon. Lots of photos filling up my camera. No hummingbirds yet! They should be here soon – I should get the feeder ready. I don’t think I’ve seen the bird that you’ve mentioned here – I will have to look it up!

      Comment by Karma — May 13, 2015 @ 8:00 am | Reply

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