Elizabeth Melton Parsons

Writing~Art~Life

Spring for a Day

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Last week we had over 14 inches of snow on the ground. Then it rained and melted about half of it. But it was a short lived reprieve. It then sleeted, turned to snow and dumped another 12 inches. And to think I used to love winter and the white stuff that comes with it. Three days ago it rained and rained, melting all the white stuff. Yesterday it was a lovely 56 degrees. Today it’s in the 60’s. I had to go tramping along the creek to blow away the winter cobwebs. During my walk, I saw something glorious. Purple, purple everywhere-crocus blossoms turning the dead field to a carpet of beauty. I snapped a few really bad photos with my phone and even stopped to pick a small bouquet to remind me that, if even only for a day, spring has sprung. I’m happy. πŸ™‚

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Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is Β© Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2017. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

56 thoughts on “Spring for a Day

  1. Nice to see pictures of flowers for a change. You know, I love in L.A. and I was getting sick of seeing snow !! (like in all the pictures)

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  2. Wow, Elizabeth. Talk about a quick change!

    Beautiful, beautiful flowers.
    We had mild spring weather today and brilliant sun.
    Tomorrow it gets cold. So flu or no flu, I went out and walked around the grounds with the dog. I even briefly went on the sidewalk, looking like hell but who cares on such a lovely day?

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  3. I’m happy too, Elizabeth! We were shy of 80 today. Of course by Friday, we’ll be in the 50’s, but that’s okay, spring is around the corner! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. xo

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  4. Happy spring to you Elizabeth!
    Spring is all about blossoms.., here’s my spring love:
    https://viviennejacinta.wordpress.com/2014/09/16/its-spring-think-floral-and-botanical/

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  5. Amazing changes in weather! Those crocuses are so beautiful! Are they native flowers or introduced ones?

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    • Good morning, Clare. I love crocus not only for their beauty, but because they are the very first blooms of the spring season. I would imagine they were introduced to the US. We do have wild iris and crocus is in that family, but I’m pretty sure they aren’t native. There used to be houses where I walk most often and the flowers keep blooming regardless of how many years have passed with no one around to tend them. πŸ˜€

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  6. Real signs of spring and a great attitude! It is promising it will soon be spring… πŸ™‚ Lovely spring flowers, Elizabeth ❀

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  7. Here’s to Spring, Elizabeth. We still have quite a bit of snow on the ground but it was warmer today here too. Yay! Went for a walk after work but didn’t see any purple blossoms; I’ll be on the lookout though. Thanks for the shot of Spring.

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  8. Oh how lovely….nothing like the start of a new season especially when the flowers begin to bloom πŸ™‚ BTW, I thought the photos were just fine!

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  9. So beautiful!! I can smell Spring in the air.

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  10. I can understand the feeling of warmth and joy seeing these bright colourful flowers amongst all white… πŸ™‚ They look beautiful… πŸ™‚

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  11. Since we still have some snow here I enjoy pictures of beautiful flowers even more. Have a nice day! Spring is here soon!

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  13. It’s bad picking flowers in the nature, Elizabeth naughty girl …!!!

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  14. purple is my favourite colour. Nice photos. Spring is almost here. lets be happy and let go of our sorrows. Let them melt away along with the snow.

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  15. A purple pretty flower is nice.

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  16. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    didn’t last long, did it???? but there will b e more, eventually strung together!!!

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  17. I love your pictures of the first spring flowers. Here in western Canada the crocuses are bursting forth too. There’s nothing like the first spring flowers and the grass beginning to green to cheer a person up.

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  18. Beautiful words to welcome spring, Elizabeth! And nice photos, as well πŸ™‚

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  19. you guys are so lucky!! you have something called spring!!! Here in Kolkata…we jump from winter(which feels like spring) to Summer :/

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  20. It’s nice to know some people are enjoying spring…I am still getting snow.

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  21. Glad to hear that spring has sprung in your neck of the woods! It gives me hope that this snow I see outside my window will actually melt someday!~Rita

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  22. What a treat can’t wait to see some color around my neighbourhood

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  23. Snow. Then pure. Nature breaking through perfectly says it all I feel, nature certainly I’d beautiful , take care x

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  24. The colours of nature and the feel of Spring, thank you Elizabeth. Hugs Xx

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