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Lusting for Spring…

This is the view from my window.

This is the view from my window.

This is the road in front of my house.

This is the road in front of my house.


This is what my street looks like.  And it has been pretty much like this for the better part of the last ten days.  I’ve been out once!

I’m one of those girls that always wants snow. After this winter, I’ve changed my mind.  I want snow that comes and goes as quickly as it came! I live in the South. I don’t deal. While I love tinkering on the home front, it is nice to get out a bit.  And I really, really don’t like to drive over white stuff.  Around here we don’t get much practice.


Work in progress...

Work in progress…

Honestly, I can only string but so many beads, read but so many books, before the walls begin to close in a bit. We’ve had three substantial snows in ten days. That is unheard of here.

The finished piece.

The finished piece.

Meanwhile, cabin fever has set in. In.a.big.way!


I can’t wait to start messing with these again!

I can’t wait to get dirty. I want to go outside and scratch around in the soil. I want grab my rake and shovel and shed these winter woes. I’m new to yard work and while I suppose it shows, I’ve discovered that I really enjoy it. Hell, before last year, I didn’t even know how to put the lawnmower in reverse! Now I have a chainsaw, and know how to use it—and have been pruning and planting. I’m itching to throw some seeds in the ground and watch them pop up!


That's what I'm talking about!

That’s what I’m talking about!

Last year's first harvest.  I can't wait!

Last year’s first harvest. I can’t wait!

Fresh herbs, summer salads, oh my...

Fresh herbs, summer salads, oh my…

I want to feast on steamed crabs.

I want to feast on steamed crabs with butter dripping down to my elbows! Yum, yum, yum!

I want to open the windows, air out the house and blow the cobwebs out of my head at the same time.   I need some exercise. What is it about this weather that has turned me into an utter slug? But alas there is hope. Watch this video. Could that be the sound of melting snow? I do believe it is!  This girl is counting the days!





  1. Love your new post. We have rain here and all those lovely veggies make me hungry. Our Daffodils are in bloom but again we have rain. Oregon loves rain.

  2. LOVED THIS, Susan!! Having grown up in Ohio, driving on snow and sliding on ice comes with the territory in the winter. My dad used to take us out in the pickup truck to “buck” snow drifts just for fun, and if we got stuck, one of the boys would walk home and get the tractor to come pull us out. So I never had any fear of driving on snow. You’ve met, and conquered, so many challenges in the past year or so, I know you can do this, too. We all have cell phones now, so what’s to lose?? Just get in your car and give it a whirl (maybe literally)!! It’ll be F U N!!

    • Susan Bowerman

      February 28, 2015 at 10:53 pm

      Marcia, I should get out more often. But, if I got in an accident, I’d be hard pressed to find someone to spoiled my utterly rotten critters. They are a handful! So, I wait until I’m fairly certain there will be no problems. And, I don’t have a tractor, LOL!

  3. Love your post, Susan ! I’m so ready for some warm weather also ! I’d never thought of packing the truck up in 16 F but we did today / I’ll post some pictures on FB later/. I haven’t been this cold since I left Hungary, 25 years ago. I love the desert, I can take 106 F much better.
    The necklace turned out very nice !

    • Susan Bowerman

      February 28, 2015 at 10:55 pm

      Thank you so much, Zsusza! I don’t think I’d be too crazy about 106 degrees, but it would be an improvement over this! Good luck with the packing and the move!

      • Thank you Susan ! Soon we should have our new home on wheels and head SOUTH. I can take the dry heat anytime over humidity.

  4. In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
    ~ Albert Camus

  5. I have lived in Southern CA all my life Susan .. I love looking at pictures of pretty white snow but that’s it. I love your pictures and video .. Here’s to warmer days and digging in the soil ..

    • Susan Bowerman

      February 28, 2015 at 10:57 pm

      I think we are about to turn the corner, Jann. Thank you for your kind words and for the visit. It will be nice to get outside again.

  6. Hahah this is awesome! The bracelet is to die for, just beautiful Susan and the garden is way yummy for sure!!!!!! This was truly a fun and delightful blog oh yeah!!!!

  7. I love your blog and I’m anxious for Spring, too!

  8. Great post! I too am looking forward to spring so I can start digging in the soil (weeding first!) It has been brutally cold here (DE) but I just tell myself it is killing all the ticks and mosquitoes! LOVE your bracelet.

  9. The pictures….spring porn.

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