Thursday, January 22, 2009

Spring Has Sprung

After spending the weekend in snow country, dressed in our out of the ordinary scarves, gloves and coats, we were anxious to get on the road home.

Although this is beautiful, I don't like being cold! I don't mind throwing a few snowballs, but I never wanted to learn any snow sports, nor do I like being inside most of the day. I just don't like feeling constricted in clothing, so I'm barefoot and in a pair of shorts most of the time. I once bought a coat when I went to Switzerland. It is the only one in my closet! It is a light weight Arizona coat and it didn't do a bit of good in Europe or during this trip to Flagstaff!

Just look what I came home to. Spring happened! The gazania bloomed white, and as the temperature warms, it will turn yellow. (I'm guessing--it was bright yellow last year.)

First wildflower of the season!! I'm not sure what kind it is.

The hibiscus is loaded with flowers. Isn't this gorgeous? If Turr Tull would wake up he could get his fill of his favorite food! Last year he came out in February for a few minutes. It has been in the 80s this week. I might see him soon. He went to bed in May last year--earl est ever--I'm not sure what that means. The latest that he stayed asleep was June. We always celebrate the day he comes out--everyone is happy when I call with the news! We're all glad he made it another year. He doesn't wag his tail, make any noise or run to me, but I know he is glad to be alive!


Claude said...

Turr Tull sounds like a lazy kind of pet... I wish my cats slept for several months at a time, especially when they jump on me and start screaming at 5 am.

the wildflower is called Cosmos. they're fairly popular garden flowers blooming in white, pink, the purple you have or an even darker purple.

Julie said...

I'm with you, Pudgeduck...I hatge cold weather! Beautiful blooms you are having already! Can't believe it is 80 degrees is coldeer than that here in south Florida!!! LOL. It must be so exciting every year when Tur Tull awakens!

Suzanne said...

I wish I could winter in Arizona -- maybe someday. It was 8 degrees for the high in this part of Colorado today -- wayyyy to cold. Love your beautiful blossoms. Thanks for the little bit of Spring hope!