Friday, March 29, 2013

another spring

Even though flowers growing outdoors are still rare in these parts, we did see a few crocuses blooming next to a south facing wall yesterday. Today the grass in the park hadn't greened yet but the parking lots were filled with cars and the paths were brimming with smiling people and their excited children and dogs. It must be spring again in Halifax.

I didn't see any lambs in need of feeding but I'm sure they must be out there somewhere. In case you're wondering, this was a picture taken of me doing exactly that many years ago at my grandparents farm in Northern England. I'm not sure where the pinafore went.. or the curls.

A month or so ago I removed the old 'Baby Days' blog after saving the comments I'll always treasure that had been made when it was new. When I first published it in 2007, the only way I knew to post a picture and text that didn't float was to do so as separate posts. Since there are 18 pictures and verses that meant a lot of clicking through 'older posts' to see it in its entirety. Now it's back on a page of its own if you'd like to see it again or for the first time. I'm still not quite sure where it came from.

Meantime, I hope you have a very
Happy Easter


marja-leena said...

I love that photo of little you, so sweet with your lamb and mother or grandmother. Happy Easter, happy spring, dear Susan!

Rob-bear said...

You fed a little lamb. How cute, and pastoral, and how iconic.

Spring is about the same here on the prairies, or a bit less. The streets are beginning to dry up, but there is a lot of snow everywhere. I hope to take some pictures tomorrow.

I'll check our Baby Days later.

Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

Blessings and Bear hugs!
Bears Noting

susan said...

It's hard to believe I was ever so young. I should probably add an extra note to say the person helping me was my mother's youngest brother, Uncle Tony.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend too.

susan said...

Truth to tell, I think that little lamb scared me. Poor thing is long gone now.

I spent so long living on the west coast, first in Canada and then in Oregon that these dreary long ends to winter have become very trying. I hope everything clears for you soon.

Baby Days will wait. I hope you have a Happy Easter too.

Life As I Know It Now said...

Spring is on the way even if she is dragging her feet a bit. I saw a hint of purple on some lawn yesterday and at the park there were tons of people and many were walking their dogs. Everyone just wants to get out and about for heaven's sake!

You are as cute as that little lamb :)

susan said...

Just a few weeks ago the park paths were treacherous enough that only the most determined were walking them. Yesterday I turned back to look at some birds and saw a crowd of people and their dogs behind. (Did you know most dogs like peanuts?) It was nice and also unusual. In a few weeks most will be off doing other things and the trails will be quieter again.

Neither I or the little lamb knew what was to come :-)

okjimm said...

I never got an animal for Easter. Just jelly beans. I wanted a puppy. Just jelly beans. Do you know how hard it is to take you jelly bean for a walk? It is easy to teach them to roll over, though. Everything has an upside to it.

susan said...

Just be glad you didn't get a chocolate coated kitten for Easter - the hairballs are killer. Now I know I like jellybeans because they're talented and not just because they taste good.

Lisa Golden said...

That photo of you is absolutely adorable.

susan said...

I think cameras had just been invented.