Monday, March 9, 2015

SOLC #10 of 31

Day Ten of the Two Writing Teachers Slice of Life Challenge.            Tweet at #SOL15
                Thanks to Tara, Dana, Anna, Betsy, Beth and Stacey for keeping on!


I loved Bonnie's video, and seeing all the writing spaces everyone uses. Thanks, Bonnie!

       I read quite a few posts today (the 9th) that showed and told of signs of spring.  Bloggers wrote of warm breezes, puddles from the (at last) melting snow, chirping birds, and daylight savings time's arrival. Yes, guess turning the clock forward means spring is coming too. I have some pictures with a little bit of love for those neglected.


Snow has gone, green song!
Robin-blessing, time for nesting.


But no one fetes, the lowly insect.
(enlarge for better viewing: spotted on my front walk-
the white 'rocks' are ice salt)

27 comments:

  1. I especially love the photo of snow and green. Anticipation is too much. 45 degree weather and everything feels new and alive.

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    1. We are feeling the change, and it's supposed to be in the fifties and sixties this week. We have a mercurial March always, so could have big snow again!

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  2. All creatures great and small are surfacing with the thaw.

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    1. Love it, Julieanne, you have the spring spirit!

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  3. Insects are what I always watch for! With insects reemergence comes birds! :) Thanks for this hope.

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    1. I've seen nothing flying around yet, but they will be!

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  4. I have to say, I know they are necessary, but many of them, like ants, mosquitoes, black flies, wasps and ticks, I prefer to avoid seeing. However, I'll take butterflies, dragonflies an ladybugs any day! Can't believe you have some now...we'll be waiting a bit longer!

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    1. I agree, Donna. We have few ticks except in the mountains, but the others, yes!

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  5. Ah...there was much rejoicing on the playground yesterday over a box elder bug. Much running and screaming. One of my favorite parts of first grade is they will see the lowly insect. When do we stop seeing that I wonder? Lovely post. I'm ready for spring and all it brings!

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    1. Maybe yesterday was "the" day, Kendra. Wonderful to hear about the first graders' glee.

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  6. I am waiting for that first glimpse of robin in our yard. I also am listening for the geese flying overhead. Haven't heard any yet.

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    1. Our geese never leave, sometimes a disaster!

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  7. What fun observations, especially the ants. No, we don't cheer the creepy crawlies. In fact, I usually cheer that there is a freeze and hope the ones that have emerged are zapped away. Is that cruel?

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    1. I think they're interesting,but sometimes not so good to be around!

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  8. So many signs, so much hope for Spring!

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    1. Yep, and sometimes those that some don't wish for...

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  9. Your phoetry makes me smile. The only bugs that would make me smile are ladybugs.

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    1. Happy you've reminded me about Elsie's word, "phoetry". Just right! I haven't seen ladybugs yet (focus on the word "yet").

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  10. Loved the way you used pictures and short text...poetry! Thank you for the hint of spring!

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  11. I love the robin!
    Thanks for reminding me that spring is coming!

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    1. Yes, tehe, I think it really is on its way!

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  12. I love the humor in this, Linda! Crocuses and insects are still at least a week a way, so thank you for sharing yours. We have had ladybugs stirring in the house since Saturday, and yesterday I saw a bluebird.

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    1. Ah, those bluebirds are so, so pretty. I knew them in Missouri. Here, only the mountain bluebird - in the mountains! Ladybugs too-lucky!

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  13. Finally, right? Oh, how spring always makes us wait patiently after a long, long winter.

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    1. I know it's been quite a winter for you all in the east! We can still have snow, all the way in April too, but spring is coming, no matter what!

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  14. Linda,
    I loved this,"Turning the clock back means spring is coming." Thanks for sharing your pictures and the hope of spring.
    Cathy

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