I am so in love with Spring!

Yesterday afternoon I saw my first Baltimore Oriole of the season.  And then as I was looking out the kitchen window at suppertime, a hummingbird made his appearance.  He flew to the spot where the hummingbird feeder usually hangs and it wasn’t there, yet.  Two of us were really disappointed.

Between the beautiful birdsong and the blossoms bursting everywhere, it’s a delight wherever I turn my eye.  The Bradford pear trees and tulips and azaleas are blooming.  I’ve been snapping photos of wildflowers along my walk.  Hopefully, I’ll be sharing them on the blog soon.  Yesterday, I did include some beautiful marsh marigolds I found at the park.

The beautiful thing for me, is that the spring is so energizing.  It is just what I needed to get out of the winter doldrums.

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting another fun party, Diane!
    Have a great week sweet friend!

    • Diane says

      And you, Suzanne, are what makes it fun for me!!

  2. Suzan says

    Thanks so much for the party Diane !
    I’m in love with Spring too – just hung up my hummingbird feeder actually – did you get yours out after your friend left empty handed lol ?
    Hope you have a wonderful week

    • Diane says

      Yes… we did get it up, Suzan. But since, I haven’t seen another hummer. It was a busy spot last summer, so I’m sure they’ll be coming. 🙂
      Hope you’ve got sunshine and warm breezes to enjoy your pretty backyard today. [hugs]

  3. Hello Gorgeous! Thank you for hosting such a fabulous party. It would be amazing if you would stop by our party that starts on tonight at 7. We Pin and Tweet Everything! Lou Lou Girls

  4. Kim says

    Better late than never…I made the party, Diane. Thanks so much and have a wonderful week!

    • Diane says

      Late? It’s just a little more than an hour past the kick-off. You’re still in prime time territory. 😉
      Thanks Kim for popping by to party with us. It’s a delight to have you join in the fun! [hugs]

  5. Jenna says

    Thank you so much for the party Diane, I am always uplifted and refreshed when I visit your blog, your faith and kindness are felt through your words~

    • Diane says

      Awww… what a lovely thing to say. Thank you Jenna!
      Great to have you here. [hugs]

  6. Thanx for the party Diane!

    • Diane says

      My friend, it’s an honor to have you party with us. 🙂
      Hope you’re doing great today!

  7. I missed Joy Day this week Diane but now I’ll have to go back and read it. Thanks for all the reading tips too. Have a blessed week my friend.
    Love, hugs, & blessings,

    • Diane says

      Good to see you sweet friend!!
      Looking forward to seeing what you shared with us. Always, you bless me. [hugs]

  8. Hi, I appreciate the party. Thanks for hosting. Best wishes, Darlene

    • Diane says

      And thank YOU for gracing us with your presence, Darlene!
      All the best for an extraordinary week! 🙂

  9. Hi Diane, This is my first time here! I’m sorry to say I have not had the pleasure, until NOW! Thank you so much for hosting the beautiful party! You are right, it is loaded with Inspiration. thanks again!
    Nice to meet you, I hope you are having a wonderful Spring week!
    Theresa 🙂

    • Diane says

      Thank YOU so much for popping of Theresa! It’s a joy to have you join us!
      All the best for an extraordinary day!


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