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February 25, 2016

THOUGHTS OF HOME....THE GIFTS OF SPRING


Happiness and contentment come naturally in Spring....
What brings you a smile each day?
For me...it's my pair of Mourning Dove that coo for me to fill the birdfeeders...


It's when I walk outside on a bright spring day
and
our pear tree is bursting into bloom.....


Pulling everything together in one place
in order to create a pretty little vignette....


Spring certainly tells us a story of rebirth....
and provides us such a sense of peace.


 I look forward to creating a beautiful space outdoors...
seeing green and all the pots filled with color.
We love sitting and watching and listening to the birds..
the sweet sounds of nature.


And those beautiful warm days when we can be lazy
and grill out well into the evening...
these are my thoughts of home today.

Linking to Thoughts of Home on Thursday today!



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19 comments:

  1. ahhh...Spring...we can all hardly wait...I am so anxious to set up a pretty little spot, right outside my back door, with a potting bench, pots stacked and ready for use, little tiny seeds started in a tray....just can't wait. Our tiny greenhouse should have been doubled in size...it is full to the brim now. Son is building raised beds outside to transplant squash and peppers and tomatoes...

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    1. Oh yes...I know you are going to SO enjoy your darling greehouse this spring BJ! I look forward to seeing what your green thumb dreams up for your patio! Happy gardening love!

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  2. Betsy, I am right there with you girl. Spring time here in Texas is amazing. I can see the trees in the greenbelt behind our house leafing out today. The water in the pond is sparkling. It's time to cook hamburgers and eat outside!

    Thanks for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday. You are always welcome with us. :)

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    1. Hi Stacey! It's lovely to see what everyone is doing at home on Thursday! Yes...I noticed our cottonwood trees in the greenbelt are beginning to leaf also! Love this! Have a great weekend love!

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  3. Same for me, when i see the sun and open my back door and see everything brite and cheery. Have a great day with love Janice

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    1. Hi Janice! How great for you that spring is just around the corner at your house too! I so love having you visit today! Enjoy your weekend!

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  4. Part of spring's appeal, is the way it is the warm and gentle bridge, between the cold of winter, and the heat of summer. For me, anyway...

    Is your chiminea area, in the back of your home? It is landscaped so perfectly...

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    1. Hi Tessa! Thank you so very much. Yes, this is the back patio of our home...we love it! I appreciate your kind comments. You will find that most homes in Texas go for shrubs, rather than flowers since it does get so hot during summer...hard to keep plants thriving. Whereas, in Maine, anything grew so beautifully with little effort. However, their growing season is far too short!!! Enjoy your weekend!

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  5. I share your lovely thoughts of Spring, Betsy! I can't wait, but we must. Your area is lovely in Spring! I love gardening and watching the earth spring forth with new life. Right now, it would be nice to see some sunshine as we are having some dreary days. Enjoy your Texas sunshine! ♥

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    1. Hi Martha Ellen! Do you have big plans for your weekend? I hope it's sunny skies for you! Dreary days are indeed a part of February...it always helps to plan the garden though doesn't it? Love having you visit today!

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  6. Betsy!
    Hello lovely Texas friend! What gorgeous inspiration you are sharing with us today.
    Makes my heart and spirits soar.
    I just took a photo of some pear trees blooming while on my walk this morning, and the red buds are on the cusp of blooming too.
    I so enjoyed your thoughtful visit and I so want to thank you for sharing your time and talents with us on Thoughts Of Home On Thursday.
    Jemma

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    1. Hi Jemma....thank you for visiting today! We do have gorgeous pear trees don't we? Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. We are ready for spring here, but it's February in Pennsylvania which means it can be mild and the next day cold and snowy. I have a Cleveland Pear tree and I love it!

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    1. Pennsylvania is one of our more beautiful states Deanna! You have amazing four seasons to enjoy! Have a great weekend...and when your pear tree blooms...please take pictures for me!

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  8. Estelle, Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for the sweet comment left on my post regarding my porch! So glad you stopped in! I've enjoyed browsing over your amazing blog! Great photography, and wonderful content! I'll be adding to you my blogroll to follow! :) ~Rhonda

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    1. That is so sweet Rhonda! I love meeting new inspirational blogging friends. I look forward to reading more about you! I thank you for these kind comments and hope you visit often! Have a lovely weekend love!

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  9. Texas is a special place in the spring, isn't it?
    I will admit I have so much to do in the yard, but I am tackling things one day at a time.
    Everything you have shown us is lovely!

    Thank you for joining TOHOT! We are so glad you are here.

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    1. Hi Laura....thank you so much for your sweet comments! I am loving all the beautiful inspiration! Have a great weekend!

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  10. Our mourning doves are favorites at our house too, they are rather large birds and peaceful. They don't push out other birds and their colors are pretty, soft greys and tan. Spring is on its way; I planted 10 Lily of the Valley pips last week and hope they grow.

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