To celebrate the first day of spring, I thought I'd share pics I took of some of the beautiful flowers in our neighborhood on a recent walk with Rita. And... we have a winner in the What the Dog Ate
's birthday giveaway!
But first... Spring has sprung:
|A California poppy|
|I think this is a Mexican primrose - but I'm terrible at plant names... (Update - my sis says it's a rock rose!)|
Hang in there... there are pooch pics coming!
|A riot of color|
|Tulips - one of my faves - and pansies|
|Daffodils - a harbinger of spring if ever there was one!|
We discovered a dirt road in our neighborhood that we'd never seen before. It was fun to walk down it and spend a few minutes pretending we were in the country.
|Ah, country life...|
|Rita stops to smell the daisies (or the pee-mail)|
Rita loves a good roll in damp grass on a hot walk!
|"Ahhhhhh, that's so refreshing, Momma!"|
|She loves to try to get all wet.|
The winner of the giveaway, chosen by randomizer.org, is: Taryn of A Tail of Two Cardis
! Congratulations Taryn! I hope you'll enjoy the book and the special book marker; I hope Jimmy & Wilson enjoy the Fruitables; and I hope the hubs enjoys whatever you get at Victoria Secret. ;) I'll email you today for your mailing address. Thanks to everyone who participated! (If you'd like to have your own signed copy of the book, you can order one here
, from Cometdog.com or plain ol' regular paperbacks & ebooks are available through Amazon or Barnes & Noble.)
A Quick Update
Just found out that my interview with Indie Author Land is up today. Check it out if you have a minute! You can link to it here
. Thanks, Indie Author Land!
Happy Slightly-less Wordy Wednesday!
Oh, hooray! So glad Taryn won! (I know -- my Cardi bias is showing.)ReplyDelete
Yes, it is showing! :)Delete
Woohoo! I can't wait to get your book. I hope you autograph it, hint, hint :-)ReplyDelete
Wow you sure have Spring springing into life. Not yet here I am afraid.ReplyDelete
Well done to Taryn, congratulations.
Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly
Hope spring springs soon for you!Delete
This makes me wish I had done more work in the fall to get more spring blooms.ReplyDelete
Yeah... sadly, NONE of these are at my house!Delete
Such pretty pictures! I love flowers, but am highly allergic. So, photos are the next best thing! Looks like Rita is enjoying the spring weather - what a cutie! :)ReplyDelete
I'm off to read your Indie Author Land interview.
Thanks for stopping by! Glad you can at least enjoy the pics sneeze-free!Delete
Beautiful pics! We're so jealous over here!ReplyDelete
I heard today that it is still snowing in a lot of Canada (have lots of in-laws and friends there). Hope spring shows up soon!Delete
So ready for warm weather; enjoy!!ReplyDelete
We are enjoying it while it lasts - next up is the coastal fog that we get for most of spring and early summer!Delete
Lucky...I love the flower photos. I wish we had some here too.ReplyDelete
Wish I could send some to everyone. They're so pretty right now!Delete
Woof! Woof! Lovely Flowers. Golden Thanks for sharing. We are looking forward to see some Daffodils and soon green grass. Happy WW. Lots of Golden Woofs, SugarReplyDelete
Daffodils are so pretty! Hope you see them soon!Delete
Great photos! No poppies here, but the daffodils have very fat buds. Now if only Mother Nature would cooperate. They're forecasting sleet and snow tonight and tomorrow :-(ReplyDelete
Oh... sleet and snow is not what the daffodils are looking for!Delete
I'm so jealous of all your flowers! I can't wait until ours start blooming!ReplyDelete
Hope that will be soon!Delete
you just HAD to make us jealous didn't you? We still have SNOW!ReplyDelete
Heehee. Sorry. I do kinda like making y'all jealous. :)Delete
Love the flowers, especially that crazy-bright iceplant as I've never seen that before! Thanks sooo much for having such a fun contest and a BIG congrats to Taryn!!! You'll love the book!! Rita's looking pretty happy today too! Have a beautiful today!!!ReplyDelete
Max and Max's Ma
The crazy-bright ice plant is amazing at this time of year. There are big patches of it next to the freeways in a lot of spots, and it's SO pretty when you are driving along to see those huge swathes of bright magenta!Delete
Glad you love the book. :)
Cosmo does the same rolling thing as Rita, but he doesn't just do it when it's hot, he does it every day on the way back from our runs in the morning - I just stop and wait for him to finish being silly - I'm not gonna mess up my fur - we might meet some girlies! :)ReplyDelete
Your pal Snoopy :)
You're smart, Snoopy! But Rita already has a boyfriend (comment from him below...) so she doesn't have to worry about what she looks like. :)Delete
I would love to roll in the grass with you!!!
Teeheeheehee! (I hope your momma doesn't read that!)
Momma did read it! I'll be chaperoning any rolling!Delete
Hooray for spring! I love the ice plant flowers. And the poppies! And the Rita! Her petals are lovely.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing actual flower pictures. We have snow drops peeking up in the snow. But the biggest sign of spring in upstate NY is the mud. :)ReplyDelete