Goodbye Winter…Hello Spring…


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Dream Me Up…Buttercup…

Bertha…and I are so excited to be a part of the…Goodbye Winter…Hello Spring Blog Hop…and we thank you for visiting our blog…be sure to enter to win a copy of…Becoming Bertha…and participate in the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a $70 Amazon or B&N gift certificate…and of course you’ll want to visit the other blogs for more chances to win…links are at the end of the post.

In keeping with the theme of the blog hop…Bertha…asked me…what is my sign that Spring has sprung…

ButtercupsFor me…Spring officially arrives when the…buttercups…bloom…now…most people call them…daffodils…but for some reason…in my little corner of the world…we’ve always called them…buttercups…and…since I’m an old dog…I don’t intend to call them anything else…besides…they were my Granny’s favorite flower…and it just wouldn’t seem fair to her memory to correct their name now…

Anyway…what I love about buttercups…is that they bloom while it is still winter…sometimes early enough that Punxsutawney Phil picks a bouquet while he looking for his shadow…they are like a personal promise to me…that Spring is really coming…

Frosty ButtercupsThe funny thing is…once the buttercups bloom…we can usually count on a snow…often the only one of the season…this year was no exception…as buttercups all over the county found themselves peeking out of ten inches of the white fluffy stuff…followed by a few days of icing…

Luckily…buttercups are very resilient and generally…take a snowing and keep on growing…looking just as lovely after the snow and ice as before…

Now…Bertha…says that buttercups remind her of life dreams…

Bertha…says that like with buttercups…we plant the bulbs for our dreams…and sometimes…they start to show up…before we expect them…and then… something comes along…like a big snow…and they are totally obscured from our vision…but…instead of being patient and waiting for the inevitable thaw…we think all is lost…and move on…never going back to pick the lovely bouquet that is just waiting for us…

Hmmm…from now on…when I visualize my dreams…I think I’ll see them surrounded by a field of buttercups…it couldn’t hurt…

Jane…

Becoming BerthaNow…for a chance to win a Kindle copy of…Becoming Bertha…all you have to do is leave a comment…telling us what is your first sign that Spring is arriving in your world. You have until 6:00 pm CST… March 24, 2015…then all entries will be entered into Random.org and the winner will be posted and notified by email.

 

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19 thoughts on “Goodbye Winter…Hello Spring…

  1. Over here we call them daffodils, or daffs for short. One time, when my Mother-in-Law was still alive, GM was talking to her on the phone and told her that he had seen a load of daffs in the middle of a roundabout, she mis-heard him, thought he had said dust, so now we say to each other “we know it’s spring because the dust comes out”

    • That is so funny, Joy…like your Daisy Row story…GM must have a delightful sense of humor…just like you! So now…I’ll count ‘dust’ as one of my favorite things of Spring.

  2. Buttercups it is! Your Granny would be proud. :) I don’t get to enjoy them where I live, but think of them, along with the crocus, snowdrops and others from my time living away from here. They heralded spring – their little green tips popping through the top of the snow and finally blooming their bright ‘welcome to a fresh start’ colorful blooms. If life dreams are surrounded by buttercups, you can’t go wrong! Love it, Jane.

    • Yes…that’s just how I feel about them Jacqueline…and the other thing I love about buttercups…is that unlike the fancier varieties which we do call daffodils or jonquils or paper whites…buttercups were dug from yards and shared with neighbors…children…grandchildren…and they are so hardy that they still come back…years after the houses are gone.

  3. You and Bertha are both a Buttercup! Always keep what Grandma taught. If she told you it was a Buttercup, then it is for eternity. We must remember that not only did “Mama know best” about flowers, so did Grandma! Happy Spring, Jane and Bertha!

    • Oh, Mary…you are right…never go against Granny’s advice…or wisdom…or buttercup naming! Have a wonderful spring and cook up some tasty treats!

  4. I love Bertha! :)
    I also love “buttercups” which I’ve never heard called that before. Buttercups for my family are the little tiny yellow weeds that grow wild in unattended fields.
    But I have all kinds of bulbs in my yard, daffodils, crocus, and tulips. Not only because they are pretty, and hardy, but because I’m too lazy to plant every year, and these guys just come back on their own, they are so faithful lol.

  5. Thank you everyone who visited our Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring post and especially those of you who left a comment.

    I’m excited to announce that Jacqueline Cross is the winner of a copy of Becoming Bertha.

    Congratulations, Jackie!

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