Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

A photo of spring….I live in San Diego! Where should I begin?

It feels like there is always something in bloom around here, but spring does bring some new and energetic colors when it bursts onto the scene.

These are two of the most recent additions to my garden.  I’m loving the purple color of the Hydrangea.  It was a gift from my daughter, and it makes me smile every time I look at it!

 

Hydranga with more colorOrange mum

 

Are you interested in seeing more photos of spring? Take a look at what other’s have found by clicking on this link.

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Wordless Wednesday: First one out!

my secret garden

Wordless Wednesday: Sunshine in a jar

dafodils

Wordless Wednesday: Spring!

 

It’s official! First day of Spring!

purple robe tree

Yesterday the twig was brown and bare;
To-day the glint of green is there;
Tomorrow will be leaflets spare;
I know no thing so wondrous fair,
No miracle so strangely rare.
I wonder what will next be there!
~L.H. Bailey

Bright and beautiful

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I’m enjoying the brilliant colors of spring! Probably one of my favorite times of the year. It seems as though everywhere I turn, I see another pretty flower popping up to greet me. All Things Bright and Beautiful by – Cecil Frances Alexander All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things […]

Spring forward! (aka…Daylight Saving Time Begins)

This year, Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins on March 10th.  That’s this Sunday!

It happens every year.  In the Spring and in the Fall.  In the Spring, we move our clock ahead one hour, in the Fall, we move our clock back an hour.

Spring Forward.  Fall Back.

It changes everywhere in the US, except for in:  Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, Arizona (with exceptions), Midway Islands, Wake Island, and a small region of Alaska.

The response to this yearly change varies, depending on who you ask. Some people like it, others hate it.

I just don’t like the change.  I mean really! I finally got all of the clocks in the house on the same time from the Fall change, and now it’s time to change them again!

Oh well.  I did learn something though.

I learned that I am not alone in this time change thing.  It happens all over the world!  I always thought that it was something that was practiced only in the United States.

Now I know differently.  Not every country, and not every state make the change, and the reason for observing it or not, differs, depending on what region of the world you live in.

I also found out that in Iceland, they observe DST all year round.  I guess if I get to the point that I really don’t like it here, I can always move to Iceland.

But for now, I’ll make the change both in my attitude and my clock, and Spring Forward!