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Wednesday, March 24, 2010


No, March is not over yet....nor are our Spring snows!! Although it appears that what had turned from a not-so-big storm into a really big storm has now tapered off, we still got hit pretty hard here at our castle! The pretty red blooms began gathering snowflakes yesterday afternoon, and the other shots are from early this morning. Enjoy!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Return of the blooms!!!

As the sun and warmth of the day worked to melt away much of the 10 inches or so of snow that fell yesterday, I am in wonder at how the plant life emerges as if nothing has happened!! It is amazing how the flowers just rest under the blanket of snow, insulated, and then return to their former selves without any signs of the heavy, wet, snowfall that had them totally covered just hours before!!


Spring in Colorado brings so many surprises!! We can have Spring, Winter, and nearly Summer all in just a matter of days!! I love the sun shining on the new fallen snow, when everything is such a sparkling wonderland! It's a pleasure to see the bunnies and squirrels foraging for a bit of breakfast, and the birds finding their way to the feeders, and in hand, warm indoors, waiting for just the right picture to take form!! As I was outdoors early this morning, though, in my jammies and slippers, taking some pictures....I noted it was a bit chilly. Yes, it was just a mere 13 degrees!!! To think that just two days ago it was 73.....interesting!! I hope you enjoy some of the pictures that I took this morning, and although this snow is beautiful and I love it.....I know that most folks are wanting to never see snow again. Oh well. This too shall pass!!

The Mountains ~ Morning on First Day of Spring!

As the sun shines on the mountains to the West, as it rises early on the first day of Spring, I caught these wonderful sites of the snow and the clouds! Enjoy!!


The last day of winter brought something quite different from Wednesday and Thursday of this week, when the temps went into the 70's!! Here's what it looked like yesterday!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Happy St. Patrick's Day to all...and may the luck of the Irish be with you!! It IS YOUR LUCKY DAY!!! For everyone that purchases one or more of my epatterns on Patternmart or The Pattern Cupboard, you will also received my Spring Pears pattern FREE!!!! YES!!! When I receive notification of a purchase, I will then email the buyer a Thank You, as well as my pattern for Spring Pears!! Such a deal!!! This offer for the free pattern will be granted through Sunday night, March 21st, 2010 at 10pm MST. Thanks for stopping by, and Happy St. Patrick's Day, and Happy Pattern Shopping!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Raggedies, raggedies, and more ragedies!! I LOVE raggedies!! I hope you do, too!! You can see more of these sweet little gals by visiting some of the group sites where I list my raggedies. Please take a peek at my Annabelle's Attic shops on Simply Primitives, The Primitive Gathering, Lemon Poppyseeds, and Country Fried Primitives. New listings were posted on the 15th!! I hope you will stop by!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Spring Comes to Strange Ways!!!!

Spring in Colorado, here on the Front Range to the Rocky Mountains, is unlike Spring in many parts of the world. We have great warm days, lots of sun, and....then it snows!! March is the second snowiest month of the year for us.....but this year has not brought much of that beautiful white stuff our way. It has snowed all day long today, but only a tiny bit has remained. We may have a few inches by morning, though...which will undoubtedly disappear when the sun comes out. I hear most of you groaning about Winter, and sooo wanting the signs of Spring to come your way. I, on the other hand, love the Winter beauty, and am not ready for it to leave. We have not really had Winter here, in my opinion, and haven't really had Winter since the one of 2007. My opinion is probably not the opinion of most, however!!! Today's pics are of some of the bulbs that have shown their little faces, and opened beautifully in the sun. They didn't feel the need to open up too much today, though!! Enjoy the shots!!

Friday, March 12, 2010


This picture was sent to me this morning by Madison's mommy........notice the great job of coloring!! Way to go, Maddie!! Madison turned 4 on Valentine's Day! :)

A GIFT........

Missing your chicken???? This Americana chicken was left in the either the visiting fox or coyote....apparently confiscated from a neighboring yard. However, it's better that the wild animal got away with the dog toy.....or child's toy....rather than the toy's owner!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


If you have a few minutes of spare time (what's that???!!!) I hope that you will stop by the various places where I have primitive creations for sale and take a peek! I have some prim raggedies listed for Annabelle's Attic at Simply Primitives that are pictured here, as well as MORE RAGGEDIES on the other sites you will find on the side bar on the left.
I have some new primitive creations on all the sites, too, listed under Crows in the Attic Primitives. Pictured here are a couple of items that are on The Primitive Gathering this month.

Monday, March 8, 2010


A few days ago, I saw the first robin visiting me!! He was very busy exploring, and was not interested in stopping his dashing about for me to do a photo shoot! How selfish of him!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Unhappy Backyard Squirrel.......

Although they are fun to watch, I cannot say that the squirrels are my best friends. They dig up my bulbs, they chew up my bird feeders, they fuss at me. This one was NOT happy with me at all today. Fuss, fuss, fuss....chatter, chatter, chatter....and then, the arrival of the little birds at the feeder, eating HIS food.....I could just hear him!!

Short-lived....Signs of Spring!!

Although soon to be covered by a new coat of are today's signs of Spring here at 6,000 feet in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains!! While folks are flying down the slopes in the fresh powder at the ski resorts up above, Spring is poking its head through the still cold earth. We have had several very warm days in a row....and this is the result!! Love to see this wonderful show that Nature provides for us!! I check on my little green sprouts several times a day, and am amazed at the changes....almost as if you can "watch" them growing!!