Hey Spring! Come out, come out, wherever you are!

Rumour has it from those people who stare at a bunch of charts and numbers, analyze data and then promptly make up the weather forecast (I think they’re called meteorologists) we’re about 3 weeks behind in terms of weather here in Southern Ontario.

I’d say they’re right. It’s almost May and there isn’t a single tulip in sight. The birds aren’t chirping, the worms aren’t worming and the only person wearing shorts is that loon who wears them all winter anyway. You know him. We all know him.

The grass isn’t even green yet.

So I’ve conjured up some green myself. Well I didn’t conjure it so much as find it and slap it on my website.

This is for everyone whose spring hasn’t sprung. Please enjoy …

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Cubits

Cement Tile Shop

Curious Citizen

Rough Linen

Ellenoire

Craft de Ville

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Lab Consignment

Dripping Springs

Cattails Woodworking

Diamond Dust Studio

Photo Jewelry Making

WayLay Design

If you are interested in using the Printing on Wood technique for the pendant, here it is here.

Dear winter. Please go back to where you came from. And maybe take the loon in the shorts with you.

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36 Comments

  1. Fifi says:

    LOL ! Great Green advertisers you’ve got Karen! I am really liking the Photo Jewellery >(the Cdn. spelling) , great idea with those wood blanks! …My tulips have sent up the beginnings of flowers this week , they look kinda like green garlic scapes…. here in Grimsby….if we keep the double digits…maybe we will have flowers by May….I am excited to see what they will look like, as this is my 1st spring at this house…..very excited!!! Nighty night 😉

  2. Tracie says:

    That loon in the shorts? Feel sorry for me, as I live with him….literally every day is a shorts day for him. Maybe if we lived in your neck of the woods, he would be more inclined towards big boy pants….but he’s lived in the Lower Mainland his entire life. Enough about him. I am coveting that succulent planter. Love it. I have to say, I am in love with succulents. Plus, my mom hates the word succulent….:)

  3. TucsonPatty says:

    My irises have already finished blooming, and I have a few roses going yet, so you have that to look forward to – more flowers than I now have. Your spring will come about the time we are tired of the summer already here. Love the beads.

  4. Su says:

    Thank you… Needed green .. Really bad

  5. Anita says:

    Keep the faith. Spring will come… As soon as you finish your kitchen and have time to garden. I never really thought about it before, but maybe your remodel has affected the weather?? Try not to let the power go to your head.

  6. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    My daffodils have started to bloom..not a tulip bloomed here either..going down to 32F tonight..unbelievable..Your sponsors have such great stuff..all of them..Have a nice day lady..

  7. Grammy says:

    Here in California we’ve got Spring. Sorry you have to wait. The trade-off is that we will have a long, hot, dry summer while you bask in a sensible amount of sunshine.

    That guy who wears shorts all winter — that’s my son-in-law. Please tell him everyone laughs at him when we take the family pictures at Christmas time.

  8. Tigersmom says:

    I can’t help but notice how that succulent planter is only four little legs and two drilled nostrils away from being a Piggy succulent planter.

    Obsession? What obsession?

    • Laura Bee says:

      Enough of an obsession that I read the comment & knew it was you before I looked up at the name. It’s a good healthy obsession, I wouldn’t worry. As long as you don’t collect real pigs like a crazy cat lady.

  9. Jody says:

    Saw this posted on FB. Mother Nature took some Viagra and Spring is coming.

  10. jainegayer says:

    I think Anita is on to something.

  11. marilyn says:

    his name is ray…the guy with the shorts

  12. Miriam says:

    What are those little blue flowers that spring up (no pun intended) on lawns and hillsides everywhere? Those mean spring is coming, right? Right? Please?

  13. Kim says:

    Bluebonnets? If not everywhere, they certainly are doing their best showing this spring in Austin, Texas.

  14. Nancy says:

    Still waiting for my tulips and daffodils here in upstate New York. Not a leaf on a tree yet!

  15. Vicky says:

    My daffoldils are up but everything else is brown here in Detroit.

  16. We actually have some green starting here in southern Alberta! Don’t get me wrong, we still have snow drifts in the yard, but there is hope…and I planted my sweet peas this weekend and I can hear them growing!

  17. calliek says:

    Dear Grammy,

    You have obviously never experienced a Canadian summer! Some time in June it will go from pleasantly warm to ridiculously hot practically overnight (32 C is not uncommon- that’s 90 F ) and of course being so much further north we get our max amount of daylight at the end of June when the sun doesn’t set until after 9 pm. 15.5 hours of daylight in Toronto on June 21, in Edmonton they get 17 hours – lucky! We won’t however be dry- we’ll be enjoying the humidity that makes hot days seem even hotter! I can’t wait!

    • Grammy says:

      To calliek : True, I’ve never experienced a Canadian summer. Somehow I’ve always imagined because of the temperatures that they are an idyllic period with green everywhere, daisies and peonies and sweetpeas, garden faeries flitting among the thriving vegetables, and happy, friendly folks strolling about and greeting one another with friendship. I never thought about humidity being a problem, like it is in so much of the U.S. Because humidity isn’t a thing I know much about.

      I live in the great central valley of California, and we are giddy with pleasure if a summer day is only 90º. When there hasn’t been rain for months, so everything is dusty and brown already, temps over 100º are not uncommon. Sure, as we like to say, “It’s a dry heat,” but that doesn’t really make it good. It’s just that from the perspective of someone who doesn’t really have much experience with humidity, we feel we have reason to whine about the heat. That, and the grass is always greener in Karen’s yard.

  18. Elizabeth says:

    Here is southeastern Michigan spring is definitely taking its sweet time showing up! Thanks for the reminder of GREEN! 🙂

  19. Elizabeth says:

    Here “in” that is!

  20. Marie says:

    It is starting to arrive here in New England (although there were windchills in the forecast this morning). The birds are singing, the daffodils are blooming, the tulips are getting ready to open and the maple trees suddenly popped open in the last couple of days. I hope it’s headed your way soon, it really does lift the spirits.

  21. jeannie B says:

    The lawns where I am, are now green and the daffodils are blooming and the trees are in bud. And as for the “loon” who wears shorts. Does he walk/run his two big dogs and wearing shorts with flip flops on his feet too? In the winter on all but the worst days. I think I know where he lives. He’s just a hot blooded Alpha Canadian male. Missing a few screws perhaps.

  22. Jennifer says:

    WTF? I’ve already broken my first set of lawn tractor blades a month ago with all this damned mowing I’ve been doing. It’s a green version of hell over here. The daffodils came and went awhile ago. I live way below you! I love all of your sponsors!

  23. Debbie says:

    My loon in shorts has a medical condition known as hyperhidrosis. We forgive him and love him just the same. He’s at college in Buffalo and I believe even he wore long pants a few times during the winter.

  24. Sheri says:

    Here is Calgary, Alberta it is not uncommon to see the loon in shorts all winter. My pet peeve is the women in long pants, down jackets and flip flops, huh? Seriously what is the point of that and I see them on snowy days as well as sunny days. Do you know how ridiculous you look?

  25. Debbie says:

    In our little corner of Pennsylvania, the air is still cool and the daffodils are up, as are the tulips. Some trees have flowered and some barely have buds. Quite a few bushes did not make it through the winter and the neighborhood is still cutting down badly damaged trees and hanging branches. It was a sad winter.

  26. Laura Bee says:

    My cillas are up and that’s it! A neighbour had a snowdrop pop up about two weeks ago and now his crocuses are up. Mine are waiting for nicer days I guess. Love the LAB dress – those are my initials, maybe that’s a sign I should go look at pretty green things. It’s my favourite colour.

  27. Barbie says:

    I feel your pain. I’ve been flying away to California a lot this winter/sorta springtime….that we are not having either….albeit ….not as bad a you aren’t! How do ya like that for grammer? lol

  28. susan says:

    I am trying the moon and stars watermelons this year, on your recommendation. YAY! 🙂 It has been YEARS since I have had a garden big enough for vining plants. It is getting tilled this weekend.
    I have seen crocuses and one spot of daffodils. Not much yet here either. But soon!
    Thanks for the hint of green!

  29. Erica Rose says:

    What I want to know, as a native of Santa Barbara, why are those stripes named after my city?!

  30. Melissa in North Carolina says:

    Won’t it be wonderful when Spring arrives in your backyard or front yard for you Karen. I’m not making any comments other than that…as Spring has sprung here in NC. Reminds me of a post I saw on Pinterest, I’m so excited it’s Spring I wet my plants!!!

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