Monday, April 12, 2010


Spring exploded this week at 10 Celsius degrees.
This ship wreck has almost survived being covered in snow and ice for four month on our terrace.
In our living room the exotic plants are having a feast, growing totally out of control.
The hiker girls have been out all year, come snow, come rain. Now the masculine gender also is out of winter lair hibernate.Turid made great effort stopping this dog/calf from intruding our coffee rest zone. She easily controls any male creation.
No blue tulips, but daffodils and primroses in my garden.
I admit; I have not fulfilled spring cleaning yet. The windows of the terrace doors are misty from salty winter storms and rain. Serina's terrace-refrigerator decorations, made in oil on metal 10 years ago, are still vivid in their colors.

Originated by MaryT, check hers for today


Stef said...

Cute Daffodils!
I haven't experienced Spring yet being in the other side of the world but I love it! LOL

Annie Jeffries said...

Is it Ruby Tuesday time already?? I barely got my yellow up.

I love pictures of boats. This one is no exception.

Anonymous said...

It is always nice to see spring is coming back. lovely shots.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Wow lots of beautiful rubies!

Nostalgic Marveling

Ralph said...

Warmth encroaches, yet the invasion of Spring is most welcome in these northern climes. The fishermen can cast their nets at sea since the terrace 'harbor' is now ice free. that is a beautiful dog, pleasant and more the size of a pony - always ready for a walk! The warm weather flowers are stunning rubies. As for spring cleaning, that can wait until the flowers and sun grow more...

lynda howells said...

wow great coloured images for Ruby tuesday imagesx lynda
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Terry said...

dear felisol..what a great expression "spring has exploded!"
oh it sure has in norway, eh?
you know canada is celsius too but i still think in fahrenheit!
is that red exotic plant a christmas cactus felisol? telling when those guys will bloom!
never mind the spring cleaning yet..get out and enjoy the weather while you can.
i will have to make my ruby tuesday post later this evening when we get home from the gospel meeting.
this week seems to have gone so fast.!
glad to hear your sweet voice again and thanks for the gifts of these photos that you have given us.
a renewed hope that spring will finally be here! terry

ten celsius is 50 degrees f..doesn't THAT feel warmer?..haha

Felisol said...

Dear Terry,
The exotic plant indeed is a Christmas cactus mixed with some eternal green no name plant.
I do my best to preserve the plant, I actually have 4 species. They all come from the plant Gunnar inherited after his grandmother, midwife Maria,
who died 40 years ago.
I so want to keep it alive for Serina, you know. In our hallway there's another indoor plant from Gunnar's mother. She died 4 weeks after Serina's birth in 1988.

Soon, when there's no fear of night frost, I will set out eight Begonias in the garden.
They are are my mother from my grandmother Serina in 1961.

Some complicated heritage.
I guess this is why I love to work with my plants. They are living roots to our past.

EG CameraGirl said...

It's looking very cheerful in your gardens. Your primroses are blooming already. So far I have one yellow blossom so far. I hope there will be more later this week!

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Amrita said...

Dear Felisol, may the warmth, color and freedom of spring envelop you and your family.

Lovely to see the sign of summer showing up.

You gals are all buckled up for the hike, you must have had a great time.

You preserve old memories very carefully and display them. I like the stories you have attatched to them.

10*C is very pleasant weather for us. On Sunday ours was 44*.
The only thing to do is to make friends with the heat.Ha-ha!

The Lord is gracious to us in all kinds of weather.

Mrs. Mac said...

Your spring is further along than mine ... the colors in your post are so sunny. We had a false spring a few weeks ago .. warmer temps .. then it turned cool with snow flurries .. by end of the week we might be warmer. My Danish cousin that lives near Seattle goes on Monday hikes each week with his hiker buddies .. reminds me of your jaunts with your lady friends. Enjoy your spring weather .. you deserve it after such a long dark winter with all the snow you had. Hugs,

Constance said...

Vibrant, luxurious Spring. We alll need a Springtime in our souls to refresh and re-energize us after the long dark days of Winter!

Happy Spring lovely Lady!

Auntie E said...

Great Photos, love the red flowers you found. the Daisy is great.
My Ruby Link for you

Marice said...

the spring comeback made those lovely flowers bloom again! ;)

u may view mine too here

Snooze said...

lots of lovely ruby redness. it's everywhere around us.

My Ruby Post

Patti said...

Ah, the return of spring. I also have some primroses blooming in the yard, and was just thinking this morning I should take a picture of them.

Looks like a happy doggie out for a walk.

Don't worry about the cleaning..I'm not. ;-)

Deb said...

Felisol....your primroses are BEAUTIFUL!! I think I shall plant some of those here!

Crown of Beauty said...

Love spring flowers, I always love to see your part of the world from your eyes, dear Felisol!

Still when I look at the picture of the men and the dog, everything still looks so chilly, compared to our sizzling hot days of 40 degrees in our country at this time!


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Trish said...

Spring is finally here too Felisol!
Tulips and Daffodils are alive with your Ruby Tuesday Posts always are. I enjoy them so much!
Your exotic plant that's in bloom, is called Christmas Cactus here in America.
As always your photo's are beautiful..big hugs.

Vicki said...

Felisol, the colors there are so vibrant and sunny! What beautiful flowers...spring here is exploding, too - and with lots of POLLEN:-) So we take allergy medicine and deal with it. Thank you so much for your note. We have such mixed feelings about my husband's father dying...he's with Jesus, yes, but still we find it hard to believe that all parents are now gone. Thank you for thinking of us, and for your prayers. God is good to give us friends around the world, united in His love for each other.

Much love & hugs,

Kitchenmaus (Gizelle) said...

That's a miniature boat right? :D The primroses are up here too in blue, red and yellow. don't worry about spring cleaning, I myself too sick because of spring allergies can't do any cleaning waaaah!

Hope you enjoy this week, Mirage

Mirage said...

P.S. Yes when the bananas go over ripe (Which are the most nutrient of all bananas) and nobody wants to eat them get them frozen and make them smoothies :D Enjoy!