Sunday, February 21, 2010

First Hints of Spring

It's coming, it's coming!

These past two weeks have been really showing the first hints of Spring here in Houston.
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I had my first butterfly sighting!
I almost missed it, but just before it fluttered away I caught it perched on a flower. Luckily I managed to snap a photo in time before the evidence that Spring was coming flew away on the breeze.

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This weekend was so lovely and relaxing - and what better way to celebrate that then some homemade tortes? And why just one?

(PS. The winners of the Mrs Dazo Giveaway are Passport in My Pocket and Maggi, hooray!)
(PPS. For those of you who like packaging, I have a Flat Packaging tutorial up here at Meylah.)
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22 comments:

Little Miss Tiara said...

Woooo... spriiiing! <3 lovely! Haha. welcome spring!

and why is everyone keep showing thei cheesecake pictures?? You too!!! x( everyone is supposedly making me envious? I am craving for a blueberry cheesecake ATM. *le sigh*

*texts the best friend: accompany me buy a blueberry cheesecake today, will you? *puppy eyes here* lol

well I really did it. lol

Maki said...

For the first time in nearly two months, FL saw good hours of Sun - it was really beautiful and breeze felt so calming. I can't wait for spring to come!!

xoxo

photojoy said...

We have the moderate weather here in Nagoya for these days. I spent more time in the garden. By the way I've been following your posts at Meylah and I love the recent one so much! :)

passport in my pocket said...

Jealous you saw a butterfly!

I'm so excited to be a winner of the awesome giveaway! Thanks so much!

BlueGrassandGreenTomatoes said...

It has been so nice to not have to throw on a jacket before leaving the house!

I can't wait to start laying out flowers in my empty beds...

Sarah Mina said...

I am so ready for Spring too! Saturday was nice in the morning but then it got cold and windy :( Are we still doing a Houston bloggers meeting in the Spring?

Kristin said...

We're getting there here in Tampa too. I remember being so surprised when I moved to Houston that the weather was so parallel to Tampa! Bring on Spring!

VivatRegina said...

We had a weekend of Spring out here in Levelland, TX. You wouldn't know it though, because today we're back to winter... :/ I think the weather is just toying with my emotions... lol.

Melanie's Randomness said...

Your so lucky that your getting spring a lil early. Aww what a pretty butterfly! I love the first sightings of butterflies & the first red robin or bluejay I see! Hope you have a great week!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh those tortes look simply delicious, darling! we had a lovely day yesterday and today... maybe summer is not ready to leave us yet... xo

maggisaar said...

Weee! I'm so excited about the necklace! Thanks again, Beautiful. :-D

I'm jealous of your Spring. It's still winter here!

LBB said...

Pretty photos, Dionne! I'm starting to feel a touch of Spring in the air too! Yay!

Alycia Morales said...

Aww, Dionne! What a lovely butterfly friend...
I was listening to the birds chirp this weekend, and I was hoping to catch a cardinal with my lens. But, alas, I saw only one, which was too far to capture...

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Tender Branson said...

Great shot of the butterfly. Those suckers are hard to capture on film (or maybe it is all the eight year olds that are usually around).

Gaia said...

Spring? What is it?
I don't remember...It seems so far away!
It's just starting raining... I hate that weather! Need sun, warm to feel better ...!
have a great week!

Phoenix said...

Lovely photos...I am counting down to spring here in LA (if you're not paying attention, sometimes it goes from winter to summer! Ugh!)

Nicole Marie said...

i heard birds tweeting the other morning and the sky was beautiful.

Kristin said...

so so ready for spring. we are not near butterflies yet, though. it was cold and snowy today. ugh.

you know what perks me up? those tortes! wanna share the recipe?

Carissa said...

that butterfly picture is amazing! you must have been quick to catch that lil friend! :)

and you are always tempting me with such delicious looking desserts! so bad! but then again, so good, hehe

avant garde said...

yum, thoses tortes look delish! :) glad you weekend was super relaxing! i was typing away on a paper, but that's done, so this upcoming weekend will be more restful. i too CANNOT wait for spring, i'm craving it like mad :)

Renee said...

Spring! I think we have a while before we see a butterfly here in Michigan. Your blog always makes me hungry! lol
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