Monday, March 2, 2009

How to Tell It's Almost Spring...

First the snow starts to melt,... circles open up around the base of the trees...

"Middy" begins to enjoy sitting out on the deck in the sunshine...

The birds start singing their springtime season songs,...

The sun is now going down a lot farther to the right of the mountain. In December it goes down on the left shoulder of the mountain in the foreground!

And my family gathers around to help blow out my one candle on the chocolate cake with maple sugar frosting!
After my birthday I know that spring is right around the corner!



23 comments:

TatteredSpinner said...

Ooo, that frosting looks good; I don't think I've ever had maple sugar frosting.

A New England Life said...

I hope you have a wonderful Birthday! Never heard of Maple Syrup frosting before but it sound yummy : )

I sure hope you're right and that Spring is just around the corner. We had some bare ground around her finally and then this latest storm barrels through leaving us with almost a foot of snow. I just want it to stop.

Tammie Lee said...

ummmm your cake sounds so yummy! Happy Birthday dear piscean woman! We have that in common.

I love those circles of snow that recede from the trees, I was looking at them as I xc skied through the woods this evening.

wonderful post of the beginning of the changing of the guard; winter into spring.

City Mouse said...

Hope your birthday was glorious! The weather over our side was pretty darn good - even got into the cabin and turned the heater on. Nice and cozy! I was noticing the North Country tree circles too!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cedar, Is it your birthday?? I assume that you have a little longer to wait--since spring is still a little while away... But--I love your thoughts on how to tell...

NOW--I have a question.. Did you get all of that snow last night and today??? IF that is true, I'm sure that you think Spring is a lONG way away!!! ha

Hope you had a good day. And whenever your birthday is, Happy Birthday!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

corin said...

Happy Birthday! And thank you for helping to keep Reagan amused during her trip. She sure has enjoyed the excitement of "comments"...as we all do :)

Shellmo said...

Happy birthday Cedar! Marvin would like to join Middy on the deck and I would love a slice of that cake!

KaysWay said...

I love your photos.

Kay

montucky said...

What a great time for a birthday! I hope you have a very happy one!

Char said...

and time changes this weekend! eek

Cedar ... said...

Thank you all for the nice birthday wishes. Yes it was on Saturday, the 28th of February. No, we did not get that big storm, it slid east of us really hammering the coast, especially Maine.

Cedar ... said...

p.s....For those that have not heard of maple sugar frosting,...it's real maple syrup simmered down to a soft fudge state. The trick is getting it to the right consistency. I haven't done it in years, but my daughter and granddaughter do it perfectly. To a maple lover it is a real treat!

bettyl said...

those are great pictures! Sometimes I miss the snow, but then the moment passes!

TourPro said...

Did you say something about Spring?

I'm still cold from yesterday!

Carole said...

Well Happy, Happy Birthday! And whoa - excellent choice of birthday cake and frosting - that sounds AMAZING? Care to share the recipe?

And thanks for the encouragement that spring really is coming - we got like 8 inches of snow down here yesterday. No signs of spring here today! :-(

troutbirder said...

Beautiful mountain view. And happy birthday. Maple sugar frosting? This is tooo good sounding. Er any leftovers?

Jean said...

Happy Birthday, Cedar! Great spring post! It's been fun getting to know you. I can't wait to see your spring pictures. Jean

itsmynature said...

You've captured the season well my friend. Happy Birthday and let's all hope Spring is just around the corner.

Cedar ... said...

OK,.. I promise the recipe to the maple sugar frosting very soon. I'll get it from my daughter. Maybe even some photos when she makes my grandson's b'day cake in mid-March. Thanks for your kind comments!

Melissa Weisbard said...

I love Spring! I always look forward to it. Beautiful sunset photo!

Michele said...

Oh the photos are so beautiful and I am so so so so sorry I missed your birthday.
I am giving you the biggest hugs I can put out to you that I can. Can you feel it? Believe me, I put one out there for you!!♥
I think about you all the time!
I wish as well you were closer so we could sit and chat, it would be fun...
I hope Spring continues to pour over your area... we are having extremely cold cold temps and miserable blizzard white out conditions... winter is kicking us once more... *sigh*
Hugs to you♥

NorthCountryGal said...

Hi Cedar: I am late to the party but send you the warmest wishes for wonderful birthdays whatever the day!!! Judy

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

I don't often pay as close attention to those sorts of signs......but I should and I am glad you do :)