Saturday, March 12, 2011

Spring Rains

It seems like in the last three months, we've been getting all the precipitation we didn't get last July (see this post here). We have had major snowstorms and now major rainstorms. Here's some photos of how the neighborhood was looking yesterday. There were standing puddles in the streets and rivulets, rills, and rivers running down the sides of roads.

It was actually quite pleasant to walk along listening to the birds sing and the little streams bubbling along next to us.

Another benefit to the rain: all the bulbs are finally making an appearance! Here are some daffodils,

some mountain bluebells,

And some hyacinths. Can't wait to see the flowers!

And as promised, here is the postcard I created for the 3rd Great Big Stitched Postcard swap. The theme was love, and I've been noticing lately that love in the movies is often portrayed as a feeling, but love in reality is an action. It's what you make a conscious decision to do everyday. I thought about including images like a parent getting up early to prepare breakfast or pack lunches, or grocery shopping, or cleaning, doing laundry, helping with homework, going to a job - all the things we do directly or indirectly for the people we love. But since the postcard is only 4"x6", I settled for a simplified version of love in action. Here it is!

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