". Arranged Words: Leaning Towards Spring

27 Apr 2021

Leaning Towards Spring

 

 
Hi there,

I am happy to say it looks like spring out there.

Along with spring, it's my 8th year blog anniversary. A big thank you to everyone who follows and/or visits my blog. Like countless other Bloggers, I can happily say that blogging has enriched my life. I have met many wonderful people and made dear friends in blog land.  A big thank you for reading along. I really do appreciate it. 

In July, Feed burner will no longer send my email followers notification of my new posts. Does anyone know of a free program that will take over this task?  If you are on my email list, you can choose to follow along using a reader such as Bloglovin. Personally I like Feedly. In the meantime, I hope to find a new program to transfer my email followers to. I will keep you posted. 

              Not much greenery yet on the farms. I'd love to tour that old house with the cupola way back                                                                               there in the field.


Dare I mention Covid?  (Skip if you wish.) I know everyone has reached their upper limit when it comes to this topic. But, compared to other countries, we are lucky to have supplies, and here, in Canada, the vaccines are trickling in. We are not out of the woods, or in any way in an ideal situation, but military and Red Cross workers are on their way to help alleviate some of the strain in the hospitals here in Ontario. The wonderful nurses and doctors must be somewhat relieved that some help is on the way.
   Further, we are in lockdown again, and there are a few cases of Covid in the building I live in. However, I am scheduled to receive my first vaccine on Friday. That thought gives me a feeling of lightness and trepidation at the same time. Trepidation because I don't get along well with the flu shot. (I'm keeping up positive vibes for this vaccine though.) It may be late fall or later before everyone gets a second vaccine. My second jab will fall on birthday in the middle of August. ( The best gift, I reckon. The gift of life.)
In some parts of the U.S., fully vaccinated people are having dinner with friends and family.  So keep the faith. It will get better. Soon...very soon.


The Trout Lilies with their yellow bonnets are blooming. Earlier, the wildflowers didn't look like they would amount to much because we had some very warm temperatures and no rain early on. Then came two days of snow which the Trout Lilies and other wildflowers seem to love. 
What a heart warming sight!

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From the Art Corner


Watercolour book marks.



                                                              
                                                             Pastel on Pastelmat paper.

                      I felt the urge to be bold with this painting. I've been following an Instagram account that post sunrises and sunsets pictures from Australia and New Zealand. Such amazing beauty!  So I am sure the colourful inspiration for this painting comes from admiring those stunning pics.



                              I hope everyone is well and enjoying spring or fall, or the tropics!

                                                                         'Til Next Time...

                                                                   Cultivate Your Dreams

Linking to Link Parties via my link party page. Thank you, ladies, for hosting.

31 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing these lovely images at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2021/04/cape-hatteras-lighthouse.html

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  2. Happy Blogoversary! I wish I had a suggestion for you about the e-mail but I never set that up on my blog so I don't know a way around it. Hopefully someone will be able to help you out. I love your creations - the watercolors and pastels are beautifully done. I have a ton of trout lily leaves in one of our beds but no flowers. Maybe someday. Keep enjoying the sunrises and sunsets and enjoy the spring.

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    1. Hi Lorraine,
      I read somewhere that certain wildflowers may not bloom for 3-4 years. Trillium 5-6 years.
      I hope they make a showing for you next year! The woods are filled with Trillium just now. I hope to go
      Out to see them this coming weekend.
      Thank you.

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  3. I am so delighted I happened upon your lovely blog, Dixie. Happy Blog Anniversary to you! How lovely spring is there with happy flowers dancing everywhere. Those Trout Lilies are exquisite; such a pretty combination of hues. Oh those pastels of the sky...truly magical. Why, I seem to see those skies quite a bit down here. =) Yes, Blogger stopping the emails is a bit bothersome. Hopefully we will find out how to fix this in the near future. As for Covid, there is no let up is there. Day in, day out it has overtaken our news, conversations. Wonderful you will soon have your vaccination. I hope you do not have any side effects, but that all goes well.

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    1. Thank you, Kim. And for anyone reading this, do stop in for a visit at Kim’s beautiful blog.
      It’s truly amazing!
      Yes, too bad this had to happen to the world. I hope the vaccine proves itself. That would be beyond
      wonderful.
      Have a lovely week, Kim.

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  4. Happy blogoversary! The bookmarks are lovely.

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    1. Thanks you, Veronica Lee.
      Enjoy the weekend!

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  5. These are lovely images!

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    1. Thank you. And thanks for visiting Shiju.

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  6. That pastel is just gorgeous! Happy blogoversary!

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  7. our place in the southern state is entering early summer now... getting warm and warmer.

    your flowers and paintings are beautiful.

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    1. Oh summer is always welcome.
      Thank you, Tanza.

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  8. Love your book marks and your sunset painting. So simple but so expressive.

    Glad you are getting the vaccination. Here in the US we just had a small party indoors with 3 couples - all vaccinated. My husband and I travel so our experience is much different from other people so it was very different being with others who have experienced the fatigue of being so isolated for so long.

    And I'm hopeful that as we start to travel north this summer that more people will be vaccinated and the border will open so I can visit your country!

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    1. I am happy to hear you and your husband are fully vaccinated. Must of been lovely to
      have a visit with other folks.
      I do hope you will be able to visit here this year.
      Have a lovely weekend.

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  9. Beautiful flowers!
    I am also having my first vaccine tomorrow! We might see the end of this...

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  10. ...when it comes to covid, none of us are out of the woods!

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    1. Quite right. I am, however, hoping and praying, like everyone else, for
      the very best of results against Covid and variants with these vaccines.
      Time will tell.

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  11. Spring is full of lovely ideas with the wonderful colors it produces!

    Thanks for being a part of 'My Corner of the World' this week!

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  12. Happy Blogoversary! I sure am glad that our paths crossed. Beautiful artwork and photos. Specially love the tree! Gorgeous!

    -Soma

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  13. Congratulations on your 8 year blog and I'm glad that you enjoy it so much. It looks nice on your photos with you and these delicate flowers.
    Unfortunately I am still waiting for my vaccination and I hope everything will be better then. I wish you every success with the first vaccination
    Nice your painted flowers bookmarks and the the watercolors and pastels painting!
    Stay healthy and take care of yourself, hug Elke

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  14. Love your bookmarks, what a lovely idea. Hope your vaccine goes OK. We didn't have any problems when we had our two.

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  15. Beautiful art and photos! Congrats on your blog anniversary, we do indeed meet good people through blogging. We are in lockdown here, too, but I had my first vaccination just over a week ago, no side effects. The next one is due at the beginning of June. Good luck with your shot! Stay safe, hugs, Valerie

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  16. Your art is so lovely! I recently moved over to Mailchimp, it is free for under 2000 subscriptions. Happy Anniversary!

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  17. Lovely art. Happy Spring


    Much💛love

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  18. Happy blog anniversary!! Love your beautiful watercolor bookmarks and sunset. I'd love to visit that farm with the cupola too-lovely photos. happy PPF!

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  19. Pretty flowers ❤

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  20. Have a great weekend ❤

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Dixie