Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Outdoor Wednesday/Wednesday Hodgepodge

It’s time for Outdoor Wednesday # 113

Signs of Spring are everywhere.

Hailed as the first sign of Spring in some places, the Robin is here year round...we just see more of them this time of year.

Wednesday Hodgepodge Mardi Gras Style- Vol 17

Welcome to the Wednesday Hodgepodge and our own little Mardi Gras..
where Joyce posts a series of questions and we all get to read each other's answers

1. The season of Lent begins on March 9 this you participate and if so, in what way?
No, I didn't even know about the religious aspects of this event until I was an adult and asked a friend who was Catholic to explain it to me
2. Traditionally pancakes are eaten on the day known as Shrove Tuesday which is the last day before Lent (March 8th this year) So....butter and syrup? Blueberry? Chocolate chip? Ewwww, no thanks!! What's your pleasure when it comes to eating pancakes?
Butter and Maple Syrup
3. Spring is coming. (It is oming. (It is coming, right?) What's your favorite springtime flower and do you suffer from seasonal allergies? That's two questions I know but they're lightweights. 
My favorite springtime flower is Iris although it doesn't bloom until May...I guess the second one would be Tulip.....And yes, definitely have seasonal season used to be Fall but now its Spring and mostly the Bradford Pears..I'll get better once those blooms are gone.
4. "Our opinion of people depends less upon what we see in them than upon what they make us see in ourselves." Author unknown. Agree or disagree? Why? 
Disagree.....can't explain.
5. Since it's "March" and also the season of Mardi Gras...have you ever been in a parade? What's the best parade you've ever seen?
 I'm trying to remember....I think I've always been a spectator...and the best one was at Disney World.
6. You would jump up and down and shout for joy right now if someone told you_________? 
I'd lost 10 pounds in my sleep.
7. How clean is your car on the outside? Inside? Is there junk in your trunk?
I had my car cleaned two weeks ago and although it rained on it Saturday night, it is still fairly clean because I had rain-ex put on so water would sheet off.....I drive a van so have no trunk..the only thing in the back is a map and my reusable the middle is a blanket and the shades for the windshield. In the front in a bag with cds, a pen and bottle of water.
8. Insert your own random thought here. I renewed my virus protection this weekend and it slows down the computer...seems these things are always downloading updates when I am trying to post.


  1. Ha-yeah, I'd like to wake up to discover I'd lost ten pounds in my sleep too!

  2. How fortunate for you that you have springtime already. Here in Munich it is freezing cold. I loved looking at the blossoms, the robins, hyacinth and daffodils. It reminds me of springtime back home in Ohio. Thanks for the good memories and I got a kick out of your answer to number 6. Good one!

  3. Great photos of your spring. Loved your

  4. You have the nerve to show those flowers when I'm sitting here with a snowstorm going on outside!!! LOL I've just come in from going to buy some groceries and just in time too, the snow is starting to really come down hard and the winds are picking up. Ugh!! It certainly does look like Spring up your way, such beautiful blooms all around you.

    Losing 10 lbs in my sleep would be a dream come true! lol I always use only maple syrup (the one my brother Guy makes in his own sugar shack) on my pancakes:-) Ah yes, isn't that the truth, the virus protection program is forever updating when you're trying to do something on the computer!!! I used to be in the Santa Claus parades as a majorette from the time I was 4 to 12 years old:-) Fun memories!! xoxo

  5. I laughed out loud at #6!!

  6. Beautiful spring pictures. I wish it looked like that here! I can't wait until it does :)

    #6 is great--I wish that would happen to me! :)


  7. Loved the springtime pics!!! I have some flowers trying to come up, but it snowed Sunday so......

  8. What beautiful springtime photos!...and yes, losing 10 pounds while sleeping would be great! LOL

  9. Hi,

    You are having a beautiful spring, I see! :) So are we here in north Florida.

    I saw you at Pea's place so thought I'd check you out. (Don't think I have before) Surprised to see you're in Huntsville, Al. We have folks in that town and also in Decatur and Athens! :)

    Enjoy your spring!


  10. Ten Pounds while I was asleep would be wonderful!!! lol Love your pics.

  11. Don't we all wish we could lose 10 pounds in our sleep!

  12. #6--------I would be so thrilled with that too!!

    And I love your looks of Springtime! Especially the robin. We don't have them in our area being so close to the water and all. So that was a special treat for me today.

    Zip a dee doo dah

    My oh my have a WONDERFUL DAY!!

  13. Lovely! We don't have quite so many signs of spring in our yard, but I am seeing them around town.

    #6 would be really nice.

    I get aggravated at programs trying to update and slowing everything down, too.

  14. I can almost smell those spring flowers!

    Enjoyed reading the questions and answers!