Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sunny Days! In March?

See the sunshine? It's glorious!

It has been one of the most unusual months of March in my whole life.  Michigan doesn't experience sunshine for this many days in a row, and summer like temperatures in March.  

 The ruffled daffodils look just right in this bottle.

It has been so unusual, in fact that there are many things that I've done this March that I've never in my life done before in Michigan.

I'll make a list.

1.  I've never seen bugs on my windshield in March.

2.  I've never mowed the lawn in March--we've already mowed, TWICE and the month isn't over yet!

3.  I've never hauled out the summer clothes and needed to wear them in March.

4.  It has never been so hot in March that I've had to click on the central air--NEVER.

5.  I've never been sunburned in March and had flip flop tan lines being in March.

6.  I've never been able to drive the convertible with the top down in March.

7.  I've never seen spring blooms so early in March.  The crocuses, snowdrops, are all done.  The daffodils and hyacinths are blooming and the tulips will only take another week or so and they'll be blooming!

8.  I've never had the leafs burst out of their protective covers on our trees in March.

9.  I've never seen the lilac bush greening up in March.

10. I've never ever seen so.many.bugs. in March!

This is a Arizona Iced Tea bottle that my daughter brought home years ago...and I loved it so much I saved it.  I wish they still made their bottles to look like this, so adorable!  

Our surroundings outdoors actually look about six weeks ahead of where they normally are.  It's hard to believe we're only in the third month of the year!

How has your weather been?  


Mary Ann Potter said...

A warm winter in Michigan - unusual indeed! I know you're enjoying it. The year we moved from Troy down here to NC there was no snow in the Detroit area until April 1st. I enjoyed your photos in this post. Your daffodills are beautiful. Mine have come and gone, but now our leaves are coming out. Dogwoods and red buds are in bloom in the woods and along the creek. Today is a rainy day. The chickens are quiet; they hide under the front porch in weather like this. The dog is napping. Perhaps I'll have a nap, too! Have a delightful day up there.

~Sara said...

That is great! It will save on heating bills. We had our nice weather here in January and part of February.(In Northern California) Now it is rainy and dreary.I like the daffodils in the bottle. So springy. Blessings ~Sara

E said...

Too warm too early here in TN but love all the sunshine and green, the Red Bud trees are in bloom and beautiful this week. E

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

We having the exact same weather up here in Canada. Unbelievable! I got so much gardening done and perennials transplanted.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Crazy. We are cooler and expecting rain tomorrow but had a glorious week. That bottle is awesome. Would have kept it too.

Grandma Becky said...

The second day of spring we got 3" of snow in Oregon....oh my! It was nice to see and I was out at 11 pm taking photos! Then the snow melted the next day. But some trees were damaged from it. Will post photos soon so come by and visit! I like the iced tea bottle as well. Take care!

Anonymous said...

I love this early spring weather in Michigan.
Fruit trees are in bloom.. that is a little scary, hope that we don't get a bad freeze.

from the west side of the state.

Echoes From the Hill said...

It's been unseasonably warm in Northern Colorado, too. It has also been extremely dry.
Our fruit trees are all in bloom, which is pretty but not good. Our last hard frost is usually in early May, so we will probably lose all of the fruit this year.
I'm enjoying this nice weather though.
You motivated me to go outside and cut a bouquet of daffodils!

Deb said...

I'm in Colorado, close to Denver and we too have had very warm weather. Trees are beginning to leaf out here as well. I'm worried that we'll get a frost. Maybe there's something to this global warming thing?

Elma said...

I have been loving this weather in MI!! I have gotton so much yard work done:)
It was on the news that a man in his 90's has never seen this kind of weather in march!

Sheree said...

that's Michigan for ya... i'm in the capital city and the weather can't make up it's mind what it's doing... :)