Monday, February 15, 2010

Desperately Seeking Spring ~ Valentine Red Tulip Photos 2010!

Hoping everyone had a good Valentine's Day. My Sweet Valentine of many moons presented me with a beautiful red tulip plant pictured above. He included a nice cat card, and my favorite chocolates ~ dark chocolate M&M's, and Hershey's special dark chocolate kisses. I've been basking in dark chocolate Heaven since, and gazing into my deep red tulips pining for Spring! Dang he still loves me!

Along with many Pennsylvanians I'm more than ready for an early Spring, wishing for mild Winters we're accustomed to here! We're expecting 4-6 inches today and tomorrow on top of the almost 3ft of snow we already have since the blizzard of Feb 6, 2010, and it's snowed everyday since! Snow keeps freezing into ice as temperatures remain in the teens, and roads and sidewalks remain very slick! I'm glad to have my silky Cuddl Duds, and Land's End winter boots. We've put our winter clothing to very good use in this record breaking snow and cold, in fact this is the 2nd snowiest snowfall per month in history!

The snowy weather is taking it's toll on everything and everyone! Our snowplow is broken, moving icey snow in piles of up to 4ft -5ft. Our huge wood pile stock is almost depleted, and we'll be lucky to burn what we have the rest of this week! The artic blast has continued for almost two months, leaving many folks with high heating and electric bills. Snow piled on homes and buildings are on the verge of collapsing, and our schools were closed all last week! Mail and garbage pick up has been delayed, boo hoo!

I think red tulips are as pretty as red roses! I looked high and low in search of the perfect backround for these lovelies, and it finally dawned on me the snow on my front patio! The light contrast of white snow against bright red tulips was so captivating!

On the bright side, Spring is almost on the horizon hopefully only a month away! I'm longing to see my gorgeous tulips growing around my home! When my tulip plant fades, I'll save the bulbs to plant in my flower garden in the Fall. Aren't these red beauties just stunning? I'll be admiring them for awhile!

My camera is up and running for the moment thank goodness! Thanks for visiting, keep safe, and stay ~ Literally In The Moment! xo xo xo ~


Jo Janoski said...

Are those beautiful red tulips sitting in the snow? Sad, sad, sad...Thank goodness you could nibble those dark

Jo A. T.B. said...

Yup I sat them in the snow, they look as if they are cringing or huddling together! Already finished my dark chocolate kisses, too good! Now I need to shovel and walk them off! :)

ochikeron said...

Hi jo,

Winter again!!! Still cold?!

What a nice tulips! Great idea to take photo by snow :D Negative space is interesting, too!

Please stay warm, jo ;)

ozymandiaz said...

Hey Jo, my wife, a northern girl, was crooning over the snow pics in your previous post and crooned more about your writing.
just to let you know.
we live in FLA so she doesn't get to experience her fond memories of snow

Jo A. T.B. said...

Hi Ochi,

Very cold here, and snowy! We're making history over here with all the snowfall! You stay warm too!

Jo A. T.B. said...

Please thank your wife for me DB, she made my day with her crooning! I'll be glad to send some snow your way to enjoy, I think we can spare some, in fact alot! Does your wife have a blog or facebook!

It's still SNOWING and now mixed with sleet! Crazy global warming taking place! We're breaking all time records here!

terrymcdermott said...

Love the red tulips.

nazarina said...

Hi Jo,
I love tulips too.....I would take your red tulips over roses any day! I cannot wait for ours to start popping up!
Heh, Ha! ha! c'mon over, you can borrow our plough!
I know how desperate you are for spring to show up....I must say that I am enjoying it though( the skiing that is). I won my very first race last week!! My husband is always winning, so now it is my turn!
Not to worry though, pretty soon you shall have that beautiful sunshine! I would love to mail you some interesting goodies real soon my dear!

Jo A. T.B. said...

Thanks Terry!

Jo A. T.B. said...

Hi Naz,

Even more snow showers here to contend with, in fact the wind blew our plowed snow right back on the driveway and sidewalk!

The snow is quite beautiful though, I walked my sister's dog tonight, and it was snowing and snow lay everywhere. Snow lights up the night and hillsides here, and make the night not seem so dark and scarey! Her dog part husky loves the snow! So we're are trying to enjoy it!

I'm sure you've some great goodies up your sleeve, will look forward to it!

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