Discovering Spring in a Pretty Purple Pansy

Although we’ve had consistently warmer temperatures for the last week or so, spring has not actually sprung here in Northern Alabama.  I’ve been waiting a bit impatiently for the blossoms to fully appear, but it seems the temperamental winter we’ve had has made our early spring less brilliant than usual.

We’re not the only ones experiencing a delayed spring.

I received a postcard today from my photog pal, Diane, Midteacher on swap-bot, for an A Thousand Words group swap, “Early Spring Photo Postcard.”  She writes that it is still “clearly winter in Michigan.  The freezing cold and bitter wind hasn’t let up.”  As a result, she had to find a little spring at a local nursery’s “Spring Expo.”

Purple Pansy by Diane W.(Midteacher on swap-bot)

Of course, I’m pretty pleased with this gorgeous purple pansy. Not only is the pansy beautiful but the presentation is stunning, so I’m grateful Diane was forced to find spring in another way [Sorry, Diane].  She writes that the pansy was popular among the attendees and she “enjoyed watching everyone’s faces light up when they saw” the pansy. I wish she’d seen my face light up when I retrieved her postcard after work today!

How appropriate that Diane accented the flower with the word “discover.” I’ve been looking for strong evidence of spring (beyond temperature) for a week now!

Now, I have to figure out which inspiration wall needs this purple pansy most–the one at home or the one at work???

Has spring sprung yet in your region?

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  1. Love this card 🙂 Yesterday everyone was out walking, inshorts. Today it is chilly again. Sunny but chilly.

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    • Yes–the weather has been strange this year. Our “winter” was like that. Most days were warm, but every now and then, we’d have a cold snap and we’d all be in heavy coats for a day or two. Then…back to warm.

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  2. Spring has sprung in my neck of the woods but we also had a hail storm a few days ago. We have to expect the unexpected in my neck of the woods.:-)

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  3. Not only has it not sprung, but I turned back on the heat a few minutes ago. It was getting very chilly in the room. Though a day ago, we had windows open. The weather is up and down.

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    • I hope we don’t have to turn the heat on again till next winter, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it snowed next week!

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