Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring has Sprung

Friends, you must forgive my absence. I have been digging my way out of the snow to try and find a computer. 


Ya'll, it's the first day of Spring and this photo was taken today. Alberta is boasting piles of snow coming down. The temperature isn't -40 degrees Celsius, so it does feel balmy outside and we almost put on our flip flops.



I wanted to capture some photos for you, dear readers, but the fact of the matter is, the horizon runs together with our snow covered prairies making the photo of nothing but blind your eyeballs white.



Oh, I promise the crocuses will pop through, the gophers will start a runnin, and the calves are already making an appearance. 

Once I've rattled this brain around to try and get it working after my long winter's nap, I'll be back to tell you folks about what we did to survive this winter. Yes, survive-we held onto deep freeze temperatures week after week and blizzard upon blizzard reigned down. 

We saw eight foot snow drifts, ladies and gentlemen, and my daughter doesn't ask to go 'outside' she asks to go out to the 'cold.'

January I hid in the house for seventeen days straight, visited the neighbours, and hunkered down again. I'm not kidding when I say I need to get this brain a rollin' again! 

Don't fear, the Muck boots are out, the stroller is ready to walk this lane and I'll let you in on a few secrets this prairie momma has up her sleeve. 

I've missed you all, oh so much, and am looking forward to our springtime reunion. Can someone bring a space heater?

24 comments:

Deb said...

Glad you're back! I thought our snow drifts were high here but I think you've got me beat.

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I feel your pain. We don't have snow (apart from leftover snow lumps), but it isn't very warm yet. I love the photos you took.

I was just thinking about you today and wondering how you were doing. It's nice to have an update.

Suzie Salmon said...

Hooray! I am so happy you're back :). Cannot believe the winter you've all had out there (the first one in 7 I have not spent in Alberta!). And I love your saying "blind your eyeballs white"!

Cartoon Characters said...

I have a space heater! Oh - better yet - space at our house! We have 5 inches of new growth on the roses and all our plants... and what is a coat???

Is that hoar frost in those photos of yours? Oh that takes me back to the days I lived in Regina, Sask!
:)
you really will need those "Muck boots"!! ;)

Libbie said...

YAY! it made my night to see you posted on my sidebar!!!

My friend & I were just talking about what a herd winter it was & that it was totally a hibernation winter! I am sooooo glad to finally see grass even if it is brown!!!

Can't wait to see what your family does when it is safe to come out of the house :) Hope you have some good boots for all the muck out there right now ;)

Steph said...

Welcome back! We had a few freak snow storms ourselves, and once we had 5 inches! Shut us down for a week! But now we're already back up to 80 degrees temps!

Cowboy mom said...

Wonderful to have you back. I figured you were snowed in.

Jaclyn Hicks said...

Glad to hear you made it through the winter!! Looking forward to hearing all about the adventures.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

It was SO GOOD to hear from you again dear Cheyenne, and thank you for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog as well!! I too have been absent, but not for the same reason (brrrr!!! I can't even imagine how cold it is there!!!) and have wondered about you MANY TIMES! So glad you are back and I look forward to more of your wonderful posts!!
P.S.....I hope you did receive my emails in answer to your questions?

Blessings and WARM hugs~~
Julie

Grandma K said...

Yeaaahhhh! You are back! I have missed you!

do you really think spring is coming?

Can you imagine the stories you can tell your grandkids about the 'winter of 2011'? Glad you have pictures to prove it!

LindaG said...

Stay warm and have a wonderful week! :)

fernvalley01 said...

Glad you made it through ! so nice to see you back!

Shirley said...

Nice to see you're out of hibernation! Winter sure is hanging on on the prairies this year! Hope you get a big melt down and some green soon.

Anna said...

Holy cow-17 days?! Wowsers. You are the mama!
Looking forward to "catching up"! :)

Rachel said...

Well, it's nice to see some snow!
We never got anything worth having, and now springtime is here to stay. I am glad, cause this winter was just long and dry. Sure hoping for some moisture of some form pretty quick like though!! All is greening, but the grass. :/ It's not looking all to good...

Glad you guys survived, and glad to have you back!

LadySmith@CashmereandCarrotSticks said...

yay you are back.
hope all is well.

Kristin said...

oh i SO can understand...sigh...with everyone posting pictures of glorious buds and blooms, i captured frozen mud...ugh...
how are you dear girl!?? hang in there! CANNOT wait to see pics of your blooming prairie!

XO
kristin

Jennifer said...

So good to see a new post from you! Awesome pictures... even though I can't say that I'm envious of all that white! ;) Even sitting in the midst of a dust storm!

Crystal said...

i hear you about cold winter I am sick of winter and snow and fog and yuckiness! I hope its over soon too, even if it means mud!

the cinnamon post said...

Loving this "springtime reunion"! You've been missed:)
There is nothing like the first stroller walk of the season...

NaomiG said...

So glad you're back! Wow, that winter you had sounds absolutely amazing!!!

Your pics are just gorgeous... nature is beautiful even when it's being brutal. I can imagine that spring is sounding mightly lovely to ya about right now.

Julia said...

It was so nice to see a post from you again! Wow! I can't wait to hear all about your Winter adventures. I bet you are so excited that Spring is here:).

~Julia

oneoldcowgirl said...

Me too, all I can say is Hurry UP spring. We need you.

Angie Berry said...

Your pictures are beautiful! I would love to live out there... when it's warm, lol. I know it has to be hard work living on the prairie in the winter, but you really are blessed to be surrounded so much beauty in any season.

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