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Friday, February 26, 2010

Cabin Fever and other Ailments...


This is the time for me to complain a bit. We are having one storm after another, plenty of rain and wind and fallen branches all over the place. I can barely leave my front door.

The place is brimming with budding new growth.

But, it is also soaked and overburdened.  Even the resident deer are leaving for drier grounds.

Right about now, snow looks good to me, slopes on Mt. Ashland.
On the other hand, I shouldn't be complaining.

I get more time to read, write, visit in blogland, and cook.
Never mind. My apple pie is ready!

36 comments:

Velva said...

Sit tight, Spring is almost here and it's going to be awesome. :-)

Monkey Man said...

We got a bit spoiled with the beautiful sunshine last week and weekend. Now the deluge. This weekend should be better. Great shots of the deer and your yard.

Delwyn said...

Hi Rosaria

It sounds as if you have a much looked forward to spring about to burst forth...

enjoy that pie

Happy days

ellen abbott said...

We've had a very wet fall and winter as well.

Wander to the Wayside said...

Don't you love the ornamental grasses in the winter! And so hearty in the summer. I'm tempted to do my whole garden in them.

Brian Miller said...

enjoy the apple pie! just bitter cold here and windy...spring is coming!

Ribbon said...

Yum! i would love to be baking an apple pie :)
it's much too hot here to turn the oven on. One salad after another...along with ice cream & just about anything that includes ice.

It's been a long while since I've seen or heard rain and in the future I'm sure to be complaining about it... if and when the weather decides to deliver.

The deer look small and beautiful.
When I lived in a National Park (the second oldest in the world. I think Yellowstone is the first) the deer were huge, but beautiful too and loved to eat my garden.

enjoy being indoors... I'm in too, but for the opposite reasons... just too hot to be out :)

x Ribbon

Ocean Girl said...

Your garden looks nice and lush. And wet yard can smell nice too. I bet the pie is gone.

Happy weekend.

Cloudia said...

Apple Pie!!



Aloha, Friend


Comfort Spiral

Tabor said...

Just keep reminding yourself that it is the rains that bring the spring flowers.

Enchanted Oak said...

The hard rain is just beginning here and I couldn't be more thrilled. Sorry you've had no respite, Rosaria. And I'm very interested in your apple pie. A hot slice of pie right out of the oven sounds divine.

becky at abbeystyle said...

Cute surprise at the end of the post...hot apple pie can cure anything!

Eva Gallant said...

Apple pie sounds good. Check out my blog Saturday to see downed trees and power lines here on the East coast.

RNSANE said...

It is dry here in GA and quite cold every night - down to freezing. My brother came yesterday to transport my mother to the extended care facility near his place in Atlanta. I have the task ahead of me of dismantling her apartment and getting rid of her belongings. I long to be home in San Francisco.

I could sure use a piece of your apple pie and I miss my blogging friends and will never catch up on all I've missed.

Lori ann said...

Oh! a deer in your front yard! it must be hard, but it sounds like heaven to me to be house bound, i'd like to retire, there are a million things i'd like to stay home and do.
i hope spring comes soon for you.

Elisabeth said...

Is that a magnolia stellata whose flowers are drooping in the rain?

It reminds me of our winters in Australia.

We like to play a game called 'spot the magnolia' in the depths of winter. It's our first sign that spring will arrive shortly.

Maggie May said...

You have a beautiful garden. I love your photos.

I think all of us a heartily fed up with Winter. England has had a tough time, though where we are positioned in the SW is far better than Northern parts and Scotland, where it has been very bad.

Nuts in May

Fire Byrd said...

You've got a deer in your garden, oh my!
Never mind about the rain there's a deer.
A real deer.....
OK rain I get to see often in the north of England, but a deer.... wow!
xx

jinksy said...

That last photo looks like a collection of porcupines! LOL :)

PurestGreen said...

I'm feeling all edgy as well. I'm so desperate for a bit of warmth, to feel the sun. We'll get there - spring will get here. Any...day...now.

the walking man said...

Southern CA needs the water eh?

potsoc said...

We have unusually warm days up here and above 0 C (32F) overnight. Wet snow mixed with rain, not much but very annoying, has been falling for a few hours every day over the last week and more is forecasted for the weekend.
For all that almost nothing is left on the ground save ice and water. We have lots of birds including a cardinal coupke...but no deer although there is a herd of them about two kilometers from our place.

Barry said...

I love the picture of the deer. But I have to tell you, right now I long for rainy days like those in your pictures.

She Writes said...

I am going crazy from the rain. CRAZY!

Rob-bear said...

It's sunnier up here, though we've still got about two feet of snow on the ground.

Sadie dog, however, is getting spring fever. And is watching the birds very intently. Which reminds me of the old line (I think from Ogden Nash) that a door is what the dog is always on the wrong side of.

Going to post about a spring "hangover" later today.

Sarah Laurence said...

At least there are deer and green grass to admire. The storms have come our way. We lost power for 2 days. I wish I could have a slice of that pie. I liked your blink love post too.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Enjoy your apple pie.
Yes, this weather is very depressing - we are due for a severe dose tonight. "Batten down the hatches!", they said. I say, "Roll on the decent weather!"
I am recovering well after the hip replacement and feel much better and dipping my toe into blogging again.

Snowbrush said...

Right now (2:30 p.m.) Saturday, you guys are under a tsunami alert due to an earthquake off the coast of Chilie.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

The weather that makes it so green and vibrant over there....

Relaxing with pie nad a good book sounds lovely to me.

♥ Braja said...

Show off :)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I know, I know!
More snow for Tuesday!

Sophia said...

Your photos are soothing. I really like the second one! I love rain and it's smell, but even I can grow weary of it if there is too much of it! :) I hope you get a break from it soon!

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

It has been a cooler, wetter winter for us in central Texas. We are very thankful because it is bringing us out of a 2 year drought. We have another front coming in tomorrow evening with rain & possibility of snow. Bring it on... we will need the moisture come summer!

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Oh... hope you enjoyed the pie! Sounds yummy!

Eternally Distracted said...

Having resident deers sound fab... sending you some sunshine :0)

Marguerite said...

CANNOT wait till Spring! I've had cabin fever for two months! An apple pie sounds wonderful and your pics are great, as always!