Winter blues

Posted by Katie on February 12, 2010
Spring, Winter / 1 Comment

While I am very thankful that we are not under snow house arrest like our very favorite East Coast relatives, I am ready for winter to be over.  It’s halfway through February, and that means March is next and that means spring is soon and, to be honest, I have found myself daydreaming about this a lot recently.  I actually shopped for new flip-flops online today.

It really hasn’t been that bad of a winter.  Sure, there has been snow and ice, but we live in Chicago.  I think I just kicked the winter off on a bad note with getting sick.  Even though exercising is good for my spirits, I have struggled to get back to yoga and Nia.  And it’s never fun walking home from work in the dark.

Anyhow, I don’t really have anything to complain about.  Girl just needs some Vitamin D.

Spring beauties

Posted by Katie on April 08, 2009
Family & Friends, Spring / No Comments

spring beauties

See all of that white stuff on the ground?  It is not snow, but a blanket of spring beauties!

This is a picture from a park close to my parent’s house.  As a kid I remember this mystical time each spring when these flowers came out.  It was a sure sign that winter had passed, and a reminder to enjoy the beauty of spring while it lasted.

These flowers only bloom for a short time each spring, and only open up in the sunlight.  They are quickly outgrown by the grass that surrounds them.  Then the park department mows them all down.   I would hate to have the job of taking a riding lawn mower to all these flowers.

Dave and I spent last weekend in Indiana visiting with my family.  It is always great to see the family.  Being in Indiana to see the spring beauties this year was just an extra treat.