Welcome Spring!

By: Proserpina , 1:55 AM GMT on March 20, 2012



Old Jack Frost is on the run,
Fleeing from the warming sun.
Spring has come to take control,
Encourage growth and to extol
The beauty that each life can bring,
The songs that each voice can sing.

Proserpina is loose again
With warming wind and rinsing rain.
Flowers follow in her train:
Summer's heralds, winter's bane.

(Beautiful Bogon! Thank you!)


by A.A. Milne

She wore her yellow sun-bonnet,
She wore her greenest gown;
She turned to the south wind
And curtsied up and down.
She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
"Winter is dead."

Spring Quiet

Christina Rossetti (1847)

Gone were but the Winter,
Come were but the Spring,
I would go to a covert
Where the birds sing.

Where in the whitethom
Singeth a thrush,
And a robin sings
In the holly-bush.

Full of fresh scents
Are the budding boughs
Arching high over
A cool green house:

Full of sweet scents,
And whispering air
Which sayeth softly:
“We spread no snare;

“Here dwell in safety,
Here dwell alone,
With a clear stream
And a mossy stone.

“Here the sun shineth
Most shadily;
Here is heard an echo
Of the far sea,
Though far off it be.”

Spring Greeting

by Sidney Lanier

All faintly through my soul to-day,
As from a bell that far away
Is tinkled by some frolic fay,
Floateth a lovely chiming.
Thou magic bell, to many a fell
And many a winter-saddened dell
Thy tongue a tale of Spring doth tell,
Too passionate-sweet for rhyming.

Chime out, thou little song of Spring,
Float in the blue skies ravishing.
Thy song-of-life a joy doth bring
That's sweet, albeit fleeting.
Float on the Spring-winds e'en to my home:
And when thou to a rose shalt come
That hath begun to show her bloom,
Say, I send her greeting!


Loving Heart (Proserpina)
The heart that loves is always young. Greek Proverb
Loving Heart
Hidden Treasure (Proserpina)
Hidden Treasure
Delightfully Pink (Proserpina)
Delightfully Pink
Tulips (Proserpina)
Tulip Flame (Proserpina)
Tulip Flame
A Symphony In Lavender. (Proserpina)
A Symphony In Lavender.
Red Velvet (Proserpina)
Red Velvet
Pink Sonata (Proserpina)
Pink Sonata
Spring Delight (Proserpina)
"There is no season such delight can bring, As summer, autumn, winter and the spring." - William Browne
Spring Delight

The views of the author are his/her own and do not necessarily represent the position of The Weather Company or its parent, IBM.

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60. Proserpina
11:04 AM GMT on March 31, 2012
Gamma, good to see you on the blog. You sure are a busy lady, grandchildren, weddings, anniversaries, work and more work,..... There was a time when I too multitasked at family, work, study, fun,...

Have a wonderful weekend.
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59. Proserpina
11:02 AM GMT on March 31, 2012
Hi GG, I guess you better go to work, and hubby and I will have to live within our means! Too bad, I was planning to buy a castle in Italy and another in England!

Wishing you a wonderful working day.
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58. GardenGrrl
10:57 AM GMT on March 31, 2012
Good Morning,
Wow, could you imagine winning that much...or any big lotto for that matter.
I only bought one ticket. Guess I have to go to work this morning.
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57. Proserpina
7:52 AM GMT on March 31, 2012
Saturday, March 31, 2012 1:31:49 AM

Maryland official says winning record Mega Millions ticket sold in Baltimore County

An official with the Maryland lottery says a record $640 million winning lottery ticket has been sold in Maryland, and there could be others nationwide, the Associated Press reports.

Carole Everett, director of communications for the Maryland Lottery, says the winning Mega Millions ticket was purchased at a retailer in Baltimore County. She said it’s too early to know any other information about the lucky ticket-holder or whether others were sold elsewhere in the nation.

Read more at:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/industries /1-at-a-time-americans-wager-nearly-15-billion-on- longest-of-shots-to-become-a-millionaire/2012/03/3 0/gIQAKGzJmS_story.html

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56. Proserpina
3:34 PM GMT on March 30, 2012
Good morning.

My local DIL pointed out the following site for me to look at. It belongs to a neighbor who photographes local scenes and people. This is the website:


And this is a video of a park near us, in the town where I worked. I have been to the park many times to eat lunch in a nice setting (I used to go with my Chinese art teacher, and other friends), to watch people paint, bump into a wedding that is taking place in the garden,... There is a lovely building with a theater and areas where art is exhibited. A few times some of my paintings hung on those walls.

http://www.tomstovall.com/Other/Latest-Photos/731 5281_hwKJTD#!i=1761750809&k=42DmtxD

If you go to the link above, then click on galleries, then on latest photos, you will find the video (second from the left)

Please enjoy my little corner of VA
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55. seflagamma
12:37 PM GMT on March 30, 2012
Good morning Pros,

What a beautiful blog by a beautiful lady!!!

I love these flowers here.. I love flowers.

I really need to find the time to get out my camera and get some pictures of flowers..

Thank you for having a blog to share all these pretty pictures.

Have a wonderful weekend!!
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54. Proserpina
12:12 PM GMT on March 30, 2012
LOL Shore, no, one cannot nag a gift giver! It will come, it will come... I just finished a little painting for a relative, should get there the first week of April but I have not mailed it yet. In fact I haven't gone to the post office to pick the little tube that makes it easier to mail. The good thing is that the persons receiving it do not know of my intention.

Sorry about the work not done, but fantastic that you got a probably more than needed nap. By coincidence earlier this morning I was thinking about a blog on the benefits of naps. It's on my list of future blogs, all I need is time and mental alertness.

Yesterday was a Baltimore day all day and part of the early evening. Was it fun, no way. Today is either a catch up day or a few naps day. Or a mix of the two option. Hubby is going to the golf course, he earned it after spending his day with me yesterday. It wasn't fun for him either.

You had asked on your blog what I fed that squirrel, well I fed him nothing but he found the oranges I put out for the birds. Two winters ago I discovered that squirrels really like citrus fruit! I have been fighting crows the last couple of weeks, they like the peanuts that I put out for the bluejays and titmice! Well, I do not like crows! So this morning I stood out in the cold and chased away crows until the bluejays came to assert their ownership of peanuts.

I guess I better go take care of a few chores before the cleaning crew arrives, after they leave it will be nap time!

Thank you for liking my flowers. I am more than glad to share the colors, I wish that I could share the scents.

Have a wonderful day.

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53. shoreacres
11:57 AM GMT on March 30, 2012
Good morning, Pros,

I see you have sunny skies this morning - I'm hoping we will too, but it's not so likely. We got surprised with rain yesterday afternoon. The "scattered showers" that were predicted turned into about 1-3" over a fairly wide area. It was good to see more rain, but there went the afternoon's varnish work!

I finally gave up about 2:30 and came home. I could have spent time catching up with everyone on WU, of course, but no - I took a nap. It really was wonderful. There was thunder and lightning and pouring down rain - good sleeping weather, in short. After my hour's nap, I had some of my wonderful new cold-brewed coffee (recipe at Sandi's) and worked on the taxes. Almost done!

Other than that, no news here. It's entirely too warm - in fact they're saying heat indices in the 90s for the rest of the week and weekend. I'm not ready for that at the end of March. Still, there's nothing to do but cope. The people who are suffering are the ones getting the freezing temps with their orchards in full bloom. I can't quite get over that. I know it happens, but it's still sad to see a whole crop gone. I hope it turns out to be not so bad as they're saying.

I'm still waiting for my little cottage painting to show up. Just because someone says they're "mailing something", of course, it's hard to know when it actually will happen. And it's very poor form to nag someone who's sending a gift! ;)

Have a good day - if it's really pretty, put those chores on hold and get outside with your camera. Those of us who are flowerless love your photos - even if we are just a teeny-tiny bit jealous!

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52. Proserpina
11:41 AM GMT on March 30, 2012
BF, thank you, thank you. These irises are beautiful. Love the colors, especially of the iris in the first photo. Is the second one a bronzy color? I have a few of them, unusual color.
I had a busy day yesterday and was off the computer all-together, today I will try to catch up with blogs and chores.
Wishing you a wonderful Friday.

Ylee, love the monuments photo. It is a bit of home for me and I love the scene.

Happy Friday everyone.
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51. Barefootontherocks
6:44 PM GMT on March 29, 2012

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50. Ylee
11:32 AM GMT on March 28, 2012
I thought I'd share this sunrise with you this morning!

Have a nice day!
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49. Ylee
6:29 AM GMT on March 28, 2012
Pros, I hope the rest of the week goes well for you! Good luck on the 'do; I'm sure it will look as good as gammas'!
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48. Proserpina
9:44 PM GMT on March 27, 2012
Briar, you are so sweet. I appreciate your kind words and kudos. Occasionally I get inspired and have a blog about a theme that I have researched and want to share. The problem is that it requires time and lately I am spending too much time in doc's offices instead of doing things that give me pleasure and or a sense of accomplishment. I do enjoy reading other blogs and appreciate the creativity, experiences, point of view, etc. of other WU members.

So glad that you are well enough to visit around. Have you started the official physical therapy yet? Is hubby still taking good care of you? I hope so.

It seems that you have had a more normal winter and beginning of spring. Just visualize the beauty that is coming in your area as soon as nature wakes up.

Sandi, I just want to recline in the midst of those beautiful tulips! They are gorgeous and plentiful, a yellow feast for the eyes and senses. I really should take a ride up the road and visit the park to see large areas of spring flowers in bloom. I am so lazy!
I will check your blog in a short while to see if you are back home yet safely in bed getting your beauty rest.
I had a busy morning and part of the afternoon, necessary appointments but no fun! In mid afternoon I went up the street to take photos of pretty things that are growing in my neighbors yards.
Tomorrow morning I get a little rest from chores and appointments and then I am going for a hair cut and color. Thursday is another trip to my 'favorite' place in Baltimore!

Shore, so sorry about the Texas drought last year and the resulting lack of the usual flowers. So sad about the azaleas. I wonder if the white azaleas are the Delaware variety, they do grow well in dry places. At least my white Delaware Azaleas grow well for me. Over the years we have planted lots of special varieties of azaleas, from yellow to lavender dwarfs to huge sizes and unusual shapes of blooms, but the Delaware and the Mother's Day Azaleas are the ones which come back year after year after year.
Isn't it fun to buy a new piece of art? At least I think so. I would like to see photos of your new art items. I am not familiar with the work of Paul de Longpre', yet when I went to the site the prints seemed familiar. Good luck with the bidding on etsy. I have never bought nor sold anything on ebay nor etsy, but my husband likes the game of bidding on ebay. I guess it is a challenge. He has bought a few golf items in this manner only to discard them and get the real good stuff from reliable golf stores.
I will be busy for the next several days, so I'll be peeking at the blogs occasionally but more than likely I will not be able to post anything. We'll see.

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47. BriarCraft
7:17 PM GMT on March 27, 2012
How wonderful that you've got your own poem and blossoms galore! Your blog always is a place of beauty, of blooms and poetry, with the occasional historical story thrown in. Always a place to refresh one's self. And this one is no exception.

What a joy to see all the lovely flowers. Spring is late in arriving here, as we had an inch of snow as recently as the 22nd. Primroses and a few small, shy pansies are the only ones brave enough to show their faces. Even the crocuses are refusing to open.
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46. sandiquiz
4:45 AM GMT on March 27, 2012
I am smiling as I write this ... you were leaving me a message in WU as I was leaving you one in Flickr... saying a similar thing! Can't sleep!

My problem is I probably slept too long yesterday!
I should be still asleep as I have a long journey home today.... but as I have been awake for over an hour and the alarm is set to go off in another hour or so... I may as well stay awake!!

More flowers.... a "bunch" of tulips enjoying the sun on the top of the West Cliff in Whitby!
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45. Proserpina
4:43 AM GMT on March 27, 2012
Hi Ylee. I visited the photos and rated them. I wanted to leave a message but you disabled the comments feature. Then I came to my blog and lo and behold, you posted the photos here. Thank you, they are great.

Actually I got sick before I went to the restaurant but hubby gave me the choice of going with him or neither one of us would go. So I went, sat at the end of the table next to hubby so that I did not make anyone else sick. Could not eat anything except the ginger I brought with me. Yes, I ordered something bland (the waiter had to earn his $)but I stared at the food with a bit of revulsion. We left early and everyone else stayed to enjoy their meals and chats. I am ok, earlier in the day I must have eaten something that did not agree with me.

I am going back to bed and hopefully I will fall asleep this second try at sleep. Good night Ylee.

Shore, I'll write you a note tomorrow after my two appointments.

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44. Ylee
4:22 AM GMT on March 27, 2012
Hi, Pros! As promised;
We call this wild mustard, but after I uploaded it, minou WU-mailed me and said it was butterweed!

This is one of the three blooms that our little magnolia had this year. Last year it was seven feet tall, but a hard freeze after the leaves came out killed most of it, and all we have is a few 18 inch saplings!

I'm sorry you wre sickened at the resturant. Good that Raindad stayed by your side! Hope you are feeling better!
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43. shoreacres
2:46 AM GMT on March 27, 2012
Evening, Pros,

Oh, my. I've missed so much beauty by not stopping by here - all of the flowers are just beautiful. We're a little short of blooms this year. The drought really did a number on things like azaleas - so many of the magnificent bushes look very much like Sandi's hedge. They'll have to be dug out and replanted. They were telling people to treat them like the trees - to wait until spring was in full flush, to see what was growing and what truly was dead. So, now we see!

It's funny - one of my friends in east Texas had all of her red and fuschia azaleas die, but the white ones survived. She thought she might go all white, just in case.

I have a painting coming to me! It's not a flower, either - but something that you know from a photograph. I'll wait until it gets here and I can take a picture of it. The little cardinal is already here, and she's beautiful. I got her back from my friend's frame shop last week. I need to take a picture of her, too.

Have you ever seen the Victorian "yard-longs"? They're generally chromolithographs, narrow and long, although not necessarily 36". I have a couple I was going to get rid of, one by Paul de Longpré. Then, I went on ebay and etsy to see what they were selling for. The de Longpré original is listed at a minimum of $240, and one just sold for $380. I think I need to rethink this. ;) I don't want to go to the trouble of ebay, but I might list them on etsy. I love his work, but a little clearing out is in order.

Here's a link to the one I have, of his roses.
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42. Proserpina
11:27 PM GMT on March 26, 2012
BF, what a beautiful Redbud tree! An incredible amount of redbuds crowded on the branches. My little Redbud tree (grew it from a couple of inches volunteer dug in a friend's yard)has a few buds but not a lot. It needs a few more years before it gives forth the full amount of buds.

Fifteen buds for you, zero for me (so far). Each new flower that blooms is my favorite! I do think though, that my very favorite spring flower is the iris. I love to paint them, over and over again.

Talking of painting, today I put the final touches on a little painting that I plan on gifting. It will go to a relative so I do not want to say much about it. I may put up a photo of the painting once I give it away. I can say that it is not a flower!

Thank you for the wonderful photo and for stopping by. Hope all is well with you.
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41. Barefootontherocks
9:20 PM GMT on March 26, 2012

Redbud, four days ago. Today leaves are forming and the blooms are not as fresh.

Counted fifteen iris buds yesterday. One flower is peeking out like it will be open soon. The row of plants is between two brick buildings and receives noon sun only, so I hope they have enough sun to bloom well.

Have a good eve!
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40. Proserpina
9:08 PM GMT on March 26, 2012
GG, what a beautiful rose! Gorgeous! At first I thought it was a Camellia! Love it.

I do rave when I see beautiful flowers!
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39. GardenGrrl
9:03 PM GMT on March 26, 2012
Hi Prose, we have skipped spring and gone right to summer. It's 87f outdoors right now.
My roses are all happy though. This is from my potted shrub rose.

These blooms smell amazing.
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38. Proserpina
6:09 PM GMT on March 26, 2012
Hi Bug, yes freeze warnings! I am so glad that I did not give in and buy annuals, they would freeze tonight! Also glad that I have not pruned the Hydrangeas and decided to wait for the usual April 21 for this chore! Yes, it was chilly here too last night, and it is chilly now.

, your photo sure is the quintessential spring photo, buttercups and daisies!
I hope that you are having a super time and that the fog is long gone. I am looking forward to the stories and photos.
It has been a busy spell for me. First the visit from loved ones, then a shopping spree for Proserpina (tons of clothes and shoes), a birthday celebration for our older son. And the non-fun part, I left this morning before 7:30 am and got back a little while ago. I had the car serviced, a battery replaced, and whatever needed to be done to fix a recall problem. I hate it when I have to spend four or more hours at the car service place, and spend over an hour in travel time.
I did bring a book and a crossword puzzle but it gets boring when you have to do it!
Tomorrow is another fun day, eye doctor and then dentist!

, what a beautiful photo of a beautiful flower. I have no idea what the flower is but it is the right color (I love lavender). Thank you so much for visiting and leaving such a wonderful gift for my senses.

Hi Ylee, the weekend was fine as it included a belated birthday celebration. I did have to cut short the celebration at the restaurant as I got sick. The rest of the guests stayed and enjoyed their meals and chat. I had asked hubby to go by himself but he would not go without me so I ventured out, but only for a short while.
I hope that you and loved ones are well.

BF, have any on the iris buds opened yet? I hope you will post some photos of the open buds. Here, everything else seems to have bloomed early but not the Iris! I still have some Daffodils in bloom but most have 'passed away', the Tulips are doing just fine, as are the Grape Hycinths and assorted other flowers. Redbuds are in full bloom and the flowers of the Dogwoods are 90% unfurled. Even the Azaleas are ready to burst into flame!

Thank you everyone for vising and leaving your wonderful offerings. Have a lovely rest of the day.
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37. palmettobug53
4:45 PM GMT on March 26, 2012
Freeze warning? Good grief.

I have to admit it did get a bit chilly last night but our high today is still supposed to be around 80.
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36. Proserpina
4:25 PM GMT on March 26, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012 11:50:50 AM

Freeze watch Monday night for most of D.C. area

Just a couple days ago it was in the low 80s, but area temperatures may soon dip near or below freezing, damaging vegetation.

A freeze watch in effect for the greater Washington region has been upgraded to a freeze warning for northern Maryland (including Frederick and Carroll counties) and western Virginia (including the Shenandoah Valley and Winchester).

Stay with the Capital Weather Gang for updates.

Read more at:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weath er-gang/post/freeze-watch-monday-night-for-most-of -washington-dc-area/2012/03/25/gIQAz5lJaS_blog.htm l

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35. sandiquiz
8:02 AM GMT on March 26, 2012
I was walking around a church yard yesterday, when I espied these and thought of you and your blog .... the epitome of spring in the wild.

Buttercups and daisies!!

Hope you are OK- I am having a very relaxing time:)
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34. WatchinTheSky
8:30 PM GMT on March 25, 2012
Some local spring color -

Happy Spring!
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33. palmettobug53
3:30 PM GMT on March 25, 2012
Oh, Pros, what lovely pictures.

Love the Twain quote. It's true, isn't it?

Sadly, my allergy issues this past 3 years or so have pretty much ruined spring for me. It has always been my favorite time of year.

I'm so happy you, Raindad, Aqua and Rain all had what sounds like a wonderful visit!

Hope this finds you doing well.
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32. Ylee
9:59 PM GMT on March 24, 2012
Hi, Pros! I owe your blog some pictures! It seems everything's blooming here; redbuds and dogwoods are blooming simultaneously, which is not the norm here!

You've had a busy week! Hope you'll get some quality downtime this weekend!
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31. Proserpina
1:25 PM GMT on March 24, 2012

It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! ~Mark Twain

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30. sandiquiz
7:16 AM GMT on March 24, 2012
Checking in from my Iphone, the wireless connection is intermittent to say the least. Foggy here this morning!! I could have stayed home! lol

Take care and have a wonderful weekend:)

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29. Proserpina
1:43 PM GMT on March 23, 2012
Shore, I am sorry for the loss of your friend. Such a sad story. From the short articles and blurbs that I found, it seems that she was liked. One never knows what happens to the mind and emotions that turns ones live around for the worse. May she RIP.

I have to agree, it is a beautiful town, at least the vistas from the town. It is disgraceful that the current local administration refused to restore the town or do any upkeep, unless it is the section below in the valley. On the other hand, I guess it is the cycle of towns and lives. Forever changing, forever dying, to hopefully be reborn is some form or other.

I am on my way out to go to the mall. I need to return an outfit that I ordered on line and lovely as it is, it doesn't fit me well. While at the mall, maybe I will find some other outfits that will fit better. I need something to wear to my brother's 70th celebration. See you later.
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28. shoreacres
1:06 PM GMT on March 23, 2012
Pros ~ That was the page that came to me first and let me know what had happened. We've been trying to find her ever since she disappeared. She was a good friend - last I heard from her she'd just moved back to DC and was ecstatic about her new digs, having real grocery stores and so on. Then - nothing. She never responded to anyone. We knew there were health problems, but the thought that she ended up living in her car and then in a homeless shelter is just awful. Anyway, at least her family claimed her body and got her back home for burial.

Now - on to brighter things. The Librizzi rainbow is beautiful! I still think that's one of the most lovely towns in the world. And it's an amazing photo.
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27. Proserpina
12:22 PM GMT on March 23, 2012
LIBRIZZI under two rainbows!



Germano Lo Presti, a Librizzese, took these beautiful photos and gave them to my cousin Meluccio to place on his blog. I in turn got permission to post them here.

Grazie mille Signor Lo Presti!

The area where the houses are seen in the valley is also Librizzi, it is the area where the town is expanding, while the historical part is crumbling into oblivion. Sad as the town holds so much history, not just of the town but of the Island itself as well.

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26. Barefootontherocks
4:52 PM GMT on March 22, 2012
Good morning, afternoon.
An iris update. Bright sun yesterday before the clouds did their thing.

Do you see both buds? Total bud count so far, nine.

Have a great day.
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25. Proserpina
4:40 AM GMT on March 22, 2012
Shore, I asked hubby and he doesn't remember them either. What kind of a radio station was it? We listen to the classical radio station only, so unless they played classical music we would not recognize the names. Sorry.


Shore, I just found this page on Donna, written by Donnie. I think that you will find it interesting.

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=14224413 5844992&commentsLink
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24. Proserpina
11:48 PM GMT on March 21, 2012
Shore, no I do not remember. During my work years I had no opportunities to listen to the radio in the morning. Hubby might remember, I will ask him when he comes in from his outside chores.
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23. shoreacres
11:19 PM GMT on March 21, 2012
Pros, do you happen to remember Donna Penyak, who was on DC radio in the morning for some years? It's been quite a while ago - she was on with Donnie Simpson on WKYS. I think it was Donnie and Donna in the Morning. Just wondering.
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22. Proserpina
10:04 PM GMT on March 21, 2012
Hello. Busy day with an appointment and yard work. I was going to paint or read but instead the work outside kept calling so I had to answer.

Remember Juana la loca? I had ordered the recommended film and it arrived today. I will watch the movie Friday night when I will have more free time. It should be interesting.

Hi BF. Cool humor! eecummings was more talented than I used to give him credit for. I have learned to respect his work and certainly enjoy it. Excellent choice for a spring poem.

Aqua, you are so nice! It was our pleasure to have you and Rain here and to get to know you a little better. Yes, the chicken was an Aqua chicken! I cooked it just for you in case you did not want to eat the other Italian fare. Actually the chicken was cooked in a Sicilian cooking style but it is similar to American recipes.
I cooked the other bunch of rapini and ate half last night and half tonight. I feasted on them! We are still munching on the ham and other left-over foods. If blueberry coffee cakes traveled well I'd make another one and mail it to you, but I do not think that it would arrive in any edible shape.
If we do come for Thanksgiving I might be able to bring one with me, or not. It is up to the security people at the airport.
Love you and Rain, mom.

Sandy, spring has certainly sprung! I like your photo and poem. You do a great job with photo creating.

, you create with your poetic words. Please let us know about your trip to the hill country, I would love some photos!

Kat, hi sweets. I hope that you are still enjoying your little trip to the farm.

Hello Skypony!

, your mind is not fuddled! Not at all! That's one beautiful poem, and beautifully written. I am in awe of all of the talented people on WU, especially writers.

I am a fan of Am. Idol, so guess what I will be doing tonight? At the same time I will be doing a couple of crossword puzzles. Have a good evening everyone.
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21. Proserpina
6:21 PM GMT on March 21, 2012


NFL isssues suspensions for New Orleans Saints' bounty program

The NFL has suspended New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton, General Manager Mickey Loomis and former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams for their roles in the bounty system by which the team’s players were paid for hits that injured opponents.

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20. Proserpina
3:06 PM GMT on March 21, 2012
BF, humor is good! I am relieved that you are safe weatherwise, for today anyways.
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19. Barefootontherocks
2:58 PM GMT on March 21, 2012
Oh, Prose.
Sorry. The image is not current. It is from last Spring. My attempt at humor. I added a note to that comment.
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18. Proserpina
2:08 PM GMT on March 21, 2012
Oh my goodness BF! Look at all of that red! Happy spring to you and hopefully the 'red' will evaporate in thin air! Tornadoes BEGONE!
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17. Barefootontherocks
1:55 PM GMT on March 21, 2012
Happy Spring, Oklahoma-style

(Add: image not current, is from May 24, 2011)
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16. aquak9
11:45 AM GMT on March 21, 2012
greetings to all- closed eyes still full of daffodils

mom- I am ruined for chicken. No other chicken will ever be acceptable. I could write a poem about my love for that chicken, but it would not quite fit in with the poems about flowers.
That chicken was as lovely as any flower, though. I have told any- and every-one about my personal chicken.

I miss my chicken.

Co-workers said THANK YOU for the blueberry coffee cake, thank you to YOU, and looked at the pic of the triffle (sp) with envy.

I miss the purple grapes, too.

I miss you, RainDad, and Koko. I miss the paintings- but I could walk out the front door and the yard was full of watercolor flowers, too. I miss the bright birds at the birdfeeder, and how the tall trees held their musical calls.

Rain loves the little candies with the peanut on top. He looks silly while he eats them- on purpose, of course.

Thank you for opening the front door and all the other doors, thank you for everything.
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15. sandiquiz
8:39 AM GMT on March 21, 2012
One from the archives ....

Spring is Sprung

As you are not following me around the blogs I am hopeing you, and Koko, are sleeping soundly :)
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14. GardenGrrl
8:02 PM GMT on March 20, 2012
Happy Spring!
We have bluebonnets coming up already. Now have to plan a quick road trip to the Hill Country to get my spiritual dose of natural beauty.

The verdant green and pastels of bulbs followed by vibrant flowers. A time when sunshine is golden. This is the time hearts dulled by winter grey begin to sing.

We Welcome Proserpina, We Welcome Our Friend Spring.
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13. Barefootontherocks
7:02 PM GMT on March 20, 2012
Spring is like a perhaps hand
(...) arranging
a window, into which people look

changing everything carefully

spring is like a perhaps
Hand in a window
(...) and

without breaking anything.

~ee cummings

(parentheticals removed)

Thanks for the crocus, croci!
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12. ColoradoKat
5:39 PM GMT on March 20, 2012
Spring has sprung,
The grass is rizz,
I wonder where
The flowers is.

My Mom would say this every Spring.:-)
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11. Skyepony (Mod)
2:19 PM GMT on March 20, 2012
Happy Bountiful Spring!!!

Bogon~ That poem is beautiful:)
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10. Bogon
1:43 PM GMT on March 20, 2012
Good morning, Prose.

I'm glad you like the poem. I woke up at four in the morning and discovered you had left me a postcard on my blog. I thought, one good turn deserves another.

My connection to wunderground went wonky just as I pushed the Post button. It took some time to discover that the comment got lost in the ether. I had to submit it again, then I went back to sleep.

The photo is from my gallery, taken last month on my neighbor's pear tree. The poem emerged from my fuddled brain. I schemed for a while to make it longer, then remembered that brevity can be a virtue.
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