Despite the Forecast, Live like it’s Spring!


I’m ready to say farewell to February and hello to March!



Ready for a Spring in my Step. . .


And to Spring Forward



Ready to Nest on the Porch. . .




And Galvanized to Garden.



And ready to pot!





Ready for the Bloom. . .



And the cheery and delicious Violets of March.


“Despite the forecast. . .

PicMonkey Collage

. . .Live like it’s spring!”

― Lilly Pulitzer


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  31 comments for “Despite the Forecast, Live like it’s Spring!

  1. Ellen Stillabower
    February 28, 2015 at 6:26 am

    We are having a snow storm this weekend. So hopefully, March coming in like a lion will be going out like a lamb!! Here in Indiana, usually by this time we are in the 30s to 40s but this year below zero & snows!! Yes, I too will be glad to say goodbye to February but not sure about hello to March! Anyway, thanks for the reminders of what WILL be coming…I just wish it would hurry! Have a great day!!

  2. Diane L
    February 28, 2015 at 7:18 am

    It has been a cold, dreary winter in Atlanta. I did a “happy dance” yesterday as the sun was shining and I saw
    a robin!!! Hope “springs” eternal!

  3. kathi
    February 28, 2015 at 7:56 am

    All your beautiful pictures of Spring has given me Spring Fever!! I’m ready to clean my front porch, fill the planters with flowers and buy my annual hanging baskets of Boston Ferns. To me there is nothing more relaxing than sitting on the front porch reading book with a cool beverage EXCEPT of course sitting on the beach!! LOL. Keep those posts a-coming…they are a bright light to my day!

  4. February 28, 2015 at 8:13 am

    I love the promise of Spring, Mary!

  5. Sandy Mc
    February 28, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Thanks, Mary, that is just what I needed. I am going to return to this posting throughout March to be reminded spring IS coming!

  6. February 28, 2015 at 8:32 am

    💦 today! At least it isn’t snow. I am ready for spring and to see flowers in my garden! Have a great day and weekend!

  7. February 28, 2015 at 8:48 am

    It’s hard to think of Spring with all the snow that we have in the Dallas area, Mary. However, thanks to your post, it’s helping me remember that spring will be coming soon. Thanks for your cheery pictures! May you have a happy weekend.

  8. Cheryl
    February 28, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Planted pansies yesterday in all of my pots out front. Been warm but we’re heading for a bit of a rainy cold spell. I’m ready for spring and flowers and swimming and long walks.

  9. Cheryl Burgess
    February 28, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Oh, waiting for the warm, sunny days of Spring here too! I can almost smell my peonies while looking at the photo of yours. Your shots have inspired me to go get some forsythia clippings, and force them to bloom. I have to wait until we have a day above freezing, and trudge through 3 feet of snow to get to them though!! Thank you again for the reminder of how Mother Nature rewards us with such a beautiful season, after cold, dreary days.

  10. February 28, 2015 at 9:07 am

    How can anyone not think of Spring when they see these magnificent photos of Spring inspiration…I am crushing over each and every one and as I type, and look out the window to a sea of snow…I only know that this will all change soon and look forward to the next season of beautiful flowers…but then again, the flowers need to sleep and get energy before they bring their glorious beauty to us!…Have a wonderful weekend Mary!

  11. February 28, 2015 at 9:21 am

    What a cheery post! Thanks Mary! I am so ready for Spring, too! Its been unseasonably cool here in Florida, but the forecast for the upcoming week is high 80’s! Woo Hoo!!! Cant wait to get out and work in my gardens. I’ll blow some of that warm air up your way! Have a great weekend!!

    • Ellen Stillabower
      February 28, 2015 at 3:33 pm

      Nancie, please blow it up to Indiana too!!! Thanking you in advance!!

  12. February 28, 2015 at 9:27 am

    It’s fun to dream! Right now I am just hoping for above freezing so some of this 3 ft of snow will melt! It will, but March is still a cruel month in NY!
    Lovely post, Mary!

  13. February 28, 2015 at 10:17 am

    I feel like Julie Andrews singing a few, but it’s really ALL, of my favorite things! I adore all these shots, to put it in the vernacular you like, it floats my boat! So many pretty memories, sigh… come to ca, it’s been blooming since Dec :-)

  14. Rattlebridge Farm FF&EE Party
    February 28, 2015 at 10:21 am

    I’m emerging from my tartan cocoon to see what I’ve missed on Bloglovin’, and here are your beautiful images, each one threaded with hope for warmer days. Ready for sunshine and violets!

  15. February 28, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Lovely flowers, thanks for the breath of spring! I have that book on my To Be Read pile, will pull it out soon.

  16. February 28, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    we are ready for spring , new patio addition coming on Monday —if no rain—and seed planting tomorrow! cant wait for warmth –and i live in Cypress ,Tx!!!

  17. February 28, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    OH Mary, I agree, I’m sitting here looking at snow with 4-6 inches coming down hard. I’m really looking forward to Spring. Love all your wonderful photos, something about looking at Daffodils just makes me happy! thanks for joining in at SYS!

  18. February 28, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Oh how I need some daffodils this year! I always look forward to March Mary, even though it will still be cold and can snow, it signals the beginning of the end of winter to me! Happy Weekend:@)

  19. Phyllis Trexler
    February 28, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    I love your title — everyone is complaining about the cold/snow/sleet etc. maybe if we all adopted the attitude of living like it was spring things wouldn’t seem so depressing. I did see signs of daffodils sprouting in the yard when I was shoveling snow on Thursday here in Southern Maryland.
    Love your blog. P. Trexler

  20. Marilyn (in Ohio)
    February 28, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    The pictures definitely give me a lift! We’re expecting another “dumping” of snow tomorrow, it was minus 16 last night, but the photos give me hope…..

  21. Darlene
    February 28, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    As usual, your photos are stunning! Can’t wait for spring myself!

  22. February 28, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    I am SO ready to live like it IS Spring! I am putting off bringing out the Spring decor til next week cause I am having guests next weekend and don’t want to be in the middle of it. Your pictures make me smile and LONG for Spring, we still have snow on the ground. Hopefully it will all melt on Wed. as it is to go up to near 50 and rain all day. Hope your weekend is going well. Stay warm!!

  23. February 28, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    What a beautiful post…you have the most gorgeous settings…..I can just see spring coming around the corner!


  24. Susan
    February 28, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Your pictures are so gorgeous! I loved the clock with the daffodils. Spring really is coming, even though in New Hampshire we are still looking at 3-4 feet of snow. I’m sure I’ll be looking at your pics to get me through until I can plant pansies in my window boxes! Hurry up Spring!

  25. March 1, 2015 at 8:06 am

    I like the way you and Lilly think Mary! Your photos are gorgeous [always] and almost makes me wish we had had more than a snowball amount of snow~I know I am ready to spring forward and get some blooms blooming in my garden, and have some spring green grass growing under my feet~ after last mid week’s winter storm scare we are in the sunny 60s this weekend and living like it’s Spring! I hope our warmth comes your way soon and you can plant some seeds~

  26. bobbi duncan
    March 1, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Thank you, Mary, for this beautiful post of what is to come…such professional shots! It’s snowing as I write this but our children are here for a visit so spring is in our hearts.

  27. March 1, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Such beautiful photos containing the promise of spring! Can’t wait to get out and do some potting myself! Love your new byline-potting, puttering,and pontooning!

  28. Melodie Strickland
    March 1, 2015 at 1:29 pm


    Thank you for your lovely posting of daffodils. Looking forward to spring very much. Today is my birthday and we had plans to go out and celebrate. However, our area is experiencing freezing rain so those plans are on hold until it warms up. Enjoy your blog very much as you show such beautiful things to brighten one’s day. Have a wonderful day.


  29. March 1, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    What a cheery post! Thanks for sharing the promise of springs beauty that we are all longing for.

  30. March 2, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Well, it may be snowy white there, but your spring images brighten this wet, grey day. You always know just what to share! Beautiful, Mary!

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