Sunday, February 27, 2011

Looking Forward To Spring.

Hello everyone.  I hope you had a great weekend.

We are starting to see signs of Spring in Virginia.  My rose bushes have
little leaves and some of the bulbs are just breaking ground. There are more
warm days now and things seem to be coming alive again.





One of our favorite things to do in warm weather is
dine outdoors...




and enjoy the extension we added to the deck last year.



Winter decorating is replaced with seashells...


and greenery

and

With warmer weather comes trips to the beach.

(Photos are of our home last Spring.  Beach picture taken from our room in Destin, Fl.) 

Thank goodness all of this is just around the corner.

What is your favorite thing about Spring?

XO,
Sherry

I am joining the parties at:



45 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, we have been having the most wonderful warm weather here in Georgia. 76 today and the flowering trees are in full bloom. They say it will only be 56 by Friday. I love spring when my grass gets green again and the leaves come back out on the trees.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Hello Sherry,
My favorites are DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME is BACK...warmer days and all the flowers and GREEN GRASS!!!! Your home is beautiful and should be easy to sell.

Blessings,
Linda

Judy said...

Sherry, thank you for your sweet comment on my cutting board...it was soooo easy to make and I plan to add to my homemade collection soon.

Your deck is so pretty. I know you'll hate to leave it but just think of that great year round weather you'll have in Fl. We didn't do anything to our deck last year...it was just too hot to be outside. I plan to stain it and revamp some furniture this year. I think tomorrow I'm going to buy a new gazebo-type thing, our old one is shot.

Have a great week!
Judy

Barefoot Apron said...

All that looks sooo amazing! I live in WA state and watched the snow fall all weekend. We had some hopeful weather a few weeks ago, now all hope is lost! Thanks for showing me the light at the end of the tunnel! My aunt lives in Virginia and I think a trip is due this coming year!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I know, Sherry! I am anxious for Spring too! And especially when I saw your dining al fresco inage. Just the breath of Spring air I needed! I can't wait! But we still have the "Lion" of March to deal with!
Yvonne

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

The weather has been wonderful here on the coast. A bit cloudy today but the sun will be back by Tuesday. Time to get the patio cleaned for some outdoor meals.

Sherry said...

Oh, I love all of these things too! Sherry I love your home. It is just gorgeous! I hope we get to visit the beach this year, so relaxing.
Sherry

sissie said...

Hi Sherry!
I love all of your photos. Just looking at them makes me want to get outside and plant something and clean up the patio and porch.

My favorite thing about Spring is without a doubt, the flowers and return to green.

Have a beautiful week.

hugs
Sissie

The enchanted home said...

Too many things..but planting, beautiful flowers, spring vegetables, shedding jackets, spring cleaning, opening up my windows, going on long walks with my dog again, spending more time outside, starting to grill again outside are just a few! I love your pictures..all so beautiful!

Miss Char said...

Sherry, your beautiful pictures give me hope that spring will eventually come my way. Thanks so much for sharing your Virginia spring.

NanaDiana said...

Sherry- This is the one time of year I wish I lived further South and further East. We are still snowed in here-everything is still white and not a speck of green to be found...well, except in the pine trees and that doesn't count! Hope you can get outside and enjoy some of your nice weather. Hugs-Diana

Pat said...

Absolutely lovely images Sherry...making me long for spring! The only signs of Spring we've seen are the storms that came through last night. Hoping for little green shoots and buds on trees.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

love your deck addition..looks so inviting!

Traci said...

Oh Sherry, I am so ready for Spring - Love dining outdoors and you have the perfect spot!

Ellen said...

Pictures of heaven on earth I tell 'ya! Thanks for the reminder of what is coming soon!! Yeah!

xoxo,
Ellen

My Cozy Casita said...

Hi Sherry,beautiful pictures The weather has been ok here southern California it been raining
my rose have new leaves too.
you house it so beautiful.
XO
Isora

lvroftiques said...

Oh boy do I long for time on a deck like that! With all the charmming details too please *winks* It feels like it'll never be warm again at my house. Love all the wonderful spring eye candy Sherry! Vanna

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Love all your photos Sherry...they make me long for warmer weather. I cannot wait to see some little bits of green around here. It will be awhile though since there is still a whole bunch of snow.

Blue Creek Home said...

I love your deck and the way you have it so comfy and pretty. Spring would find me out there all day long!
Love those big green urns.
Rhonda

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Your house is so beautiful and you just added onto the deck and now you are going to sell! I bet it sells quick! Can't wiat to meet you

Carol

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Everyone seems to be posting their beautiful flowers blooming. Still waiting for spring to come. Lovely pictures.

Danielle

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

So pretty, Sherry! You're feeding my spring fever in a good way. Have a great week!
Cheers, Andrea

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

We plowed up the front lawn last Spring and along with cutting down some trees, redid it. The new lawn is starting to green up the last couple of days and I looking forward to a new thick green lawn. And the little daffodils are blooming. See you in the A.M. Sherry. :)

Martina said...

Sherry you have a beautiful deck, love the two levels. Great pictures, Martina

Betsy said...

Your pictures have me in the mood for dining outside. I love your urn with all the gorgeous sea shells. I've never seen shells displayed like that, very clever. I love spring flowers and most of all, the weather. It gets so hot here in the summer, but spring "tweener" time is perfect.

High Street Cottage said...

Sherry, your home is just wonderful. All the greenery, and blooms. The entire outside is a sight to behold. Not sure how you keep it so spotless, it looks rather large! I'm so happy for you on your move. I can't wait to see your new place, and see all the inspiring things you'll do in it. Don't forget about the book, I've not seen that it's released yet, I pre ordered from Amazon. But I do recall you're one of the winners, hugs tami

CAS said...

Your deck extension is really nice. We live in the land of patios.
CAS

Pamela said...

Your home is just gorgeous! Love your deck!
My favourite thing in summer is to hit the beach and of course those beautiful summer nights enjoying a glass of wine!!!

Pamela xo

Mary Ellen said...

My most favorite part about Spring is being able to get my hand in some real dirt!! I love gardening (without gloves thank you) and miss all the puttering in the garden! Lunches in the garden make a close 2nd of favorites...then there's sunshine, gorgeous flowers, bees.........

wonderful photos!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a prize winning beach shot! I was just shocked at your green until I saw this was LAST spring for you. We have nice warm weather, but everything is brown. It feels wrong.

Linda said...

It'll be awhile for spring here, and March is our snowiest month...hoping that's not true this year! Lovely photos...I'm really looking forward to spring, too! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your nice comment!

Stephanie said...

Can't wait for Spring! Love the bright colors, sunshine and longer days!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Sherry! Spring seems to have arrived here, too. However, there is usually one last freeze...just as everything is in bloom! :-( Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Kathy said...

Love your seasonal changes - aren't the colors in seashells fantastic - I have them in my bathroom and their the basis for the color there -
Destin is a wonderful destination - my friend would go there every year!
Hope you have a wonderful day,
Kathy

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and your lovely comments on my mirror. I have just spent about an hour reading your blog when I should have been cooking supper for my family! I'm sure they will understand - it's such a great blog! x Sharon (South Africa)

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness you had me ready to move to Virginia thinking that was your outdoor space NOW! We've got a ways to go up here in Massachusetts but I can't wait either. Your deck extension is gorgeous - we're hoping to build a 'deck' this year, maybe an extension like yours will be something to strive for next year!

Michelle
New England Style

Candy said...

Lovin' the look of Spring in Virginia. Gorgeous shells. I'm putting roses on my garden list...
Blessings ;-)

xinex said...

Your photos are gorgeous and your house is so beautiful, Sherry. I am so excited about spring too. Our peach trees are blooming and lots of plants have small leaves. Your deck looks so relaxing....Christine

French Basketeer.com said...

Hello dear Sherry~

I am sorry I am soo lame lame lame all the time, I have a lot going on lately....incl a new computer at home that has sticky wireless keys....send me your address I have a few lovelies to send you before Italy. You are on my sidebar today! xxoo A

Brandi said...

Hi Sherry! You have a gorgeous home that you've decorated beautifully! I enjoyed visiting your blog and reading your posts. You take beautiful pictures!

Jena @ Involving Color said...

I LOVE your deck and outdoor furniture! Just came across your blog and I'm a new follower

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Hi, Sherry, I'm a new follower and I came via SSS. I would love it if you visited me and followed me as well. I love your deck and the furniture. Soon you'll be able to use it. I love the beach, too. Tomorrow we are going to North Myrtle Beach. It is only about 1 1/2 hour from where we live. Yipee!
http://cottageatthecrossroads.com

At The Picket Fence said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sherry! It makes me truly long for warmer days (especially after the crazy weather we had today!) and I think this might be the first time I am seeing some of your lovely outdoor spaces. Just beautiful! Thank you so much for linking this one up too~
Vanessa

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Gorgeous Sherry! Your home and deck are just beautiful- I am longing for the green grass and warm weather and eating outside too! Thanks for sharing this at my party this week! Hugs, Courtney

My Dream Canvas said...

This is so pretty Sherry! Love it.