Monday, May 13, 2013

The calendar says it's spring...

We're back in the land of cornfields, Ancient Grains and oh-so pure Angelic Bakehouse breads. This morning, I took my first-of-the season foray through Whole Foods, checking it out for Iowa's best local products. While there, I picked up sprouted rye bread for our annual family celebration of Syttende Mai (Norway's National Day)...
I'll contribute Smorrebrod (open-face sandwiches) to the gathering.

Meanwhile, out on the pond below our balcony,
 a couple of Canadian geese are getting a spring fling on...




Yesterday it was 44 degrees at the Mother's Day baseball games. We sat shrouded in winter coats and blankets, our faces buried against the wind. Today it's a perfect, sunny 77.
Tomorrow's predicted temps: 94 Farenheit and suddenly it's summer!
 I guess Winter skipped Spring in Iowa this year.

What's happening in your neck of the woods?

16 comments:

rosaria williams said...

We've been dry and warm, temperatures warmer than in most summer days. In a sense, we are not complaining; but, our water table will scream bloody murder if we don't get more water.

S. Etole said...

Much the same here. It was 19 F early yesterday morning. Today it is 84. It's a wonder!

jmac said...

You've left Florida?? Oh no.....I'm headed that way in a bit and so hoping we could meet up.
Sigh.....maybe next time.

yaya said...

It was a very cool, rainy and windy weekend here in Ohio. The high yesterday and today about 45de. Now it's suppose to warm up by Wed...sheeshh, some consist temps might be nice! I heard it snowed in Cleveland, but we just got the frost!

Dewena Callis said...

94 tomorrow? Strange weather. Were your open face sandwiches good? Quite a change in scenery for you from FL, isn't it? Have a wonderful stay!

Linda said...

It must be lovely to have a place looking onto water, Becky. Very relaxing sitting there and enjoying the Summer months in Iowa. The open sandwiches sound delicious!

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show. Wish you a good week :) Hugs Hanne Bente

RuneE said...

I know the feeling :-At the moment , spring is for the birds ...

Jeanne @ Collage of Life said...

Tropical heat, blazing sun and afternoon rains..on my side of the world Becky..I am staying cool! Best wishes for a Happy Spring..Summer..Winter?

xx

Jeanne @ Collage of Life said...

Tropical heat, blazing sun and afternoon rains..on my side of the world Becky..I am staying cool! Best wishes for a Happy Spring..Summer..Winter?

xx

tammy j said...

man i love ducks.
and i love geese. those beautiful black hats they wear.
and they mate for life! how cool is that!
just a beautiful apartment place.
i remember the view from your balcony. perfect!
in the 90's here today.
spring? what spring? i used to have a slinky once. it was springy.

Dimple said...

We had some really warm weather, but it is seasonal now, and has been raining. We need rain!

Great shots of the goose nuptials!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Love these Geese photos!!

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hi hi hi it seems you have the same .... wheater we have. But the world is green again (just as in your previous post). And that makes a lot of difference. And yea it's still about 10 C. here too so way way way to cold for the time of the year.

I hope you and your hubby will get a fresh green start of this year when it comes to health. I'm send out the best for you both. Keep up the good work in the gym and thanks for sharing.

Ohhh and the whites of Ikea.... I am sleeping unther the same duvet. Bought myself 3 of the same ones so I only have fresh whites on my bed.....hmmmm love it.

Hope you have a great week ahead of you.
Wonderful hugs Becky from me to you.
Dagmar

Cobalt Violet said...

The weather has been all over the place but not as much with the temps as just from sunny to cloudy, then sunny and back again. I can't believe it was 44 on Mother's Day! Yikes! Love the geese! :)

Leslie said...

warm, here! (but you already knew that :)