Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Spring is in the Air

Welcome to Wednesday's edition of A TISKET A TASKET, PUT ROMANCE IN YOUR BASKET. I'm so happy to be part of the egg hunt!

I love spring. It's such a joy to see the tips of my tulips and dafodils peeking up through the soil. My lilac bush has lots of buds on it. And the rest of the perennials are starting to awaken from their winter slumber. (Of course I was really bummed this past weekend when all of my lovely signs of spring were covered in snow...but I'm not, not at all...)

I can't wait for the colors to burst forth. Pinks, purples, yellows, reds. All of it will be such a joy after the VERY white winter we've had here in the midwest. I am hungering for a touch of color.

And it's starting to get there. Each day the grass turns a little more green. Soon the buds on the trees will burst wide, spiling forth their lacy leaves. And the bright flowers are coming. I know they are. I just need to have a little more patience.

One of my favorite displays in spring is our neighbor's magnolia tree. It is truly a sight to behold.

What's your favorite sign of spring? Trees budding? Flowers blooming? Birds chirping? Leave a comment for the chance to win a PDF of "This Time for Always". I'll post a winner on Sunday.

And don't forget to continue your A TISKET A TASKET tour tomorrow with Lily Stone.

If you're just coming aboard, it's not to late to catch up. Here are the details!


Spring is in the air! Bees are buzzing. Children anxiously await the big morning where they can graze on candy all day. What about mom? We've got a treat for you! Come join a group of romance authors in celebration of spring. Enter to win a prize a day as well as enter to win the grand prize. All you need do is begin at Silver James' blog on April 1st. Silver will host the day's contest and provide the link to the next day's location. Don't forget to enter to win the grand prize! Here's the dirt...

To enter to win prizes from the authors donating treasures to the grand prize (see each day's post for what an author is donating to the grand prize), find the four Easter eggs in the A TISKET A TASKET, PUT ROMANCE IN YOUR BASKET blog event.

You will be searching for the above egg. Just visit all of the authors' websites, locate the 4 eggs, make a list of their locations by pasting the urls to the website pages in an e-mail, then send the entry to by midnight CST on May 1st, 2009. The winner will be randomly drawn and announced May 2nd at Tip #1, subscribe to to learn if you're the winner! And don't worry. If you start in on the blog event late, just head back to Silver James' blog on April 1st at to begin your website search for the Easter eggs. Don't miss the fun!

Until next time,

Happy Reading (and Happy Spring!)



Skhye said...

I'm pretty fond of my amaryllis and orchid tree blooming... Since I've had my daughter, the egg hunts are exceptional. :) But planning parties is always fun.

Judy said...

When our pecan trees start budding, the warm weather is near. They are budding now, so it is near!! We have two magnolia trees on our property and they are beautiful and smell so good when you walk by them.

Unknown said...

My favorite sign of spring is watching everything come to life. The scenery is SC is amazing and just seems to be Heaven on Earth in the spring time. Thanks for the contest!


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June said...

Fun blog Debra! I really, really, miss any form of warm weather. Hope you have a great blog event, they are fun!


Me :) said...

I Know spring is here when my hens start comming out of the wood work with a passel of baby chicks flocking around them. That is my favorite

Debra St. John said...

These are all marvelous! I'm feeling much more in tune with spring just by reading these! Hens, orchids, pecan trees...everything sounds so wonderful. Thanks for checking in, ladies.

Morgan Mandel said...

When I hear more birds singing in the morning, it's a good sign of spring. Also, I love to see the new light green buds on the bushes and trees, also crocuses.

Morgan Mandel

Martha Eskuchen said...

Nice blog! I love it when the dogwoods and azaleas bloom in our yard! But first we do get the hyacinths and crocus! And now the hummingbirds are coming back - I love the birds best cause we lose some of our winter feathery friends!

LuAnn said...

The best thing I like about spring is the sound of birds coming back from a long, cold winter! I enjoy getting up early in the morning and listening to them before the neighborhood gets busy with people going to work and school buses picking up children.

Pam P said...

I love seeing daffodils and tulips around town and the neighborhood, and trees starting to bud after the cold winter.