Grandma Barb’s This and That

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Finally Spring?


Yesterday turned out to be a beautiful day, as did today.  I had to go out for a haircut yesterday and decided to take a little road trip.  I ended up at Lake Laura near Walnut Grove to see if the forsythia there was blooming.  It is just beginning to bloom.  I'm going to have to go back in a couple of days.




Next I took a drive down a road I hadn't been on before.  There I found Plum Creek Park and this little bridge across the creek.  Yes, it is the the Plum Creek from Little House on the Prairie.


When I walked into the woods across the creek I was surprised to see a little field of Snow Drops.
They just made my day!



So I think Spring is finally here.  It is suppose to rain tomorrow and get a little cooler this weekend, but right back up to the 70's next week.  Things should really start to pop then.

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Thanks for stopping!  Have a wonderful day.
Barb

28 comments:

Judy said...

Wow, we took a drive there when we were visiting our daughter and her family. My forsythia bushes are just starting to really bud now.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

At last spring! Our forsythia is done - but now the lilacs are blooming - spring is so wonderful.

Carole M. said...

delightful photographs Barb' and Plum Creek and the little bridge looks picture book material

Jacquelineand.... said...

Finally a bit of spring for you! It's been a chill and rainy spring here, the complete opposite of last year.

Btw, I LOVE the bridge photo.

andrea@townandprairie said...

Snow glories! My fav! There is only one place I can see them around here....someone has them all over their front yard, and their front yard is massive! Such a delightful little flower!

Mari said...

What a pretty place!

Nancy Claeys {dot} Com said...

Lovely capture of the forsythia Barb -- ours are a bit scraggly and are in need of a haircut themselves after they bloom. :)

Prims By The Water said...

I loved reading all of the adventures of Laura. What a beautiful place she lived near that little creek. I am doing the happy dance for you that no more snow comes your way now. Thanks for showing the spring pics. Janice

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

so happy & glad for you all that spring finally arrived. so fun!! you enjoy your spring days. great forsythia shots!! ( :

Rose said...

Oh, when I seen the name Lake Laura I immediately thought of Little House, and then find out that that is where you are. Wonderful.

Olive said...

That little bridge is too sweet.

Jori said...

Gorgeous! SO glad that spring has sprung! I think it finally has here too! Love that little bridge.

TexWisGirl said...

i recognized the little house references. :) love the close-up of the forsythia!

Karen said...

Yay, it's spring! I love that bridge.

Small City Scenes said...

I am glad spring finally showed up in your neck of the wood. Color popping and found flowers make for the enjoyment and anticipation of Spring. MB

W. Latane Barton said...

I love your pictures, Barb, and that one of Plum Grove... outstanding.

edenhills said...

Beautiful pictures! I love that adorable little walking bridge. I think we're finally in spring as well.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Hooray! I'm glad you are starting to see some signs of spring. That forsythia will be so pretty here in a little bit.

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

I certainly hope it's going to be spring there, because it seems like as long as you all keep having winter, we keep having a hint of it as well. It's flirted close to 80 a couple of days while yet this coming Monday morning they are calling for a possible frost here in KY! That's not the norm in May around here.

Pamela Gordon said...

I'm glad you had a break from the rain and cold. What a pretty park and how nice that it's the one from the Little House on the Prairie. We've had such a great stretch of sunny days here but we need rain and it's coming tomorrow. Blessings, Pam

Annmarie Pipa said...

my son brought me snow drops today! our yard here is blooming purple and pink and is beautiful..but we have a frost warning for the weekend!!!!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

It would be neat to see Plum Creek. Love the bridge. Enjoy your spring!

Karen Frost said...

So nice to see the touches of Spring! I love The Little House Stories. How fun to live close by! Very pretty! xoxo

Zoey said...

I noticed the forsythia was blooming here, too. I really must get some! I say that every year, but I never seem to find any. Maybe this will be the year!

Plum creek is a very pretty place.

Anne Payne said...

Beautiful photos and how fun to visit a place like that!

Amy Burzese said...

What a quaint little bridge. Love the shot. Here's to you having great spring and summer weather for a while now.

ladyfi said...

Hurray for spring. Lovely shots!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

That is what I said while walking and picture taking on my blog.

Spring at last Bev.