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Behold! Spring has arrived!!

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Respectively, my pomegranate tree is budding! ---The rose box roses are thriving! ---The lantana is becoming green again. We even mowed the lawn and edged it a couple of days ago. I'm lovin' it-------in fact, in the last two days we've had clear skies, no threat of rain, and warmer temps! Today it's predicted to be near 70 degrees for a high! And nighttime temps have been a lot milder. Ahhhhhhh, finally, back to normal down here in the south. It's about time. But of course, if everything goes according to Anni...she'll be b!tchin' about the heat in a month or two.

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On the island, you'd see this dolphin sculpture on the property of The Sand Castle Curiosity and Gift Shoppe! Perhaps, if you'd name 'em, I'd guess they'd be the Three Amigos?

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A lovely blogger, SHAKIRA [I LOVE this name...it's so melodious!!], told me she had passed on this wonderful award to me. I'm so thrilled! Thank you kindly sweet lady!! I'm very humbled...and I truly feel honored by you to pass this on. On her list of recipients Shakira states her reason for awarding me: "7. HOOTIN' ANNI'S because she ROCKS!" I love this!!!! Thanks again.

I'd like to pass this on to all the wonderful bloggers who visit with me today!! If you take it for yourself, you need to list seven things about you that we 'don't know'! Leave a comment for me that you made out your list---------

Seven of 'my things'

1] Lemon Lime No Caffeine Soda
2] Iced Tea with NO Sugar!! Or hot Green Tea [no sweetener]
3] Margarita, straight up [I do indulge in this 2x a year]
4] Gimlet [I like the lime juice mostly!] And since I'm not to drink alcoholic beverages because of my heart meds...I settle for Icy Lemonade.
5] COORS only...and draft preferably [once a month]
5] Milk [fat free]
6] Icy Chocolate Milk [made with FF milk/Hershey's syrup]
7] Hot Chocolate - no marshmallows

[added: I AM NOT a coffee drinker!!!]

POSTED: Saturday, February 27th, 2010
1:00 A.M.


  1. Anonymous2/27/2010

    Love Love Love the new theme :) WOOT!!!! Love the pomegranate tree. Our neighbor has one. It is so cool. Love the Three amigos. and Congrats on the award. I'm not a big fan of draft beer. It's like the dregs of the beer family to me LOL. Give me a bottle anytime. LOL. Have a great weekend :)

  2. Don't you just love those first signs of spring? Ahh...

    Words about treasures

  3. Good Morning Sweet Annie...
    Oh my I so love the new header with the little green fellow. You always brighten my day. How precious he is.

    You flowers are coming to life for sure. I know about the mowing, I too had to mow, edge and completely weed around the property. We are expecting upper 70's through this afternoon and rain later tonight through tomorrow, so look out you all may be getting it next. Sorry for the bad news. I look at it as a free sprinkling.

    I have to tell you I loved the green vignette you shared below, it is so beautiful. Ofcourse everything you share is, but I especially loved this one. Thank you sweetie for sharing.

    Have a beautiful day. Oh and I almost forgot. 3 Amigos, DEFINITELY. Yes definitely. Love it.

    Love ya sweetie...Sherry

  4. Love both these posts! It's great to see Spring arriving and dolphins are always beautiful.

  5. Hi Anni, yes, it certainly is Spring! Our brown grass is turning green and Mrs. Jim's rosemary bush has purple flowers.
    And I have already pulled one set of weeds! That's why I left my snow shovels in Nebraska and New Hampshire.
    Happy 6WS! :)

  6. Gday Dear Anni, love your St pats header.
    Nice to see spring is in the air over there, wre heading into Autumn (Fall) 1st march Today we had 28c =82.3f our warm weather will continue till mid April early May..

  7. ~i can hardly wait...our birdies are returning and life is budding and slowly blooming here...warmth will come...congrats on your award and brightest blessings~

  8. Lovin' the St. Patricks Day Background!!

  9. Anni, Buds in your garden? 70 degrees? I'm coming to your house. lol We won't see buds here for another month. The first will be snowdrops. I need to check to see if they've peeked their noses out of the soil yet, but not today, there's 6 inches of snow.

    Michelle would love those dolphins. They are her favorite marine animal.

    Nice award and you are so deserving. I learned a couple of new things about you. Thank you for passing it on. I will try to get mine up soon.

    How wonderful that you brought such cheerfulness to my blog with the delightful St. Patrick's Day banner and background. Thank you once again. I absolutely LOVE it.

    Have a wonderful day.

  10. Love that Spring is coming your way....it is a little way off for me in the Rocky Mountain West, but IT WILL COME. Congrats on your award.
    BTW, I didn't know they allowed tea without sugar in the South.

  11. Mary Glad you like your St. Pat's layout! It was my pleasure. :o)

  12. Well, Anni, You do ROCK!

    I love Spring the most of all seasons.
    You enjoy your Spring now, Anni.



  13. You're having lovely temps where you are...this week has been quite balmy here as well, temps hovering around freezing so to us that feels like spring as well, but I won't hold my breath...it could be 20 below tomorrow. Great six word! Have a good weekend.

  14. Love the dolphins - Huey, Dewey and Louie?


    Tink *~*~*

  15. Love the dolphin sculpture. Lucky you to have your garden coming back to life. I wish we were closer to spring here.

  16. Love the dolphins! Your spring pictures fill me with hope that our 18 inches of snow recieved yesterday will soon be gone and flowers will return with sunny weather once again. Maybe in 2 months or so. you are so lucky to have it already. visit my blog, We are haveing a giveawy for signs of spring~$200 to spend at Garden shoes online. It's fun and easy. Enjoy your wonderful weather for me too.

  17. I have to confess to being a tad envious at the moment, but that will go away when you're sweltering!

    I look forward to seeing some green around here soon.

    Have a great week-end!

  18. Congratulations for the award and for this beautiful Camera Critters post!
    Have a nice weekend

  19. Hooray for Spring! We were hit with a bunch of snow yesterday, so we have to wait a while for Spring, but I'm glad to know it's coming.
    Congrats on the award. You do rock!

  20. Spring, dolphins and a little more about you. Nice way to start Saturday!

  21. I wish spring were on its way here:( Nice captures of those flowers though and the sculpture. Thanks for sharing Ani:)

  22. Anonymous2/27/2010

    It's so nice to see signs of spring coming! Lovely shots.

  23. I have never seen a pomegranate tree! I am looking forward to spring!!!

  24. WooHoo! Step right in spring! I'm all in. Love your blog and
    Happy 6WS.

  25. You're certainly prepared for St. Paddy's Day!
    Good name for the dolphins and lucky you to see spring in your sights. We just received another load of snow over the last couple of days.

  26. Yay for Spring!!!

    Love the pics. So pretty!!

    Congrats on your award!

    Happy Saturday!!

  27. I see my hyacinths peeking out from the ground.....

  28. but i'm a coffee lover! ha ha love those dolphin sculptures, they're lovely!

  29. No Spring here - it's still snowing.


  30. I am glad you are seeing some spring - we're one of those fun areas that got snow yesterday. Sooooo finished with snow. :)

  31. Great six words - cool blog too

  32. Great dolphin sculpture! They always look such happy creatures!

  33. Ah yes Spring - we were having that too, then along came another frost. Oh well. Love the dolphins!

  34. Nice one Anni.


  35. Anonymous3/01/2010

    Wonderful signs of Spring ;-)
    No coffee??? I wish I could say the same ... but I do start my day with the stuph ... have for decades.
    Hugs and blessings,

  36. Oh pppfffttttt on Spring arriving at your place already!!! lol Actually I shouldn't complain because we're supposed to get sun all this week and temps warming up a bit. Right now it's 19F so it needs to warm up A LOT MORE!!! Sigh.

    Love that dolphin sculpture and I think Three Amigos sounds like a pretty good name for them! hehe

    Congratulations on another well deserved award, dear Anni:-) xoxo

  37. Yay for Spring! We have snow here this morning - it's been an unusually snowy winter for our area. But Spring must be near, right?

    Thanks for playing 6WS!


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