20 March, 2015

Vernal Equinox

Snow Drops
Snow Mold
Snow Patty Cat
You know what's great about having a birthday on March 20?  It's the vernal equinox, or the First Day of Spring*!  Although the cold is not completely gone, at least we know it's not going to hang around too much longer.  I ALWAYS take the day off from work.  One year, there was a blizzard that dropped a ton of snow.  I've already mentioned that three years ago, it almost hit 70 degrees, and I used the day to take trapped Patty to All About Animals for shots and neuter.  You just never know what kind of weather will show up!  Today reached the mid-fifties, and the sun came out in the afternoon.

I snapped a few photos of the things I found in the yard, while the sun shined:  cute little Snow Drop flowers, something called Snow Mold, which I've read grows when a significant snowfall occurs before the ground is frozen (it's harmless, and there is not a whole lot to do about it anyhow), and of course, Patty O'Malley will do anything to get my attention.  I slept in (yay!), got a manicure, and went to lunch with the hubby.  Not bad, for someone of my advanced age...ha ha ha!  Plus, the Michigan State Men's Basketball team won today; I'm a big Sparty fan. Go Green!  (Uh, sorry to my nephews who attend Ohio State, University of Michigan, and Northwestern...your old auntie has been an MSU fan since forever!  One niece is at MSU...yay!)

*About every four years, my birthday falls on the LAST day of Winter - a bummer when it happens!  And I cannot say I've ever seen Snow Mold before, although I've lived in Michigan my whole life.  But I looked it up on the internet, because it looks like spider webs...<shiver>


  1. Happy Happy Birthday !!!!
    I hope you have a wonderful time
    And photos are pawsome !
    ((( happy hug ))) for Ya :)

  2. Happy birthday to you! Sounds like it was nice day with mild temperature and sunshine in the afternoon! I've never heard of snow mold before. Looks pretty and glad it wasn't spider web :-) Of course the prettiest is Snow Patty Cat! Happy spring and have a wonderful weekend!

  3. OMC I missed your birthday?????????? OMC!! Hoping you had a most beautiful day! My best friend is born the same day as you!!! Happy Happy Belated Birthday! xoxo

  4. Happy Belated Birthday !
    Nice to happen on the 1st day of Spring,
    though Spring is taking her time coming here :/
    We like the crocus :)
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  5. Happy Birthday! And happy first day of spring...though we wish it was warmer. :)

    pee ess...the mom's blood runs green. Go State!

  6. Happy birthday a day late! Before my mom began working from home, she always took her birthday off, too! Must be a cat mom thing. ;-)

    And happy Furnal Equinox!

  7. guys...happee bee lated two yur mom, ♫♪♫♪♫♪ we hope her all sew getted sum cat grass, nip, sum treetz , fancy feast...N then her said...oh ...eye haz all reddy getted sew much...eye shall re gift theeze gifts ta chucky, angel, sweetie & patty !!!

    YAY !!! ♥♥♥

  8. And how fun to find a Snow Patty Cat! *snickers* Happy Spring Birthday!


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