Monday, April 1, 2013

“Spring Fever”

Goldfinches are showing up in our feeders and trees by the hundreds!

GoldfinchesIMG_1965

This little guy perched on our table.

GoldfinchIMG_1482

Do you see the little powdery stuff along the edge of the table? Pollen!

And meet Hollie!

IMG_1944

I bought this little doll at the thrift store and thought she was super cute!

IMG_1948

Even cuter when I changed her clothes and dressed her in Florida duds.

IMG_1950

And speaking of Spring fever….

IMG_1953

I’m going to step away from my computer for a few days to enjoy some Florida sunshine!

IMG_1955

Enjoy your week!

IMG_1957

Sweet Southern hugs!

35 comments:

DearHelenHartman said...

SO many gold finches! We have a baby red one around - isn't it too soon for babies? He worries me. Have a great time enjoying the sunshine.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

How wonderful to have so many golden finches!! We get a few and enjoy watching them! Have a great trip!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Pollen already? Ick. I love Hollie's beach makeover. Have a fun time whatever you're doing this week. xo

Musings from Kim K. said...

I've seen evidence of the return of Robins in our area. It's so darn cold today. I'm envious of your warm temps. Enjoy your FL sunshine.

Vee said...

Oh wonderful, Diane! Have a sweet time away. Hollie is very cute and much cuter after you finished with her.

Carol Cook said...

The bird on the table looks like a painting. We are hearing a symphony outside, but they keep themselves hidden.

Jane and Chris said...

Our birds are slowly returning...May is the biggest influx..I love it!
Jane x

Susie said...

Love Holly sailor suit. So cute. Enjoy the beautiful weather. xoxo,Susie

Susie said...

Love Holly sailor suit. So cute. Enjoy the beautiful weather. xoxo,Susie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Enjoy your 'spring break!
Hugs,
Linda

Susan said...

Holly is adorable--guess what, I found a Ginny Doll and can't wait to get her. I'll keep her at my house for my granddaughters to play with. Have a lovely time enjoying the outdoors, XOXO

Ellie VanCaster said...

How beautiful all those birds are-they must be on a trek north to have such a large flock.
Have a fun and relaxing break.

Christina said...

what a lovely post- love the photo of the gold finches!
Your doll makeover is just adorable! I'm going thrifting for some dolls now :)
Cheers!

ImagiMeri said...

Have a lovely time soakin' up the rays!!!! Your dolly looks so patriotic, too......very cute.
We're already in the mid to high 90's here.

Hugs,
Meri

Sharon Calvert said...

The sunglasses are perfect; Hollie looks completely adorable! Hope you find some new seashell treasures ...

Sharon in Alabama <3

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hollies is very sweet in her in dudes. Enjoy your sunny Florida days. Hugs Judy

cucki said...

Enjoy dear xxx

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Hollie's outfit is adorable and those sunglasses are just the cutest on her! Have fun in the sun!!

Marcia Pilar said...

Diane, I've sure missed a lot in just one week. I scrolled down and enjoyed every bit of your beautiful adventures. Love all of the dolls.
Hope you had a beautiful weekend.
XOXO's
PS-Purchased some lavender oil and all I could do is smile every time I use it. Instant reminder of you. :)

Vicky said...

oh, Diane, the pollen is everywhere and my allergies are nuts!! LOVE your sweet dolly and the Golden Finch is always a pleasure to see. Reminds us that God is a very good artist!!
Enjoy our beautiful weather!
}}Hugs{{
Vicky

Introverted Art said...

I can't believe you were able to capture that little guy on your table! what a shot

jody said...

do you have gold finches year around? we get them in the spring and they usally hang around thru the summer. love the brightness and splash of color! cute dolls and bear! love your decor! enjoy!!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Have a blast enjoying all that sunshine!!

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Enjoy your break. We were there this time last year. Would love to return soon.

Perfectly Printed said...

So great that the little guy let you get such an amazing picture! Enjoy the sun!
chris

Karen Doyle said...

love your bird photos, cannot believe how many there are.
LOVE your dolls, especially red white and blue,
Karen

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

The birds are gorgeous and I think your new doll is so cute! I love the sailor outfit on her. She looks like a different doll all decked out with her cute sunglasses. Hope you have lots of dun enjoying the Florida sunshine. Maybe you could send some our way!!

Linda R said...

Enjoy the sunshine my friend.

Hugs~

Zimbabwe said...

We feed all through winter and we have had masses of birds around this year. Love Holly's make over. Enjoy your break. Diane

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Have fun!! And I LOVE that little sailor dress on the dollie. And I saw you featured at CozyLittleHouse!!

GardenofDaisies said...

Are the birds migrating through your area. or are they year round residents? Cute little doll! I like her sailor suit!

Treshel Gallatin said...

The little bird is soo cute. I just love him. Enjoy the sunshine.

Lady Linda said...

Great job with your new dolly! Nothing makes me smile more than a doll!
Linda

Hillcresthome Prims said...

I love your beautiful collection of your dolls. They are just beautiful. I collect teddy bears. My husband bought every teddy in every state and then he built me a shelf above our bedroom and I have them all up there.
I will take a picture of them and post them so you can see them.
When I was going through a lot with my health I got a package almost every other day and I would wait for my loving husband to come home and then I would open it and every time I would cry, I have a few that he bought online that are prim but the rest are not they are from all around the world, and I LOVE then all! You don't need everything prim in your life.
I am such a lucky gal to have such an amazing husband.
So I LOVE, LOVE your beautiful doll collection, it is amazing!!!!!
You rock.
Hugs my friend and have a wonderful Friday and weekend,
Tricia XO

debra @ homespun said...

I love your goldfinch AND your doll! :)