Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday Salon ~ spring has sprung

We have had temperatures in the mid-80s this week, making the trees think it's time to bloom.  But it's still too early.  Maybe only two or three weeks, but this is too hot for March.  When I went out to run errands on Thursday, this pink-blooming tree greeted me at the parking lot.

I tried to get a better close-up of the blooms, from the other direction.  (Click to enlarge the photos.)  You can see the day was overcast, though we've had lots of sunshine this week.

Before pulling out into traffic, I took time to photograph the pansies under another pink-blooming tree at our gate.


This week, I decided to take part in two reading events.  I've already completed three books toward this first one.

March 20 - June 20
For the Spring Reading Thing 2012, I plan to read at least thirteen books during the thirteen weeks of Spring, which I have listed in the sign-up post.

I also plan to do more reading from my shelves and less from the library.  That will help with my other goal of getting rid of some books so my home will be less cluttered and I will have usable bookshelves again.

I haven't really made any plans for what to read during Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon, since it falls right smack in the middle of spring.  Perfect for reading my spring books, huh?  If you want to read with us on Saturday, April 21, click here to read the rules and enticements.  Then go sign up.  It's always lots of fun, and there are prizes.  I like to visit readers to see how they are doing.  And I probably spend way too much time with the mini-challenges.

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Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I just discovered Dewey's Read-a-Thon has finally been planned. I'm now officially signed up!

Here's my
Sunday Salon: Odds and Ends.
Hope you will stop by!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

HI Bonnie! Blogiesta is this next weekend, and you said Dewey is April 21? GAH... I think I have a bike ride that day. I will have to see.

Love the springy pics!

Helen's Book Blog said...

The flowers look so beautiful. I cannot believe you had mid-80s in March! It's funny when trees get confused and bloom when they aren't supposed to. We have gorgeous wisteria out right now, which seems early

Jan said...

I love pansies. I wonder if I should sign up for the Readathon again?