Friday, March 20, 2009

At Last! (And I don’t mean the song!)

Ciao, miei amici!

Ho avuto abbastanza di inverno, ogni cane, gatto, criceto e umano amico,
(I have had enough winter, everydoggie, kitty, hamster and human friend,)
so I have been focusing my thoughts on spring for the past few weeks …

and keeping my paws crossed that it would get here soon!

So ... la lezione di lingua italiana di oggi è:
(... the Italian lesson for today is:)
Segni di primavera!
(Signs of Spring!)

When I heard the birds singing this morning, I just knew: spring had arrived in mia citta! (my city!) I could sniff it in the air!
I ran outside like a blur to look for it.
This very stubborn tree STILL won't let go of last year’s leaves – santa vacca! (holy cow!) Talk about refusing to embrace change!! But I wasn’t fooled by it!
I noticed that lots of other plants in my yard seem to be getting ready for the season – like these bambini narcissi (baby daffodils). Awwww!
And here are some grande narcissi! (large daffodils!)

Mia ragazza says she thinks this is a flower called Arance e Limoni (Oranges and Lemons) that she planted last year. She is glad to see it survived our hard winter!

Affrettatevi, lillà!
(Hurry, lilacs!)

Mmmm! Ortensia canne da ultimo anno (hydrangea canes from last year).

Now, if I can just reach one …
Got it!

I hope spring shows up very soon for all of you, too!

Tanti baci!

PeeEss: To Noah, Tess, Willow, Lucy, Opy, Charlie
and all dear, sweet pals who are wayyyyyyyy down south, I hope your autumn is full of beautiful colors!

Oopsy, wait, another PeeEss: Per favore (please), go visit Lilly, Piper and Carrleigh, a trio of Scottish Terrier cutie pies who are new to our bloggiverse. Now ... you all know I'm a smidgey geloso (jealous) of mia sorella (my sister) of another decade, Scottish Terrier St. Jinks the Good, but I have to admit, THESE three doggies look like they're going to be great new pals -- and lots of fun! Benvenuto, nuovi favulosi amici! (Welcome, fabulous new friends!)


Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Such lovely pictures of Spring Lucia! Glad you are enjoying the change of season. (Mom said your one wall is the same color as one of our rooms!) Happy Spring!
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRocketDog and Hootie

Simona,Paco e Milo said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh cara Lucia!!!
what a wonderful fotografie!!!
che bella la primavera!!!
here is sunny but very very cold sono tanti fiori belli come i tuoi!!!
we love you baby!!!Happy spring!!
lots of love and kisses!!

Jake of Florida said...

Ciao Lucia,

How sweet of you to come visit us!!! We love making new friends --(shhh, and our Mom is mad about airedales!!!)

We know a few words of Italian from listening to Luciano so maybe we'll pick up a few more words from you!!

Please add us to your blog list, so you'll come visit more often. Our Mom sometimes gets too busy with her work and forgets to make time to go see our friends -- but if we growl loud enough, she'll take a few minutes!!

Terrier woofs,

Jake and Just Harry, the Barkalot Boyz

Mason Dixie said...

What great signs of Spring. I see it happening here too. So very excited. Thanks for sharing. =)

Asta said...

Santa Vacca, cara Lucia..You do have Segni di pwimavewa at youw house..mine is still pwetty bleak..we had snow today..can you believe it?

You have no weason to be geloso of awe bella and youw wagazza loves you soo, and so do I
smoochie bacci

Maggie and Mitch said...

We saw a pair of robins getting friskie on our morning walkie today, Lucia!
We're glad spring has finally arrived too!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Persephone and Buster said...

hello piccola lucia!!! Didn't I say that I would bring molla?..... I'm glad it is slowly making it's way to your house. We also have the i piccoli fiori and buds beginning on the trees, soon the daffy-down-dillies will pop and the i grandi api zumeranno & it will be caldo....heavy sigh!
ms.Persephone <-----i do like spring sooooooomuch,
and theBUSTER, & Ms.Blue

Agatha and Archie said...

Well so far all we have is a few crocuses but we too have our paws crossed...Archie is going around repaeating al of your Italian all he is saying is Santa Vacca.........Love A+A(it is not easy really....)

Noah the Airedale said...

Ciao Bella Lucia
Che belli fiori (gawd did we spell that right hehe). Never mind, you what we mean.
Yep we are having some glorious Autumn days down here.
Hope you enjoy your spring weather.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Rambo said...

Ciao Lucia!
Si, Primavera is coming! It smells like fiori in our back yard. Can you smell i fiori??
Enjoy la primavera!
Tunti baci,

Dennis the Vizsla said...

We're supposed to get one more "winter" storm here, which for us just means rain. After that, spring!

Suzuki said...

Hello there
It's furry nice to meet you :)
I came across your blog through Paw It Forward and thought I would stop by and say Hi. Stop by my blog sometime, I like to make new friends. Also fur all the single pups out there, my brother Scooby has just started his own "business" called Lookin' Fur Love. You can find it on my blog.
Big licks to you

Faya said...

Spring is molto bello ! Here I am celebrating the spring with some Gelato ! Miam miam.....are you going to celebrate ?
Kisses for you bella Lucia, Faya

Rocky Creek Scotties said...


We are enjoying hearing Mom try to speak Italian (she has a bit of a southern accent). She and Dad are planning a vacation for this summer and Mom is voting for Italy. You know what that means - we'll get to go to the "spa" to stay.

Enjoy the sunshine :):):)
Lilly, Piper and Carrleigh

tula said...

Lucia, you're too much!

I am right behind you-- searching for Segni di primavera too! (See your italian lessons are paying off)

All I discovered was a green patch of grass :( and the temperature is dropping this next few days.

Bet your backyard will be blooming before you know it.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Lucia!
I saw your name in DWB and wanted to come and say hello!
Here is very hot. It feels like summer!
Kisses and hugs

Bae Bae said...

Looks like Spring is coming to you soon. ;)

~ Bae