Southern Spring Fever

As I write this, I see that Texas, even as far South as Houston is getting SNOW! That is just insane. I remember when Fall was a couple of weeks in December and Winter was about a month or so between the end of December and the end of January. Oh, how I loved the buds of Spring that were starting to come forth by Valentine’s Day.

Well, apparently, that is not the case this year. However, Spring is trying to make an appearance.


Just those first sprigs of green springing forth through the cold ground can really lift y0ur spirits. You know that soon, the landscape will be covered with color and all of the drab colors of Winter will be GONE!

Another favorite? Spring Strawberries!


Hooray for SPRING! Come soon – We miss y0u!

A little outdoor pic for Outdoor Wednesday with A Southern Daydreamer and Rednesday! with It’s a Very Cherry.

Today’s Lagniappe: Hurry Spring Salad

  • 1 romaine lettuce heart
  • 4 to 6 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked until crisp, cooled, and chopped
  • 1/2 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 English cucumber, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Salad Dressing (Your favorite – suggested: blue cheese or ranch)
  1. Chop the lettuce heart into 1- to 2-inch pieces. Combine it with the bacon, other vegetables, and nuts in a large bowl and toss the mixture well.
  2. Keep the salad chilled until serving time. Then toss it again with enough dressing to lightly coat the vegetables, and season it with salt and pepper. Serves 6.






15 responses to “Southern Spring Fever”

  1. Donna Avatar

    Ooooh those strawberries look so good! I simply cannot WAIT for spring! We just go over a foot of snow here in MA, but I know my daffodils are under there somewhere!

  2. Sandy Avatar

    Love those strawberries! Spring has come to Arizona, and it has rained a lot! But we needed it so bad, we were in the 10th years of a 5 year drought! 🙂

  3. Marsha Avatar

    I am dreaming of spring and hoping it arrives soon – the strawberries look so good I suddenly have a craving 🙂

  4. Cara Beth Buie Avatar

    I’m a new follower! Love the blog!

  5. Cotty Avatar

    Oh, the strawberries look really good. I can’t wait for spring, yesterday on my walk back from leaving my girls at school I heard birds singing, first I was enjoying their happy songs, then I realized there is still snow in the ground!!!, and their songs make smile because I know spring is coming!!!

  6. Ann Creek Avatar

    I see those buds a comin-shouldn’t be too long. I planted strawberries last year, everyone tells me they should prduce fruit this year. I hope they are right.

  7. Tracy Avatar

    Even here in Florida it has definitely been a long and crazy winter. I am so very over it and long for spring and even summer. Love strawberries and look forward to going to the Florida Strawberry Festival next month.

    ~ Tracy

  8. Susan Freeman Avatar

    Okay, now I feel foolish. I posted my comment twice because I did not think that the first one printed out. Silly me!


  9. Susan Freeman Avatar

    I used to live in Houston and it never snowed back then. Your strawberries look yummy. I will try your salad recipe.

    Susan and Bentley

  10. Susan Freeman Avatar

    I lived in Houston for a while and we never had snow. What a crazy winter this has been. Those strawberries look yummy! I will give your salad recipe a try. By the way, I have a red jeep and the license plate is LANYAP (lagniappe). I had to spell it phonetically to fit on the plate. Very few folks in Idaho know what it means!

    Susan and Bentley

  11. The Happy Homemaker Avatar

    Those strawberries are mouth-wateringly gorgeous!

  12. Myrna Avatar

    I’m ready for Spring !Around here in this part NC , our local strawberries will be in by the first of May. Wonderful Pics !

  13. D Avatar

    I’m with you on the strawberries, and everything else that comes with Spring.


  14. SueLovesCherries Avatar

    Oh, I’m jealous of your little green shoots! And those strawberries look so luscious!

  15. Carol @ Old Glory Cottage Avatar

    Spring can’t come soon enough for me! My sister and her husband traveled in their motor home to Houston, to get away from the snow here in Illinois! It’s been a crazy winter, and I’m definitely ready for some of those spring strawberries!
    Happy REDnesday!

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