Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Spring Maybe??

Today I'm joining the Outdoor Wednesday party at A Southern Daydreamer.

One of our friends sent us this picture last week.

It's official. There's nothing left of Alex Box Stadium. I posted a few weeks ago that it was in the process of being demolished. So sad. My friend summed it up, "Wow…brings a tear to the eye doesn’t it? How appropriate that the skies are dark in the background. The baseball gods had to shed a tear over this too." For those that don't know Alex Box is the baseball stadium at LSU. Last year the team moved into their new, multi-million dollar facility, the "New" Alex Box Stadium. When August & football season gets here the real Alex Box will be a parking lot.

On to happier things. We've actually had some really great weather the last several days! Maybe spring is going to be here soon! 

The Camellia's have been the first to bloom. I was  worried about them because we had a colder than  normal winter. At one point I was scared that everything in the yard was dead. I also have a white Camellia bush but the majority of the blooms were blown off by the hurrican force winds we had this weekend. I hate that it happened but these are my favorite so I'm glad they didn't blow away! I don't know what the proper name is but when we bought them the lady called them "Peppermint Camellia's".

The Pizzazz (Lorapetalum) are blooming too.

These are one of my favorite plants. They look so pretty the majority of the time. I love the way the leaves look really green part of the year & then they change to red & purplish at other times.

I'm really, really hoping that this means spring is around the corner! I'm ready to swim!!!!!


  1. I am with you I am so ready for Spring

  2. Love those camillas, and sorry about the baseball stadium. It's hard to see change but new can be good too.

  3. Baseball and camillas are certainly signs that Spring is here. Sorry about the stadium.
    Joyce M

  4. What beautiful camillas! I think Spring is finally here, thank goodness. I'll have to show my boss this photo, he is an LSU grad. Of course, he's more of a football fanatic, but still... Kathy

  5. Out with the old and in with the new. I'm sorry about your stadium but your spring flowers are stunning!

  6. Pretty Camellias. Spring seems to finally be peeking her pretty face out and, for that, I am very grateful. So tired of the weird winter we have had this year.

    ~ Tracy

  7. I'm hoping Spring is right around the corner too! I hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day and Outdoor Wednesday :)

  8. Isn't it strange that we can feel sadness for a building? I know. They just seem to hold memories and have a life of their own.

  9. Beautiful two toned camellia! It's a great time of year isn't it?

  10. That Alex Box pic is so depressing! Serioulsly, how sad :(