Brown

I’m home, and I’m embracing the color, brown, because that means there’s no snow left. We have some rain in the forecast so green will start to appear. πŸ™‚

A couple ofΒ awards go to:

Virginia for the most police out checking for speeders. I was on cruise control at six miles over the limit when another car passed me. His mistake because they had him by the time he went around me.
Pennsylvania, particularly Scranton, for the absolute worst roads. They were like driving on washboards.Β If you’re planning to drive the 84 to 81 corridor, budget for a realignment.

No trips to Brookgreen Gardens today just getting my truck battery jumped, buying supplies for a leaky toilet, and wondering where an entire fence panel flew off to.

But, Hammock Coast SC asked if they could use this photo for marketing purposes, there’s a MG meeting tomorrow and a plant sale on Friday. I’m smiling already. πŸ™‚ Happy Monday, April 1!

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Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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44 Responses to Brown

  1. Glad you made it home without incident! Sounds like you will hit the ground running and get back into the swing of things at home. There’s always something at home that needs to be done after being away for awhile! Happy spring!

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  2. Nancy says:

    Happy April 1st. Glad you made it home safely! And I see there is β€œstuff” waiting for you!

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  3. Happy to hear you’re home safe! Congratulations for having your image selected for promotional use by SC Hammock Coast!!

    Hope you find that panel, and Happy Spring to you too!

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  4. Welcome home to northern New England! Glad you weren’t stopped for speeding. In central Maine, there is still a lot of dirty white. We are waiting for it all to be beautiful brown. πŸ˜‰

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Glad you made it back safely – sounds like you’re already back in the saddle – have a good week!

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  6. pastpeter says:

    Welcome back! Glad the thaw has reached you!

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  7. Joyce says:

    Okay, a little out of sync with the spirit of Lent, but my favorite travel delight is to see some crazy speeding bully nabbed the same way yours was! That happened to me once, too, and I smiled all the way home!
    Speaking of home, it’s always good to be back no matter the color that greets you. I always have a relaxed “don’t worry, be happy!” attitude for at least a week. Then it’s back to routine hustling – and time for another vacay!
    Just glad you’re back safely with lots of fun gardening type stuff ahead of you!

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  8. Dawn says:

    There’s no place like home! Welcome back, Judy! Thank you for sending warm rays of sunshine all Winter long. Wishing you and your garden nice Springtime days ahead! πŸ’—

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  9. That is a beautiful photo.

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  10. Glad you are home safely.

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  11. Murphy's Law says:

    Welcome home and congratulations on the photo share. That is one magnificent picture.

    Brown is good. Green is better. Multi-colored is the best. Happy Spring! Happy homecoming !!
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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  12. Dan Antion says:

    I had to laugh about Scranton, Judy. I’ve been driving through there for almost 40 years. If it isn’t under construction, it should be. I can’t remember a time when that section of highway was a pleasant ride.

    I am glad you’re home, safe, sound and without a hole in your paocketbook.

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  13. Almost Iowa says:

    Welcome back to the Great Brown North. πŸ™‚

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  14. mitzybricker says:

    Congratulations on photo! It is lovely. You are sure right about both states.. I am a native Virginian, and know all about our policeman. Have traveled enough roads in PA to know that to be true too! What fun! πŸ™‚

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  15. Marilyn Maxwell says:

    My tulips have poked their heads through the cold soil. I had a busy day today; blood draw, exercise class, coffee with friends, library to pick up two books, and grocery shopping. I’m resting before I tackle more unpacking. Enjoy spring when it arrives.

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  16. I’m not surprised your photo will be used. It’s quite lovely. The feeling of homecoming is always nice, even though it’s sad to think your southern sojourn has come to an end for another year. Just think of all the wonderful gardening you’ll be doing from now on.

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  17. Welcome home and congrats on the photo! Hopefully the brown will have turned to green soon.

    janet

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  18. germac4 says:

    Nice to be back home for the planting season Judy. I LOVE your photo on Instagram, no wonder Hammock Coast SC wanted it for marketing purposes.

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  19. pbmgarden says:

    Beautiful image. Wish I were at the beach. Welcome home.

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  20. KerryCan says:

    I was on those highways in PA in October and they were bad then–I can imagine how bad they are now, after winter! You sound very cheerful about being back in New England, in spite of the issues. Hang on to that good attitude!

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  21. Joanne Sisco says:

    There is a lot to be said about the beginning of the brown season … anticipation is the best!

    Kind of curious about your fence panel though. How far exactly can a fence panel travel?!! … although we had one come uncomfortably close to taking a plunge in the swimming pool 😳

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  22. Ally Bean says:

    I have a love/hate relationship with brown. It doesn’t bother me to see it, but I get angsty waiting for the plants to start growing again. Glad to know you made it back home safely. Now it’s all about what’s to come.

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  23. A kindred spirit: not five over, but six miles per hour. There’s that perfect yet safe number, isn’t there? πŸ™‚ – Marty

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  24. Karen says:

    Brown can definitely be beautiful when it means there is no snow on the ground. Although it also can mean that it is mud season and all the vehicles are various shades of brown and white from the mud and residue salt. The chartreuse green color of spring will happen any day when the tiny leaves start to open. Oh happy day!

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  25. joey says:

    Welcome home!
    We still have some snow here and there. Not melting under dense shrubs, lighting on the tree limbs, snowballs of it still piled where it was shoveled.
    Pennsylvania is my least favorite place to drive through, period.

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  26. We are still embracing a palette of brown and white here in Maine…let’s call this color dirty white. ugh! Welcome home to the northeast, Judy!

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  27. Oddment says:

    I have been elated to see GREEN under the white! We still have our browns and greys, but we also have gold in the weeping willows, and that is ever spring’s banner for me. And I find my thoughts turning to seeds and such. Ahh….the world might make sense for a while. Welcome home and good luck with all the catch-up!

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  28. Rose says:

    I hope they give you credit for the photo…wonderful that they want to use it. It is beautiful. Brown does look good this time of year, doesn’t it?

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  29. Yup, a lot of brown around here right now.

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  30. Annie says:

    Virginia has to balance the state budget somehow. There are so many unwary travelers… snowbirds going home, spring breakers heading south… that it’s easy pickin. πŸ˜‰ Love the sunrise photo!

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  31. krcc says:

    beautiful sunset photo!

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  32. Prior... says:

    wow – so virginia had the most radar police. not surprised!
    and glad you did not get a ticket

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