Spring Tease

My sister, Tallulah Bee, and I went to New Orleans’ City Park last weekend. The last time we visited the park was a freezing cold blustery day in January, so you can imagine our surprise when we saw that spring had sprung while we were away. Now I know that for many of you the snow is just beginning to melt and spring blossoms are still a few weeks away. And I know that you’re thinking that the pretty flower pictures I’m about to share with you are a bit of a “spring tease.” You’re right. But just remember that when I’m seeing all of your fabulous fall photos–you know, the ones with the pretty colorful trees, the dogs romping through the foliage on the ground, and the humans sporting their cozy sweaters–it’s still 90-plus degrees where I live and our tongues are hanging halfway out of our mouths. So, without further ado, my sister and I present to you our spring tease.

 There was a pretty little patch of tulips growing by the big lake. Tulips are tricky in the deep south. We have to let the bulbs rest a bit in the refrigerator before planting because our ground temperatures don’t get cool enough to get them going. And then when they do bloom, it gets so hot so fast that they don’t last very long. So catching them on a beautiful day looking their best is a big deal. Tallulah and I lucked out. As an aside, I had to laugh when I saw that flimsy little rope that was intended to keep the tulips from being trampled. Did the park humans seriously think that little thing would stop Tallulah if she decided to make a mad dash for the ducks in the lake? Good thing Daddy had a tight grip on her.

Can you see our Golden hair blowing in this shot? Tallulah and I spent a lot of time with our noses in the air and our eyes closed, concentrating on every little yummy scent that wafted our way. Fun for us . . . not so fun for or official photographer/blogging assistant/Mommy. Fortunately, she’s persistent and managed to catch both of us sort of facing forward in front of the blooming azaleas. There are plenty of pictures of me posing in front of pretty azaleas, but this is Tallulah’s first, a right of spring passage for all southern girls.

Any idea what might have caused these silly faces?

It was the whistle from this little train that travels around City Park. Maybe next time Tallulah and I can hitch a ride. A girl can dream, right?

Tallulah and I thought Mr. Lion looked so stunning with his profile pose that we decided to copy it. Pretty good, huh? Well friends, this concludes our spring tease. My little sister and I will take a bow and exit the stage . . . but not without wishing you a speedy spring full of pretty flowers, and to our friends in the southern hemisphere a mild and quick winter.

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23 Comments on “Spring Tease”

  1. Emmadog says:

    What a pretty spot to go for some walking and photos. Enjoy!

  2. The picture with Mr. Lion is priceless. Happy spring (almost)! 🌺

  3. Christine says:

    The flowers are stunning. Here in Michigan, we had an unseasonably warm Feburary. I loved it! I actually pulled weeds and trimmed shrubs which should have been done in the fall

  4. Piglove says:

    Awesome pics beautiful!! I love seeing your town always. XOXO – Bacon

    • Thanks, Bacon. We have to get out and about as much as possible before it just gets too darn hot to do anything. Happy weekend to you and yours at the Hotel Thompson!

      • Piglove says:

        aaaww thanks beautiful. We know what you mean about it being hot. Mom has been walking during her lunch time at work. She says this summer is going to kick her butt. I don’t get that. Do I need to find Mother Nature and go ahead and slap her? XOXO – Bacon

      • Ooooh, I don’t know about that, Bacon. Ask your parents to tell you about that old tv commercial that said, “It’s not nice to mess with Mother Nature.” 😉

  5. Sam says:

    We have had our own spring tease here – things were starting to bloom, the weather has been fairly nice, and then we’re told we will get SNOW this weekend. It’s just not fair!

  6. Spring has sprung in NW Louisiana too. Our azaleas are gorgeous this year but a month early! I love your spring tease ♥

    • All of our flowers were a month ahead of schedule, too. And then along came Mother Nature with a gust of cold wind to remind us that she wasn’t quite yet finished with winter. Boo!

  7. Cupcake says:

    Your funny faces and tilt-y heads match the gates or whatever that is all tilt-y and funny behind you! Perfect shot!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  8. Jan K says:

    You girls did some beautiful poses, and it’s nice to see you out enjoying such a perfect spring day. We just suddenly got plunged back in the winter (below zero wind chills and a big snowstorm on the way!), so those flowers made us whimper…just a little bit. 🙂

  9. Those are beautiful flowers and beautiful pups. After our massive wind storm (my Dad still has no power at his house since last Wednesday), we are now getting snow. Whoopee!

    • Mommy lived in Chicago many years ago and she said that it was that last bad storm that was always the worst to endure. Hopefully it’s all over for you now, and I hope your dad’s power came back in the last couple of days.

  10. Holy schamoly…those flowers are breathtaking! Love the snapdragons. They are one of my favorite garden companions. Always cheerful and always blooming. Those of us in the northern latitudes are happy to catch a glimpse of what is just around the corner in our locations. You guys completely compliment the flowers with your sweet faces! 🌷


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