By Daria / February 28, 2011 Share Tweet Pin Share Share This is the third week in a row with an absolutely perfect spring weather and high temperatures in mid eighties during the day. On Saturday morning I noticed the first two 2011 buds on my orange-pink-yellow tea rose that I’ve had for years and that made my morning. Now I can’t wait to see and smell the blooms again… 🙂 . . Photo Rose – courtesy of Domi Rolland . . Everything is bursting and sprouting all over the place and my yard is begging for some attention. I can pretty much handle most of the yard work. The only one task that I’ve never really mastered seems to be pruning – or better said shaping bushes and trees. But I think I’m getting better at pruning since my crape myrtle bloomed a lot last year. . . Photo Crape Myrtle in August – courtesy of berk2804 . . Now to the list of today’s announcements. Click on whatever links below that you might be interested to read about. They will all open a new window for you: Biggest event of the year: Florida SNPJ Days 2011 at Suncoast SNPJ Lodge 778 in Spring Hill – March 4, 5 and 6 of 2011 Last space shuttle Discovery launch as I’ve personally observed it from Titusville on March 24, 2011 – videos and interesting facts Saturday dance with Frank Moravcek from Cleveland, Ohio, at Suncoast SNPJ Lodge 778 in Spring Hill – February 26 of 2011 Friday at Samsula – 2011 Florida Slovene days at SNPJ Lodge 603 In case you read this before all the links above are live I apologize, I must still be working on some of the posts and interlinking them. It might take me a few more hours to finish everything up. I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t been able to have everything ready in advance this time. And since the beginning of our 2011 SNPJ Days is only four days away I can’t wait any longer to send this newsletter out. I thank you for your patience and understanding and most of all – for dipping into my newsletter and all the articles online and in Prosveta. The truth is, I had no idea that so many people read them – until several of you let me know about that just this past weekend. From the bottom of my heart, you are all greatly appreciated!