Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF



Spring dayHere we are. It is almost the weekend already. I hope your week was a good one and you are looking forward to some well deserved time off. Here at the beach, we have finally settled into some beautiful days. We had some high winds that are as a result of a Northern high-pressure front moving in. It is now stationary, so that means the winds are calm and the seas moderate.

The best part is the onshore water is clear and beautiful. When the wind kicks up the surf it also causes turbulence which then makes the sand become water born. This leads to murky conditions which are not the best for view or swimming. We, locals, are always glad to see the deep blue offshore and the gradual blue to turquoise near shore. Most places have signs of spring, and ours is no different. The blue water is a sure sign.

Today’s John Ku talks about signs of season change. I hope you all have a beautiful weekend

Signs of Spring by John W. HowellΒ Β© 2018

Might be a Robin,

Could also be the tree buds . .Β .

We all know it’s spring.



  1. Beautiful photo, John. No spring here…we’re in the 90’s today and 94 on Mother’s Day. Happy Friday!

    1. You guys don’t fool around for sure. Thanks, Jill

      1. It’s 92 and our upstairs A/C unit decided to go out! Ugh…it’s 90 degrees in our bedroom.

  2. I hear there is quite a rainy front just south of us, so we’ll probably going to have rain all next week. I presume you will be getting some of that front too.

    1. Our guy says nothing for the next seven days. How I wish it woulfd rain. Thanks, GP.

  3. It looks lovely, John. Have a great weekend. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

    1. Thank you, Suzanne.

    1. Thank you for the nomination, Ray. πŸ˜€

  4. That’s lovely view, John. I came home from about a week on the road and it’s green here. It’s warm and the sun is shining and it’s green!

    1. Love green. Have a super weekend, Dan

  5. Our signs are the classic flowers, robins, and layers of pollen that make some humans breathe like they’re Darth Vader. This year was odd too because we got all of those and then a sudden snowstorm hit. Not sure how the robins survived that surprise.

    1. Having lived in Michigan for 18 years, I was always surprised by seeing a Robin hopping along in the snow. I think they are pretty hardy.

      1. I hope so. There’s one here who looks really confused even today.

  6. have a great weekend :))

    1. You as well, Ray. Thanks. πŸ˜€

  7. As you know it is perpetually gree in Florida but the flowering trees bloom yellow and pink in early spring. Love the beach any time.

    1. me Too, Susan. Have a great weekend.

  8. Truly? I fear spring is departing, stage left. It’s early summer, and we need the rain, too. Still — what’s not to like about all these baby birds, gorgeous flowers, and blue skies? Happy Spring!

    1. You and I are exempt pretty much from the glories of spring. Our Northern friends are just getting there. Thanks, Linda

  9. Gorgeous photo. Happy spring to you!

    1. Happy spring, Staci.

  10. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    The Midwest turned green overnight and brought in the hummingbirds – and the dratted woodpeckers. Love this time of the year! Great JohnKu. πŸ˜€

    1. Thank you, Gwen. I remember the mid-west springs. Beautiful.

  11. We are finally seeing spring in our area as well. Everything is in bloom, lush and beautiful. We had a storm last night with hail, but it goes with the territory.

    Beautiful photo, John. Happy Friday!

    1. Thanks Mae. I saw your hail on Instagram

  12. Love the photo and the haiku!
    We’ve made it to spring/summer . . . and not a minute too soon.

    1. So true. You folks have a had a hard time for sure.

      1. It wasn’t the worst of it here, but I am very thankful to see green return for the season!

      2. I’m hoping for a solid five month plus reprieve from the white stuff. Unless we’re taking vanilla ice cream . .

      3. I can handle vanilla ice cream for sure. πŸ˜€

      4. Me and you both.

  13. Enjoy your weekend, John. Last weekend, we had temperatures in the mid-80s, blue sky and sunshine. This weekend we can expect temps in the mid-50s, grey skies and rain. It’s still very much spring here.

    1. Thanks for the information Hugh. It is always interesting to get a report from the Contenent.

      1. I always wanted to be a weather reporter, John. 🌧

      2. You have to look at George Carlin.

      3. Yep, that would be me. I’m sure, unlike George, I’d forget my lines.

  14. D.L Finn, Author · · Reply

    Beautiful ocean shot! I can’t wait to see it in a couple of days:) Spring is here for sure with the robins and budding plants. Loved the Johnku. Have a great weekend.

    1. Have a great weekend too, Denise. Thanks.

  15. Sounds heavenly peaceful! Enjoy it enough for all of us.

    1. Thank you, Jan

  16. What a wonderful beach John. It must be nice living by the sea.

    1. It is, Guy. πŸ˜€

  17. I love this one, John! But really, when it’s already in the mid-80s in Central Illinois, I can only imagine how hot Texas must be!!

    1. Not so bad by the water. We are ten degrees cooler than inland.

      1. Then you’ve picked the ideal spot!

      2. I think so. Thanks, Debbie.

  18. What a joy it must be to see the sea change color and ring in Spring!

    1. It is for sure. Thank you, Deborah.

  19. Lovely to see, John.

    1. Thank you, Jennie.

      1. You are welcome, John.

    1. Thank you, Traci.

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