Finally, we have had a couple of
sunny, non windy days
to get out in the yard and
Because the earth is
Just looking around the yard,
I can finally see things are waking up!
This pretty blooming tree is a thorn tree.
Not sure what the official name is,
but those thorns are mean looking!
I'm sure glad we didn't chop it down
when we were thinning things out
along the edge of the woods.
We don't have many blooming trees...
but I hope to get some redbuds planted this year.
It's so encouraging to see
what has survived the cold, hard winter,
and scratch around in the dirt!
Can't wait for the fragrant iris to appear...
This little hen has been busy with her chicks
Just a few more sunny warm days,
and this little gal will be a carpet of purple...
Yeah! Both of the little lilac bushes made it!
Mums made it too!!!!
I found two hostas poking their little heads out of the dirt,
and there are bright green leaves on my two hydrangeas!
I doesn't seem like much,
but I really didn't have time to plant very many things last year.
Getting the house finished and moving took over our lives
and gardening had to take a back seat.
I'm happy with what I got planted,
Just enough to make me smile
and give me hope for a wonderful gardening year ahead!
Over the winter I planted some of these....
They really make me smile!
Don't worry, I didn't drink all that booze...
Every time I go to the recycle center,
I dig through the glass bottles and ask nicely
if I can have a couple of the pretty ones.
It's like a treasure hunt,
and I think they sparkle like little jewels
in the evening sun.
The bed they are in is junk dirt,
full of tree roots.
I'm not going to bother trying to make it into real soil...
we have too many other nice places to plant growing things!
So this is my little whimsy bed,
and I can look at it from my desk.
Who knows what else might show up in this bed...
Do you all see how green the grass is?
Hubs is very proud!
He is having fun with his new spreader
that he can pull around behind the lawn mower.
He chopped down the big dead elm tree
that has been worrying us all winter.
The little grand girls were pretty impressed with Grandpa's project,
and Livi snagged a big chunk of wood to take home and show
Mom and Dad.
She was more excited about that hunk of wood than
the Barbies I got them!
I'm very excited about not having to pick up all those sticks!!!
Even the first dandelion is a welcome sight!
Hope you are enjoying Spring
in your little corner of the world!
Happy Spring Weekend Everyone!