I thought the warm weather would never arrive.
At least not before I lost my sanity.
But it did.
The signs of true spring are everywhere.
Plum trees have already lost their blooms and the cherries are in full display.
Bulbs have given us so many different reasons to smile.
And the utility company is busy trying to trim back all the
new and winter growth from the power lines.
Roxy lays and grumbles out the screen door.
Most days begin with the sounds of weed eaters and mowers.
We are doing our own share of these activities.
I bought a pair of these funny long handled sheers.
Our vinca borders the driveway and the walkway.
kneeling on concrete with a pair of hand sheers is not the way to go...
if you want it to look like this:
We are happy with our new toy.
I sent a picture to Turkey.
His seeds have sprouted well!
He was so excited that he was mad when mom said that
they could not jump in the car and drive down to transplant them
into "Turkey's Garden" immediately.
(That's a flowerbed that I told him would be his garden.)
From forward to back;
nasturtiums, zucchini, yellow squash, bush beans and
at the end, cayenne pepper.
Hard to tell by this picture, but most have at least raised the soil
if they have not broken the surface with green.
In another flat are lisbon onions, roma tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno peppers
This is how I enjoy spending my time.
I know that gardening is not for everyone and can be a bore.
I'm not particularly good at it, but I love doing it.
All that fresh air and sunshine.
Meanwhile on other fronts...
I am soooo excited!
We just rented a cabin for 3 nights up in Dumb Potter's Hell.
Randy has a 4 day weekend coming up...
yes, Memorial Day.
We opted to use it for the trip.
Many of the people I know have not met Randy.
My kids know him, but not my friends or my father.
So they are planning a big barbecue the second day that we are there.
We were careful about when we planned to leave and return...
we want to miss as much of the holiday traffic as possible.
Randy will sleep while I drive...
that way he can be perky when we get there.
And I can't believe that our first wedding anniversary is
coming up on the 21st.
When I asked the man what he wanted to do for it,
he gave me a mysterious response.
"It's already planned. All you have to do is wait for it."
I wonder what it is?