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It has been a glorious beginning to spring in my estimation. My only complaint is with myself: too many irons in the fire. Sometimes I feel cooked! Do I have them or do they have me? The computer is failing so I have to backup my drive- went out and bought an external drive to store the whole business until the computer problem is figured out. I will blog more once this is done. I am in the midst of re-painting the dining room, and I am attempting to do spring gardening.
The weather was beautiful …but I wasted a little of it just sitting and looking up at the sky through the newly budded branches of the maple tree. I have a tendency to do that. It was all just so beautiful and the warmth of the sunshine with the slight buzz of bees lured me to laziness. Not that it takes much! I did trim up the self-seeded apple tree- now above the one story roof of my kitchen, and had my son saw off a second leader that was more than a 2 in. diameter. Teen boys amaze me… a job that would have taken me who knows how long? a half hour or so, became a five minute job. I no sooner asked him to do it, and handed him the saw than I look out the kitchen window- and lo and behold! The whole thing lying on the ground. I had him then work on taking out some dead part of the old lilac- and treated him to his favorite subs: Quiznos. All that willing hard work deserved a reward!
I wore myself out with some other pruning…. but I’m a pitiful wimp right now, a little clipping of the rue, some cutting out of water sprouts on the trees and I’m about done. I went to Curves trying to build up more strength later in the evening….
Want to know what’s blooming in my yard?
The Magnolias: stellata and Betty; choinodoxias- beautiful and filled with honeybee activity; the daffodils still going strong; hyacinths; a few crocus; scillas; puschkinias; grape hyacinths ( the azure kind); windflower anemones; vinca; and there are so many things that are on the threshhold of blooming.
But so much of the garden needs renovating- so much is invaded with grass. I try to look at the bright side and think of how much better things look as I have worked on it.
You know the song! “Stay on the Sunny Side of Life”
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