Friday, February 19, 2010

Spring is Springing Up All Over

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.  Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672)

[info]A beautiful day here in Washington. Although it was clear and cold last night, today was warm and sunny.  I picked up the 11 6x6 8 ft treated lumber pieces (pieces doesn't seem right but sticks is wrong too).  They were extremely heavy!  A friend helped me get them and carry them into Mom's yard.  She is going to use them to as an edge around  her patio area.  I will have to go back and put them into place and will probably have to cut a few with the chain saw...varooooom a ring a dinggggg ding ding ding

More things are growing in the garden.  I saw the rhubarb come up out of the ground in the past couple of days.  The grey stuff is wood ash from my wood stove.

Then I was excited to see hollyhocks coming up.

The ornamental cherry is opening up and I hope we don't have a freeze to kill it off.  This is not a tree that makes fruit but it is pretty in the front yard.

The forsythia is about to open on the side of the house.

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.  Doug Larson


Katidids said...

Buds, Green things! Bud envy 8)

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to get outside and dig in the garden!