It’s Spring…..at least in theory!!!

Like most of the rest of the nation, we have had a LONG, LONG, LONG winter, made even harder by the fact that, at heart,  I am a sun baby.   I enjoy the sun, the warmth and the wearing of shorts, skirts and sandals!!

So, once the days started warming up I was happy to see that the bulbs I had planted last Fall were starting to come up……

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One thing that I LOVE about this house is that there is a lot of yard, but this is the only flower bed and it is a size that I can definitely handle!!!

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Now I cant wait to see which of my perennials from last year made it thru the hard winter!!

Spring is popping up all over….

 

I am amazed at how quickly the flowers are coming up this year.  It looks as if Winter is over (what little Winter we had), but I am still concerned that we might have one last cold snap before it is all over.

Here are a few photos from around my house…..

The Dogwood tree has been gorgeous…..

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This lovely Iris is a gift from a good friend.  It is fun to think about her when I see these blooms  (thanks Kris!!)…_3255899

This plant just gets bigger and bigger……

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These tulips remind me of several years ago when my daughter’s Dog was just a puppy……

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I really cant believe that the Elephant Ears are coming up.  They normally wait until the first of June!!!   Last year I add a lot of soil and mulch to these bulbs and obviously it was a good thing…._3255912

The ferns are starting to emerge…..

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Unfortunately the weeds are also starting to show out which means that I should spend more time in the yard and less in my studio.  We will see which wins out!!!

Welcome Spring

 

I have a love/hate relationship with the season of Spring!!!   I adore watching the rapid growth of everything green and live for the breaking forth of blossoms and flowers. 

However, when Spring truly hits, I am normally in the later stages of my income tax work.  But this is good you might say.   It is good, but by this point I am just ready to get it over with and to get on with life!!!!

So, today I had to get away from my desk and take a walk around the yard….one of the nice things about working from home.   Here are some of the views……

Azaleas produce a gorgeous flower and are beautiful for about 2 weeks, but unfortunately the flowerless shrubs are butt-ugly!!!_4042191

But I guess that I can forgive them when they look this wonderful…..

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I love these tulips…..

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……and they remind me of 4 years ago when my daughter had just adopted her new puppy, Marley.    Marley LOVED the tulips, but for an entirely different reason……

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The Dogwood Tree is gorgeous……

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Oh well, enough time away from the desk…….back to work!!!