Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Spring blooms make me happy

I ain't even going to lie.  My heart does happy little leaps when I look out my windows and see the fruit trees in bloom and and the big elms with tiny new leaves.  Love the beginning of Spring!

My sweet little dwarf lilac bush is getting ready to bloom.  It is just out my bedroom window.   I'll so enjoy the wonderful fragrance as I lay my head on the pillow.

And these pretty yellow blooms are nearly always the first thing to show up after winter.  I guess they are some form of Daffodil but I'm not sure.  They were here when we moved in eleven years ago.

My favorite early blooms are without a doubt the peach blossoms.  This little dwarf tree only makes about 6 - 8 peaches, every year, but they are so sweet and juicy.  Yummmmmm!

The ornamental Crabapple Tree was covered in blooms, last week!  I don't have a picture of the whole tree but let me tell you, the fragrance from this tree is dreamy!  The bees sure love it!  The winds picked up and have blown most of the blooms off the tree, now. 

I can't wait until the roses start blooming!  I think I'm going to plant a few more roses, lots of flowers for the birds and bees, and probably a couple more fruit trees.  Also I think I am going to try to have a small vegetable garden...we'll see how that goes.

Grace & Peace,

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Spring forward???

Spring forward????  How far forward do we need to spring?  LoL  Just when we set our clocks up Mother Nature went all bipolar on us!  It has been below freezing at night and only in the 40's and low 50's, ever since!  Crazy but I knew it would would happen.

So.... One evening, last week, my Mister, and our son, were working on a project out in the shop.  It's a nice size shop but the problem is, there are only two electric outlets.  My freezer is in that shop with only two outlets.  Somehow -- and neither of them will admit to doing it -- the freezer got unplugged. Two days later, I was out there piddling and decided I would get something out of the freezer for supper.  I didn't hear it running and at the same time I opened the door, I had a feeling it wasn't going to be good.  Sure enough, everything was thawing out.  Fortunately, I found it before everything was ruined but I spent the rest of that day and most of the next, cooking all that meat!  Needless to say, I don't have to cook for awhile, however, I wasn't really expecting to have to go shopping for meat again until the summer!  

Not much has been going on around here.  I find myself getting bored which is something that rarely happens.  To top off the boredom, I have no interest in doing anything to fight it off.  I've just been feeling kind of ho-hum, for a couple of weeks.  I don't know what's going on but I hope it will go away once it warms up, if it ever does... 

Y'all have a great week and if you are in the North East, stay safe and warm.

Grace & Peace,