Warning: Lots of pictures.
The after effects. It is a bit cleaner, and we will be able to see the flowers as they start to emerge. The Holly is growing bigger and has little tiny Holly plants growing under it. There was a tree this side of the Holly, but we had it taken out last summer.
Like these Oriental Poppies. Most of them are red and orange with one, maybe two pink ones. They literally take over the flower bed.
I can't remember what these are. Maybe the grape hyacinths, or there's another blue flower back here that goes nuts. It kind of looks like little bells. I probably have another picture of them somewhere. It's the second picture below. I took that last Spring, right about the time that I started this blog.
In the other flower bed, these are starting to sprout up. Grape Hyacinth,
Daffodils. Our daffodils are always later than anyone elses.
This is our vegetable garden, or could be if we kept it up.
We did some clearing out of it, but by then we'd already spent almost two hours outside doing yard work. Surprisingly enough, I wasn't too sore afterward. Except the fingers where I got poked with sharp pieces of grass. So the next option is to pull out the grass, some of it is long and dead, or to just turn it under with the soil. I don't know what we'll do. The other stuff I need to find are the seeds, soil and pots of some kind so we can have some starts for some of the vegies my kids want. Hmm, I wrote them down somewhere and now I can't remember where I put it. I know there was lettuce, green onions, zucchini, cucumber, corn, potatoes, and I am sure there is more. Of course I need the tomatoes.
Less than an hour after we went inside, it started raining, and has been raining since.
Yesterday I worked my rear off at BMFA. Actually getting stuff ready to send to Stitches West. It's hard work bundling yarn. My arms were sore, I'm surprised they aren't today. Ok, several weeks ago, I mentioned something in passing that I was working on. Well, I am part of the admin team for this. I am so excited. I'm not doing the hard work but just keeping an eye on things, deleting comments if necessary and answering questions as I can. To top it off, I get to go on this trip in April as a "Sockateer" and I get to see the Yarn Harlot twice this year. She has her tour schedule up and will be in Portland in June!!
Today, I did this. I have never taken photos of myself. I thought it was funny and couldn't keep from laughing at myself. I took many pictures, most that didn't turn out. Finally, I closed my computer (the blue glare was on my glasses) and took off my glasses. I'm sitting in my favorite chair with all of my knitting junk around me.
Then I went and had this done.......
I feel light and airy and........younger. It's been a couple of years now since I've had it like this. It was time.
Hmm, I thought I had two Project Spectrum items, but I can only remember one. Unwittingly I read "Shades of Earl Grey (A Tea Shop Mystery)" by Laura Childs. I like this series. Each book is short and interesting, with tea shop recipes in the back.
I think that was all I had to say this week. I should be knitting, or planning our anniversary get-away, or even our Spring Break trip. I doubt I will get to any of those, well maybe the knitting. Have a good weekend.