Saturday, March 12, 2011


This post is for my dear bloggy friends who are still snowed in. Spring is coming soon. I promise.

Today was one of those beautiful teaser Virginia days.

The temps reached 70 degrees.

But we know that although it was utterly gorgeous - the temperatures will dip back into winter before it warms up and stays that way. That's just how Virginia is.

We took full advantage of today.

We pulled weeds.

I took artsy pictures of our lavender bush.

I got to wear my red gardening shoes.

It's been a loooong time since I donned these shoes. This was the first year that I was able to help Rocky and know that they kiddos were safe in the front yard with us. I could actually toss mulch without worrying who was headed toward the street.

Today the boys helped demolish weeds and lay mulch ... for about 5 minutes. Then climbing the cherry tree was more appealing.

Two pick up truck loads and the front yard looks and smells divine.

Now to tackle the backyard ... that will be more like four pick up truck loads.

I hope I will be able to move tomorrow ;-)

What says fresh in your neck of the woods right now?


Bellezza said...

Oh, thank you for the harbinger of Spring! Although I dearly love Winter, an anomoly amongst humankind, I know, I'm ready for some fresh green. I like St. Francis in your yard, too!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Love your red gardening shoes! It is beautiful out here in Texas too!

periwinkle said...

we've been allsorts of weather this week, from bits of snow to glorious sunshine with gale force winds and rain thrown in for good measure --- it;s mad

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

well i'm afraid it isn't glamorous or pretty... but as the temps warm this week here... i'll be picking up the uh, uhm, piles the 2 big doggies have left in the yard...

in winter no big deal.
but now? poo-stinky!
need some fertilizer?

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

I see you had to bring in some Tonka muscle to get the job done. We've outgrown that muscle here....In fact, my helpers disappear when I need them most. Your Spring shots are inspiring!

Stacey's Treasures said...

We whent ice fishing this morning and caught some fresh perch.

angela said...

not enjoying today's weather so much. but very much looking forward to 76 on Friday!

Ruth said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. We have almost reached 60 here in the NE but no 70's yet. Looking forward to it but there aren't any in sight yet. 30's predicted for this weekend but 50's for the next two days. Can't wait.


Ally Johnston said...

Always good to celebrate the small things in life.

Paige said...

Oh, those pics of a true Spring look so good! Right now there is absolutely nothing that looks or smells like Spring around here - as I type it's sleeting outside and they're predicting 4-6" of snow. Ugh! (Please post more artsy pics of greenery before I go stark raving mad!)

Paula said...

St. Francis is standing in my yard too. (Actually, he's on the front step!) Daffodils are blooming in our yard amongst the torrential rains. That bright yellow is so cheerful and promising!