March 20, 2016
Good morning on this sunny morning, and welcome to Spring!! My absolute favorite season is finally here. And Old Man Winter is about to do his best to spoil it. The different weather stations are calling for anywhere from 2 to 8 inches of snow for us starting tonight and not stopping until sometime tomorrow afternoon. I'm hoping for just a dusting. (Keep dreaming girlie!)
My daffodils and jonquils are budded and some are almost ready to blossom. I'm hoping against hope that the snow doesn't kill all the plants. Here's a photo of just a few of these beautiful little plants.
Friday, Pogo and I went out to do a few errands. On the way home, I treated us to lunch from McDonalds. As for the shredding that I wanted to do, well not very much of it got done. What else is new? There's an old saying - "The best laid plans of mice and men......." My mother used to say this. Now I say it a lot.
The good news today is that Spring has finally arrived, and pretty soon we'll be able to work in the yard, cleaning up dead leaves and other debris from the winter. It will be time to put up new garden borders and spruce a few things up with a fresh coat of paint.
A while ago, I ordered a Mint Julep rose. Hopefully, that will be arriving in a couple of weeks. Now I'll have to find a good spot for it in the yard. I also have a few new bulbs that are waiting to be planted. We just have to get past this last (I hope) snow storm.
Yesterday, I got an estimate for pruning one of the large pines in my yard. There are two or three large branches of it hanging over the Japanese Red Maple tree, depriving it of sunlight and space to grow. Pruning the tree will require using a truck with a bucket lift on it.
The price was reasonable, so this company will be back in two or three weeks to take care of the tree. I also learned that my giant pine trees are not pines. They are Norwegian Spruce. This explains why they look a bit different from regular pine trees. Either way, they are truly beautiful.
Today I have a couple more photos taken in Florida. This first one is Pogo, outside in his stroller getting ready to watch the Disney fireworks display.
And this is one of my favorite shots of the display. This one has bits of red with gold and white in it. I tried to get shots of all the beautiful colored bursts, but I was not very successful. Ah well, there's always next year, and I'll keep on trying.
I'm not making any plans for today. Whatever chores I can get to will get done. Maybe I'll even start a new notebook for keeping track of expenses for next year's taxes. Now that would be a big plus!!
Right now I think I'll have a look in the fridge to see what we'll have for breakfast. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous first Day of Spring!
Hugs, Edna B.