Wednesday, April 25, 2018

It's Finally Spring!

April 25, 2018

Good morning.  My, what a difference a day makes!  Yesterday was simply awesome, and today is gray and raining.  I'm not complaining.  My grass and plants are loving it.  The weather forecast is calling for some really awesome days coming our way soon. 

Yesterday, Pogo and I went to the park to meet up with Deanne, Janice, Aurora and Xander.  The baby, Xander, is cutting a few teeth, so he wasn't exactly thrilled to be there, but Aurora had an awesome time feeding the geese, digging in the dirt and picking up rocks.  This little girl is after my heart.  I love rocks!!

As far back as I can remember, I always collected rocks of all sizes.  They just fascinate me.  Nowadays, I particularly love the ones that I can wear on my fingers.  hahaha.  I love gemstones.  It even lead me to making jewelry for a few years.  I had to stop though when my hands started to get a bit arthritic.  I broke an emerald trying to set it in a mounting.  Expensive mistakes take a lot of the fun out of a hobby.

Today, I want to share a couple photos that I took yesterday of the new blossoms in my yard.  So far, only the daffodils and hyacinth are in bloom.  It's amazing how a tiny blossom can put such a big smile on your face. 

Some of the rose bushes need to be pruned, but I'm going to wait another week at least before doing any pruning.  I lost my yellow rose tree because it was too cold when I pruned it.  That was a tough lesson to learn.

Yesterday afternoon, I dug out a different green yarn and a matching variegated yarn and started a new green dolly dress.  Wowsie, is it ever pretty!  I have about a quarter of the bottom ruffle done, then I will make the hat.  I'll take a photo once it is finished.

Today I have a new quick page for you.  This one is a reminder that all animals need a good home and a loving family.  So if you're thinking of getting a new pet, please don't buy, ADOPT!

Here is your download link:

Yesterday, Joe vacuumed my porch and set up all the furniture.  Next, we will wash it down, and lay down the rug.  Then Pogo and I can sit out there on nice days.  As soon as I can pick up some wood for a floor, I'll be setting up the new greenhouse.  Hopefully, by the end of the week.

Now I think I'll read a few blogs.  Then I think I'll start making my meat sauce for tonight's pasta supper.  DIL Janet will be coming by and this is one of our favorite meals.  Pogo likes a little bit of it on his dinner plate too. 

Later I'll finish the green dolly outfit and pick a color to start another one.  I'm off now.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.


gypsyrose said...

Its lovely to see you have some flowers out in blooom now, your right they do make you smile and a promise of some nice weather sounds good , glad your getting you porch ready for the nice days it sounds good. thank you for the QP its lovely. x

smiekeltje said...

It is nice to see some flowers grow finally in the garden. we don;t have too many yet either, but lots of seeds all over are coming through and are growing well. Our azalea is in full bud now, it will need perhaps two or three days and some sunshine to open up all buds. hen it will be a fantastic view.
I always prune my climbing rose and bish roses around en of March of in April. If you don;t prune them too drastically they can survive a lot.
The roses are producing already a lot of new leaves and branches, so I hope they will bloom fully this summer.
Oh, exciting that you soon can put up your greenhouse. Then you can start sowing things for summer and autumn.
Have a lovely day and nice meal with Janet.