Saturday, March 24, 2012

Bloomin' great!

After the big Indiana Hoosier loss to Kentucky last night, the skies opened up and it rained all washed away our sadness....and we greeted the day with some filtered sunlight. We shook off the depression and went outside to check the day. Ryan's plantings are looking great! Our first blooms on our lily were pretty exciting!

The entire bed is not very organized, with daffodils popping up all over the place, and little teeny tiny shoots from peonies and hydrangea, and we even broke off the dead old bits of Russian Sage and it is even burrowing its way out from the earth and we see vibrant green little branches making their way into this world!

Lanie thinks the nice cool mulch is just delightful for nest making. At least she is not making a nest in our little herb garden!

Even the stalks of Rosa Rugosa from Nany and Papa are springing to life --- the dead looking stalks stuck in the ground have teeny tiny little green buds, and if you look at the earth surrounding them, you will see little patches of leaves, brand new growth! It is so wet out right now, I don't think I can get a picture, but will put one in the next couple of days --- I'm sure we'll have even more growth then.

It is so fun to watch Ryan choose the plants, work to put them in the ground, water them daily or so, and then to see his look of delight with a new bloom --- the lilies had that effect this morning, and I can't wait for him to get to harvest his vegetable garden.... well, if we ever get around to planting it!

Saw this quote the other day, and thought it was very appropriate for these beautiful spring days.....
"When I bought my farm, I did not know what a bargain I had in the bluebirds, daffodils and thrushes; as little did I know what sublime mornings and sunsets I was buying."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Enjoy your day, we sure will!

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