Sunday, March 16, 2008

Yes, it really is popping up all over

I realize that it doesn't officially begin until Thursday, but after two weeks of moderate temperatures, everything around the Garden is positively screaming “Spring!” (hence the redecorating)

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For those of you who are concerned that I’m too busy, rest assured I do know when to take a break; this weekend was spent doing a fairly decent impression of a sofa cushion. Sleeping in, watching TV (“N.C.I.S.” marathon & Season One of “Fawlty Towers”), knitting, & some light reading- all activities designed to recharge an overworked woman.

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To ease my Puritan-ethic sensibilities, I made a foray to Cost*co & Pet*smart so we all could eat this week, & a kamikaze tour of Wal*mart for grooming essentials, snail bait, & 5 bags of compost. This afternoon, after a nap with the girls, I spent some quality time in the yard, putting some of the new plants in the ground.

Then I did a little photo tour of the treasures around me:

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This week is looking reasonably quiet- I have my annual mammogram in the morning, Sam plans to go over to DMV to take his permit test, I need to get the rest of the plants in the ground, & firm up our itineraries for our days in Washington, DC. Oh yeah, I guess there are some things to complete at work *sigh* I would much rather just hang around the house…

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Can you blame me?


I wandered by a new blog today- The Simple Woman- which is filled with the kind of gentle, authentic living that gives peace to the working woman's spirit. Peggy is hosting a giveaway (open until Thursday, the first day of Spring) of some lovely spring cleaning goodies. Drop by to leave a comment, if you would like to join in- even if you don't, drop by anyway- you will feel refreshed!


Dana said...

What beautiful flowers! You are a good photographer Meg!!

I love your Spanish Lavender...I have lot's of Lavender, but none of the Spanish kind.

Dory said...

Thanks Meg! I so knew you'd be the one that would recognize the quote! :o)

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

What's a garden without compost?!
Best wishes for a glorious Spring!

~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

Hi Meg!
Your spring garden is already just beautiful! I am super excited about spring this year & can't wait to just get out & enjoy gardening again. We are have big thunderstorms & lots of rain this morning so things should be greening up!


She'sSewPretty said...

Meg, Your garden must be beautiful. Snail bait huh?! Those little buggers are everywhere! I found a ton of them when I was weeding.

Amy said...

Wow, wow, wow, your garden is absolutely lovely!! I am so jealous as we finally just have the very first peaks of green under our brown as death grass. It is sure nice to see though! Yeah for spring!

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Knitting Mummy said...

Hello there, your flowers look lovely all we have over here at the moment is rain, rain and more rain. Thanks for the lovely letter I hope to write back sometime next week.