Saturday, April 18, 2015

Roses in Bloom

As you might have noticed from previous posts, I LOVE warm weather and (most) everything that comes with it.  Being a Southern girl by birth and heart, I relish springtime and summertime!  Sometimes, here in Northern Nevada, it can take a bit longer to warm and green up.  This year was a relatively mild winter but that doesn't stop me from anxiously awaiting warm temperatures and yard work.  Yes, I love to do yard work.  Mowing the lawn is my "thing." I have been the "designated mower" since Larry and I wed all those years ago.  Something about the smell of the grass clippings, seeing my manicured lawn and heck, even the smell of the gasoline from our mower engine.  Hmmm, maybe that explains me.....haha.  However, I do NOT trim the grass edges--no weed eaters or power trimmers for me.  I will get on my hands and knees and use scissors to trim near the fence before I will use one of those pieces of equipment.  I stay as far away as possible while my husband uses a trimmer.  I have been "bit" too many times by those things throwing a small piece of tree bark or whatever.  No thank you.
I am really looking forward to having these bloom in my backyard soon:
Well, I am cheating.  That photo is from last year but it is mine!
Wherever you are, wishing you a pleasant and warm weekend!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Blooms in Bloom

In Northern Nevada, where I (mom) and one of the chicks live, you never know what the weather will bring this time of year.  Today the temperature is in the high 60's and sunny.  Just this past Tuesday, we had snow and rain, both of which we needed.  The drought is real out West, folks!  So far we have not had any water restrictions in our community but we all need to be conservative in our water usage.
Now, for the point of today's post:
My ice plant is blooming!  Quite well, I might add.  Since our winter was very mild my outdoor plants didn't seem to suffer any ill effects.  Of course, I have had tulips and daffodils blooming for the past month and they are beautiful as well.  Seeing how gorgeous and brilliant the colors on the ice plant are was a definite mood-booster for me.
Now, time to put the dogs on a leash, my sneakers on my feet, and enjoy the sun!
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