Thursday, April 20, 2006

More Spring

Is it really this beautiful every year? I know it always amazes me.

I wanted to share some of the sights I am lucky enough to see every day.

This sight greets me each morning when I walk out to the shop... The red tulips and grape hyacinths grow outside the shop door.

I really believe the reds are much more vibrant this year... Everywhere, not just here, I see them and the red just glows! I asked Tina if it seemed that way to her and kinda got a blank stare (we do that to each other from time to time). I'd think maybe I was getting cataracts, but then they would seem dull rather than brighter

Walking past, or driving in and out the driveway for the past month I have seen the fruits of one fresh Autumn day.

Bob and I had purchased a number of bags of daffodil and tulip bulbs. He started up the tractor and scooped out big sections along the driveway, between clumps of day lilies. We placed the bulbs randomly and Voila! Each spring we are rewarded with this gorgeous display.

Most of the daffodils are already finished, but now the tulips have replaced them and the brilliant yellows are being replaced with oranges and reds, with the occasional stray pink!

Walking back into the house, I pass an exceptionally beautiful bed of various tulips. This bed is in the direct sunlight and the crocuses in it are some of the very first signs of spring.

We put some especially nice tulips in this one and it is just a joy.

The crabapple tree is one of my favorites... We have pictures of Rob helping his dad to plant it when he was probably 3 or 4.

The big pines behind the crabapple were Charlie Brown Christmas Trees when we moved in 20 years ago. They truly were tiny little misshapen things that I watched and pitied outside our kitchen window as "Bobby" and I would eat our breakfasts together.

Now, they have grown big and strong and bear very little resemblance to those sad little things. Just as Bobby is now Rob and grown into a man.

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