Thursday, April 10, 2014
The Happy Time of Year
Longer days, warm temperatures, sunshine! Late winter is a low time for me so now that we've had some really wonderful spring days, I'm feeling the benefits of having gotten my vitamin D - much improved mood!
The design above was stitched, I don't know, probably five years ago, and I just now finished it off - although very poorly, but it was an experiment. :) Still, it looks sweeet hanging in my craft area and I'm just happy to have a finish!
Of course, I've mostly been outside working around my gardens and yard. Right now the pollen count is off the charts and my allergies have finally kicked in. Luckily, there are remedies for that and I continue my chores outside. Here is the current state of my gardens. I have mostly roses, so there aren't many blooms yet.
This poor baby is looking pretty bad right now and I need to get my DH to put up more lattice to support it better. I took a lot of lateral branches off the lower part to encourage more growth at the top - my neighbor appreciates that.
This garden is obviously next to the garage. Still have some weeding and fertilizing to do here.
The view of the back yard as you're walking down the slope to the back yard is one of my favorites. You can also see my reclining chair that I use to take breaks in. I can't tell you how much satisfaction I get from my back yard. It's peaceful (except for when the train goes by, but that's not too often, and they're short), and beautiful - I love it!
I hope you have a place outdoors that brings you happiness too! Go out and enjoy!