Saturday, March 24, 2012

The View

With the rain we received the grass is so green and growing quickly along with the weeds.  Time to get out and start working in the yard & garden.  Most years I don't start until late April or early May.  But as stated several times before this is a most unusual Spring.  If I waited until late April my yard would be so overgrown it would look like the "secret garden" before the magical transformation.  I must admit that I stopped at Lowe's when I was out visiting my sweetheart and to attend my son-in-law's gymnastic meet to buy some pansies for the front porch. Just couldn't go  another day without planting something.

My sweetie is doing better, but he is so thin...everytime I visit I get him ice cream.  They have an ice-cream parlour with big tubs of ice cream that we are welcome to help ourselves to, so I do.  We shared a bowlful, 2 bites for him, then 2 bites for me, brought smiles to his face which always brings smiles to my heart.  Spent time walking outside in the courtyard, a good visit.  As I drove away I felt better than I have the last few times visiting, altho he is slipping further and further away.

After seeing my honey, I went to my son-in-law's gymnastic meet.  He was hosting the MAC tournament where all 7 teams  in the MAC were competing.  Last year NIU was dead last.  This year they moved up to Number 4, which made Sam happy, especially since this is his first year as Head Coach.  My grandson, Brandon drove out for the meet which means not only did I get to see my granddaughter but my grandson.  Brandon is so busy and now there is a possibility he may be moving to possibly New York City or San Franciso, CA.  He is a darn good graphic designer and is being pursued by several firms.  Right now he works for Crate & Barrel's children's division, The Land of Nod.  Oh to be young and talented.  Afterwards my daughter & granddaughter and I had dinner together.  Being with the two of them is always an adventure in laughter.

Before I left home this morning, I wandered around the yard taking pictures (I know, what a surprise!!), this time in my new pink & brown p j's...nothing disgraceful, everything is perfectly contained.  Besides haven't you seen people out in their pj  bottoms, especially teenagers?  But I think I will stick to no further than the yard....

Here are some of what came into view....

Toby on the lookout....

He had just chased this squirrel up the tree...

These crab apple blossoms are right outside my bedroom window....

You have seen this view many times in the all seasons.

Even the maple tree blossoms are wasn't until I bought my "big girl" camera that I even noticed these beauties.

The first tulip to open....

Gotta have another shot of the quince...

Early spring blooming bushes...

No, this is not in my yard, Ranunculas I have been enjoying inside....

I don't have to wander too far from my front porch to see God's grand gardens...with His help, some warming sunshine and a little rain, delights are unfolding.

"The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring" ~ Bern Williams

Until next time.....


  1. The crab apple blossoms are gorgeous! And Toby is adorable. (I meant to mention the other day that I loved his pic in your header. I like his name, too).


  2. So glad to hear that your Honey is doing better and that you felt better as you left from your visit then the last few times. So happy for you that you had such a wonderful time walking with him and that his delight in the ice cream made your heart smile. Enjoyed seeing your pictures-they are so crystal clear.

    @ 3Beeze Homestead

  3. Oh, I'm so glad you had a good day with your Honey!! I do love that all seasons shot, and that quince - can't have enough of that!!

  4. When I was a child I used to have a dog on weels which looked just like your Toby.He's so adorable.
    Good shot of the squirrel and the blooms.Glad you had a nice day!!

  5. So glad you had a good day. You have a beautiful garden with gorgeous spring blooms. I love the texture work on the white bush.

  6. Im so pleased to hear you had a good visit. The small things are what make us the most happiest. Your garden seems to have come alive with life and colour! Spring is certainly here!

  7. Look at all that spring, so beautiful! We've had equally as wonderful weather but we are not quite as far along as you. I'm quite concerned about the upcoming cold spell and what that will do to blossoms.

  8. Beautiful photos - I'm so jealous of your spring flowers, etc! The quince is stunning! We are under a huge blanket of snow and it's cold! very cold.

  9. Ciao Deanna, happy Spring! Your shots are all so beautiful and they sure make my heart smile! :)
    So jealous of your fabulous crab apple in bloom! :D
    Have a lovely day!

  10. Wow! What a gorgeous view you have. Still waiting for blossoms here and your photos make me even more impatient. :)

  11. You did it again, Deanna. These are just beautiful. I'm glad you had a good day with your hubby. :)

  12. Those Ranunculas are such pretty flowers. SO glad to hear you had a nice visit with your honey. It must be hard driving away. Beautiful views Deanna.

  13. My tulips are just pushing through the ground. So glad you and your sweetie had a good visit.

  14. So glad to hear your visit went well with your honey. And girl your photos are amazing. I wish I had all those blooms in my yard..


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