No, no, I haven’t forgotten my blog. I have been twittering for everyone so that you know that I am still alive and kicking. We had a long stretch of fabulous weather, and now we are at the beginning of a rainy period. We have accomplished a lot of “tidying” kinds of landscaping activities, as part of our spring ritual. Since hubby has a bad hip and I have a bad knee, our slow progress can be a bit comical to watch and sad to experience, LOL. Thank goodness we are retired so that we can work and rest, then repeat as necessary until we decide that it is time to enjoy an adult beverage on the front porch.
The landscaping is looking pretty good at this point. The Bradford pear tree blooms were at their peak yesterday, the redbuds and maples are really showing their reddish colors, and the dogwood blooms are ever so slightly beginning to open. The dogwood trees are loaded with blooms this year, so the next two weeks will see their glory. Last year was spectacular, but I think this year is going to be better yet! The privet hedges are greening up quickly, and the front lawn and backyard will need trimming by this weekend. Hubby already mowed some of the side acreage a couple of days ago. This past week, he got the garden tractors all prepped for the three seasons ahead.
The two vegetable garden plots have already received their first tilling. Vegetables and flowers will get planted toward the end of April, when the danger of frost in this area has past. I’m looking forward to having my big pots of geraniums near the front and the kitchen porch entries. It is always so cheerful to have those flowers greet us and our visitors.
I have more newsy news, but will save that for later posts. Right now, I want to spend a little time catching up with my blogging friends!