May? Already? I can’t believe how fast the spring season is zipping by! It seems that the landscaping is changing every day.
The purple and white iris are blooming. New leaves are covering the trees along the driveway and around the house. About a foot of new growth has appeared on the holly bushes. A hummingbird arrived and is presently enjoying a solo dining experience at the feeders. The birds are busy gathering materials for making their nests in the trees and our bird boxes. The hosta plants have sprung alive from their winter’s nap. The Spanish lavender is blooming and the French lavender is greening up rapidly. The rose bushes are blooming and the daylilies will start in a few weeks. The front porch furniture requires routine cleaning to remove the pollen. Yes, the winter season is now a distant memory.
The primary focus this month will be maintaining the landscaping and getting the vegetable gardens planted. We will plant the two gardens as soon as this latest batch of rains moves on through. We started mowing last month, and frequent mowing will be in store for us this month also as the grass does its early growth spurt.
We do not have any vacation trips planned this month. I am still recovering from the one last month, LOL! For now, I plan to pamper my knee as much as possible. I cannot get another cortisone shot until mid-June. I am doing some soul searching to decide if I need to move up joint replacement surgery to “sooner” rather than “later”. Chronic pain and a cane have been a way of life for me lately, and I am NOT very content about it. I am running out of time and options.
The homestead continues to be for sale. We have learned our lessons on patience. We are waiting for our contingency buyers to sell their home, and we have several new prospects now that spring has arrived. Time marches on and we continue to live our lives, never knowing what tomorrow may bring.
I am enjoying my new Nikon D90 camera and zoom lens! It is on my “to do” list for the month to further read the instruction manual (past page 32, LOL) and learn more about its features and its true potential. I also plan to get a few Photoshop Elements books and teach myself about more photo editing techniques. Are you ready for better pictures from me? Yes, I believe I can do better! You will be seeing more of my vacation photographs this month too.
I am looking at my blog posting count and see that I will very soon approach the magic 200 number! Gee whiz, I am WAY more talkative online than I am in real life! I will have some kind of giveaway to celebrate the occasion. Now, I just have to figure out what to offer!
This will be a good month for visiting with friends. An internet friend from Canada will be visiting our area next week, and we are looking forward to visiting with her and her special fellow. I also plan to get together with other friends this month and catch up with their latest news.
I’m ready for a busy month!