Thursday, April 18, 2013

Spring has Sprung... Finally!

What seemed like an endless winter has finally broken!
Because today... All signs point to Spring!
Here where I live, one must pay close attention to spring because dramatic
changes can occur within just a few days. For example, this was Monday...
And, Poof... This is today!
The colors of Spring come on very fast, which is perfectly fine by me!
I just don't want to blink and miss any of it!
If it were up to me, spring and fall
would be twice the seasons they are!
Now, don't get me wrong...
I love summer too... But only when I'm floating in my pool!
I even feel affection for winter... But only when it's snowing!
The humidity and pesky mosquitoes of summer... Those you can keep!
And, the naked trees and shorter days of winter... Kindly keep them too!
However, as I am constantly reminded by my
wonderful gardener, I cannot have all of this...
Without enduring proper summers and winters!
Every time I begin to miss the brand new, (and perfectly level) home
we owned in California I look at this tree and remember that living
in an older home has advantages too... Like a mature landscape!
This tree knocks me out each year. It's amazing how much it's grown since we
moved here. The English boxwoods Army dad put in complement it perfectly!
So until I can pick it up and take it with me... I'm not moving!
What was most impressive to me as I walked the property around
our home this evening was that Army dad was able to get the lawns
mowed. You see, he's been up to his eyeballs in a major renovation
inside the house. He's been working non-stop for two weeks and, do
let me tell you... He has made no secret of the fact that he'd rather be
outside minding his spring gardens. There is also the matter of the
pool that needs his attention too. Because after nearly twelve years,
it is time to replace the liner. Therefore, the pool has to be drained
this weekend before the contractor can measure for the new one!
The best news of this glorious spring is that my parents are on their way! The
reason they are on the east coast makes me very sad and worries me a lot;
but as soon as they finish being angels to someone I cannot live without, they
will be here with me to enjoy some well deserved rest. And, I cannot wait!
I should have some fun before and after photos to show you of the
room that's being transformed just for me very soon. So do stay tuned!
In the meantime, I invite you to enjoy the green outside with me...
Because that room I just mentioned inside...
It's 65 square feet of disaster!
That very soon I hope will be my spa-bliss!


  1. Thanks for allowing me to live vicariously through you, Janet, by showing your beautiful gardens. I'm looking at about 4" of fresh snow and am feeling like this will never end! And, I cannot wait to see your "finished product"!

  2. Oh what beauty spring brings us, especially in your garden and through your pictures. Oh wow your very own spa room. Nice very nice! I know you will feel heavenly results once you can use it. It's always good to have a visit with family. Enjoy your parents visit and do something new and fun. Make all the memories you can, with them, while they're here. Thanks for sharing your beautiful gardens with us.

  3. Janet, thank you for sharing your beautiful gardens! I especially love the photo of the gray tree canopy followed by the explosion of that luscious spring green in your next shot! Gorgeous! You inspired me to get out there and photograph my own garden!

    Enjoy every minute with your parents!

  4. And now I know you have a pool! If you plan to entertain guests that are not your parents during the next few months, I would love to be on that guest list! :) Happy Spring (FINALLY!)!


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