On Saturday Dear and I worked for several hours in our yard with chores that needed to be done. Things like pressure washing, cleaning out gutters, weeding, and washing my car.
Smile #1 is our very clean deck after being pressure washed that is ready for the covers to go up on our patio structures soon.
Smile #2 Our pear tree in full blossom with a closeup of it’s blossoms.
Smile #3 Beautiful apple blossoms on our apple tree.
Of all the months that fill the year,
Give April’s month to me,
For earth and sky are then so filled
With sweet variety.
The apple-blossoms’ shower of pearl
Though bent with rosier hue,
As beautiful as woman’s blush,
As evanescent too.
On every bough there is a bud,
In every bud a flower;
But scarcely bud or flower will last
Beyond the present hour.
Now comes a shower-cloud o’er the sky,
Then all again sunshine;
Then clouds again, but brightened with
The rainbow’s coloured line.
Ay, this, this is the month for me:
I could not love a scene
Where the blue sky was always blue,
The green earth always green.
(Letitia E. Landon, 1802-1838)
Smile #4 Lilac Bush getting ready to show all it’s glory.
Smile #5 Camellia’s blooming away with Azaleas getting ready.
I love Spring and I’m always renewed in my attitude and outlook during this beautiful season. More plants in the yard are waiting to show their color and I’ll share those after they are in full form.
I have to say that our hard work on Saturday gave Dear and me the groans and moans every time we had to get up or sit down or climb the stairs. Thankfully our muscles aren’t screaming at us anymore but we still know they weren’t happy with our efforts. Never the less I’ve finally been able to get back to walking most every day this week. It’s time for me to shed some of my fluff!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.