Marching On…

Even though we have webbed feet Seattleites are getting weary of the rain and lack of sunshine in these parts. On Wednesday we had a window of dryness with some sunshine so Dear and I took our standard walk about the neighborhood. The photo above is of one of our 5 Rhododendron plants budding. This is our state flower.

Along our walk there is a pond that our webbed feet friends enjoy. We are getting some nice signs that Spring will come like clockwork.

Friday morning it was warmer than usual so I went outside to do some planter clean up. I raked and trimmed some bushes with my nifty new hedge trimmer. I stopped to take some more photos of one of my favorites, the Lenten Rose (Hellebore).

Then on Friday late in the morning the sun broke through in all it’s glory and we were ready to leap like these youngsters but we chose to walk instead along the waterways in Kirkland Washington after enjoying lunch here. This sculpture is a bronze created by Glena Goodacre called “Puddle Jumpers”. Purchased for the city of Kirkland by city residents and businesses in 2001.

We have a bag partially packed and the gas tank full for when we get the call that our daughter-in-law is admitted to the hospital. Fun times. Thank you dear friends for your kind words and suggestions to us as we enter the world of grandparent land.

16 thoughts on “Marching On…

  1. I think we’re all ready for spring whether we’ve had a cold or a mild winter, whether we’ve had rain or snow or sunshine, whether we have been healthy or sick. It’s time!

    You have even more reason to be eager for spring this year!!

  2. Oh how I understand making the most of those ‘windows of dryness’! But how joyful to see the spring blooms and get outdoors!
    We are all waiting for news with you Ellen! God bless!

  3. I eagerly wait for you northwest coast folks to claim signs of spring. It will be a misery getting through next week here, but I am hoping for relief soon. Love that line of boys leaping and running…is that in a park? playground?

      • This sculpture is a bronze created by Glena Goodacre called “Puddle Jumpers”. Purchased for the city of Kirkland by city residents and businesses in 2001.

  4. Wow, looks like spring has visited you! We still have snow and ice and no trace of green or flower buds. Hopefully that will be in April! Good luck with your new exciting chapter as grandparents!😉💗

  5. I know you must be getting quite excited while you wait that phone call so you can head to your son’s home.

    The line of boys running and jumping…please tell more. It looks to be a statue type casting…is there a story behind it? I love it!

    I enjoyed the pictures from your yard. I did not realize that the Hellebore was also called the Lenten Rose. How appropriate that it should be blooming at this particular time.

    • Dianna, This sculpture is a bronze created by Glena Goodacre called “Puddle Jumpers”. Purchased for the city of Kirkland by city residents and businesses in 2001.

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