Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy Spring!!

 You can tell it's Spring here in my neck of the woods...all the Springtime bulbs are popping up and there's lots of flowers on them now...plus the weather starts to get a little gloomy in the morning...today it has stayed that way ...cooler...but still very nice...good weather for our morning walks. Don and I walk about 4 miles every morning...today we heard we might get some rain...we have been hoping for some...
 This guy was ready with his umbrella out...but just fog...
 Our apple tree is showing us Spring ...this side of my yard is not though...it is in the shade most of the day...that's where all the hostas are...but I did notice some popping up...soon it will be pretty over here...
 Loads of apple blossoms...
 and tons of tiny apples...look how cute and fuzzy they are now...by mid-June I will wish they were all done...that's when I have to start the chore of picking, freezing, canning and trying to give them away...
 Freesias are blooming...these smell divine!! 
 Lots of primrose is blooming too...these all come back year after year...I know in some areas they are a annual...but not here...lucky me!!
 King daffodil is blooming too...I wanted to get a close up of this pretty bloom...it has so many colors in it...from very pale yellow...to darker yellow and a bit of orange...I want to plant more of these bulbs in Fall...they are so pretty!
Don made me a Spring present...I think she is beautiful! He found the cast iron base at the flea market...sanded it...sprayed it and then made a top from reclaimed cedar...our house is a little bungalow that we bought new in 1983...I love cottage style...but not cluttered...and not fussy...so this table is a perfect corner table between the two sofas in the living room...it replaces a very dated one that screamed 1980's...
 At the same flea market I found this...hand made from Holland...I got 4 different ones...soaked them in Oxi Clean...my favorite...it gets out everything without bleach...I love it!! The woman who was selling these...she had a ton of European fabrics said she thought it was done in the 1950's...I'll show you the rest when I iron them...they are all so pretty and in great condition...someone took very good care of these...and so shall I!
I thought I'd show you a bit more Spring decor...this is a shelf in the cabinet in my kitchen...the bunny is a creamer I also got a couple years ago while at a flea market...the bunny plates I got at Kohl's last year on clearance...$1 each...they are small...but I like them! The cupcake stand is Martha Stewart I got on sale...a splurge for me...I filled it with plastic eggs...the egg cups are Cost Plus...clearance a few years ago...more plastic eggs...those eggs bring so much color to a space...and custard cups...I've had them a loooong time! 
We are on Spring break for 2 weeks from school...I have been gardening and sewing...walking and more sewing...we finally decided on a couple trees for the yard...we got a fruit cocktail tree...I know...great huh! It has plum, apricot, white babcock peach and pear...it is tiny...I took a picture...but I just realized I forgot to post it! Silly me!! The other one has been a comedy of errors...we got a cherry tree...brought it home...I was so excited...but then I found out...luckily before I planted it...you need at least two cherry trees to get fruit...we decided that wasn't going to work for us...so...Don took it back...came home with a peach tree...but it was a white peach...I researched...white peaches don't bake or freeze as well...so today...he is out taking it back...and getting a Red Haven peach...we decided on peach because although we have one already...it is looking a little sickly...it has the same thing our plum tree had...we figure it will only last a couple more years...by then this other little tree will be producing just fine...at least that's what we're hoping...I am not an expert at this...an amateur who likes to have her hands in the dirt! So we shall see!
Until next time...enjoy your day!!!

10 comments:

Evergreen Tree Shrub Inc. said...

Always expect your Freesias to bloom in such a manner that your nostrils are first to notice, as opposed to the super sensitive eyes attracted by their vibrant color. I love the science that gardening always has to offer and how each flora and fauna individually strive in their own ways.

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Our Neck of the Woods said...

All your blooms are so pretty! Definitely looks like spring in your neck of the woods to me. I love your spring present from Don! It is so pretty. Hope you enjoy your spring break :)

shez said...

lovely pics Linda,i would love it when it comes time to doing all the things you do with the apples if you could show us,i have no idea how you can apples,have a wonderful day Linda.xx

Raggedy Creations said...

your flowers are all so pretty as well as your easter decorations.

Felicia

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, I'm envious of your spring blossoms and daffodils! You're about a month ahead of us. I love that little table and your Easter decorations!
Cindy

Traci said...

Pretty! I'm ready to do some planting but with our crazy weather I'm trying to hold off a few weeks.

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

Ooo...I can't wait to see flowers outside. Everything is still so gray/brown and ugly. We have buds on things and the tulips are coming through, but it is really cold here and snow is coming on the weekend, so it will be a while. I think when it does get warmer, everything will just pop at once!

I love all your Easter touches...don't you just love the colors of spring?

Judy S. said...

It was snowing here this morning, so your photos were a real treat!

mountain mama said...

beautiful spring shots! :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your veggie box is a great idea. I am planting veggies in pots this year. I hope they make it :-) Tomatoes and squash and a few onions to try. Your flowers are so lovely.

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