Thursday, April 20, 2017

Egg-cellent Easter weekend

Easter Sunday brunch
Easter brunch

A lot of good food, some garden work, and my face stuck in the book 'Tracks' by Robyn Davidson. I liked the film better. Easter weekend brought an end to the early summer-like weather with a sudden drop in temperature and cold wind gusts that sucked the moisture out of everything. The dry air is a nuisance for my eyeballs, but it's the static that irks me most - I get zapped all the time.

Easter weekend work
Hail protection for the nashi

Easter Monday bbq picnic
Easter Monday picnic bbq

We're heading out to Tuscany for a few days and the first thing I'm going to do is check out a garden shop to see what different plants I might find (and take home).

Tuesday, April 4, 2017


So little time, so much to do... With occasional rain showers and early summer-like temps (77°F yesterday!) we've had lately, there has been more than enough to keep ourselves busy. Mowing the lawn, transplanting herbs and flowers, potting up seeds, and the neverending weeding - it's crazy! By ourselves I'm referring to my husband and myself, but a lot of the time the dachshund shows great interest in whatever I'm doing in the yard. He cracks me up.

The "yellows" (daffodil and forsythia) are on their way out which is why I've titled this post White. The wild cherry trees at the front of the property and all over the chestnut forest are in full bloom, but we've got some of that white in the yard too. One of which has four legs and likes to hang out next to the tulips.

Lots of wild cherries this year, but they're sour.

If there be no hail or late frost...
Mirabelle plum blossoms

I just love their scent
Double narcissus

Still fairly clean 1 day after her bath

Today's high: 21°C / 70°F

Delivery today or tomorrow: dahlia and iris bulbs for summer