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Catching up - haven't posted in a week. Why?

March 16th, 2007 at 03:08 pm

Because Spring is here!

This is my Lady Banks Rose that is entwined with a Pin Oak tree. This time of year it begins to bloom and it's just lovely.

And this is Carolina Jessamine growing on one of our fences. I just love this stuff. It's so bright and colorful and smells so good!

My oldest son was on spring break from UT in Austin and came to spend a few days with us. It was great to have him here. I always enjoy his company and miss him when he isn't here. Here's a picture of him taken two days ago:

As you can probably tell, he wasn't really impressed with me taking his picture but he at least looked at the camera!

Two of my five step-children have been visiting, too. They're going home today but we've had a great visit and I'll miss them when they're gone.

Oh yes, we've been working steadily on our garden beds, trying to revamp the ones we'd made back in 2004. We're doing square foot gardening again and have two beds made and planted at this point. We also have 24 tomato plants in pots and quite a few other seeds being kept toasty in the yard which is just loaded with sun shine these days. I noticed this morning that we have Straight 8 Cucumbers and squash and melons sprouting and there's one tiny roma tomato plant sprouting.

I also have some black elephant ears seedlings I've been pampering. They're finally starting to come along, too, with all the sun and warmth.

Today I worked in the yard quite a bit, mainly cutting dead stuff from around the Lady Banks bushes. They've been on this property for quite awhile and think they're the bosses. Sometimes I think they are, too. Man, those things just go where they want and do what they want! The things are about 20 feet tall now and reach above the oak tree! I'll post pictures of them when they're fully bloomed.

Today's been a no spend day for me. I've just piddled around the house and yard and have thoroughly enjoyed it.

Tonight's dinner is Great Northern Beans and cornbread. We'll probably eat dinner while watching a movie borrowed from an acquaintance. Tomorrow we won't do much but we'll more than likely check the garden and sit on the porch enjoying the beautiful weather.

Happy spring to everyone!

4 Responses to “Catching up - haven't posted in a week. Why?”

  1. PRICEPLUS Says:

    The Lady Banks Rose is just exquisite! It is a nice sight seeing as how the sleet outside my window has been piling up for hours!Smile Good luck with the gardening and a Happy Spring to you too!Smile

  2. DeniseNTexas Says:

    Priceplus, I just love those roses! I wish they had more fragrance but their beauty and wild growing habits make up for that. Wink

  3. homebody Says:

    I need to get off this dang computer and get outside myself!

    I too am missing my kids lately...., not sure why exactly? Maybe because we have only been empty nesters for 3 months?

  4. DeniseNTexas Says:

    Homebody, 3 months isn't long and yep, that's probably part of it. It's hard when they grow up (or even think they've grown up) and move out! My oldest will graduate from college soon and he's about to become engaged and plans to marry in 2008. I'm not ready for all this, you know?

    Anyway, I know how you feel. You aren't alone, at least! Smile

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