Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Cold Spring


Our oval planter Easter Sunday, the lighting was just right

Our cold spring continues. Last week we had a few days in the 60's and even one day the temperatures reached 70 degrees. I loved that! However, today we're back to the high 30's and the cold winds. Spring, oh when will you arrive? 

Probably what will happen we'll go straight into the hot and humid days, as has happened so often in the past years.

The past week I've accomplished a lot of yard work outside.  I love doing yard work. For me, it is a form of relaxation. I'm reading a wonderful biography of Rock Hudson. Rock also found doing yard work on his three and half acres of land in the Hollywood Hills his favorite form of relaxation.  Hey, something I have in common with Rock Hudson (smile).

Last week I had delivered six cubic yards of mulch. Every day I've spread at least four wheelbarrows of mulch. The best kind of exercise.  Maybe I can make a dent in those love handles that I've acquired the past few years. But then maybe not.  I think I'm stuck with those darlings for the rest of my life. That's why I wear loose clothing now. 

Me working with those heavy stones from Lowe's

I also had a load of stone blocks deliver from Lowe's last week. Eighty stones.  I laid every one save one.  Now that is some exercise. Those stones were heavy.  

This is the robin's favorite bird bath, maybe they like the statues

This is the first year that I'm really pleased with the amount of daffodils I have blooming. I want our little piece of Heaven here to burst in happy yellow every spring. This fall I will plant at least another hundred daffodils. Can never have enough daffodils.

The robins are back, pooping in our birdbaths. Robins are harbingers of spring to but I wish they wouldn't poop in the birdbaths. They're the only bird that does. 

Spring is finally here folks, in spite of the cold chill in the air. So happy to be here to enjoy yet another year of rebirth.

Tete a tete daffodils


11 comments:

  1. If I had the health to tent camp again, I would love to pitch one in your yard! Just beautiful! Gardening isn't the only thing you have in common with Rock Hudson, Sunshine. You also are tall, heh.

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    1. Deedles,
      Growing up in a second floor apartment during my youth, I always dreamed of having a place with my very own backyard. My own piece of land. Our town house in Philadelphia, we had a very little back yard. Our place in Pennsylvania was seven acres of woods. The ground was very hard with rocks and roots. Here in Delaware, our little splotch of land is just perfect. I love it! Yes, I used to be 6'4", but I've shrunk to 6'3". I never had Rock's weight though. Most of my life I have weighed 160 pounds, now 170. Rock Hudson weighed about 225 pounds. All muscle. Heft guy. Me, skinny but now with about ten pounds of muffin top around my waist that I can't get rid of.
      Ron

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    2. Ah to have a muffin top instead of a front butt! We are never satisfied, are we? If I grew about a foot taller, I'd match Rock Hudson in height and weight. Kind of depressing. I never thought I'd see the day when I'd say I need to lose twenty-five pounds to get DOWN to two-hundred. Anyway, the daffodils are cheery and gorgeous.

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    3. Deedles,
      170 pounds is my limit. I don't even feel comfortable with 170 pounds. My most comfortable weight is 160 but the pounds have shifted. My top weight was 200 pounds when I was 17 years old after six months of hospitalization. I will never go there again.
      Ron

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  2. The yard looks great, Ron!

    The worst birds for pooping in the birdbath: grackles. I have to clean the birdbath twice a day. No sign of the so far this year, probably thanks to the nesting hawks.

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    1. Mike,
      I have some grackles in our backyard. Never noticed them pooping in our birdbaths. Maybe I've been too quick to blame the robins. I know once the robins hatch their eggs they put their baby robin poops in the birdbaths. The word is out that our backyard is a robin breeding grounds.
      Ron

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  3. The robins are back, pooping in our birdbaths. Robins are harbingers of spring to but I wish they wouldn't poop in the birdbaths.

    You're hilarious!!

    Pat

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    1. Pat,
      It's not easy having a backyard bird sanctuary.
      Ron

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  4. Still cold and snowy here and not getting above freezing very often. A few Canada geese have returned from Florida or wherever they winter. They are the original snow birds. At least Lake Superior doesn't have much ice so they have somewhere to land.

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    1. Unusually warm here today Jono. Temps went up to 72 degrees but very, very windy. Back to cold now. A very strange spring. Snow geese are still here but not for long I expect.
      Ron

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  5. I am mad-jealous of anyone with daffodils I miss them so.

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