We had some lovely Spring weather today, so I took the opportunity to stroll around the grounds and found the crocus were in bloom!
Monday, March 23, 2009
The annual St Patrick's Day parade was held this passed Saturday. It seemed like the biggest one we've see to-date -- at least the area fire departments were well represented.
This is the start of parade.
Here is a high school marching band. We always appreciate these bands because our daughter was part of the flag team on her high school marching band so we know how hard they work to put on these performances.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
It was a beautiful Spring day today. Around 50 degrees - perfect for working in the garden.
I spent most of the day working outside. It felt wonderful to be out in the fresh air.
I trimmed the front fence line, cleaned up the flower beds getting them ready for mulching, and started a major trimming job.
There are hedges all the way around the pool area and they have been growing like wild for the last several years. I tried to hire a local company that had been highly recommended to trim them, but after accepting the job, they never showed up! So I've started doing it myself. It may take a while, but I'll get it done. Here is the before picture with the first bush trimmed.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
We just got our new shipment of mugs for this year. Great new colors and shapes.
These mugs are hand-made by Deneen Pottery. I always like to try new colors each year. If you have a favorite from the past and would like to see it again, just let me know.