May 5, 2009

It Was All About The Garden

The garden was calling me this weekend. We had two days of beautiful weather with the temperatures in the low 70's so it was time to get some outdoor work finished up.
This is good because I was feeling a need to step back from my quilting to get a fresh perspective of it, so I stayed out of my studio for 2 days.
The garden is alive with spring bulbs. The grape hyacinths........


The lovely red tulips.......


The perky yellow daffodils........


and all the perennials that are growing in the nude boy garden. ( I sat and tried to get a photo of the bright yellow finches at this bird bath getting a drink....as soon as I gave up, they came back.
They are so cute when sitting on the edge of the bowl, but definitely did not want to be photographed!)

Bob rototilled our garden and I planted all the cold tolerant veggies: lettuce, spinach, kohlorabi,
and radishes. The tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash will have to wait patiently in the garage for a few more weeks.

We bought these new deck chairs a few weeks ago. As you can see Ozzie in particular likes them.


So I had to spruce up our patio table which had been black and now is brown with
new cushions on the seats.
All of this took the entire weekend and I think my arms are toned!
We did take a wee bit of time to go out for ice cream in the convertible though and also grilled out a fabulous dinner and ate outside for the first time. Have to sneak in some fun.

5 comments:

Eva said...

How beautiful to look at all these flowers! Just what I needed to brighten up my day.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Finally I can share some spring flowers with all of you who have been way ahead of me. Enjoy!

Exuberant Color said...

You have a lot of color in your gardens too. I agree about the goldfinches not sitting for a picture. Even when they are feeding their heads are bobbing around so much every picture is blurry.

Claire O'Connor said...

Oh Barbara! What a wonderful yard and garden -- and SUCH an inviting deck.

Nazapatch said...

Hi Barbara, first of all thanks for being so nice and sharing masterpieces like these. I hope one day I'll have a bit of talent like yours. Have a nice day...

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