April 02, 2009
Spring Flowers on the Cusp of Spring Break
We're about to have Easter holidays here for two weeks, and we're ready!
Jason just finished two performances of MacBeth (he played
the thane Lennox). We hope to drive down to Italy during part of the
break, but in the meantime David is off to Dublin for two nights on
business. Emily's been fighting with a stubborn cold (day 7 today). The spring
flowers are coming out in our garden and I persuaded Emily to take a tour around the garden with me (sorry, no photos this time - it's kind
of a dark day and there were too many diffferent kinds of flowers but
most of them not in profusion...maybe later):
Currently in bloom:
- the last of the snowdrops (white)
- heather (pink; I didn't even know we had this; we had tons nearby in England)
- mini-violets (dark purple)
- lawn daisies (the little ones for daisy chains...)
- an unidentified, light pink, small flowering tree
- primula (both dark bluish purple and lighter pinkish purple)
- hellebore (white and maroon, facing the ground)
- vinca (kind of periwinkle-colored)
- Forsythia (yellow bush)
- fuzzy magnolia
- lilac leaf buds
- hydrangea leaf buds
All green but promises of flowers later:
- tulips (I shall be most interested in what color(s) these are)
And fresh in the herb garden for the picking, so fragrant when plucked:
- chives (garlicky!)
- thyme (mmmmm)
- sage (evokes memories of pumpkin ravioli with sage butter, a dish we had in England)
That's FOURTEEN types of flowers and FOUR herbs...what a blessed garden I have! Thank you to our landlords.
Also some nice moss and hundreds of baby spiders whose egg sac apparently just popped! Reminds me of the ending of Charlotte's Web.
Our ladies' group memory verse this week:
"Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him."
TASTE and SEE! It's an open invitation. Anyone can talk to Him, anyone can dip their minds and hearts into the Bible to see what it's all about...
Funny Swiss April Fool's Joke video.
And my cousin Suzanne has started a blog of her own about being married for the first time after age 40, which has already made me laugh about name change paperwork, feel tears of happiness for her well up in my eyes at her husband's care for her demonstrated in action, and nod my head in agreement about the joys of built-in tech support.
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Having seen your garden in winter, I am hopeful of one day seeing it in the spring! We have an umbrella of pink blooms in the flowering cherry outside in front as well as the gorgeous purple-blue creeping phlox cascading over the stone walls! The daffodils are waning but the lilac is almost out and the bright yellow keria is vying with the redbud (more pinkish purple than red) for attention! Oh Happy Day, Love you, Mom
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