Spring, The Best Time Of Year.....

If I could bottle the weather here today and screw the top on tight,  I would open it in August,  when the heat sores in the high 90's. 
We had the most beautiful, perfect 75' day here,  today.  
I used this day to pull all the weeds that have collected over the winter.  I even put on my tattered  jeans and my garden boots,  then took out the weed wacker and cleaned up  down by the creek.  This was not an easy job. I had to cut several Banana trees that had to endure the cold weather.  Branches and limbs from the tall Hickory Trees,  were scattered from the high winds we've  had and all of the garden waste went into the pile for the lawn guy, who will cart it away tomorrow.

After the ground was turned and the weeds were gone I got myself cleaned up and headed to my local garden shop.  
Geraniums and Soprano's for the front yard flower bed. This spot shows from the street and each year I do my best to make it beautiful and proud.
I may have started something this morning. One of my neighbors came out with his rake and garden tools and said,  "I was making him feel guilty" and he got started on his yard.

Although I love to craft, do needle work and putter around my house, I think the most pleasing activity for me is working in my garden.  This past winter I've been busy inside with family and projects, I'm so happy to be able to venture outside with my garden tools.
I do hope everyone gets as much pleasure in the garden as I.

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A Prayer in Spring 
OH, give us pleasure in the flowers today;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.
 For this is love and nothing else is love,
To which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends he will,
But which it only needs that we fulfill.
Robert Frost



Victoria said...

You are right! It has been just perfect out here lately!---Yes, we'll definitely miss these days once August is here!
You're making me want to go get some new plants, too!
Happy Spring!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Sandy,

Oh, I am so jealous! We could reach 60 degrees today, but I really can't plant any annuals until May 15th just to be safe. Love the pretty geraniums around your bird bath. I'm anxious to "play in the dirt".

Gypsy Heart said...

I'm like you ~ we've had such beautiful weather...until yesterday...and it would be heaven to bottle it for July & Aug. Today it's cloudy, cold and rainy...same forecast for the weekend. Oh well, guess we can't have it perfect every day...just wish we could. :-)

I love, love working with flowers, etc. I just have a small patio and do pots but it's still fun and very rewarding.


Unknown said...

You are getting a jump on your garden! Looking good.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandy...
Your flowers are beautiful! So nice to get them in the ground and watch them grow!!! Thanks for the inspiration, even though it is hubby that does our gardening. My knees would give me a fit! :)

Anonymous said...

Sandy, P.S. I copied your Please Take ANYthing you might like from my blog...for my blog! ♥♥♥