Tuesday

It's Spring 2013 (In Florida) ... or is it?

It's Spring!  

That's what everyone is telling me and all I read and see on the news is the north is still suffering the wrath of winter. 
 Snow?  
 What snow?  
We in South Florida are having chilly weather but the sun is glorious.   The past two days I've been cleaning and doing damage control out in the yard.  This year our winter was odd indeed... It's been colder than normal and most of my plantings have suffered.
Yesterday our Home Depot had a great sale on "Red Bark Mulch" and I  bought 20 bags.. they were $1.00 a bag. 
 Then the unthinkable happened.  
I threw out my back,  yep, I really hurt myself and had to give up when I had so much more to do. 

Today was spent up in my room,  laying down filled with muscle relaxers trying to baby my poor aching back.  My hands were busy as usual finishing up a new crochet table cloth I've been working on for several weeks.
 I looked out from my bedroom balcony into the beautiful sunshine and wanted to cry because I could not finish, but I feel so good about how much I did get done.  The weeds took over this past winter and I made some large piles for the lawn guys to take on Thursday. (Our regular day for them to spruce up the lawn.  I love those guys)


As much as I love my yard, it's so much work to keep it up.
One good thing about being stuck indoors today I was able to have a good gab with my sister in Saudi on Face Time.  Then a two hour phone chat with the new mommy, my daughter.  Her  baby is 2 weeks today and had his check up with the Dr.  He and his brothers are all doing great.  
Well, it's 5 in the afternoon and 55' out.  Freeze warning tonight they say, wonder if I need to get out and put some sheets on my new plantings?  No, I think I'll take my chances and let mother nature take over.

 
 "Happy Spring"

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26 comments:

Lea said...

Shivering here is Mississippi, I have been thinking, 'At least its warm in Florida.' Maybe we will all thaw out soon!
Sorry to hear about your back. Hope you are better soon.
Lovely crochet!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Anonymous said...

Good Lord Sis, you try to do too much!! What you did finish look really good!! LOVE you

Karen Bates said...

There is always a tendency to jump in and try to get all the gardening done first thing in the Spring. I have learned my lesson many years in a row, now I hold back. Your garden already looks wonderful.

So glad to got some face time with your daughter and grandson!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

great price on mulch...but take it easy

Susan said...

I like the way your yard slopes down. You don't often see that in FLorida. Sorry to hear abt. your back. Hope you're up and good as new soon.

debra @ homespun said...

No Spring up North! I think that we just had two months of February! :)

Take it easy! :)

Jesh StG said...

Hope you recover soon and up by Easter!

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

I love your yard, and the project on what you have done so far.. BEAUTIFUL .. sit back and relax and enjoy it all. NO rush.. Take your time..YOU have all spring and summer....NO race .. ItS time to enjoy and soak it all in.. Hope that it gets warm for you soon. I loved the snowman holding up the sign....so cute

Esther Joy said...

It is so hard to stay indoors when there is much to be done outside. I've always preferred outdoors to indoors. Hope and pray your back is doing much better.

edenhills said...

Sorry to hear about your back. I do still have snow here. :-(

acreativeharbor.com said...

Lots of healing hugs to you to heal your back ~ your yard will be beautiful ~ it already looks like it is on its way ~ Enjoy ^_^

Pondside said...

Take care of your back!
I like the look of that Red Bark Mulch, but I don't think we have it up here.

Karen said...

Oh, no, so sorry to hear about your back! That is my greatest fear, a nasty injury. It sounds as if you caught it soon enough and you are wise indeed to rest and recover instead of pushing on with the chores despite the pain. I am often goofy and push and then I regret it, Big Time.

Your garden looks beautiful already and in no time you will be able to finish the chores. In the meantime, look at the lovely crocheting and fun visiting you were able to do. Heck, we still have 3' of snow on the ground, so no work here yet, either. Take care, Sandy!

Lola said...

Lovely *S* post – great photography but hope your back's OK!

Have a great weekend and look forward to *seeing* you again!

Visiting from Alphabe-Thursday

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

oh dear I know how frustrating it can be when you don't feel good and have a lot of work to do. I've had the same thing happen with my back...

feel better soon....

Meeha Meeha said...

It's snowing here in Romania,as well!
But your garden is beautiful and lovable and all the hours that you put into it return sharing beauty for all of us to see... thank you!

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Sorry to hear about your back. Hope you have a good chiropractor. I was one of those who would never go to one until I had a huge problem with my neck after helping my daughter move. Felt so much better after 3 visits in a week. Regarding your yard...I know what you mean. We have a huge yard, which I love but its getting to be too much. The weather is gorgeous here in NC today, but I'm layed up in bed for a couple of days. Hope your back gets better soon.

Tracy Cook said...

Stunning post. Love the chrochet .

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Oh how beautiful your gardens are!
Can't wait for us to get some heat.
I noticed 2 wee orange crocus showing threw.

Naperville Now said...

I am so sorry about your back! Hope you are back at it soon (but very carefully).

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such a strange year everywhere! Beautiful job in your garden. So sorry you hurt your back. I've enthusiastically done the very same thing gardening before. No party! Looks like you have both indoor and outdoor talents!

Scudds Harrison said...

Aws! Sorry about your back:(
Your yard is beautiful. Do you fancy some sunshine? We have 40 degrees today.

Hugsx
Scudds

NellJean said...

Take care of your back. The garden will wait. You need to sit and rock (shades of John F. Kennedy) the new baby.

Pecan trees have not ventured leaves yet -- my sure sign of Spring in zone 8b.

Annesphamily said...

Ouch for your poor aching back! TLC it is what you need! Great bargain ont he mulch! Woo Hoo! Lovely photos.

Tootsie said...

if you want snow...come on over! there's lots here!!! ...and we are expecting some more tomorrow! grrr.
I hope you feel better very soon....I know the pain we cause ourselves ...but sometimes it is so worth it in the end!
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Jenny said...

The Snowman holding the "Spring is Here Sign" is too cute...

I am Sending Some Sunshine your way from AZ before the Soon approaching Scorching Summer is here...

Super post for the letter S...

Thanks for linking.

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