Feels like Spring


I noticed the leaves were coming out at my house. I was mowing my lawn again today, so I don’t have pictures of my own yard. I have too many outdoor projects going on. The lawn is fully mowed yet after two days of killing my body. Also two days of torture trying to get my son to help. He complains, but it is easier and faster for him. We still have to do the backyard and part of one side. There is a slight chance of rain tomorrow. I painted my gnomies, so my hands are covered in primer. I am thinking of either leaving them white or another solid color…..or using a sharpie to add detail. I picked up more broken terra cotta, and moved more dead leaves from last year towards the compost pile. I restacked the birdbath tower/totem….so I guess that cements the decision it needs glue. I have been thinking of what theme I want to draw on the side of my shed. It should be temporary….as in it will take me years to put new siding over it. I am thinking “peace, love, pitbulls”. Then of course I plan on having at least 3 to 4 hanging baskets/planters of flowers on this wall ¬†too. I started a bunch of coleus inside, since it did well last year in my shady north facing front of my house. They are so tiny now and I don’t know if any of my started plants will be hardy enough to thrive outside in a few weeks. I will probably transition them to being on the porch first before the fierce cruel world. I also noticed I have a plant I thought was an annual thriving all over even out of the pot and on the ground after several weeks of negative temps. That did well in the shade too, so I hope to transfer some to other pots soon. My memory is so bad, I am going to have to label my pots as to which I planted and when.

Forgetful Findings


This looked even prettier in person. The light was really dancing off the water. There were at least three ducks. I would have never even driven here today, but my son remembered he had an appointment. I totally forgot and had only 10 minutes to get myself together. I had been doing yardwork, my pants were covered in grass and grass stains. My shoes most likely had dog poop on them somewhere. Hopefully just a little. I did manage to grab my camera, and bring along my neglected poochie. She hates to be outside, so she was watching me through the window as I worked outside. No doubt she was frazzled thinking of ways to save me from the mower sound. Maybe even more frazzled that I was going to leave her home alone. She was the perfect riding companion today after we dropped my son off. I dropped off my bag of donated clothing, just the one that is already in the car. Then we went just out of town, so I thought, to see what the sign I always drive by is about. Well we drove too far in my opinion, and I am still not sure what the sign is about. But we did drive through some cool back roads. Then back to the city of Rome, past this other “park” I was always curious about but never drove down the road. It was a state fishing site. We stayed in the car, since there were some other cars there and I did not want antsy pants to attack another dog.

I took the picture of the hyacinths today too. They were just outside my parking space waiting for my son. It was a beautiful day. All my pictures came out great. I even went back to yard work when I got home. I also forgot to make my son’s lunch pizza. That is why I am even writing this post. I am waiting for the pizza to cool at 1:30AM. Just a typical day for me.