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Since the brain seems to be overtaxed these days, I keep forgetting what each tree is. Why try to remember when I can still see to read! I made signs for each fruit. I'll put on metal stakes & put under each plant. The grape signs will hang on the trellis. Now if they will each grow and produce!
It has been such a freaky weather year. Crazy summer to the strange winter weather patterns. But can't you just feel spring on the way? Had a brief warm (dry) break in the weather Sunday afternoon, so I started looking around, actually pulled a few weeds! The daffodils & crocus I planted last fall are poking up & my 30+ year old primroses are blooming. (When we sold our house 3 years ago, I brought along the primroses in temporay pots to the new place. Finally planted the babys last summer. They seem to like the new digs!) ANYWAY....we had some very unusual cold weather this year that lasted too long. I'm afraid I've lost alot of plants. I feel like an expecting mother! Already warned hubby to expect some shopping trips!
We had a storm come in yesterday bringing lots of rain & wind. I got up around 2am just to listen and watch. It always leaves me in awe and speechless. Its so powerful & in total control. Then later in the day the rain instantly stops & the sun breaks thru....WOW. The air is clear and the colors are so clean and bright. The greens are bright green, the yellow and red leafs are glowing. Once again I'm reminded without the bad weather, I forget to appreciate the all the good. Thank you God, for the reminder.
Hubby decided he wanted to go on a roadtrip. Its been a longtime since we've left the state and he wanted to go to Yellowstone. He has lots of health issues and I'm thinking this is a dumb idea, but he so often can't due things so if he wants to try, I can't say no. So off we go... 1200 miles later, pulled into the park and guess what, he no longer can breath (due to the altitude). What can I do, but put him in the back (I insisted that we make up the couch to a bed before we left home) and start for home. ' Course I'm mad at him, I'm mad at myself for going along with this idea and now my vacation time (and $) are gone. About 2 hours later the cellphone rings and Mom calls to say my Dad is in ICU, but don't hurry home on their account. All I can do at this point is drive & cry. Anyway...back home, hubby better, Dad home from hospital & getting better and garden looks great!
I had 3 days off for the holiday &since hubby wasn't feeling well, so it was decided we'd just stay home. This is never a bad thing as I don't often have time to enjoy. The property was big field when we started & I've been trying to get landscaping done. ( Last summer was building pumphouse, sidewalks etc.) I have the front & 2 sides of house and now want to do something with the back yard. So I told him, my goal for the 3 days was to build the back of the house flowerbed. So....what's the one thing I didn't get to work on, yeap, the back of the house. So trust me, if you want get things done, never express out load as this seem to be waving a red flag for them to find other things for you to do!!