Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Getting a Jump on Spring

Well, my dear blog readers, we are a full two weeks, and maybe even a little more ahead of our usual Spring weather here in Oregon. The plum trees in our orchard are now in full bloom, as well as the Forsythia and Crocus, and we spent some time this weekend doing, of all things... yardwork!

I should have taken a "before" photo, but you can see by this wheelbarrow load that the flower beds were a mess when I set to work clearing them...

The kids were a big help; they followed me to the burn pile each time, picking up whatever I dropped, and then they kindly helped steer on the return trip to the yard.

Some "after" photos (the tractor was used to bring over big scoops of our favorite mulch, "medium hemlock")...


I call this one "Boy in Greenhouse with Blueberry Pancake"...

and this one is simply titled, "Nonchalant"...

11 comments:

Tanya said...

Great pictures but I have to say ... that green grass is gorgeous!!! We don't have it here yet ... just trying to get rid of the snow and the earth is so drenched in mud from the 3' of snow that I think the grass is gasping for breath!!

Tanya

connie said...

Lucky you being able to rake your yard..I would like to see the grass in my yard..The snow melting slowly..I so look forward to spring..

KimV said...

oh, I'm so jealous of your weather! How lovely your dirt looks!!! lol

Catherine said...

I'm so envious! I can't wait for all the dirty snow to melt and the yard to dry out a bit so I can get my hands busy in the dirt!! Thanks for giving me hope that spring is coming!

Jeanne said...

Weeks ago, I was amazed at your green grass....but now I'm just in shock at the pics of your husband in a short sleeve shirt !! Enjoy your wonderful weather :)

Heidi said...

You have the most gorgeous house Beth!!! What a dream home says I living in a little row house. :-)
Gardening looks fun with your little ones there to lend a hand.

I hope you will stop by my blog and see my interpretation of your sampler. I finished it in just a week as I could not stop. I just love it and it is now hanging proudly on my sampler wall. Why did I not know about you much earlier??? :-) Thank you for a wonderful design!

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What fantastic pictures! I am so ready for spring!!!

Dora said...

You must be proud of your helpers! Great "spring" pictures.

MyLifesAStitch said...

Inspirational is what I call this post! It'll be another few weeks before I can get into my (much smaller and, um, there's only 2) beds and do the annual pre-bloom/ growth pruning and clean up. Thanks for the preview!!

corinna said...

looks so productive and restful at the same time
so nice

Karan said...

Looks like you all had a fun time. It's still too cold here to go out without woolly jumpers & coats etc.