I can't believe it's been almost a week since I posted anything. I can only say I've been busy. (I know, we all are).
My days off have been changed at work, (not my idea), from Sunday-Monday to Tuesday-Wednesday, so to avoid losing a day on my paycheck, I opted to work seven days in a row. Ugh. But now it's over. Two glorious days off.
I've been thinking lately about why I blog. Occasionally hubbie Kim will mention that he wonders why I post certain things concerning my life. He says he doubts anyone is interested. Which made me think about the blogs I enjoy reading, and why. Obviously I love to garden so gardening blogs hold a large amount of appeal for me. But I don't read garden blogs just to learn more about gardening, which I do, and I appreciate, but also to see a garden planted with love and care by someone I don't know except through what they care to share on their blog. Blogging allows me to view gardens and their caretakers all across the world. An opportunity that would never exist otherwise.
My favorite blogs, gardening or otherwise, offer glimpses, often personal, into the blogger's life. And I do realize that yes, all this "personal" sharing is not face to face personal. But the sharing, as limited as it may be by distance and the internet, still reaches me. I look forward to reading updates on the lives of the bloggers I choose to read.
It would be nice to think that I could use my blog to teach someone about gardening, but that assumes the "student" be extremely new to the subject. I don't kid myself, I'm not an expert at anything. All I have to share are my experiences, such as they are.
So, bottom line; if I bore anyone with my posts, they just need not come back to my blog.
OK, enough said.
On to spring signs:
This little phacelia bloomed today under the lights in the spare bedroom;
Sweet, isn't it? Too bad it's lying in the trash now. Had to snip it off along with the other buds. It needs to spend it's energy growing right now. I'll accept blooms later. Not that I don't appreciate the effort.
This is why I love creeping phlox.....
.....looking great under our birch tree.
These goofy orange tulips just won't give up. These things must be at least 10 to 12 years old. As I said, I tried digging them all up a couple of years ago and now I have a whole passel of them. Must have been just what they were hoping for. Oh well. Soon the lilac ones will be in bloom and lilac/orange; not awful.
Our neighbors weeping cherry is blooming now and nicely visible from our back porch.
Kim started up the waterfall/stream a couple of weeks ago and it provides great background sound for gardening. Also the birds love it, always coming in for drinks and baths.
I'm looking forward to warmer weather. We had a couple days that were nice enough for sitting outside and I loved it. Can't wait for more.