Hey there friends,
It's been so long since I've written. Sorta feels like I'm just
typing into the wild blue yonder.
So yall have something green on?
Can't say as I do. No cabbage or green jello or any of that jazz on
tonight's menu either.
What an olde fuddyduddy huh?
It feels sooo good however- especially with these shots of Spring upon us.
This week it's been up in the 80's at times but
here we are now looking at a weekend with a possible freeze in the forecast.
As of yesterday the Wisteria was close to leafing out; I hadn't checked it yet today.
The peonies... my "Mommas" peonies no less; are up and growin like weeds.
So there we go once again; that big fat dilemma.
Do I get my panties in a wad and do my level best to covering everything
with old sheets, tarps, buckets, flower pots... milk jugs... ---yall know how it is!!!
Who else out there dotes and coddles her beloved peonies?
I can't just "let" these succumb to frost. I have to
at least try to bundle them up and keep them warm.
It's what any good PeonyMomma surely does???
So I'll be tuning in to channel 5 to see if olde Garrett our weather man says, " bring those plants inside..."
If he does; .... well then pots and buckets and tents of sheets
will attest that indeed this gardener "tried."
Looking across the board I know alot of you have also been having
extra warm days. Perhaps you too have been cleaning up your gardens and old sheds?
This door on our greenhouse has had peeling paint for over a year now so finally
got the gumption to scrape it off and give it a fresh coat of bark brown.
Then set about cleaning the whole place. Every winter it's quite a catch all,
so it felt really good to get some junk tossed, and then spent hours with a shop vac suckin up
mouse droppings, dead bugs, leaves and mud dobber nests.
At the end of one day out there, I walked inside and
the sunlight was shining through one window in the greenhouse
right onto this Jesus painting again. I've seen it happen a couple times
before but when you're standing there "seeing" it... well;
it's just pretty awesome.
Getting everything spruced up out here gave me new inspiration to spend time
writing and painting in the greenhouse.
It's so peaceful to watch the birds at the feeders and birdbath
and sketch or take pictures of visitors.
Got some planning and daydreaming done too in this new Sparrow.
Leather traveler's notebooks have become a new passion of mine and
this one is a big A5 size to jot down all my garden ideas and plantings.
You can only have 15 characters stamped into the leather so had to leave off
the "shabby." lol
One of my inserts is on favorite quotes.
This is actually in a different book than the oldepottingshed book but
thought I'd share it in case one of you might be inspired to share one of
your own favorite quotes here. Feel free to share in the comments if you do!!
Thought I'd share some more evidence that Spring is really here.
This is my Momma's redbud tree in all her glory.
It's so beautiful and I often think of her planting that tree with her own hands.
Her pear tree is chock full as well.
Sure hope the cold snap doesn't hurt it.
The last couple years a mockingbird has nested in these branches.
I saw one flying around when I took photos and I wonder if she's the same one?
I'll be watching to see if I spot a new nest.
The three donks are starting to shed their winter coats.
There are little piles of grey hair under their favorite cedar branch rubs.
The green grass is really coming on now. In fact;....
Last night; Myguy bought a new push mower since our last one was
on it's last leg.
This afternoon I mowed all around the potting shed and our fenced dog yard.
Smelled so good.
It's hard to hold off planting though.
I've learned the hard way in the past and well;
it's still just too early.
So for now; ... patience grows instead.
Thanks for stopping by the shed ... your time and friendship is dear to me.
Happy St. Patty's day!