Saturday, March 21, 2009

~What a beautiful Spring day!~

This is Howard and I on St. Patricks Day. We had a wonderful evening with family. Happiness shows.
We went to garage sales today. I bought a cookbook, a Christmas coffee table book and a lovely old copy of Dickins "Great Expectations." Also went out to breakfast and then shopping for some beautiful plants for our yard. My son in law has put in new curbing in our back yard and soon it will be lovely with flowers. He did it in a beautiful free form..and I took pictures while the work was in am proud for remembering to document it.
Our three new birch trees are growing and new leaves are just begining. I will have to take some before and after pictures. We planted them in the fall, watched them lose their little leaves for the very first time, and new ones are beginning to appear. It is almost like watching a baby walk for the first time. Well..ok..not really :) but it is fun to watch for a person who loves trees.


  1. I'm a tree lover too and unfortunately, we lost a huge, very old dogwood in our backyard last winter due to a lightening strike (it hit two of our neighbor's trees) and had to be taken down. I've never seen a tree that was so healthy and green one day become such a huge brown mass the next! Now we have to plant a new tree this spring and I know I won't live long enough to see it reach maturity.

  2. Treeplanting is so honorable and needed for our planet.

  3. Good morning lady lou. I've had a very nice quiet weekend. John is probably on his way back from California.

    I love trees too but John would like to cut them all down. :-(

  4. Birch trees are my favourites and thankfully we have lots of them here in Sweden :-)

    It´s getting colder here again, they also promised some more snow. But until next weekend it is going to get warmer again. I´m not complaining, spring is one month early here anyway :-)

  5. Mona, what a beautiful pic of a beautiful couple. I too have been working in the yard...alot - fighting weeds and blogger's bottom. I have missed much, you have been a busy blogger.

  6. Oh Mona I am so glad you had a fun day and your hubby is a find looking man girl!! WAY to go Mona!! now my daffs have turned to snow again over night...Power gone all day for 11 hours and No heat..did get Len to fire up the generator and plug in the TV only cable was gone so we watched DVD's all day and I covered up with mt blanket on the couch..I really did it ejoy my day of rest...didn't even get out of my PJ's ha ha!! Brought in the camp stove so I could cook in my I camped out at my house...Last year we were without power for 5 days is when we got the generator and camp stove and lantern..I call it are snow kit..May you have a great evening ya sis...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  7. What a handsome devil you've got there. And he's a lucky fella too.

  8. Hi Mona! I've been out of town enjoying my "sugary sweet life" ;) with my 2 beautiful miracles, my parents, siblings and nephews! 'Nuff said, right?!!!

    Blessings to you from Kansas!

  9. Gaston Studio...I know exactly what you mean about not seeing it grow to maturity. I feel like that about ours too.

    Mona....Hi there..and thanks for making me feel good. And yes..they certainly are needed for our planet.
    :)Spring is such a wonderful time.

    PattiCakes..LOL John would like to cut them down along with a lot of other men! Frank was like that too..cut the thing's messy! Used to upset the heck out of me!

    Cottage by the Cranelake... How nice to have them growning wild in Sweden. There might be places in this country that they grow wild...but not here. I think it is the white trunks and those tiny twinkling leaves..just beautiful.

    English Cottage in Georgia.... Hi there! Thank you so much for the compliment! And yes...busy blogging. sigh...

    Happy To Be... Dang, but you're good to me! He is kinda cute. :)
    NO power? I'm sorry it's so cold there..but NO power? We're spoiled aren't we? :) Don't care..I need WARM! It's nice to just veg now and then though.

    SMB... Ahhh...thanks!!

    Valerie...FOFL sorry but that just broke me up!! :) Thanks for that!!!

  10. You and Howard make such a beautiful couple! :-) You are both so lucky to have found each other!


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