Monday, February 22, 2016

The advent of spring

This year with no proper winter, things have been strange 
but miraculously beautiful in the garden. The advent
of the spring has already begun with those beauties 
appearing throughout the yards in the village, putting 
a smile on our face and pushing us giddily 
towards outdoor projects! 

For anyone that gardens the spring is pure bliss! 
Exciting things happen all around! Part of the front yard 
has been sowed with zinnias and sweet peas. Some
unexpected poppies are prematurely in bloom adding with 
audacity their touch of red. The eastern part of the edge
has been covered with decorative gravel in order 
to eliminate weeds.

How gladly we henceforth trade the gardening chores 
for the benefit of having a bunch of flowers like those! 
Ahead of schedule and not yet full-blown this wonderful
 bunch of violets made our day! 
Everything outside is gearing up for 
s p r i n g. 

I picked up the anemones from the local nursery; 
they fit with the season albeit I crave violets!

This year, lemon and orange trees carry too much fruit 
on their overcrowded branches. It’s time to prune them 
and shape them more nicely. Unfortunately, a spray 
application will be needed as an infection produces brown 
spots not only on their leaves but also on the fruit. 
Until now, they have been totally organic 
and heavenly scented.

Spending time in the garden with my husband is one 
of my passions besides others.... He does the heavier yard 
tasks and doesn’t complain even when asked to pose 
for my pictures! A sweetheart!

I’m still rather invisible on your blogs. 
It becomes a little stressful as 
I’m currently away from my laptop… 
I make an effort to keep this little space 
of mine alive, it’s a goal I want to achieve, 
just an entry once in three or more weeks…  
Just don't give up! 

Anyway, I’m very, very grateful that you still 
take the time to stop by and leave a kind word. 
Thank you so much!
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