Ready or not, spring is upon us. She sprang forth with a vengeance this week. Today was so sunny I even got HOT...and I don't LIKE getting hot. The daffodils did, though. My word. It seems like they shot out of the ground in one day. Zip! And they're up and blooming. Amazing. Especially since last week we were shivering in the cold!
Darwin and took a little spin down 180 W...and found the first tree in bloom in our neighborhood this season.
The hossy loves spring too, I'll bet! I hope this shot shows up nicely, because it looks outlined in sun in the original.
Darwin has spring fever running in his veins. He has cleaned out all the old dead tomato vines from our grow boxes, and tilled up the garden area out back. He wants to plant peas RIGHT NOW! He feels the pressure of being behind all the other gardeners in the neighborhood. After all, Bishop Beatty has already planted his peas! Darwin took some seeds out of the yummy Campari tomatoes we get at Costco. He dried them out, and then put them in the freezer to give them a fake winter. Then he took them out, and planted them in little seedling peat pots. They are in a warm room in the house, with covers over them to retain the heat while the tender young things sprout...if they will germinate at all. Darwin clucks over them like a mother hen. I am praying that at least some of them poke their little heads up!!! Here's the farmer in his back yard!
I love people: Old ones, young ones, and all ages in-between. If you are a person and you are reading this, guess what? I LOVE YOU, you lucky dog! I adore my family most of all...and can I just say right here that grandkids really ARE the best? I am married to Darwin Gifford. Since there's only one of this wonderful man, you're out of luck. I got him first. We've been married 40 years now, and they truly are the best years of my life. We were blessed with 7 super-intelligent, talented and loving children: Aaron, Andrew, Katie, Janna, Shauna, Kendall, and Julianne.