Look what I found blooming today! One little dandelion poking it's head up out of the dry leaves. It's been warm and sunny every day this week and I have been going outside.
To face this. As far as the eye can see. Tree limbs and fallen trees. But I am putting on my blinders and tackling one small area at a time.
Trying my best to put some order into a landscape of total chaos.
Making neat piles. We are going to rent a chipper and turn them all into mulch. Nothing goes to waste.
Anything too big for the chipper gets turned into firewood. Hubby loves to fire up his chain saw. Now he has a good excuse.
This is the front page of The News Tribune today. I guess we are not alone. Our recent ice storm caused a lot of damage.
It is hard work and I am feeling it. But I wanted to get in shape this year. Be careful what you wish for!
Look at what else is coming up! Daffodils! This was the first place I cleared because I knew my early Daffy's would be blooming soon.
Something to look forward to!
I lost a big section of my plum tree. But I gathered up some of the branches to bring inside. They have just started blooming. A small consolation.
I also found these moss covered twigs and put them in my rustic handmade pottery vase. It's really a coffee cup that my sweet sister-in-law sent out from New Hampshire for Hubby. You put your hand in the open flap to keep warm. I borrowed it from Hubby. I don't think he will mind.
Here's a better view. The twigs came off another plum tree, one I have had since my children were very small. Part of it broke, too. I try not to think of all the damage. I am trying to look forward.
I bring things in to cheer me up. To cozy up the nest. Remember the terra cotta planters I painted before Christmas? I brought in some pine cones for them. The big one is from my 'Monkey Puzzle Tree'. Don't ask me the Latin name, I couldn't tell you. All I know is that it comes from Chili. And it is an ancient form of evergreen. It's completely covered in spines. So I planted it next to my Holly tree.
The heart shaped rock is from Hubby.
After my work out every day, I have been sewing my applique' wall hanging in the evening. Here is a peek. I am almost done.
I promise to show you as soon as I am finished. With a tutorial.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Spring is just around the corner! What are you working on?