I woke up to a rosy dawn and clearing skies
after some cold and stormy days.
Can you see the fresh snow in the mountains?
This is what I have been looking at for days.
Pretty dramatic....but very cold
with wind and hail.
I had this brief glimpse of Mt. Rainier
this morning, after days of being hidden,
but already the clouds
have obscured it once again.
It's not quite warm enough to spend the day
in the garden, but I still have plenty to do
I still have my little house guests, Peanut (shown here)
and her sister, Weenie Baby,
but there may be some developments
with my daughter Jennie's house-hunting.
I'll keep you posted.....
What with those two and this guy, Whitey,
plus two cats and a cockatiel,
daily vacuuming is a must.
Whitey is starting to shed....
Actually, I also have to dry-mop in between!
I love the sunbeams shining through
Morning is my favorite time of day.
Each day holds new promise.
Later, I will cook a Marinara sauce
from scratch for Ramblin' Man's
It is a favorite of his :)
My Ramblin' Man has been gone for days
but he is coming home tonight.
I've used this time to put things in order
after my busy weeks hosting Easter
and baby shower plans.
This wine rack was used at the shower for the punch.
I've re-purposed it into a plant stand
by the window.
It comes in handy for parties!
My stone bird collection....
I found the quail at the garden show this year.
It always takes me a few days to regroup
I have put off working in the gardens,
so that is on the agenda for this week.
Everything is blooming and growing -
the trees are leafing out and
the weeds are, too!
Although there are pretty scenes everywhere....
Here Ajuga and Forget-Me-Not make
a lovely pairing in my garden by the rose arbor.
I have done a little sewing....
a new pillow.
The large one is my newest addition.
The crocheted table cloth I used was a thrifty find.
All of these were fashioned from vintage
crochet and made into sweet pillows
I will tend to my indoor garden today, too.
This is tucked into the corner behind
I have always loved houseplants.
Some of these plants are over 20 years old!
I love African Violets....
My sweet blog friend, Mariette, offered
her technique for multiplying them in a comment
on a previous post.
Simply cut off a leaf, put it into
potting soil,(African Violet potting soil, preferably)
hold in place with a hair pin
hold in place with a hair pin
and cover with half of a plastic 2 liter soda bottle.
Thank you, Mariette, I will try this!
To keep them blooming, I use fertilizer
specifically for African Violets
and always keep them moist.
I step outside to sweep the front entrance
and shake a few rugs.
I bought 3 new Columbine at the market
last weekend. There is a beautiful
garden section there and I always
come home with something new.....
I bought the lidded tin for my pantry,
and when loading everything, I tucked
the Columbine into the tin for transport.
I liked this arrangement so much,
I think I will keep it this way!
I guess I need to buy another tin!
This Bleeding Heart came home with me last week!
You can see the Bumble Bees like it!
I do love Columbine!
They remind me of party pinwheels!
Well, I guess I had better get back to work -
the washer is done, the sheets need drying,
and the floors need attending to.
Then I need to start that sauce....
I will be glad to see my Ramblin' Man
again. It has been very quiet here.
Thank you, Dear Friends for stopping by today!
I hope your day is filled with a sunbeam or two.
'My friend is one whom I can associate with
my choicest thoughts.'
- Thoreau -