Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Spring Is In the Air…and In The Yard

I love spring!  And I think spring just might have finally arrived here.  The weather has been a bit crazy…beautiful breezes and short-sleeve temperatures one day and the very next day will bring bitter winds, horrible rains or even sleet and hail!  But, despite the fluctuating temperatures, everything is budding, blooming and turning green!  And I am never awed by it all!

I come by my nature appreciation…well, naturally.  My family, on my dad’s side, is a long line of green thumbs and lovers of all things botanical.  My grandad had a gorgeous yard full to the brim with azaleas and other flowering plants.  My dad’s yard was no exception.  Our yard was always immaculate and sharper than a Tiger Woods golf courseSmile

Every season, Dad would ooh, awe and gush over the latest explosion of blooms.  “Look at those forsythia…or dogwoods…or redbuds.”  “Did you see those jonquils coming up?”  And on and on as if he were seeing them for the very first time.

And, now, I hear myself doing the very same thing.  Unfortunately, I totally did NOT get the green thumb gene…and I am more than a little disappointed about that.  But the love – the want to – is still there.  I especially love that all these buds and blooms remind me of my dad.  Oh, how I would love to have him working along side Hubbie and I as we attempt to work wonders in our own little yard.

The new buds also remind me of new birth – the promise of new life.  And that reminder makes Heaven even more real…and even sweeter as I know I will see, not only my Tyler, but also my dad, my mom and many others one day.  And, who knows, maybe soon!

2 comments:

  1. Good morning! I love spring too! It would be hard not to I am thinking. All the flowers and new life, warm sun and yet cool breezes...just wonderful. I have been frustrated for years with my lack of green thumb and yet desire to achieve a certain "look" haha...Hope you have a wonderful day! HUGS

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  2. Hi Jenn,
    so good to hear from you hon as always. I always say that, but it is always true!! lol

    I just love working in the yard and seeing my plants bloom with flowers, it is almost like seeing it for the first time everytime it happens, don't know why, but it is like looking at a sunrise or sunset I suppose they are never just alike.
    My yard times are being curtailed by my neck problems these days, seems like everytime I prune anything my neck starts acting up from the cutting motion of the shears!! Bummer Dude!! Oh well,
    maybe it want always be this way,
    but then again it might! You just never know.
    I use to kill all my plants and I finally figured out I was over caring for them. So now I wait until they droop a bit before I water them. Has worked out much better that way!! My thumb has become a lot greener from that one thing! lol
    Yea, sometimes you wonder if we are gonna be out of here before to much longer with all the stuff we see happening daily in our world.
    Could not believe another earthquake in Japan and one today in Mexico too! They sure are a sign of the Lords coming!
    Heaven will be wonderful........
    that is for sure!!
    Blessings sweet friend,
    Nellie

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