Saturday, March 14, 2015

Fine, I'm Enjoying Early Spring


This is a bridge where we live, getting rebuilt (and causing a giant pain in our butts). It does need to be done, and has been interesting to watch. The two younger boys have an excellent view from their bedroom, so Alan has been taking pictures so our friends and family can see. We normally use it to get to the grocery store, Goodwill, Costco, Home Depot, and pretty much everywhere else we need to go. Now we have to go around, taking us over where the houses in the photo are, and across a different, longer bridge. The hills in the back are actually Washington. 



We've had frosty, clear mornings, beautiful, almost warm days, and lovely sunsets over the last week. Today has actually been stormy, which is nice, but I really have given in and enjoyed the Spring-like weather. I always balk at first,  I just love Winter so much, but it only takes a few beautiful days to win me over to the idea of being able to do things outside, leave doors open to allow fresh air in, and to start finding things in bloom.


The goaties are getting excited, too. Poor things have such a mucky area by Spring and all through Spring, but as the blackberries start overtaking, they get to explore the yard a bit for a snack. My mom is looking forward to them visiting her pretty soon, too. I am really hoping to pretty up their area sometime soon, everything that has been built for them has been caused by an immediate need and leaves a bit to be desired, visually speaking.


 Our magnolia bush is in full bloom and is gorgeous! It needs a bit of a prune, pruning being something that we've failed at completely the last few years. The blueberry bush next to it is in a severe need of a trim - they should be pruned in Fall, and I keep putting it on the back burner until I realize the year has zoomed by once again. I also need to get some more blueberry bushes! Amelia loves them so much, our two bushes barely feed her over the summer. I haven't gotten any in the freezer since she's been born!


I cut a few branches off the magnolia this morning (I meant to yesterday, before the rain, but...) and filled my new milk glass vase I got at Goodwill. I love the shape and size of it, and snatched it up as soon as I laid eyes on it. David gave me a bit of a funny look, heehee, but he's use to me.


I also picked up a huge bag of tapestry wool. It came with some chunks of canvas, but I've been keeping an eye out for some to embroider on a rather moth-eaten wool army blanket we have.


This helmet is David's score. We don't know what we'll do with it, but we both like the markings - rather Captain America, haha. I do hope everyone else is having better weather, or enjoying the weather they have! I'm heading back to make some progress on the kitchen. I'm planning to make a page on here for a list of the projects I've got planned or have in progress. I like Pinterest and all, but I'm a list-maker, and think a page on here would be a fun list, providing I am able to steadily mark the projects off! I'd like to freshen up my blog, too, but man, that takes time! I just get too indecisive about it. Hope your weekend is going well!

7 comments:

  1. I'm popping back over here to see how things are going for you! (I thought I left a comment on this post, I know I've read it-- twice!) Looks like you had a good haul at the GoodWill... that hat is cool.
    my grandsons would wear that sucker! They love dressing up as heros. This looks like a hero helmet.
    Your flowers are sure pretty. What kind of Magnolia is that...? Because it doesn't look what I imagined in my head! But I don't know to much about flowers.
    Our trees and flowers are finally blooming and putting on a show here. I'm so glad to see it.
    Still over cast and not as much rain-- but I'm dreading the mosquitos we'll be seeing soon enough.
    Take care!

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    1. I'm so glad to see you here again! This magnolia is magnolia stellata, we use to also have magnolia soulangeana, which is a pink one with larger petals, but it had gotten super leggy and was overtaking the area we needed clear to get to the back yard. I do plan to get another some time, they are so beautiful, and I love the pink! I don't know much about flowers, either! I love them, but for gardening, am looking for bushes and perennials, haha! We do have some huge, gorgeous rhododendrons that I'll post when they bloom. Ugh, mosquitoes are the worst, we live close enough to the water that we do have them in the evenings. I kind of wish we could screen in our porch, but it was built a little strange and ends right in the middle of our front windows.

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  2. I've just realized that your previous post was in February and this one was weeks ago too but I've only just seen them both. Something must be off with my Blogger dashboard thingy. Anyway, I'm happy to read two posts from you in one day! I love your thrifted vase and bag of tapestry wool. You always find some lovely things. I wish we have a magnolia tree too, but we just don't have the space. Hope you're all enjoying spring now. The weather here this week has been weird and awful, stormy with hail/snow showers then bright sunshine. Hope it's nice where you are. Happy Easter to you all! X

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    1. We are having the same weather! Even the hail is predicted for today, but it's been strange. Even rain and wind with the sun still brightly shining. I've had the same thing happen with blog notifications, too. I usually just use bloglovin', I forget the updates show on my dashboard thing. Which is probably partly good- while messing around with my blog, I managed to delete my blog list on here, haha!

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  3. Oooh, that tapestry wool looks like fun waiting to happen! Such pretty colors. And I think we live near each other, by the way. Or at least, somewhat near. In a regional sense. :-) ~Angela~

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    1. We do! I think I found your blog through a comment you made on An Oregon Cottage. It's fun to find blogs by "locals", haha! It would be fun to meet in person some time!

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