This winter all I complained about was the cold and snow..and the snow and cold. Now that it's Spring all I complain about is the rain and cold, and rain, and the rain. Our yard is soggy in a few spots..very soggy. I had the brilliant idea of mowing between rain drops the other day. Unfortunately I chose to mow down by the creek. What a goofy move that was. I ended up in a mud mess that took Jack and me 3hrs to get out of. It's a long and sad tale, but it has a happy ending. We were able to get the mower to dry ground, get all the nooks and crannies cleaned out, fixed up, and on it's way. It was a lovely sunny day today and I took advantage of every minute by mowing and trimming and getting the yard back to normal..almost. We still have a really wet, soggy area that needs some help. But here is a pic Jack thought was blog worthy of me under the mower doing a little help with the maintenance. He did most of it...notice all the mud on the mower? That was from me.
Rain or not, Spring is springing out all over the Pines. Most of my bushes and flowers are blooming despite the cooler temps. Days like today where it reached 73de. really helps to bring it all on. Here are just a few pics of our foliage. I call this my snowball bush. It's really a white hydrangea.
This is the only azalea that I have but it's a really pretty shade and I have just the spot for another one. They only bloom for a short while, but I do like them.
The fountain is bubbling away. I moved it to the front of the house and it's nice to sit and listen to it when you're in the dining room or the kitchen.
The Dogwoods are almost done blooming and as you can see, we did have sun for a bit...I say a bit because after today rain is coming back....my yard is never going to dry out.