Sunday, April 13, 2014

Whistle While You Work

The weather is amazing this weekend! I have waited a long time to say that! It's been a week since I've blogged so I really want to put this up today to prove that it's not all gloom and snow here at the Pines.  (Well, snow is coming on Tuesday but I'm trying to block that out!) It's been in the mid 70's and yesterday I finally got to the yard work that needed to get started.
Flowerbeds needed to be cleaned out,
Sticks and limbs needed gathered to later be put in the fire pit for our first official fire of Spring!
As you can see, the trees are still bare.
But a walk in the woods later in the day had me rejoicing over this little clump of daffodils sitting in the middle of nowhere.  They come up every year in this crazy spot and I'm glad to see they decided to come back! I even have some coming up all over the Pines.  I'll have to pick them soon because the weather is going to get cold on Tuesday and I'm sure they'll not enjoy that!
Eddy was loving the sun in the morning.
As we were walking in the Creepy Woods, we came across a tree that came down in the wind we had last week.
Jack's not perplexed on how to get over it...he's just dreaming about getting his chain saw out and starting on firewood for Winter...oohhhh, it's that (W) word!
Eddy had no problem clearing the tree to head back for the fire pit.
The sticks and big branches were put to good use.  We sat around the fire in the evening thinking about all we accomplished.  I think I was working about 4hrs just raking and clearing out the old so the new growth will have a happy spot to sprout! I even have a bit of sunburn to prove it!
The fire pit wasn't the only thing burning brightly...the sun set on 2 very tired but satisfied folks...and one sleepy dog!


Willow said...

Looks like a great day :)
We had our first fire of the year yesterday afternoon too . Eddy looked to be having great fun , then all tuckered out for a nice snooze. Boxers are such good jumpers aren't they . Cricket just loves to jump over things too.

Shady Del Knight said...

Hi, YaYa! I'm happy to know you're finally getting a real taste of spring up your way.

You wrote:

<< It's been in the mid 70's >>

Here in Central Florida we have a special name for that. We call it a "brutal cold snap."

Those daffodils that show up at the same spot every year in the Creepy Woods are not a fluke. You, my dear, have stumbled upon an ancient Sasquatch burial ground!

Thanks for the pictures of Eddy! I love his antics. See the one of him stretched out on his back on the porch? I sleep in that exact same position every night and yes... outside on the deck! (Mrs. Shady's building a dog house for me.)

Enjoy the fine weather while it lasts, dear friend. You know darn well Tuesday's snow will be gone in a flash. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, YaYa!

PoetessWug said...

Yes, isn't that 70 degrees nice?! ^_^ But I'm not happy to hear about the bad weather coming Tuesday. Our weather usually follows yours. And that means that my 'putting-it-all-behind-me' attitude about the winter may just be a figment of my imagination!! O_O Oh No!! LOL

Julia said...

Hi Yaya, I'm so glad for you that you have green grass and that you could start your yard spring clean up and that your daffodils are blooming. Nothing like having that first Spring fire in the fire pit...

I can't wait for all the snow to be gone here in New Brunswick. We are having some rain coming this week and it will make the river swell. We are so on guard for possible flooding this time of year. It's always a concern.


acorn hollow said...

No more snow! we still have some to melt in our yard we were in the 60's yesterday rain and chilly today.

Kay G. said...

Happy you were able to be outside!
Those daffodils were planted by somebody, they are not native to this country! Amazing how tough they are, I love them, they remind me of Georgia AND England!

Hilary said...

What a busy but satisfying day. I would love to see some green grass but we're still in melt mode. Soon! I love your beautiful Eddie.. what a sweetie. Happy Spring, Yaya!

Sweet Tea said...

I love your "creepy old woods" and I also love Eddie. That sunset photo looks like a painting. Love that too. Do you want to adopt me?

Munir said...

We had a very sunny day today. I am glad that you guys had a chance to work in the yard.

Kim said...

Great day! When Jack takes care of that downed tree, I have one for him. I'll even let him keep the wood. Heehee

selvageedge said...

Awesome weekend!

Paul Forster said...

Eddy has a good life. Low stress levels!

Christina said...

Yay! I'm so happy you guys got nice weather! I think Ohio has the prettiest, greenest grass. You just don't get that down here.

Stacy Crawford said...

I got some Saturday work done too. Looks like fun.

Donna said...

I LOVE the pics, Eddy...too funny, but JACK! Making a fire? I love that. I can almost smell it! Well, gotta go to work. Have a good snowy spring whistley!