Daily Archives: March 18, 2009

Slowly Springtime, and a peek at the kitchen

The weather has been a bit of a tease this year.  We had a really warm weekend a couple of weeks ago, and the bulbed flowers poked up through the dirt.  Then the weather turned cold and heartless once again, and everything just kind of … stopped.  We’ve been lucky to climb into the upper 40’s.  Until today.  Today we are supposed to reach the upper 60’s or maybe even 70 F. 

But this is what I could find in my yard yesterday for my Northerner friends (you all know who you are).
Truly, Springtime is coming!


This sedum lines my walk, from the driveway up to the front flower beds.  In another week or two I’ll start snapping off the old growth from last year, but for now I let it protect the new growth.  By September it will be looking long and scraggly and making me think I need to rip it all out… but in March and April it is oh-so-pretty and green.

the lone crocus

the lone crocus


We have a lot of daffodils, but they won’t be in full bloom for a while yet.  In fact, almost all of them look like the photograph above.
Except for this one bunch hidden below a scrubby tree (I suppose it was sheltered from the last light freeze)  — it has 2 blooms trying their darndest to open, and one bloom that has succeeded:



Tree blossoms on this tree are closed up tightly, waiting for just the right moment to open.


But these tiny red blooms and leaves are the first to open (I might crop this into my header – what do you think?)


And this overgrown shrub has begun to open its leaves.


Need more green?  This was our St. Patrick’s Day supper:


Potato Soup, various greens, homemade bread, and pork chops.  Yes, the milk was green.  And yes, that is SuperDad’s Guinness. 



Thematic Photographic is hosted by Carmi. Carmi posts a new theme each Wednesday and we get the whole week to post as little or as many times as we wish. This week’s theme has been KITCHEN…. and this will be my one and only lame submission. 

Kitchen Wallpaper, before last summer

Kitchen Wallpaper, before last summer

SWEET!!  my kitchen wall

SWEET!! my kitchen wall after the wallpaper was laboriously removed and primer & paint applied. I am so happy when I look at my pretty walls now!

I don’t have any current photos to post, because that would mean I had actually deep-cleaned my kitchen.   Instead, I’ve spent the past 2 weeks fighting  an illness [cough, hack, cough] continues to hang on.   I’m S-L-O-W-L-Y improving, but as I posted on facebook (a.k.a., the biggest timesuck  on the internet), I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.