May 24, 2011 0

spring has sprung…

By in Exterior, Lawn & Garden, Life, Me

After what seemed like an absolutely endless winter to me, spring is finally here! To say I’m breathing a sigh of relief would be an understatement (although allergies are trying to get in the way). Winter does not have a very “uplifting” effect on me at all, hence the quiet on here throughout the winter months. This is something I’m working on, and a solution may be in the works right now, time will tell.

With the arrival of spring comes the arrival of seasonal yard work! I’m pretty thankful I got all of the major raking done in the fall so I only had a mild amount to do compared to some past springs. We have had a lot of rain this spring so things have been growing very fast! A few weeks ago my Mom came down and helped me do some new mulching and refreshing all of the previously mulched areas. We also finally did something I like with my rose garden area. For the past 4 or 5 years I’ve had the area surrounded by green tin edging and wrought iron fencing pieces. It looked ok but I got tired of it after a few years. Plus some bricks from my old disaster-chimney fell on it when it was coming down and squashed some of the fencing, so it started to look a little “abandoned-house” like. I took down the fencing and pulled out the edging and my mom helped me weed it out. We visited my sandstone pile and brought a bunch of pieces up to use as edging, which I think ties the area into the house better and the surrounding landscaping. Then we gave it a good mulching!

This winter and spring have brought a lot of changes, some twists and a few surprises into my life. To say the least I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed. My downtime lately has been spent relaxing with some wonderful people, Chloe included, and sorting some things out. Life is certainly is unpredictable!

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