Sunday, April 5, 2009

spring preview


solo post - L

I did a little freshening up around the yard this weekend so that it will look nice for Easter. I wanted to dress it up for Easter. We always want to be dressed in our very finest going to church on Easter Sunday don't we? At least it used to be that way, remember... ladies would wear hats and some would even wear gloves; little girls wore bonnets and frilly dresses; little boys would wear little shorts suits and ties and men... I don't think they dressed much different Easter Sunday than any other Sunday, but it was always a time to dress especially nice. At this time of year, when the sun shines a little warmer, many of us will get anxious to "pretty up" our yards as well. In the south it seems God does his own beautifying of the trees and bushes - dressing them in their finest around Easter time. See these azaleas? I think they're holding back until next weekend when they'll be in full bloom - bursting with color. I bet even the hardwood trees will all have tender little leaves on their branches by then. I did my part by putting a fresh layer of pine straw on the ground and I got anxious like everyone else at the nursery and brought home a few flowers to plant, although I know it's best to wait a few weeks (even in the south we've had snow in April). In fact, tonight I'm hearing predictions of freezing temperatures tomorrow. So this is just a preview. I'll show you my yard in it's spring glory next weekend - that is, if the dropping temperatures don't damage the blossoms this week. / i thought my phone was fixed but it won't send photos now. tell evee happy birthday! i can't believe she's 10yrs old.

12 comments:

ELK said...

oh your yard looks ready for a special
Easter celebration ...love the photo Leslye...
Sam says woof to evee!

Char said...

I agree about nature and Easter. I can remember my brothers in those short suits. I can't wait to see my girls next week in their dresses.

Your yard looks gorgeous.

bermudabluez said...

You garden looks terrific!! Something just special about Easter....I remember dressing up in our finest all those years so my mom could have her Easter photo! Good memories....enjoy your holiday!

Claire said...

thank you for stopping by to show that you care. calvin and i are in the process of relocating to ireland and i have taken some time out. i do however come back every now and then for some inspiration. we fly for ireland on the 13th of april. i am excited but also shyly expectant of that which awaits us. once we are settled, i will get back into a regular routine again.

take care of yourself.

all my love,
claire

margie said...

looks gorgeous. you are seriously way ahead of us.

Georgia B. said...

i love azaleas.

i used to dress up for Easter all the time. but it seems like when i was younger, Easter weather was always mild and perfect for Spring dresses. but the last several years it has been so cold—i don't even want to dress Springy.

about three weeks ago, i found a vintage wool coat with a fur collar, but it is a very Spring-like green color with three-quarter length sleeves. i also found an adorable vintage green pill box hat. i bought them both with the intention of wearing them for Easter. i can't wait. it will be the first time i dressed up for Easter in a very long time.

your yard looks beautiful

Miko's Girl said...

In SEVA, my yard seems to burst open around Easter, as well. We will be in Florida about the time the yard begins to erupt. Have an enjoyable Easter.

SE'LAH... said...

Your garden looks great. What an inspiration.

Woman in a Window said...

Very fresh shot. And yes, even we tidied up our yard last weekend, brought out our yard furniture and rearranged. Hey, my husband even got out the axe and chopped the ice out from around the cars. Oh, Easter! (Really, we did enjoy it.)

Relyn said...

When I was growing up we each got an entire outfit. I do mean entire. From the undies out, all the way to the necklace and purse. I looked forward to that all year long. We do the same now for Sloane.

BTW - your yard is gorgeous.

Gayle said...

Your yard looks so pretty!

Happy birthday to evee!

Puna said...

I hope your garden survived the frost. It's absolutely freezing here in Maryland...high of 48 today.

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