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Where are you Spring?!?!?

Okay.  Yeah.  I’ve been a really bad blogger lately.  Well, maybe not by most standards.  After all, there are MANY bloggers who post once a week or even less frequently.  😉  But for me?  This is bad.

I don’t know if it’s the weather, or just the physical exhaustion after working so hard getting Breaking the Silence up and running then following it up with a very physically demanding photo shoot…  Whatever it is?  It’s kicking my ass.  I’m just done.  So I am VERY grateful that the Easter break is now upon us.  Not having to worry about our regular schedule, and getting the girl off to school, should help a great deal.  And even better?  The next couple of days we’re actually supposed to see plus temperatures!

I am so done with this cold and all this snow.  I am dying for it all to melt away.  I want to cultivate the ground.  This house has a nice big garden space (that was unused for who knows how long) and I’m just itching to get out there and plant something.  I have so many plans for the outdoor space here, and this extended Winter is making me a little itchy…  seriously.  I’m so irritable I’ve definitely got a case of cabin fever…  Spring just cannot get here fast enough.

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I’m Back Online! …and our Controlled Meadow of a Yard.

Oy! To be forced offline by inclement weather knocking out the cables and lines that connect you to the world? It’s pretty crummy. Seriously. We’ve been off since Wednesday at about 2:00 in the afternoon. And, as of about 7:00 tonight? We’re back baby!

So… it may take me a few days to sort through the mess of email that came in before and during our offline period. And business emails are going to have to take priority, but I will get through it. For now though? How about a couple pictures of the perennials we picked up and planted earlier today?

We allowed our front and backyards to go to meadow. Neither one will grow grass (we had tried a few varieties in the first few years we lived here), so the last few years we’ve just allowed it to do as it pleases. Now my goal is meadow, but controlled meadow. We’ll keep the variety of plants that cropped up naturally – the ones that some would call weeds – but also include some pretty patches of things that catch our eye. Who knows what will take, and what will die off… but it will be fun along the way. 🙂

 

Ahhh… it feels good to be reconnected!

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Faery in the Garden (yesterday and today)

Yesterday:

my little girl

Today:

through the looking glass

playing in the yard

Here’s the wee girlie… playing in the yard after our bike ride.  🙂

playing with little people in the front yard

playing in the yard

First Bounce!

The first bounce of the season!

Wee girlie was BORN to jump on a trampoline.  She absolutely lives for it.  She didn’t get out in the yard for long, but she did get in the first few bounces of the season…  and she was thrilled about it!

Seriously, she’s been using my parents trampoline since before she could walk.  She’d be out there crawling around on it, and before that, just sitting on it while we bounced her.  She loves it!  One day we may have to figure out a way to get her one of her own.  🙂

So while this photo wasn’t the best of todays…  it certainly made me smile the biggest.  😀

jumping on the trampoline

Woot!

Feed the Birds

Nathan Fillion (@nathanfillion for the twits on twitter) the title of this post is in your honour.

Dad putting up his bird feeder

Food for the Winter Birds

It’s my dad’s birthday tomorrow… but we celebrated tonight.  Here he is, putting up one of his gifts on the back deck, a new six station bird feeder.

Happy birthday Dad!  We love you!

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