Thursday, March 29, 2007

It's spring...really, I thnk.

The weather has been consistently warm the past two weeks. I've put down my pre-emergent and sprayed the overgrowth of weeds on the lawn. The flowering plum has flowered. My weeping willow has put out tiny green leaves. My forsythia is in bloom and my Yoshino cherries are blooming.
From the patio, they still look tiny, but I can already envision how they will block the view of the neighbor's yard.
A close up of the delicate, pale pink blossoms.
Zoe T. Cat didn't like that I was outside having fun in the yard without her. She complained a lot in her sweet, whiny, tiny little cat voice.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Ain't no sunshine when you're gone

Who took my Spring away? We went from 80 and sunny to 40, rainy and miserable. The area is looking at snow and sleet tonight and my daffs just started blooming. The weather gods have a miserable sense of humor, I do believe.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Spring has Sprung!

I know it is still officially 9 days away, but spring is just leaping up all over my little patch of earth. I had the day off today and it is warm enough to go outside without looking like I'm on an antarctic expedition. The crocuses are blooming. The daffs and tulips are starting to emerge. I imagine they should be in full bloom by the end of the month. My Japanese cherry trees are budding. As pricey as they are, I'm really happy they survived the winter.

They are predicting a perfect bloom for this year's Cherry Blossom Festival.

If anyone is up for wandering the Mall in perfect Spring weather while surrounded by flurries of perfect pink and white flower petals, come for a visit.

Representin' the 313

I know these little quizzes are dorky, but this one cracked me up. I only lived there for 5 years and apparently, I can blend in like a native.



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Friday, March 09, 2007

Loves me some Kitty Pi

I made a list at the beginning of the year and my goal is to actually finish some of the half dozen or so knitting projects that I have started and never finished. I'm happy to say, first one down, several to go! I made a Kitty Pi for Zoe T. Cat. She always seems rather pleased with herself when she is in it. It's made from some no-name gray wool that I found at a store in Las Vegas and is edged with Bernat's eyelash yarn.

From above, she always seems just squeezed into it. I've contemplated reblocking it and making it a smidge bigger, but she doesn't seem to mind.