Friday, March 30, 2007

Flowers, lots of rain, and not much knitting

The first weekend of spring break, around the 17th, we got a lot of flowers and put them in our front beds and in two whiskey barrel halves. Here's a picture of the newly-planted front bed:

Aren't these mini dahlias just gorgeous?

These tulips are in the bed by the mailbox:

And there's no doubt about it being spring here.

This tree is in the next-door neighbors' yard, but since our houses are at 90 degree angles we get to enjoy looking at it.

Of course you have to have lots of rain to support all this verdant stuff.
This was yesterday evening.

Doesn't look too bad, does it?
Notice that the street light is on. It was 4:15 in the afternoon.

In this next picture, keep in mind that we *do* have gutters--there was so much rain that it was pouring over them.

And here's what the flower bed looked like:

I was very impressed as the ground usually just soaks up any rain we have. I don't usually see a lot of puddles around here, and all of the sudden we had a mini lake.

This beautiful necklace and beads arrived in the mail the other day from my Aunt Louise in Germany. She took a trip to Italy and picked these up in Murano. Aren't they gorgeous?

I also finished spinning and plying that blue roving, so I'll have to get some pics. Hopefully tomorrow. I managed to get 570 yards out of a little under 4 ounces so I'm pretty happy. It's even somewhat regular. Kinda. I'll let the pictures do the talking (once I've taken them!).

1 comment:

Becky said...

Beautiful jewelry!
You are getting more rain than we are, which is something! I love dahlias. My grandfather had a big garden full of all different kinds of dahlias. He collected them.