Monday, February 14, 2011

A taste of Spring

This past weekend proved to be quite gorgeous in terms of weather...highs in the 60's and intermittent sunshine.

And altho the kids loved spending it outside...Im sure doing yard work
wasnt what they had in mind.

At any rate....I looked at this flowerbed for the millionth time and said enough was enough. It was time for a little bit of Spring cleaning.

We got to work and began clearing out all the debris from last season and loaded it up in my trusty wagon. That wagon is looking a little weary these days. But not to got all fixed up by S as we were working.

G is telling me that raking is a whole lot of hard work.

Now hes putting a little emphasis on that statement by telling me just how worn out he is. Being 4 is really hard at times.

Lucky for him he has a really great big brother who offered to help.

And that break wasnt very long lived. Before I knew it G was in the back yard starting on a whole new spot.

Water and soap are always attractive to a 4 year old.

After very specific instruction he says hes ready for a go at it all on his own.

We were all very happy to see brand new green growth. Soon to be tulips to be exact.

And look! Even a tiny bit of color with some precious yellow crocuses.

Between the 4 of us, we busted out those flower beds. And now when I walk by this one....not only does it make me happy that its all pretty and clean, but it reminds me that Spring really is just around the corner.


Anonymous said...

After reading this post it makes me(yes me)wishing for spring. Crocuses are my favorite spring flower and after seeing yours I am thinking I need to go out and shovel out some of the snow and see if mine are growing under all the snow. Kelly

Sue said...

I'm so jealous right now I could scream. Yard. Green. My gosh, you are lucky. I've got 3 feet of snow on the ground.................

Well, at least I get to see YOUR ground. Happy Spring for You!

Diane said...

Nice!!!! Looks good..I bet everything will be blooming by the time I get there..when do you trim back the roses?? I remember how beautiful those were blooming.. I still can't see where my tulips are..their still covered with snow..but high in the 50's maybe by then it'll be gone..SPRING!!! GETTING CLOSER!

Gnightgirl said...

Your Mom and I tackled mountains of dirty snow on our walk today. I have crocus envy.

charlotte said...

You made my morning love all the photos & your blog. said...

Poor G - that rake is twice the size of him! He's lucky to have such a wonderful big brother to help him out. It does look as though he is quite a birdbath scrubber though. Is K taller than you now?

Those crocus are just beautiful. They make me want to cry. I'm going to plant crocus this year just so I they can pop up and give me hope as I impatiently wait for spring.

The flower bed looks just beautiful now! Very nice family effort. Did you feed them all cookies or cupcakes when they finished all that hard work?

SupaFlowaPowa said...

wow! that looks like a lot of hard work - so lucky to have a yard and be able to plant things!

Chai Chai said...

Spring cleaning, the outside version!

Sarah said...

yard work as a family! It makes me smile to picture it! And your flower bed looks great! Bet everything else does too!