Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Signs up Life

Here are some signs of life at our place...

Daffodils were blooming a few weeks ago. I felt guilty that so many of my friends were still buried in snow!

Our rock garden is really starting to fill in and look more mature. The plants that we put in last year are spreading out and blooming nicely. Denis picked out some new ones that we'll get to see more from next year. I'm imagining how this area will look in another two years.

Our little "courtyard" with siberian and pacific coast iris is getting ready to do it's thing. The flox on this side of the walk looks great! But the other side has a bald spot in the middle.
I love the color combo on these tulips and their pointy blooms.

This is our garlic that we planted last fall! It will be ready for harvest in June, I believe. Isn't it pretty? I love garlic, so I'm looking forward to having "home grown". MMmmmm....

And this is our newest addition. A baby japanese maple. The leaves come out red in the spring, turn green for the summer and then back to red before they come off in the fall. It should be very pretty.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Blogging Excuses

1. I have been working more than usual - doing some extra projects on Tuesdays
2. Denis and I went away for two weekends to professional conferences recently. One was in the Mt. Hood area and the other in Portland.
3. I have been consulting for Denis on new plant location in our garden and admiring his work.
4. I have been monitoring our cats' adjustment to the new Litter Robot (see beolow).
5. I am on the American Diabetes Association fund raiser committee and I have been doing some leg work for the walk.
6. Denis has been working more day shifts and so I've been spending the evenings with him instead of blogging.
7. I have been going on some day trips with a friend from church.
8. I started discipling a gal from my church.

All of the above are true, but they are not the real reason that I have not been blogging lately. I am hopelessly addicted to the Facebook game Packrat. I'll just come out and admit it. I have been spending waaaay too much time playing that game lately.