Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Everything's A Little Early

February 21st, 2009:

February 8th, 2010:

I don't know what this bush is, but we have quite a few of them in the backyard and greenbelt- some are about 10 feet tall. They're always the first thing to bud out. They're already blooming this year! Our neighbor's are moaning about their roses- they intended to prune in March, but the plants have already put out fresh growth. They're going to be MONSTERS this year.

We've been having some gorgeous sunny weather, with afternoons in the low 60's. These poor plants are going to get quite a shock when the cold weather comes back!

All this gorgeous weather has kept me busy puttering and dreaming about my garden- I promise I'll be back in the sewing room soon! I went through my closet and pulled out everything that was stained, torn, or didn't fit. Umm.... if I don't get busy sewing this week, I'm going shopping this weekend! I'm dreaming of a fully, swingy, wool skirt to wear to church- dresses and skirts are so cold! I might even make an underskirt. Our building is always really cold. I have a nice piece of royal blue corduroy I'm hoping to make into an A-line skirt, too. I have some cast off clothes that I'm scheming to remake into something nice- I love the sweater dresses I'm seeing around, and I'm trying to see if I can get something together. :) I'll take pictures and you guys can tell me what you think before I start cutting!
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Aunt LoLo said...

Heh...poor, poor flowering things. Such a nasty shock when your early spring goes away. ;-)

Although...Lo Gung and I watched Wild China the other day. In the Yangtzee Valley, the rice farmers watch for the return of the swallows to time their planting. When they were shooting the documentary, the swallows were they waited to plant. Interesting!! I mean, it's worked for thousands of years...

Elizabeth G. said...

Hi! I haven't been blogging for awhile. Going through a lot and withdrew for a short time.

I see that Spring is trying to start where you are. It is still cold and snowy (though not like back East) here.

Hey, my most recent post was for you. it is a black-eyed pea recipe.

Have a great day!

Bobbi Lewin said...

oh green growing things! swoon!

Teresa said...

I hate it when they blossom early and then the frost comes... that happens all the time to our fruit trees.