Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I guess it really is Spring...

though it feels like it's been drug kicking and screaming into being!

After more rain than we've seen all winter (we're actually ahead for the year now) they called for another frost on Monday evening. These are what I had before...I really figured they were so wet that covering them wouldn't help, but did anyway.



So when I uncovered them yesterday, unable to even stand up, I wasn't sure they would open, but when the afternoon sun came around the corner of the house and down the driveway...



Angel has wanted to be outside every minute she could; at 14 she has one hip that bothers her a lot and has been on MSM for it for over a year now. In the beginning it rolled the clock back to where she was like a 5 year old again, but now she has good days and bad days like any 100-something human would. We already clipped her fur because she was panting a lot more than she used to and would always feel "hot" under it when you patted her, so she may get clipped 3 or 4 times this year instead of the usual spring and summer ones.



Things are ramping up for the annual trek to the park for the spring birthday party this weekend. It used to be we split the difference between Bill and John's birthdays but with Bill living in DC this year, we won't have him home on his birthday for the first time ever. Guess we're lucky we got to 31!

My nephew was in Orlando with his choir, singing at Disney World when his birthday went by in February and with his preparations for graduation, college and job we haven't managed to slow him down enough to have his yet so he'll be finally having his this weekend with John.

Of course, after these last two days in the upper 60's, they're saying 56 and showers for Sunday...

May the rest of the week be kind to each of you and some glimmer of green brighten your spring as well!

alan

15 comments:

Riot Kitty said...

I love your flowers and cute pup! I am STILL waiting for it to be spring here. At least there are some blooms.

Ange said...

I think of you now, every time I look at my tulips.
Lovely yellow. I'd love some of those.
I also read similar weather predictions, which have me on the fence as to whether or not I should do a bunch of planting this weekend or wait another week. The nursery I order from sent me a bunch of plants last week, and the grapes I picked up at Lowes are really starting to hate me, so if I don't do something soon, I'm gonna lose them, but ...sigh...it's just not warming up to stay yet. Crazy weather.

chrissie said...

Alan,

although you are several thousand miles away, you seem to be having the same weather we are experiencing here in Wales!

Is this what the politicians mean by The Special Relationship?

chrissie
xxx

alan said...

Last year I had 11 yellow and one red and should have had more this year, since I moved 3 (one yellow and two red) that I had missed in the original transplant all those years ago that kept popping up back behind her garden shed.

Maybe next year!

alan

Sassy said...

Pretty flowers!

ryssee said...

Yay for the tulips! That means mine should be a week away. I see little bud heads popping up from the leaves now. I love the power of plants in the springtime.
Angel is adorable.
Have a great time at the birthday party this weekend. The weather won't change a thing!

Calamity Jen said...

It's definitely spring: I heard the chimes of an ice-cream truck today!

Your tulips (or Mabel Rose's tulips) look lovely. How nice that you gave them a new home.

zilla said...

I can see why you call her "Angel." She's got that look about her, doesn't she?

Good on you, Alan, for helping the flowers. I understand you've been sick, so your kindness is especially sweet.

Lucy said...

the flower photos are lovely and it sounds like you got the same weather as the UK!
thank you for your kind comments on my blog

nancy =) said...

mr. alan, sir...you have no idea how one sentence of yours can rock a world...

and angel truly is one, i can tell...just like her dad =)

~ n

Green tea said...

No flowers coming up here yet, but we hit 70's for the last couple days..so it won't be long.

robin andrea said...

Nice to see those flowers survived and bloomed so beautifully. You did such a good job. Angel looks good too!

Connie in FL said...

The tulips and Angel are both beautiful.

HAR said...

Love Tulips. Very pretty. I have a lot of catching up to do. I am glad to read that you are feeling better.

LucyTolliday said...

Lovely pictures :)