Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Spring Fever

Yesterday on my way in to work the trees were all bare branches. When I got out 10 hours later the world had turned green. It happens that way here in Anchorage. Just all of a sudden one day the world comes alive, & the rush is on toward the end of summer, & winter comes again. Do I sound sad? I'm not, it's invigorating to see Nature in fast forward, like it happens here.

It's been years since we've planted in our yard. We have been waiting to get the rock work done, before planting. Now we have to wait for Richard to come & bury the electrical wires, then we can start gardening in earnest. We are chomping at the bit.

Warren bought this orange Rhody that he wants to get planted.

I used $10.00 that my cousin gave me to help buy this Bleeding Heart, that we planted in memory of my Dad. She had given each one of my siblings a plant for their yards, but gave me cash since I wouldn't be able to take the plant back to Alaska with me. I thought the Bleeding heart was appropriate, & they are a hearty perennial here. Most importantly, the moose don't bother them!
Last night when I came home, this surprise was by the back door, waiting for me...

an early birthday gift from my DH, now if we can just get Richard up here with his trench digger to get the wires buried, I can put a nice little flower bed underneath my little French baby-bathtub.


Irish Mary said...

On our first visit to Anchorage I was amazed at the abundance of flowers. The log cabin Tourist Information Centre in Downtown was spectacular to say the least! Long daylight must add to the lushness.

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

Awww, how sweet is that bathtub. What a nice gift. I love the color of the rhodo.

Delighted Hands said...

Very pretty-love to see your flowers and the new tub is a beauty!

Angie said...

I'm green with envy over the lovely gift that your DH gave you!!! It's ADORABLE!! :)