Thursday, April 16, 2009

Give Me Dirt

This is me in Spring:

I love getting dirt under my nails and then I love coming inside and scrubbing it out with the Williams Sonoma Asian Plum Mandarin soap and the little nail brush. It's so gritty, so cleansing, so...dichotomous.

Calvin picked the above flowers just for me and requested that I bring them in and put them in a vase. Gives a whole new meaning to "bud vase".

I did a little of this last evening and have much more in my near future. My practically-professional photographer husband was photographing me unawares. Had I known, I would have done something with my hair! Put on a little make up!

If you look closely, you'll spot the J Crew clearance Wellies. Toldja.

Here's a shot of our home, just waking up to Spring. That's me in the background, hoisting some God-forsaken weed out of the flowerbed. I tackled all but the gigantic (think pumpkin-sized) thistle know, the real prickly, mean kind. In fact, that's the official name: Prickly Mean Thistle Weed. How do I go about getting rid of such an intruder? I was serious as a clogged drain when I said I'm winging this.

Mmmm...look what I found!

Hello, my pretties!

So glad you're back.

Be sure to zip on over to The Inspired Room and Hooked On Houses to see what other folks have been inspired by this week!


  1. ahhh we both share the love of dirt. One year for Valenties day my husband bought me a truck load of organic compost- best gift EV-AH!!! It does my soul good to dig in the yard

  2. I need to get me some daffodils. Maybe I should just come over and help myself to yours!

  3. All the hard work paid off your flowers are beautiful!

  4. Isn't it fun to play in the dirt once again??? Brings you back to childhood right..
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. i just found your blog from the inspired room. it is really lovely. hope you don't mind me peaking in!


  6. Oh, just what I am doing today! Pulling weeds and helping the gardens wake-up and celebrate spring! Love, love your photos!!

    Happy day!
    Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

  7. hey girlie! hope your having a good day. i spent all day gardening and now i can barely move. ;) your home looks great. can't wait to see more pics of flowers. and lucky you to be living in amish country!!!!! :D have you ever read: the gentle people by joe wittmer? it's really good. it is very humbling. :)

    God bless!

  8. Just came by from the inspired room~ I love being elbows deep in dirt. Love your pretty flowers. :)

    Enjoy~ J