Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Saturday Spring

We were very busy on Saturday. That sun! That sky! I will never complain about working on such a beautiful day. Never ever.

And please, be a pal and don't remind me that I just said that in the coming months.

One of my tasks was to transplant some overzealous hollyhocks.

Have I already told you how much I love hollyhocks? They are my favorite, right next to peonies. I have not had any luck growing them so far, but I think this may just be my year.

I also brewed us up our first batch of sun tea. I think it's going around that this is unhealthy, but we tend to throw caution to the wind around here.

I hung my first load of worsh on the line. Flannel sheets on the line in April. Welcome to Indiana.

Cory strong-armed the neighbor into plowing our garden. We've got big plans for this area. Some might call us ignorantly optimistic, but we'll just stick our fingers in our ears, sing the next verse of our favorite Kenny Rogers song, and keep on trucking.

Finally, I found this little guy while I was meandering about our yard. Wait a minute, he's probably more of she, what with the nest-sitting and all.

Regardless, finding this little brown nest, in one of our random, brown trees, was one of those moments where I had no choice but to smile big and thank God for loving me. This is the way He loves me, I swear it. He knew that seeing this mama in her nest would make my happy, so He made sure that I noticed.


  1. when we move to our new/ old house...i am digging up my peonies and taking them with me:)

  2. I have had the worst luck with hollyhocks! I too love them, but they always rust out on me. I end up with a few flowers and no leaves. Awful! Any suggestions?


  3. Ok, when I glanced at your first photo, I was assuming it was a salad. It reminded me of that time I completely got the cover of an Eli Berg novel completely wrong. (Wasn't it a cupboard of food and I saw a southwestern desert sky or something?). I remember that either Karah or Darrin always called them "Hollyhonks" and we would crack up. Hollyhonks liked Larry. They abound at home.

  4. hollyhocks are bi-perennials. they only come up every OTHER year. which angers me because they are so beautiful. :) seeing all your pictures makes me wanna live in the country!! :D have a great day today!

  5. Your son is SO adorable! I too keep a binder of dream rooms. I hopefully will be able to make some of them come to life if we get the house. I'm a terrible gardener so you can come over and help me do the landscaping :)

  6. Great photos! I'm glad you're enjoying Spring. I thought sun tea was good for you? Tea is always good.