The yard and garden continue to keep us busy. The rhubarb is growing.
We have a bunch of these lovelies. They’re Flaming Silver Pieris japonica Japanese Andromeda Shrub.
We have two trees with beautiful, white blooms. They’re lovely, but we don’t know what they are, perhaps some form of Japanese cherry tree? There’s no fruit and the blooms don’t smell.
Yep, it’s mowing time! The Man of the House mowed the lawn for the first time this year. Gardening season 2016 has begun!
March has just started and we can already see signs of spring.
We have a steep hillside were this lovely plant is starting to prosper. I believe it’s a variegated periwinkle.
The plum tree is in bloom. It doesn’t make many plums so it took us some time to figure out what it was. We think it’s a Thundercloud purple leaf plum.
And the rhubarb plants are coming back to life.
Our new year got off to a great start. We had a quiet New Year’s at home. The Man of the House picked the last big batch of peppers for the year. Our greenhouse isn’t heated, but with the grow lights we’ve been able to get peppers as well as a few tomatoes into January.
I don’t know that I’ve talked about it recently, but I make all our bread with a bread machine. The recipe that I use most often is sour milk bread.
We’ve got our Christmas tree up. It doesn’t have a huge pile of presents under it or an angel on the top. Some of the lights in the middle have gone out. But to me it’s one of the most beautiful sites at Christmas.I love unpacking the ornaments every year. My Aunt Linda made this one.
My Mom made this one . . .
I bought this one years ago and I still think it’s really pretty.
And this is one that I bought at a crafts fair thirty or so years ago.
I think this quote sums it up . . .
“Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.”
Roast Beef, Medium by Edna Ferber