This lonely bloom was way ahead of the many other blooms maturing on our Magnolia Bush.
I greatly appreciate her effort at brightening the landscape.
Anna and James spent the weekend with us and since James turns 6 next week, we did a bit of early birthday shopping and ended up with a Lego castle set. We seem to have a bit of Legomania going on around here. Anna was a trooper helping him figure out how to put them together.
Now I’m not going to say I’m into child labor, but the fact is that when you work hard, good things come your way.
We raked leaves (yes, we rake leaves both Fall and Spring in these woods). And then
and jumped into them. We did eventually rake them up and haul them away.
The winds and rain, and ice and snow of winter left the ground littered with tree limbs. The kids picked up sticks and hauled them to the fire pit.
There was a little bit of incentive added for their hard work.
A wiener roast! We have a few lessons learned from this wiener roast. 1. We need stronger poles for roasting BallPark type hotdogs than wire coat hangers; 2. Normal marshmallows work better for S’mores than those humongous ones available in the stores today. Those great big ones don’t squish down right; and 3. along with the food and paper towels, a wet rag is a must after eating S’mores.
Our weekend with the kids ended a bit sooner than we expected. Their dad was waiting to take them home when we got home from Church Sunday morning. Now what? We had a whole day ahead of us with no plans! So we hopped into the car and took the winding, ridge running, roads to Osage County and Frankenstein, where we checked out the hard to find Dudenhoeffer’s Nursery. It is a bit early to put out new plants, but we bought a few plants anyway and have them sitting safely in our garage.
Now, if the temperatures would just settle into moderate Spring like temperatures. No more of these crazy highs and lows. It isn’t healthy!