|Rainy day crocheted strawberry still not complete...|
|Fudge Almond Chocolate Chip cookies and Almond bread by replanted Shamrock plant|
|Fish Stew [I thought it was yummy!]|
|Rainbow Chard, Fuchsia Hanging Basket and Basil planted|
|Hulda Klager Lilac Garden, Woodland, Washington|
|Lilacs from our bush|
|Sandy River from Tad's Chicken'n Dumplins|
|Becky, Dennis, Betsy, Teresa, Phil, Dayle, Gracie|
While I am not certain of the symptoms of Spring Fever, I suspect I have a full blown case of it.
You see, I have spent time inside cooking, and stitching and painting a new horizon for my watercolor painting, but, I have been so excited to spend even more time out and about witnessing the glorious blooming of Spring!
Teresa, my dear blogging friend, drove us north to the Hulda Klager Lilac Garden in Woodland, Washington, and published a wonderful post about our trip HERE. Thank you, again, Teresa, for the fun, and introducing me to such an amazing place.
When I got home I checked our one gigantic lavender Lilac bush. It only had about six blossoms on it and I cut two and brought them inside so we can enjoy them...the blossoms have such a short life, but their fragrance is h.e.a.v.e.n.l.y ~ ~ ~
This week I planted three hanging baskets of white Fuchsias...no blossoms yet. I planted six little Rainbow Chard plants and a Basil plant out among the flowers. We have some Joseph Coat Rose buds, I noted!
Saturday my youngest daughter sent me a text while out on errands to tell me she had seen a lot of "duck action" out on the front pond on her way out the driveway if I wanted to take some photos. I was convinced I only saw some Mallards, but when I looked at the photos on my computer screen I saw some Wood Ducks, too!
This weekend was very special because our blogging friend, Betsy, drove down with her husband all the way from Spokane, Washington...six hours! We had a great visit. I had such a good time I did not want us all to part ways again. Taci was not able to make it to Tad's, but at the last minute was able to meet most of us the next day.
On my way home I did not want the fun to end. The weather was perfect! I was thinking about Betsy and Dennis telling us about their youngest son's life over in Japan where he has worked for years. Then I remembered that I had read recently about the Japanese garden in Gresham that I had never stopped to see. I pass by it nearly every week, but you can't see it from the road. I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the photos I took of it. I hope to go back many times, and am curious to know how it will look different from season to season...after I recover from Spring Fever. Do you ever develop a full blown case of Spring Fever?