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Sunday, May 05, 2013

I've been digging.

I've been weeding. Rooting out twitch grass from my flower beds.

I've been cutting back last year's perennials.

I've been pruning out errant raspberry canes.

And: my back is sore. My arms are scratched. I'm kinda filthy.

But: there's a great big grin on my face.

The hyacinths and daffodils in bloom in my garden smell glorious.

The sky is blue. The robins and cardinals are singing.

The leaves are unfolding on the chestnut trees and misting the lilac hedge.

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WIO_ALISA 5/10/2013 10:04AM


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TEENY_BIKINI 5/9/2013 9:56PM

    Isn't this the best time of year ever?! I do love watching the perennials grow. I love not knowing what I planted where last Fall - that keeps it exciting. As you know, I outsourced the hard stuff this year but I am enjoying it just the same. Hugs.

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_LINDA 5/6/2013 10:30PM

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Oh I am so jealous! Though we did see the crocuses! Leaves are not even budding here yet, think they are still in shock from our hard winter :P The greenhouses are sparse in their offerings. Yep, the frozen north is slow to recover and wake up and realize spring has finally come! 28 glorious degrees today should boost things along :))
Enjoy digging the fertile soil!

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CARRAND 5/6/2013 6:44PM


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ID_VANDAL 5/6/2013 5:11PM

    Spring is wonderful and it's so good to be a part of it!

We have a couple of rose bushes that are just throwing off these wonderful red and some other color of roses. I keep cutting them and bringing them into the house for the color and it just makes everything better!

Thanks for reminding me of the beauty in spring!



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NANCY- 5/6/2013 10:48AM

    That is the wonderful kind of soreness. You have a wonderful view of life.

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PHEBESS 5/6/2013 9:38AM

    Mmmmmmm, lilacs!!!!!!!!

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DDOORN 5/6/2013 9:28AM

    Forsythia and dandelions have been giving our land such a cheery smile while out & about!

Kudos to your gardening efforts! Not on my radar this year...past years I've tried with miserable results. Have to wait till I retire if I want to get serious about gardening, I guess...


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PHOENIX1949 5/6/2013 1:36AM


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SLENDERELLA61 5/5/2013 10:23PM

    Glorious!! Be proud of yourself for all you've accomplished. You got a great workout and you'll reap the results. Enjoy the great outdoors -- even the part right out your door! We had a gorgeous day today, too, and I did a touch of gardening, but mostly I played -- with the kids, of course!

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JACKIE542 5/5/2013 6:35PM

    Sounds good to me, happy gardening. emoticon

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CRYSTALJEM 5/5/2013 6:05PM

    Sweet. My kind of filthy.

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KALIGIRL 5/5/2013 5:31PM

    Sounds divine!

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CAKEMAKERMOM 5/5/2013 4:32PM

    That sounds like fun! We'll be starting soon!

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BOOKAPHILE 5/5/2013 4:27PM

    I love working in the garden, too. The aches afterwards...not so much. I hope you get to sit in your garden and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells as you recover!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 5/5/2013 4:03PM

    What a feeling of accomplishment! Remember to track all that work as "XT"

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ONEKIDSMOM 5/5/2013 3:57PM

    That big grin says it all! Activity that means something special to YOU! Well done.

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MEADSBAY 5/5/2013 3:55PM

    Me, too- me,too-me,too!
(as my grandson says)
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