Our neighbor has been outside working on his lawn, his front lawn, for about 6 hours now. And, this is not the first or only time he has worked on it since spring has arrived. Nope, he has been out there almost every day. Today involved a long orange extension cord, a leaf blower and other things. This is the same neighbor that was sweeping when the police arrived the other day. And to the left of us, our neighbors are re-mulching around the trees they just mulched the other day. I also heard them out there splitting wood. They are 90.
Do you know what I did today?
Don't know what these are going to be yet:
- Unpacked two boxes (yes I still have boxes that need to be unpacked from the move. Don't even get me started on all of the boxes I have at my mom's house that have been stored there for years. Scary.).
- Looked for Nelson pictures (yes, they are currently lost. You would think having their own photo album would make it easier. Nope. Yes, I just admitted they have their own album. Scary.).
- Did two loads of laundry and dried and folded one of B's.
- Took a long nap
The neighbors are making me look bad. I am not the only one that thinks this as B remarked about it earlier. As I told B, we are not 90 and retired and neither of us has been offered a buyout where we have every day free to putz around. B is back up to a 7 day work week and, frankly, I wouldn't know what to do with the yard besides photograph the array of flowers and plants that are popping up which, luckily for you, I have been doing! I love that we have absolutely no idea what the former people planted and that they planted such a variety of things, that items are popping up literally over night.
The tulips are my favorite so far:
And gorgeous tulips again:
White ones with some purple thrown in:
There, you have it, our self growing flower garden as of right now. B did plant some flowers recently, but I am not telling what they are yet. It will be a surprise.
And even on the dreariest of days there is some color as evidenced by this beautiful bush right outside B's TV room:
Look at that color! Of course B, taking lessons from me, did not even notice said bush. As I was on the couch talking to him I spotted it and exclaimed "wow! What kind of bush is that!" to which he responded "what bush?" Um, just that big yellow bush over your shoulder:
He later looked it up and told me it was a forsythia plant. When I looked it up it said it was a sign that spring was coming which thrilled me since it was pouring rain at the time.
To end, I will leave you with a picture of my neighbor's beautiful flowering tree. This would be the 90 year old neighbors.
B and I both wish we had a flowering tree. We have a huge tree that is just now starting to bud, but no flowers. It will provide a lot of shade though. Pictures of that later.