Random 5 For Friday

I’ve a new knitting loom project in the works. I hope to get it finished soon. Here’s a sneak peak.

I bought a sunflower mat and butterfly flowers from the fundraiser my niece’s sorority was having. I wish it was warm enough to get these darlings growing, but that’ll be a couple months from now.

The freezing snap we had this past weekend bit our pear tree blossoms and made them start turning brown. The pear trees are usually so pretty with their dainty white blooms, but this year, they’re sad looking.

It’s warmed up a smidge here, it’s a dreary, rainy 42°. We’ve had so much rain that even the daffodils look sad.

 Earlier this week we had internet trouble. We bought a new router and thought that would fix the issues. Well, it did for about 24 hours then the issues returned worse than before.
I picked up our home phone to call internet support and was met with a shrill squelch and loud static. I checked our other house phone lines and they were dead.
I thanked the good Lord above for my handy-dandy mobile phone and then called the phone company and reported the issues.
They sent out a service guy and he discovered that our phone trouble was caused by line issues down-the-road-a-ways. It took 3 service people a few hours to fix the landline.
Our phone works great and the internet is faster than ever… Yep, you guessed it, we didn’t need a new router. However, since our other router was 4 years old, we decided to keep the new one. We’ll hang on to the old one for back-up.

I hope you all have a weekend free of cold and internet issues.

 

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Snow once on daffodils

There’s an old saying, in our neck-of-the-woods, that says, ‘snow lays at least once on daffodils’
Well, for this year, so far, the only precipitation that might be considered snowy was a few hours of the tiniest little ice beads that fell 3-4-2019 during the night. I went out early and took photos of the daffodils. The ice balls are hard to see in most of the photos.
I’ve decided to claim this as the ‘one snow on daffodils’ and be done with it for the year. :;
Are there any old-wives-tales like this for your region?

I hope you all have a sunshine filled rest of the week.

 

 

 


 

Blooming Mini Daffodils


My mini daffodils are blooming. They’re a fun sign of Spring. I was hoping to get a pretty picture of them in the sunshine. Unfortunately, the rain has set in and the sun is hidden behind a canopy of gray clouds. Fortunately, daffodils are bright yellow and they show fairly well in a photo anyway.
I could have picked a few, brought them inside, and tried to take some better photos. I just didn’t have the heart to pick them. To me, they’re out there trying so hard to cheer up the winter world. I leave them to grow and bloom and glow with hope for warmer days to come.

Here’s wishing you all warm temps and signs of Spring.

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Wednesday Winter Sprouts

The temperatures has been in the 50°s and high 60°s here lately. The daffodils, lilies and rose are trying to make their yearly debue. Unfortunately, the temperatures are rumored farecast to start dropping and the new growth will probably be bit back. Fortunately, the temperatures will warm up again soon and the new growth will began again.

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Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday!

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Spring Signs

0-buttersI went for a walk to see the signs of spring during our oddly warm days. I was surprised to see a buttefly. The weather has been gorgeous. The trees and flowers are budding and growing.
We could still have some freezing weather this winter. It’s a long time until last frost.
My mini-daffodils are blooming and there is an old saying about ‘snow falling on daffodils once’… but since mine aren’t the classic kind, they may not count. Meanwhile, we’ll enjoy the pleasant weather while it’s here.0-dafi

Wishing you all a pleasant week.

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2016 Gardening Update 2

belpepersedlingsWhile out seed shopping, my husband saw a pack of mixed colors of bell peppers. One of the colors is purple and since we’ve never seen a purple pepper, he bought the pack of peppers. The pepper seeds are all mixed up and we can’t be sure which pepper colors is which, so my husband bought a 72 pellet tray for me to start them in. Almost all the seeds have sprouted. We’re going to have a huge pepper patch (and there’s no guarantee that we’ll have a purple pepper since there’s 30 seeds left over.lol)
The seedlings won’t be ready for transplanting for a couple weeks or so. I hope they continue to grow and most of them will survive transplanting. Now what to do with all the peppers. lol

IMG_7767aI bought a tray of small daffodils to plant for next Spring. I’ve never seen any daffodil blooms so small. I hope they survive and bloom pretty next Spring.IMG_7767b

Our radishes and onions are growing pretty well in the big garden. It’s hard to get a good photo of them at this stage of their growth, but I tried anyhow.
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IMG_7894My husband has the garden tilled up and waiting for the right time and weather for planting. We’re supposed to get some rain, so He’ll have to till it again before we plant.

wasptrapOn a bit of a crafty note, I made a wasp trap out of a cola bottle, duct tape and put some Hawaiian punch in it. I’m happy to report that it works. I plan to set several of these up and hang a few to try and keep the wasp population under control around our home.

Wishing you all Happy Spring Gardening!gardening

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