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Monday, March 10, 2014





Well this happened. And daylight savings happened. So based on these photos and that fact alone it was a lovely weekend. Saturday morning I woke up to see that the cherry blossoms started to bloom (spring really is coming!). This is my favorite time of year at my house, we have so many beautiful trees (cherry trees included), it not only looks beautiful but the air is so fragrant, it just evokes feelings of happiness to walk outside my front door. We also did get our nice day on Friday, and I did the yard work I have been avoiding for so long. I had this giant tree stump that was taking up 80% of my private garden space off my patio. I have cursed it for over 6 long years and finally decided to try to dig it up myself, which ended up taking me all of 20 minutes it was so rotten. It was in fact easier to dig the tree up than the dirt surrounding it whilst trying to level it all out (I still have to finish that part). Saturday it was back to rain, rain and more rain, so I took that opportunity to tackle some of my work-related to-do list items. I wouldn't say it was a very exciting weekend, but it was really productive and I needed one of those. How was yours? 

20 comments:

  1. I love cherry blossoms!...and I love spring. Finally :-)

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  2. Wow! Stumps are notoriously difficult, so good on you. You're clearly several weeks ahead of us on this spring business. Our weeping cherry *might* have buds on it. I'll have to go check. We have two warm days ahead, so I expect things to start popping really soon. Allergies too! ;)

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    1. they are. that's why i had waited. but who knows maybe if i hadn't have waited it wouldn't have rotten enough for me to be able to do. so glad that's done. spring is starting here and i couldn't be happier. every season change is lovely in it's own way, and though summer is my favorite season, spring is always the most magical season change to me. xo ps. i outgrew my hay-fever! isn't that crazy? i had so terribly throughout my childhood. xo

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  3. too pretty! i love these pictures

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  4. How was my weekend? http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/11902711.jpg ;)
    It was just lovely here, clear blue skies, warmer weather (high 40s!) with just the slightest chill, perfect for throwing the windows open. I ran a few errands, had lunch for one at a tiny French cafe (had an Orangina!) and did some laundry/cleaning. Mostly, though, I watched Veronica Mars or practiced French on my Duolingo app on the sofa with Fitz. It. Ruled. Your weekend sounds productive to say the least!! xo

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    1. haha, that meme, a triumphant weekend indeed :) xo

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  5. You know, my other friend Iluska in Portland said the same thing about the cherry blossoms so spring must really be there! And good on you for tackling that tree stump by yourself

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    1. it's still rainy but having little spots of color break up all the grey, and i think the freezing temps are finally behind us! xo

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  6. Yay Spring!!! its supposed to hit the 60's week did you hear?

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    1. i saw that it is suppose to be 67 degrees on wednesday. my first thought was woo hoo! my second thought was "oh no, what will i wear?" i have been wearing layers for months now!

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  7. I love cherry blossoms! You're so lucky to have them all around your house! I know what you mean about putting off a garden chore and then having it being so easy you can't believe it. For 4 years my neighbor's gardeners have clipped my bougainvillea hedge so it doesn't grow high enough for privacy even though it cascades around the rest of the house. I finally put up a giant trellis on that fence this weekend and it took me less than 15 mins. Definitely a wow I could've had a V8 moment :) Hope all is well with you!
    xo Mary Jo

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    1. i don't have much of a yard, just a couple little garden spaces, so i can't do a lot - well, hopefully now i can do more. but yes, i still put it off. but once i get out there i remember how meditative it is. i forget that i actually like it sometimes! i owe you an email. i am going to get on that stat! xo

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  8. That is so funny about the stump!! I wish we had better trees in our neighborhood, all we've got are the small landscaping trees that these newer neighborhoods have. I miss the smell of apple blossoms in the spring. I'm glad you got out in yard this weekend though. Our back yard is such a mess right now, we ripped up the grass and are going to be planting some new soon. And in the meantime I am just chompin at the bit to get out there and start cultivating the back yard and garden of my dreams (in miniature of course, our yard is tiny).

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    1. mine is vey miniature too. at least you have a fence! but you know my fence dreams? they are coming true. finally. i can't wait to make it pretty in my back garden :)

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  9. oh my goodness how gorgeous! around here we have the star jasmine bushes lining all of the fences so with this past weekends first little bloom, i took started to get excited with the thought of spring. i adore winter, but spring is really quite a beautiful time.

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    1. mmm i want to get some of that. i bought star jasmine in my last place and it did really well. i moved shortly thereafter though and haven't had anyplace to put it to get more. but now that i have dug out my stump, i am getting a little fence and i think that is going to be my first outdoor plant purchase. it smells so heavenly!

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  10. It seems that spring has arrived everywhere in the Northern hemisphere but here. We did see the sun today, finally. Beautiful photos, Christine!

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  11. lovely pics. spring is such a fantastic time, isn't it :)

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