Below is the Queen's float from a previous year.
Each fall the local high schools choose their princess and then in March there's a Daffodil Queen Coronation where a panel chooses a Queen based on their grades, school activities, etc. There are scholarships involved so it's always a tense time for the participants.
Today the Fred Meyer Stores in the area had their annual "Fuchsia Saturday." You bring one or all of your hanging baskets & planters, they have fuchsia & geranium starts on sale "5 for $3", you pick out your plants, pay for them and then the staff plants your starts in your pots for FREE using premium Black Gold potting soil. Such a deal! Free dirt & labor. I just took one hanging basket over there because I haven't fully decided what I'm going to plant this year. But I got geraniums instead of fuchsias. I've decided that as beautiful as fuchsia's can be, they just don't do well here at my house. I went with red & white geraniums so I guess that's my color choices for this year. Maybe adding some blue into some of the containers, later on.
Bob checked out the weather report for the mountains & left very early this morning with his truck and camper for a few more days of skiing. He called me about noon and said the snow was a 12 on a scale of 1-10. The sky was a beautiful blue and the sun shining on the snow made it glisten like diamonds. AND HE FORGOT TO TAKE HIS CAMERA !!! He's going to stay & ski Sunday and maybe Monday. So he's camped out in the parking lot of the ski resort tonight, watching a VHS movie on his small TV/VHS player combination thanks to a generator.
After all that sunshine today, I decided to tackle mowing the front lawn for the first time this year. After picking up a bunch of branches and other stuff I got the lawn mower out and got the job done. The front yard is about 75% moss with grass growing thru it so it was a tough go. I wish the moss would completely take over...moss stays green and it doesn't grow. But unfortunately, there's still enough spots of just grass and grass growing thru moss, so I have to continue to mow. Sunday afternoon, I'll tackle the back yard which is 2 and a half times bigger than the front yard.
Well, that's all for now....there's a Nora Robert's movie coming on in a few minutes and I want to do up the dishes, etc before I settle down to watch it.
Have a wonderful Sunday, until next time.............Linda