Hello friends, I hope everyone is well and having at least a few days of nice weather now and then. Here in western Washington, we've had a couple dry days once again so I've managed to get both the front and back yard mowed. Sunday afternoon found me in the back yard, with the mower & the edger. On one side there are landscaping timbers separating my yard from the neighbors. They never do a single thing in their yard and the grass & weeds were hanging over into mine. So I took the edger and at least cleaned up my side. On the other side is a chain link fence and the man that moved in there last fall has been working on getting that yard cleaned up. In fact he wants my grass clippings for his compost pile so I'm letting him use my yard waste bin to dispose of the branches, black berry vines and other stuff he is removing, so it can be carted away.
My daffodils have bloomed & I trimmed off the dying blooms yesterday. The tulips are in full bloom (remember last year I lost all my tulips when the neighbor girl pulled them up to sell door to door around here?) My diligence in replacing them right away (thankfully Lowes, Home Depot and other garden centers had blooming tulips in pots so I could put them in the holes she left behind) paid off this year, as they are truly beautiful. Both of my lilac bushes are blooming and today when I was mowing in the back yard, the sweet fragrance of lilacs was definitely in the air.
I saw on the news this evening that cruise season kicks off this next week in Seattle. Here in the northwest it runs from the end of April thru the middle of September. We have a wonderful cruise ship terminal in Seattle now and the cruise business adds about 312 million dollars a year to the economy of this area. Another Alaskan cruise sounds like a mighty fine idea.
The photographers that came from Phoenix, AZ to photograph my son & daughter in law's wedding have a Blog. This last week they posted a few pictures that they took on that happy occasion. If you'd like to see them, you can check them out at; http://michaelneugentphotography.blogspot.com/2010/04/jeralyn-and-jim.html I can't wait to see the rest of the pictures they took. Mine were ok, but I was taking pictures around the professionals and without a flash, so I wouldn't disturb them. Plus it was hard to take pictures and see all that was going on a the same time.
Again, I apologize for not commenting everyday but I am doing better about getting around to Blogs. Now with yard work and the continuing typing for my class reunion, I don't always leave a comment. Take care~Until next time, Linda