Monday, April 20, 2009

photo of the week....

Spring has sprung..
The grass is riz..
I wonder where the flowers iz..

Here I iz..
Pick I up..
For I are a buttercup......











just kidding.... I'z only butter coloured... but that's okay...

rays of buttery sunshine in the house as well as outside...but....the big problem is that there won't be any flowers blooming for ages. I got the back yard all tidied and the grass scratched up with my "aerator". A lawnmower blade with a big nail at either end.... it does a great job of kicking up old dry grass..oh, and plenty of dust. I'll have to blow my nose regularly for a week to get that out... where was my dental assistant mask? Tsk, tsk... then, I mowed over it again with the regular blade and bag on .... oooooh...nice and tidy. This morning, there is a bit of new green showing already...... the front yard will have to wait a few weeks, as there is still some snow on the north side of the big tree...and the ground is pretty frozen. There is a forecast for snow flurries Thursday. It's very early. Back yard gets sun all day right now... today will be +21C, but will drop 20 degrees in a few days.....

This is pretty funny. I collected a huge bundle of twigs...some as thick as a man's thumb.... and piled them neatly near the garbage bags. I was going to tie them up today...but, they are all gone with the exception of a few little bits...!! What the? .... who would take a pile of twigs? We have decided it must be a big bird. Occasionally a huge horned owl sits for hours on the power pole out back. Probably looking for lunch. Maybe him...or her.. (or would that be "he.. or she"?) I suppose magpies or crows might build nests with lumber that size. Anyway.... no twigs left to tie up; one thing less for the garbage guys on Tuesday. Oh, and speaking of garbage...my blue bin is full already. I'm sure once this initial emptying takes place, we won't have to put it out for weeks or even a couple of months. I had piles of cardboard and milk cartons ready to take to the big recycling bins on my next grocery trip...so just cleaned those out...then, cleared out the newspapers and advertising flyers..and then got a bee in my bonnet baseball cap, opened the big doors and cleaned the garage during the week...and voila...full! sheesh.....

Now the table saw is set up so that we can begin our usual fair weather renovation projects. First thing will be to shorten a pocket door and get it hung on my craft room. Cut a hole in the arborite and plumb my laundry room sink.... then, cutting and painting baseboards ... then....hahah... oh brother, it never ends. But,...this year it WILL end. It has been long enough. I have spoken... and if speaking doesn't cut it...I have friends who will. .. cut it that is. Cut wood, put on tiles, get my sink installed, etc...

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Remember the little hand made flower container Mr. BV brought back from Palm Springs? I found the perfect blooms for it... a couple of "faux" flowers. I like faux better than fake...it sounds more ...erm...classy ...hahhaha... more haute couture if you will. Of course they are still just fake, but they look pretty real to me.











a couple of pretty gerberas with the stems cut way down... sit in there perfectly....

15 comments:

Susan said...

After stopping by here I'm tired and feel like a nap or maybe a lie in the hammock (of course not yet up as it still feels like winter here). Those BVee's have been busy.

love the gerberas faux or real.

xo, S & les Gang with a special hello from your
sweet boy Ver.

Serena said...

Well, if you can't have real flowers, faux flowers will do nicely. Pretty pics!

You sound like quite the handywoman! Good luck to getting the reno projects completed this year ~ :)

Jennifer Rose said...

the flowers look really nice in the container and you don't have to worry about them wilting.

any big crows around? they take twigs that size here

Linda Fleming said...

I love your faux flowers-LOL! But hopefully before too long you will have real ones to replace them.

Now if those birds were just energetic enough to gather the twigs themselves, that would be less work for you. But then they have you to do it for them-LOL!

Kerry said...

Funny about the twigs,probably was a big bird took them for a nest. Pretty faux flowers! and cute little bear too!

Carla said...

Love the daisies! And the poem is the greatest! :)

Draffin Bears said...

Love your gerberas and they are the best sort as they don't droop or die.

Phew! you have been very busy and I hope you get all your, to do list done. Good luck with the renovations.
Your recycling bin will be coming in handy and isn't it good to have a big clean up.

Hugs
Carolyn

Sandy said...

Your sense of humor always comes through. Enjoyed reading you and wow, you are one busy gal...

by the way that top photo on your sidebar of the doll, hahahha, love it.

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

I love twigs but it wasn't me who took them. :)
I live too far away! But wish I lived closer, I would definitely beat the crows to the pile! LOL
Love the faux flowers and that cute little bear.

Dolores said...

Hullo, loved reading your post. Don't kid yourself about the recycling bin. It gets full quicker and faster than you realize. I love that little bear.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Wow, you still have snow? What a busy girl you've been, amazing that the twigs disappeared!

Delphine said...

Izzy Whizzy let's get bizzy! That used to be acatchphrase on a kids TV show I think! That is certainly what you have been doing. I luvved your 'ittle poem-- keep up the good work-I had better get on with mine.....

Shashi Nayagam said...

Just enjoyed reading all the missed posts. I am in love with your doll. She turned out great.

HElen said...

Loved reading your post!
Love your new dolls! You've been busy not only with renovation :) Great work!

Pauline said...

Gosh what a busy lady you are, you must have bags of energy. Wonder where the twigs went!!!! Intriguing.

Have a good day

Pauline