Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Today began and ended with rain showers but in the middle we had a nice warm 73 degrees,mostly sunny day.
After chores this morning I walked for the first time in several days.  I checked on mama Robin and found her vigilantly setting on her nest of eggs. Things look refreshed after the early morning rain shower I heard before daylight this morning.
These huge Hosta leaves were soaking up the moisture from the rain drops.
In spite of the cold and cloudy conditions of the last days I found my first rose of the season today. This vine is at the entrance to the downstairs apartment.
Actually there were a couple of these beautiful fragrant blooms open today.
As I walked by the hen lot these 3 were in a corner of the lot having their own little "hen party"

I finished the morning out in the kitchen baking 6 caramel, 1coconut,1chocolate,2 pound and 2 wine cakes.
After lunch I had to spend some time outside as my body was yearning for the warm sunshine.
I pulled weeds out of all the gravel patios and then moved all the plants back outside,hopefully they can stay out there now !
I re- planted the Geraniums that I pulled up last fall . One of them didn't make it,I'm thinking it probably was the candy striped one that I liked best but it was a hybrid.
As I worked I watched the sky fill with clouds and the winds picked up again driving me inside. I cleaned up the furniture from the auction and made photos to get ready to advertise it.
I did evening chores just before the rain started and then iced cakes.
Hubbie and I watched Survivor on TV and then I did weekly paperwork and payed bills.
Daughter brought her baked goods over tonight because she has to go into work early in the morning.
At 11:00 tonight it is still 59 degrees,what a difference a day makes !!
Grateful for the blessings God gave me today and thankful for the beautiful world He created.
Good Night and God Bless.


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Marilyn, We've had some crazy weather this week here. Luckily, we didn't have any frost --but it has been cold and VERY windy. We finally got a tiny bit of rain today. It has gone all around us lately--so even if we didn't get much, it was good to get something..

When we went to the Smokies on Monday, we encountered snow flurries and 37 degrees... There was quite a bit of snow on the tops of the mountains..

BUT--today it finally warmed up.. YEAH!!!! I'm ready for spring AGAIN... ha

Hope you are doing fine.

NCmountainwoman said...

Lovely hostas. We can't grow them because the deer think they are candy. Even with the deer repellent won't stop them. The minute it rains, they start the feast.