Enjoying Spring's Beauty at our Country Home

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Enjoying Spring's Beauty at our Country Home

 As you can see, spring has certainly sprung around our place!  I thought you might like a peek at what's been blooming around here. :)

These daffodils were planted as a birthday present by my 18yr old last spring. They made their first appearance just in time for my 50th birthday this year. Perfect timing.

As you can see.. the fields were getting a bit overgrown due to the fact that we are gone all week. I filled my new wheelbarrow full of weeds from the flower beds. We finally got in a good week of work on the property during Spring break.

I discovered that our azaleas really took a hit over the winter. Some kind of fungus is giving me fits!  The blooms are still so lovely though.

 I consulted my gardening whiz friend, Laurie, and she said just to chop off all the damaged parts after the blooms are gone.  I gave them a good spray with an anti-fungal and am going to take her advice soon, to mulch the bushes with pine needles.  

 The family and I got a lot done in the fresh air and warm sunshine. It was nice to have Rebekah here to help with the yard work too. She loves getting a 'dose of country' after her long work weeks in downtown Houston.

 Tim taught me to ride the riding lawn mower. I discovered it's a lot more work than I thought!


 Is there anything prettier than dogwoods in the sunshine? They just seem to glow!

And how I love sitting on the deck for morning devotions with a nice cup of hot coffee or tea. I miss our place so much during the week...

and of course we always cook out when we get the chance. Though it sure seems odd grilling only three steaks. I'm still getting used to a smaller crowd at home. :)

 Hope you're having a lovely spring.. and up to your elbows in dirt, leaves, and blooms!

 Psalm 1:3  Those who love God.... shall be like a well tended tree planted by springs of flowing water. His leaves shall never droop and everything he does will be successful.


Debby said...

Happy Birthday. Glad to see a post from you. I bet you will miss your country home alot in the summer months.

GlorV1 said...

Miss your posts on this blog. You always had great pictures, like now. Hope all is well. I bet it is real hard being away from your "real" home. It's beautiful. Happy Birthday and you don't look a day over 20. Take care.

Maria Killam said...

Nice to see you blogging again, sweet friend!

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

Definitely enjoying spring with you, Donna & wishing you HapPiest B'day Blessings!
still have your linky button on my sidebar! :)

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

Just had to share my JoY !

I have to wish my very 1st grandbaby, a grandson, a HapPy Birth Day ! Conway Joshua arrived safely and healthy today !

I've posted a wee Shelley cuppa to celebrate if you'd care to join me!

“There's nothing half so pleasant as coming home again.” ~ Margaret Sangster

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