Friday, May 10, 2013
Is it Spring finally?
Despite my long absence from blogging, I HAVE been quilting! Here is the completed top of Jamestown Landing. Even by substituting HSTs for the string units, there are over 2000 pieces, and is queen size. I have the batting and backing and "one of these days" will get it sandwiched and then quilted.
I have lost all my favorite blog addresses - another job to find them again, and then get them in a Reader. I am perturbed with Google Reader that my blog list went totally away without the chance to get it copied or ??????
These tulips are "passable" ... this is the first year when blizzards, heavy snow, heat, then blizzards, have definitely damaged my spring tulips. But these poor quality tulips are better than nothing!
And we have our friend, the screech owl, who spends some days with us, some days elsewhere. We are watching for his mate and youngsters. While we love to see him, we miss the songbirds which are, unfortunately, nowhere to be seen. We may as well take down the feeders. Even goldfinches only stayed a few days and then disappeared.
We haven't cut grass yet, and my front garden has suffered the same fate as the tulips - just a crummy garden this year. Only a few daffodils appeared, and only a few red tulips - there should be 3 dozen - I think 6 came through. Maddening! We are trying grasses this year and day lillies. The mugho pines look pitiful, with a lot of ugly yellowing around their bases -- they do not look promising either.
I am reading my post and holy smoke, I sound cranky! Snow and blizzards did a lot of damage and we all look forward to lovely spring. This is a harsh climate here in western Nebraska and during the last blizzard, one poor local resident became lost and disoriented and froze to death. Rescue efforts on snowmobiles saved her adult son who tried to come to her aid - there are times when one needs to stay safe at home. We are glad to see spring.