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More Spring blooms

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I was hoping with this shot to show all the trees colors together. The yellow of the forsythia, the white of the dogwood, and the purple of the lilac. This area is extremely fragant this time of year. When I’m hanging clothes on the line it smells so wonderful. Temperatures have been a little chilly here but today promises to warm up nicely. We are doing school as usual.Today will be our last spelling list. Yeah! I love doing school with my girls but we are all ready for summer break. I have made out my list of books for next year. We useABEKA.They offer free shipping in the month of April, so I want to order them before themonth is over.New books are always exciting around here.This evening I think we will be going into “little town” to get a few groceries, our seed potatoes and a few cabbage plants. I solook forward to enjoying fresh vegetables. Lunch break is over so I better get busy. God bless.

Apple Blossoms

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Our apple tree is blooming.  Isn’t it pretty!  We are not sure what type of apples these are.  The tree was here when we came.  However they are very good apples.  The tree blooms very early though and usually gets caught in the frost.  I fear this will happen this year.  Temperatures tonight will be in the upper 20’s.  We have had a very hard wind for 2 days now so of course it feels much colder.  Temperature now is about 50 with a wind chill of about 40.  YUCK!  I guess this is what we call “dogwood winter” as the dogwoods are blooming now.  Warmer temps are on the way though.  Yeah!

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Dogwood in bloom outside our dining room window. 

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My bouquet of flowers for the ladies today.  I love to have fresh flowers out when they come.  Makes the room look so much more cheerful.  We all enjoyed these today.  Forsythia and spirea.  Class went very well.  Two ladies could not come.  We missed you, Wanda and Vicki.  I know I have said this many times, but this really is a good study.  She takes it nice and slow so you get to just let it all sink in.  I like that.  I better get started on supper.  Take care  and God bless.

Spirea Bush

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Another sign of spring.  The spirea bush is in full bloom.  It has beautiful, small white flowers on it.  I think Friday when the ladies come I will make a bouquet of spirea and forsythia blooms.  Very cheerful!  School today as usual.  It is getting so hard to do school as usual. We so want to be outside playing and doing outside chores.  The girls playing-me doing outside chores.  Well, we must persevere.  I know it will  be worth it.  Temperature is very nice here today.  About 80 degrees.  I have clothes drying on the line, blowing in the breeze.  I love hanging clothes outside.  They smell so wonderful.  Tonight’s menu will be homemade pizza.  Last summer, we made several jars of pizza sauce from our tomatoes.  We have almost used them all so I guess we will need to make more this summer than we did last summer.   I think it is important for my girls to know how to raise a garden, to harvest the produce and then how to preserve it for later use.  I think in todays fast paced America this is becoming a lost art.  I was blessed to acquire this knowledge from my mother and I want to pass it down. 

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It tastes as good as it looks.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Spring

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Forsythia in full bloom.

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The only thing missing here is my bench!

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More forsythia bloom.

I just love spring!  I think yellow is such a bright, cheerful, happy color.  Busy day here.  Piano practice, shopping, a little school.  Beautiful temperatures.  I have clothes hanging on the line to dry.  Everything is getting green quick.  I pray things don’t get in too much of a hurry.   Frost is still very likely.  Tonights menu is shimp stir fry.  Dessert will be jello with whipped creme.  Simple.  Easy.  I hope to get some outside work done this evening so I want to keep the cooking at a minimum.   Hopefully more spring pictures tomorrow.  Take care and God bless.