Saturday, March 1, 2008

Spring Spruce Up

As I pulled into the driveway one day, I noticed that our house looked a bit dreary. Even the Bubs noticed and said, "Mom, we need some flowers!"

So earlier this week, we hopped in the car and stolled through the garden department of our local home improvement store. In between visits to the water fountain display for the Bubs, I managed to grab some perky looking pansies, flower pots and all the neccessary supplies we needed.
The next day, we headed outside to get Operation Spring Spruce Up underway. Well I thought that's what "we" were going to do....apparently the Bubs had other ideas! He ran around the yard, wagon in tow, on the lookout for sticks to pick up. He laughed and had a good time all by himself. He did deign to help me move bags of potting soil when asked and, for once, didn't argue with me about it - Hallelujah!!

Although the spruce up didn't take very long and wasn't especially elaborate, I found the results to be most satisfying. See for yourself -

Forgive the scattered dirt mess in the photos. I was trying to beat a pretty wicked thunderstorm that had blown into town that day, complete with heavy winds and black storm clouds. Why would I do that, you ask? Because I didn't check the weather before we went out. *Sigh* The front door had just slammed closed behind us when the first boom of thunder crashed and a torrential downpour was unleashed. Talk about timing, folks!


Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh, yum, flowers! They look so pretty and spring-y!

Jonny's Mommy said...

It looks beautiful! You and the Bubs did a great job. I love your photos too and now I get to see what the outside of your house looks like! :-)