Wednesday, May 27, 2009

finally, spring

I had a good evening. Spent a good deal of it visiting old friends. Blogs that I hadn't visited in a very very long time. Catching up. Seeing what was new. It seems everyone has just continued on, sharing their homes, their craft projects, their family.

Here, in my town, we survived another winter of way too much snow. Our winter was too long. Too cold. The good news is, we've had an incredible spring so far. For a change. One thing you need to know about Juneau is it rains all the time and if it isn't raining, it's dark and dreary, and cold, and damp. It can be a very depressing town. And we've had horrid summers the last few years with winters being even worse. So we definitely deserve decent weather. For me, weather in the 60's is just perfect.

It poured down yesterday, for the first time in a few weeks. We definitely needed the rain to soak our soil good, so our plants and trees could grow. But as luck would have it, my husband no sooner finished fertilizing every single plant, shrub, and tree in our rather large landscaped yard.... that it started to downpour.... I hope it had a chance to do some good before being washed away.

But here it is almost June and our gardens are just starting to come to life. The leaves are out on the trees now and our earliest spring blooming perennials are in bloom. One of our earliest spring bloomers is the Trollius, or Globe Flower, with its cheery yellow flowers. Beautiful and so cheery!

My grandbabies are due any minute, so I better run. Hunter is now one and a half years old and Ellis recently turned one year old.

Until next time.... Nancy

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

should I....?

Here it is, almost the end of May. Almost three months since I last wrote... Where has time gone? I'm still here, although I've not been blogging much lately. Obviously! I've not kept in touch with any of my blogging friends. I've been bad, very bad. Yet, here I am, once again thinking of reaching out to the blogging world and asking for your friendship. Bloggers are such a special group of people. So understanding and supportive. We share our deepest secrets, loves and fears, our failings, our successes, and other most precious details about our lives. To total strangers! Yet, these strangers become our most precious friends. We depend on them for kind words and support. To make our lives right. So if blogging is so great, why do I keep stopping?

I went back to older posts today, looking for something specific, and have to say, I laughed at more than one! In the earlier days, I always seemed to have something to say. Yet, today, my mind is blank and that causes a problem in the blogging world. Blogging should be fun, not a source of frustration, trying to come up with something to say. Yet, here I am, once again, trying to get back into the blogging world, trying to think of something to say that would entice you to return.... Wish me luck!

For now.... Nancy