Saturday, April 20, 2013

Spring Cleaning

The First Sergeant has spent the last few days, mowing, trimming, pruning, and  fixing.
Putting the place 'to rights' after a long Winter's nap takes quite an effort, and will be ongoing for several weekends to come.

My effort consisted of hanging the porch ferns. and planting Geraniums.
I've still got lots of empty pots to fill, and birdhouses to tend......

The Perennials are flowering.
We had a hard frost last night, I'm keeping my fingers crossed they were not harmed.

"Everything is blooming most recklessly;
if it were voices instead of colors,
there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night."

~ Rainer Maria Rilke: Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke


rusty duck said...

I dread late frosts.. hope all is well.

Country Gal said...

You are farther along with spring then we are lol our grass is green but not cut worthy yet . Oh your property and home is lovely . It has turned cold here and the winds are cold as well again . Hoping for it to warm up again next week ! Thanks for sharing . Lovely photos ! Have a good evening !

DJan said...

What a fine beginning he's made. It's just beautiful already. I am listening to the rain drum on the roof... again. :-)

helen tilston said...

Thank you for this beautiful post so full of promise. You quote by one of my favourite writers Rilke is fitting.

Continued joy, musis and colour

L. D. said...

It all looks so wonderfully green and neat and clean. Your sedum is about a month ahead of us. Spring is a nice season, let's enjoy is for as long as possible.

Willow said...

Well it looks like a nice start to your clean up, Jo. Beautiful Porch and grounds. I love your new header.

Vicki said...

You always have such wonderful posts!