Thursday, May 8, 2014

Around Here: Springtime

It's been awfully chilly and cloudy so far this week. Last week was pretty nice, though. We took advantage of some warmer, sunnier weather to plant more geraniums, put out some mulch in the back garden, plant some kresse, and--oh, I don't really recall what all we did. Last week is running together with the week before, when the weather was even nicer. We were outside a lot--planning, planting, and weeding. Despite the current chill (these crazy weather ups-and-downs are par for the course here in May), our garden and other parts of the village are telling us it's Spring. 










Thanks to Husband for the lovely photos (except the one with the colander--I took that while pulling up a bunch of stinging nettles from the back garden and clipping a bunch of the leaves to use later that day in a recipe).

In family news, happy healing to the Boy, who fractured his femur above the knee in soccer back in March (thankfully less major than it sounds, but the healing process takes months). And a big high-five to the Girl, who finished her freshman year of college yesterday!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, the rape fields of Germany. I remember them well from when we were stationed at Spang. Thanks for bringing back fine memories.

Ariana Mullins said...

Oh, isn't spring so wonderful? I am loving it. Great photos, and happy to see you putting those nettles to good use!

Lauren Hairston said...

I seriously have the. exact. same. colander. Great minds think alike?

Are those some future strawberries I see? I wanted to plant some this year, got lazy, then forgot, so maybe next year.

Hausfrau said...

You're welcome, Anon! Thanks for visiting.

Ariana, I'm enjoying spring, too--just wishing it would warm up a bit! I need to do some more foraging soon, after pulling up the nettles in our flower bed.

Lauren, That's funny that you have the same colander. Definitely great minds! That plant that looks like a strawberry plant actually isn't, but we do have several strawberry plants out back. We'll see how they do this year--we haven't gotten that many berries in the past.

Hausfrau said...

You're welcome, Anon! Thanks for visiting.

Ariana, I'm enjoying spring, too--just wishing it would warm up a bit! I need to do some more foraging soon, after pulling up the nettles in our flower bed.

Lauren, That's funny that you have the same colander. Definitely great minds! That plant that looks like a strawberry plant actually isn't, but we do have several strawberry plants out back. We'll see how they do this year--we haven't gotten that many berries in the past.

Sunday Taylor said...

Lovely photos. Happy spring!

coco said...

Hausfrau,
You are really lucky woman to be able to explore different part of the world as you have an access to so many beautiful places around this world. really envy your life!
Have a happy December month! I miss blogging....
Hopefully soon, i will be able to find one.

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