Friday, March 6, 2009

Spring Is In The Air!





Kinda of.It's definitely not the spring I am used to, but it is definitely spring!



I'm turning into a wimp I think! Last week it was 90 degrees and it was feelin a bit warm for me. But yesterday and today it is in the low 70's and I am chilly! What the heck? When we lived in Utah and Colorado the 70's was warm to me! I think Arizona is twisting me!







It does have a bonus here right now though..the orange blossoms are bloomin right now. When I am queesy the smell kills me but when I am feeling OK it is heavenly! Tony and I were out the other night and I told him I thought I was smellin a Gardenia bush. He showed me the Orange Blossoms and had me take a wiff. It is amazing the strength of those little blossoms. At least there is something around here that seems a little like spring!







I have to say I am missing the weeks right after the snow melts off and first the Crocus bloom and then the Tulips. I miss having fabulous flowers in my garden! We are trying to garden here too though. Tony took the girls to Lowe's and let them pick out a bunch of flowers and seeds to plant in the garden! They have been fun to watch. They go out every day to water the garden and check it's progress. I think they are mostly excited about the strawberry bushes.I can't wait until the cantaloupe come up. They are going to be thrilled to see that.







We planted tomatoes, broccoli, squash, cucumbers, cantaloupe, watermelons, strawberries, and carrots.







The tomatoes and broccoli and growing like crazy already.







Our ward has a plot of land that they want every family planting some things on. We are going to do our corn there since we are pretty limited on space here.







It's really nice when I have been feeling crappy Tony gets home and all the kids head outside to tend to the garden. I come out and sit in the patio chairs and watch. The sun feels good with a little breeze blowing and it is delightful to watch the excitement of them as they gauge how much their garden has grown the past few days! It is a good way to take my mind off of feeling crappy. Sometimes it's just nice to take in the good around you!







So..Has spring arrived where you are? Are you loving it? I think we are! Now summer~That's a whole nother story here!

10 comments:

sherry said...

We really miss those girls! "I want to go to Baiwy and Gwacee's house, mom!" You need to let us come pick those cute girls up! And I am having garden envy. I am feeling like I really need to plant one, but I don't have a place for it. How could you not love the orange blossoms? ENjoy it. It is one of the only perks to living in the dessert.

Kricket said...

I LOVE gardening!!! Ya know, it is so nice to live in warm places where you can start gardening in March or sometimes even February. Our orange trees are blooming here and it is the BEST smell. I absolutely love Spring. Great post and totally cute pics of the girls.

Amber said...

I cannot believe it is still 90s there. I used to think I could live in AZ during the wintertime but I think I may be too wimpy for even that. :-)

Amanda said...

how lovely, i love springtime, it was in the 70's here yesterday and it was just wonderful. springtime is the best. enjoy your garden, we're going to try and grow some peppers indoor and on our balcony.

kristifritzel said...

I definately have the garden envy. I am ready for spring to come. We went down to arches on Sat and got snowed on. Ugh. I was looking forward to something warmer. I am glad you are having a treat and the kids love it so much

kristifritzel said...

Also..... so jealous about the cantaloupes. Our garden just doesn't have enough sun for it to be warm enough for them

Crazymamaof6 said...

fabulous garden! way to find the little things to enjoy. i have my days it's stinking hot at 80+ degrees. and freeze at 70. you aren't alone or odd.

hope you having more good days than bad!

Cheffie-Mom said...

Gardening - how fun! Looks like the girls love it! The pictures are wonderful!

Ginger said...

I need someone to come plant a garden for me. Every year I plan to plant one and before I know it, the season is past. It looks like yours is going to be great.

Shelli said...

I shaved my bikini area. Is that a sign of spring?