Friday, March 20, 2009

Another Season of Tulips

My daughter brought tulip bulbs back from Holland last fall.  I planted them in the ground, and these have already bloomed!  This is a blackberry photo, so not the highest quality, but I have had no time to do anything right this week.  

It is the first day of Spring.   It is 45º, the birds are singing, the sun is about to come up (it's 7:02 a.m.) and it is going to be a sunny day.  I am going to go out and run this morning.  Run outside in the sunshine with the birds.  I cannot tell you how much joy this brings me.  

Last night when I drove into my street at the end of the day, I saw my sponsee's jeep and a ladder or two in my driveway.  I had forgotten that she said she was going to paint my living room and dining room.  When I came in, the job was nearly done!  What a wonderful surprise at the end of a day!  We were both starving, so I ordered Chinese, we ate that, and finished reinstalling the drapery hardware and putting the drapes back up... etc.... It was really nice.  My house is nearly done (for now).

I am going to head out for a wonderful run, and then put in a productive day at work.  I am grateful that it looks like I have lived through another winter, and now get to enjoy the springtime.

10 comments:

Pam said...

PLEASE give her my address!
Oh how wonderful is that!
I know you are ready to get out and run again, I'm glad the weather is finally cooperating with you little green thumb girl.

dAAve said...

Have fun!!!

steveroni said...

Run, sunshine, birds, joy, wonderful (painted rooms) surprise, Chinese ordered in, productive workday, gratitude, enjoy springtime...PLUS A HAPPY SOBRIETY! What more could there be this day? Thank you!

recoveryroad said...

Tulips are Private Equity Girl's favourite flowers.

It's a gorgeous sunny day in London. I'm just by the Greenwich Me4ridian Observatory and it's a good day to be sober!

Ed G. said...

My experience with running has been a lot like keeping a journal - if I work really hard at psyching up for them, I'm lucky to do one day in a row!!!

I do feel this spring is about some new beginnings, though...

Blessings and aloha,
Ed

Trailboss said...

Awwwwwww Spring has sprung. What a great day.

Tulips are my absolute favorite flower.

Patty said...

No tulips yet, but the crocus's are popping up! what a blessing indeed, to have made it through another cold winter and now mother nature is smiling on us! Have a great weekend, Mary!

Scott W said...

It is a glorious, bee-yoo-ti-ful day in Texas!

Syd said...

I miss the tulips that were at the home place in Virginia. Tulips don't do so well here--too hot.

steveroni said...

Thought you'd have Saturday's up by now--10PM...Anyway, tulip photo is really good, I blew it up and that Blk'b'r'y is some piece of work. When our Alltel switches to Verizon beginning of summer, we'll have option of getting Blackberrys (or wouldja spell it'blackberries'?

I remember we had to store our tulip bulbs (hundreds) in the cellar every late fall until early spring. They're
BEAUTIFUL, though.