Thursday, May 24, 2007

Memorial Day Weekend and Spring Fever.......

We've been having wonderful weather here in Pennsylvania..a little rain now and then, and mostly sunny lovely days that aren't too hot..and cool at night for sleeping with the window open. And I have a bad case of Spring Fever!!!

I promised my daughter Laura I'd post pictures of the pretty bouquet of flowers she sent me for Mother's Day.

Laura's bouquet

and the balloon imprinted with these sweet words that came attached to the bouquet.

Today I decided to go for it and request a vacation day tomorrow to make a nice long 4-day weekend. As a rule, someone else in my office always beats me to it, but not this time. I got lucky. And when I checked the calendar I discovered there is not another chance to make a 3 day holiday weekend into a 4 day weekend until Labor Day rolls around, since the 4th of July is in the middle of the week. I hate it when that happens.

On my list of things to do this weekend:

~ Finish varnishing this Bride's Box I painted for Randy's new bride Beth. And of course I have to pack it up to send to the newlyweds.

~ Plant my baby Azalea outside -- an Easter gift.

~ Plant my four hayrack windowboxes (this is one of them, photo from last year, showing the flowers I planted then..Calibrochoa or 'Million Bells'.)

(For this year, we'll plant with pink geraniums purchased last weekend from this beautiful greenhouse)

I'd like to add white Calibrochoa and blue lobelia planted inbetween the geraniums to drip down over the edges of the hayracks. I'll probably get them here, right down the street at Roger's Roadstand.

~ Can't forget to fill my birdfeeders. The goldfinches are gobbling up the thistle seed.

~ Still must get licorice root mulch for the front flower border

~ be sure to get garden tour tickets for the Bedminster Conservancy Garden Tour next weekend before they're all sold out.

~ and visit the
Bucks County Designer House
before it ends on Sunday.

~ There is also a Christmas gift I want time to play with...a brand new Brother sewing machine I must learn to use -- because....there is a new slipcover for my very old, comfy, club chair calling out my name -- still to be designed, cut up, and sewn together.

I wonder if I'll get it all done.


KGMom said...

Sounds like you already have your long weekend all booked up.
I love your flower box flowers--I am a flower nut and have already spent nearly $500 on flowers. Thank goodness my husband agrees it is well spent--since we enjoy the flowers all summer and early fall.

nina said...

Oh my goodness--thanks for mentioning window boxes!
Mine are upstairs, out of the way. I would've forgotten them until it was too late!
(and your painted box is beautiful--such a thoughtful, personal gift to give)

Mary said...

Isn't it nice to be able to show your flowers to your daughter by blogging? Those were very pretty.

I am off today, Dorothy, and I have a long list of things to do this weekend, too. It includes FLOWERS. Lots of them.

I hope you can check off everything on that long list!

LauraHinNJ said...

Well, I guess you've been busy!

Love the bride's box - it's beautiful! What's meant to go in it?

Naturegirl said...

I came in from Q's and I see another ~nature lover here~ that likes to get away to Florida and collect seaborne treasures to bring home!What a beautiful ~bridebox~ The words on the balloon warms my heart! Nice to meet you! :)NG from Canada

Susie said...

Hi Dorothy,
I am so glad you stopped by. I can see you also love flowers!
That bride's box is going to be a wondeful keepsake for Beth!
I love making new blogging friends and I'll be back to visit you soon!

Mary said...

Ok, what's new, Dorothy? :o)

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Dorothy, ow my gosh, it was great to hear from you. I love your blog, beautiful photos...lots of eyecandy. You are doing beautiful work, your brides box is gorgeous. I'll send you an e-mail right now, so we can catch up.

beth said...

LOOVE those flowers! Beautiful pictures, and your goals and plans and projects are absolutely inspiring...

Glad to see you back in a blogging mood, but it sure is understandable if you don't have much time! You have a LOT going on!