March 3, 2009

Spring is here

I do believe spring has sprung in Las Vegas. The weather this past weekend was gorgeous. It's amazing how sunshine and warm temperatures can lift your spirits.

Saturday, it was sunny and 70. I opened all the windows in the house and let the fresh air circulate the old stale air while I ran errands and cleaned house.

Sunday was even better, the sun continued to shine but it warmed up somewhere into the upper 70’s. The best part was Frank and I were both off to enjoy it. It was delightful, so often, we’re stuck at work on beautiful days. We took full advantage of the nice weather; Frank worked on the Jimmy while I tended to the front yard. I filled four trash bags with leaves and pine needles that covered the lawn and flower beds. I pruned bushes, trimmed palms and trees, and planted stock flowers I bought with my mom last week. It was a full day, but we were productive. Now that the front yard is done, I can get started on the backyard. There’s so much to be done, it’s a bit overwhelming, and I’m not sure where to begin. I think I’ll get a jump on that this weekend.

Freshly planted flowers

From House photos

The neighbors’ plum tree is in full bloom. It’s lovely.

From House photos

My friend, Andie, offered to tinker with the above photo in photoshop after I complained about the lighting. Below is her finished project. I think someday when I have some extra funds, I may buy the program. I’m always amazed what can be accomplished with a few touch ups.

From House photos

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