Monday, April 19, 2010

Spring Cleaning

It's that time of year again, when spring fever hits. I want to do it all...clean up the yard and gardens, clean each room, drawer and closet, and just clean everything in sight! Ah well, there is just not enough of me, and with the passing years less gets done in a day I find. Is there anything that represents spring so well as the daffodils? In my yard clean-up I have found a few things blooming, even here in late-arriving spring Central Oregon. My daughter Joy who lives in the garden capital of the world (Woodland, Washington) just smiles when I get exited over my daffy's. Didn't I know that they had daffodils a MONTH ago?? and are now on to bigger and more beautiful spring blooms. Oh, well, I continue to be exited over my bunches of daffodils.
Two kinds of bleeding hearts are showing off their spring beauty..

and a few rockery plants are blooming heartily.

I have finished several rooms in my hunger for a fresh, clean house. Today it was the kitchen, and do you see the clean shine on that counter? Boy, does a deep-cleaned kitchen feel good! The trick is to balance cleaning the inside AND the outside. I don't think I've mastered that trick yet, but I'm working on it!


Anonymous said...

I am so trying to capture your cleaning energy. I think you hit it on the head with the word balance. I sometimes get so overwhelmed with the immensity of my need that it depresses me then there goes the motivation. Ah, such problems, eh.

I will post directions to the nursery here for you this afternoon. Maybe I could pick you up and we could go together. Would your friend Doris (hope I got her name right) like to go also?

Jennie and Julie said...

Kathy- I would love to go together. Doris would love it also, thanks for thinking of her. We spend Tuesday afternoons together before Bible Study that night, so that would be a good time. Since you were just there, why don't we plan it for a Tuesday in May, if Tuesdays work for you? Sounds great! Isn't this a nice spring rain today? Jennie

Anonymous said...

Great, Jennie, Let's enter the planning stages. If you want to do this by email, mine is
Desert Dreams is only open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays because Julie still works full time at the hospital (she is one busy gal). So think about whether a Friday or Saturday in May would work. I haven't started to fill up my May calendar yet - just a couple of things - so I am open. The garden hours are 10 til 4. I will drive us out there. Let me know. I am so excited to meet Doris.