glory in the green-ness

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Well! It was quite the weekend!

Nothing crazy and dramatic, really, but just some much-needed time at home.

Saturday I spent a good six hours outside in the garden. Adam’s folks came over and they helped us save a limb on our pine tree that had gotten cracked in big ice storm last month, as well as helping us trim back the forsythia that had been taking over the steps on the back deck. (We gave it a super close haircut!) Then Mary and I played a bit in the beds, raking and edging, while Adam and his dad watched some of the hockey game.

After they had gone, I stayed out there and played more. It’s so addictive! While I’m doing one thing, I always think of a whole bunch of things I want to do, and plants I want to have. (This is my Garden board on Pinterest if you want to check out my dreams.) Even though we’ve been in this house two years, I still haven’t spent much time in the gardens, and so it feels a bit like The Secret Garden, like I’m uncovering a gem. Love it.

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Then on the holiday Monday, I went for a walk in the woods near our house. It was raining but I didn’t care, I have a sweet new pair of waterproof hiking boots that were a birthday gift from my Mom. (Purchased through Escape Outdoors in North Sydney.)

woodswalk1 woodswalk2I so love being in the woods, even when it’s raining. Especially when it’s raining!Β 

woodswalk3 woodswalk4 woodswalk5 The freshness, the birds singing away, the green-ness all bursting forth, it is intoxicating!woodswalk6 woodswalk7 woodswalk8 woodswalk9Oh, I love it so much!! This feels like the best time of year.

 

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7 Responses to glory in the green-ness

  1. Gayle Bird says:

    Yeah I’m gonna need to hit the woods because I always find spring so depressingly gray… I needs me some waterproof hiking books methinks!

  2. peady says:

    Great photos! Spring in Cape Breton is dreamy.

    It’s so much fun to go exploring for the green!

    Your new boots are really awesome! So, was it true? Are they *really* waterproof? πŸ™‚

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