Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sunny Sunday

What a gorgeous day today! As soon as I let the dogs out first thing this morning, I could feel the difference in the temperature. I swear, it was inspiring! And not just for me. Hubby found himself out back much earlier than he normally would.

He was so inspired that he pulled off the old pool cover and began cleaning the pool!!! Of course, it's not heated. It's not like we could jump in or anything, but it was full of leaves and little pieces of the cover that had begun to crack off. No. No before pictures. It'll probably be sometime in June before it's warm enough for me to get in!
That got me all fired up and I actually wanted to clean off the potting bench! Again, no before pictures. I would be wwaaaayyyy too embarrassed for you to see what it looked like!
My roses have begun to bloom! So after I strolled around the yard picking up dog poop, I took some pictures of them.
Since they were cut down to nubs last fall, there have been long stalks shoot up on them that the gale force wind has broken off. I'm frankly surprised that I have any roses at all.
You can't tell from this picture, but this white rose is HUGE!
One more rose, then I won't make you look at them anymore! Well, until some of the others start to bloom. Hehehe.
How nice it would be if we could sit on that clean patio together with a nice glass of wi...I mean, ice tea!

Here's hoping you had a lovely Sunday as well!


iasa said...

Oh those roses are beautiful. I'm sure you will enjoy your wi er ice tea.

Scriptor Senex said...

I can't believe how quickly your roses have leafed up and bloomed considering how hard they were cut back. I don't think I'm brave enough with mine. Maybe at the end of this year I'll be as drastic as you.

Anonymous said...

Very nice roses! Enjoy your wi...iced tea! lol

septembermom said...

Looks like you have some relaxing, beautiful days ahead! I love roses:)

Simply Heather said...

The pool does look so inviting. And...don't be embarassed at the "before" condition of your potting bench...atleast you actually use it :o)...right?

Thank you for sharing your surroundings with us today...and I would enjoy sitting with you and enjoying whatever you might share (wi...or tea). hahaha

Pam said...

Your roses are gorgeous! I have terrible luck with roses.

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