Spring on the Mountain Top

I cannot believe how long it’s been since I posted on here….thank you to all my sweet readers who reached out to make sure Sweetie and I were alright.

We’re fine, thank God, just laying low and staying home, like the rest of the nation. I pray you are all doing well also, and not going stir crazy at this point.

I’ve been very, very busy with work….as many of you know, I plan weddings for a living. Well, guess what…..it’s been a stressful couple of months, without a doubt. Add to the state of the current world and weddings the fact that my company was sold, and we are transitioning into a whole new computer system and it complicates things tenfold. Sigh.

If you miss me when I’m not able to get on here to post, you may want to follow me on Instagram….I tend to post on there nearly every day.

As an avid gardener, working from home in the springtime should be a dream come true….after all, I can spend my lunch time in the garden, and head straight to the garden at the end of the work day, right???

Yeah. Not so much. We’ve had the WORST spring weather, and I’m completely frustrated with it at this point. We’ve had sub freezing temperatures, snow, hail, crazy wind storms, and rain, rain, rain. And did I mention there’s more snow on the way tomorrow? I’m over it. Seriously.

These photos were taken on a day when I mistakenly thought Spring was actually coming to the mountaintop. The forecast looked good, with temps above freezing, so I started planting some cold tolerant annuals and herbs that I had already hardened off.

And then, lo and behold, everything changed. Winter came back. And now it won’t leave.

The perennials are trying to flower, the poor little things….the carpet phlox on the garden wall is ready to burst into bloom, if the sun would ever shine on it for a hot second.

The daffodils were looking lovely, like little spots of sunshine on the garden steps.

And then the snow came and flattened them….now they’re hanging their pretty little heads.

All the little pots are back in my dining room….so much for getting a head start on my deck garden.

Everything I can’t bring in has to get covered each evening. I’m not sure it will be enough, but I’m hoping and praying. Everything that was planted was either overwintered or started from seed, and it would be a crying shame to lose them at this point to the lousy weather.

The babies are so anxious to get out and play their favorite game, Chuck It. But the back garden is so sopping wet I can’t possibly run them out there, they’ll be absolutely plastered with mud.

Look at sweet Molly, she’s such a tiny little thing out in the big world….all she wants to do is run and play with the Monkey, and do her zoomies and happy hops all over the garden. She comes with us on our evening walkabout, but she gets bored. Monkey would stay out with me all day long, sniffing and sniffing, but Molly heads back up to the deck after a while and waits for us there.

I’m watching and watching the weather, praying that winter let’s go of its grip on us soon….I have a feeling we’re going to go straight from winter to summer with no spring in between.

It looks like things might begin to change for the better on Thursday….say a prayer for us, will ya?

What’s it like in your neck of the woods? Has spring settled in to stay yet?

Be safe and well, my friends – xoI cannot believe how long it’s been since I posted on here….thank you to all my sweet readers who reached out to make sure Sweetie and I were alright.

We’re fine, thank God, just laying low and staying home, like the rest of the nation. I pray you are all doing well also, and not going stir crazy at this point.

I’ve been very, very busy with work….as many of you know, I plan weddings for a living. Well, guess what…..it’s been a stressful couple of months, without a doubt. Add to the state of the current world and weddings the fact that my company was sold, and we are transitioning into a whole new computer system and it complicates things tenfold. Sigh.

If you miss me when I’m not able to get on here to post, you may want to follow me on Instagram….I tend to post on there nearly every day.

As an avid gardener, working from home in the springtime should be a dream come true….after all, I can spend my lunch time in the garden, and head straight to the garden at the end of the work day, right???

Yeah. Not so much. We’ve had the WORST spring weather, and I’m completely frustrated with it at this point. We’ve had sub freezing temperatures, snow, hail, crazy wind storms, and rain, rain, rain. And did I mention there’s more snow on the way tomorrow? I’m over it. Seriously.

These photos were taken on a day when I mistakenly thought Spring was actually coming to the mountaintop. The forecast looked good, with temps above freezing, so I started planting some cold tolerant annuals and herbs that I had already hardened off.

And then, lo and behold, everything changed. Winter came back. And now it won’t leave.

The perennials are trying to flower, the poor little things….the carpet phlox on the garden wall is ready to burst into bloom, if the sun would ever shine on it for a hot second.

The daffodils were looking lovely, like little spots of sunshine on the garden steps.

And then the snow came and flattened them….now they’re hanging their pretty little heads.

All the little pots are back in my dining room….so much for getting a head start on my deck garden.

Everything I can’t bring in has to get covered each evening. I’m not sure it will be enough, but I’m hoping and praying. Everything that was planted was either overwintered or started from seed, and it would be a crying shame to lose them at this point to the lousy weather.

The babies are so anxious to get out and play their favorite game, Chuck It. But the back garden is so sopping wet I can’t possibly run them out there, they’ll be absolutely plastered with mud.

Look at sweet Molly, she’s such a tiny little thing out in the big world….all she wants to do is run and play with the Monkey, and do her zoomies and happy hops all over the garden. She comes with us on our evening walkabout, but she gets bored. Monkey would stay out with me all day long, sniffing and sniffing, but Molly heads back up to the deck after a while and waits for us there.

I’m watching and watching the weather, praying that winter let’s go of its grip on us soon….I have a feeling we’re going to go straight from winter to summer with no spring in between.

It looks like things might begin to change for the better on Thursday….say a prayer for us, will ya?

What’s it like in your neck of the woods? Has spring settled in to stay yet?

Be safe and well, my friends – xo

I cannot believe how long it’s been since I posted on here….thank you to all my sweet readers who reached out to make sure Sweetie and I were alright.
We’re fine, thank God, just laying low and staying home, like the rest of the nation. I pray you are all doing well also, and not going stir crazy at this point.
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I’ve been very, very busy with work….as many of you know, I plan weddings for a living. Well, guess what…..it’s been a stressful couple of months, without a doubt. Add to the state of the current world and weddings the fact that my company was sold, and we are transitioning into a whole new computer system and it complicates things tenfold. Sigh.
If you miss me when I’m not able to get on here to post, you may want to follow me on Instagram….I tend to post on there nearly every day.
image
As an avid gardener, working from home in the springtime should be a dream come true….after all, I can spend my lunch time in the garden, and head straight to the garden at the end of the work day, right???
image
Yeah. Not so much. We’ve had the WORST spring weather, and I’m completely frustrated with it at this point. We’ve had sub freezing temperatures, snow, hail, crazy wind storms, and rain, rain, rain. And did I mention there’s more snow on the way tomorrow? I’m over it. Seriously.
image
These photos were taken on a day when I mistakenly thought Spring was actually coming to the mountaintop. The forecast looked good, with temps above freezing, so I started planting some cold tolerant annuals and herbs that I had already hardened off.
image
And then, lo and behold, everything changed. Winter came back. And now it won’t leave.
image
The perennials are trying to flower, the poor little things….the carpet phlox on the garden wall is ready to burst into bloom, if the sun would ever shine on it for a hot second.
image
The daffodils were looking lovely, like little spots of sunshine on the garden steps.
image
And then the snow came and flattened them….now they’re hanging their pretty little heads.
image
All the little pots are back in my dining room….so much for getting a head start on my deck garden.
image
Everything I can’t bring in has to get covered each evening. I’m not sure it will be enough, but I’m hoping and praying. Everything that was planted was either overwintered or started from seed, and it would be a crying shame to lose them at this point to the lousy weather.
image
The babies are so anxious to get out and play their favorite game, Chuck It. But the back garden is so sopping wet I can’t possibly run them out there, they’ll be absolutely plastered with mud.
Look at sweet Molly, she’s such a tiny little thing out in the big world….all she wants to do is run and play with the Monkey, and do her zoomies and happy hops all over the garden. She comes with us on our evening walkabout, but she gets bored. Monkey would stay out with me all day long, sniffing and sniffing, but Molly heads back up to the deck after a while and waits for us there.
image
I’m watching and watching the weather, praying that winter let’s go of its grip on us soon….I have a feeling we’re going to go straight from winter to summer with no spring in between.
It looks like things might begin to change for the better on Thursday….say a prayer for us, will ya?
What’s it like in your neck of the woods? Has spring settled in to stay yet?
Be safe and well, my friends – xo
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