Spring At Nisqually

The bad part of going on vacation is coming home to all the chores left undone. The lawn was so tall I had to mow it Sunday AND Monday in order to do a decent job. I spent the rest of Sunday pulling weeds and cutting back dead growth. Today I spread topsoil and planted the tomato plants that came while I was gone. I’ll probably be moving topsoil most of Saturday, too.

After picking up a load of topsoil for the garden, I did manage to squeeze in a trip to Nisqually Monday afternoon. Unfortunately, there were so many people enjoying the sunshine there weren’t many birds to be seen.

Luckily, the emerging plants and flowers weren’t nearly as shy. I enjoyed California’s flowers, but I love Spring blossoms in the Pacific Northwest even more, even when I don’t have a clue what kind of plant is blossoming, like this one:

Nor am I able to clearly distinguish between cherry blossoms, plum blossoms

Spring Blossoms

and apple blossoms,

Spring Blossoms

even though I can generally recognize Oregon Grape blossoms.

Oregon Grape Blossoms

It hardly matter because they’re all beautiful this time of year.

4 thoughts on “Spring At Nisqually

  1. I too returned from holiday the other day to find the lawn a foot long.

    I’m told gardening is a pleasure. The answer I think is to not think of it as a chore 🙂

  2. I find it is always good to get home again Loren – we have a saying – East West homes best! But, yes, the gardening chores do pile up. When we leave our garden to God for a while it does get in a bit of a mess – as another or our sayings goes – if someone says how wonderful God is in a garden, you can always say – yes but you should see what it gets like when he has it to himself – he is absolutely no good at weeding or mowing!

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