Sunday, March 1, 2009

My beautiful day (or rather days)


I love redbud trees. They just make me smile. Unfortunately they are only red (or really fushia) for a little while and then they turn green just like other trees. But for a time at the end of February until mid-March I just love spotting these beautiful trees.
Today, my DH took me to breakfast and then out for a drive. We saw several really pretty redbud trees while we were out.


We passed by this funky little place called the Style Station. It is an old gas station that sells vintage clothes.
This picture is of the mannequin they have dressed and sitting on the tailgate of an old car. From the highway it looks real.

Here is a picture of a cow that just caught my eye. It looks like he has a mask on his face.
My DH and I picked out some new herbs for my garden and some vegetable seeds. He planted everything for me. I will show pictures later as they grow.
Yesterday I drove to a small town where my EGA was having their annual retreat. My mom's health prevented me from staying overnight, but I did go for the day. I helped some members with their floss tag rings that we are finishing up at the next meeting with the EGA.
I showed them the biscornu's that Mary gave me for examples. It helped for them to see the actual end product. They thought they were very beautiful.
And I ACTUALLY stitched some on my biscornu! Put away the cattle prod Mary!


I will leave you with this picture of the remaining daffodils at the Arboretum. I took this picture on my way to the retreat. They are dying out and so it will be another year before I see them again. So enjoy the bright sunshiny color while you can.
All in all a great weekend!

15 comments:

Mary said...

LOL! Cattle prod is put away! Glad the biscornu's came in handy! Love those flowers...I'm jelous, we won't see those for at least another 2 months! Hugs!

Cindy F. said...

Great pics Donna! Breakfast and planting seeds....your dh is a definite keeper:)

Rene la Frog said...

I have the same weakness for the Dogwood trees as you do for the Redbuds. I sure miss them and would trade a dozen Palm trees or Pine trees for just one Dogwood.

Sue said...

Those are lovely piccies. The redbud tree is stunning. We have jacaranda trees over here that flower for a couple of months usually beginning at the end of November....a mass of purple flowers and no leaves....a stunning reminder that the school summer holidays are almost upon us!

Meari said...

What a nice day!!

Carolyn NC said...

I'm looking at the redbuds here in balmy NC where the temp is 27 tonight & it's snowing. But the weekend is 71, 74, 72. Go figure! Love all the pics.

Sadie said...

Lovely pictures Donna. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend. I thought the manequin was real, LOL.

Shannon said...

Love the pictures. I for one cannot wait for warmer weather. here in PA we are waiting for some snow to hit us. They are calling for 1-4 inches and LOTS of wind. YUCK!! My freind said it best today when she said she "loves" living in PA where there is snow and cold until it is hot enough to peal the paint off the walls.

Kathy said...

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaa. I'm sitting here looking at your gorgeous redbuds and daffy with a foot of snow out my window. Waaaaaaaaaa
sob sob. Not fair!

LOL Love the photos I just wish they were up in my neck of the woods. I've got a month or more before I'll see them here. :(

Karan said...

Great pics. Your daffs are out way earlier than here in the UK - they're only just greening & budding in sheltered spots. Got lots of snowdrops & crocus to keep things pretty though. :0)

CindyMae said...

Sounds like you had a great day! I too love the redbuds, they are just gorgeous and make me smile too! Just wish they lasted longer!

Erynne said...

That's just not fair!! I'm sitting here freezing my patootie off and you all have daffys and redbuds ;)
I can't wait to see what comes of the seeds your DH planted (good man btw). I looooove anything gardening-related!! I'll be starting more seeds this week but inside rather than out.

Carolyn said...

Donna,
What awesome pictures. Looks like you had a wonderful day. The cow does look like he has a mask on! I nominated you for an award on my blog if you would kindly step on over and pick it up!

Nancy said...

I guess I have to see *spring* in blogs....won't see any hint around here for a good couple months.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Wow! Your Redbud tree is gorgeous!
Thank you for sharing great pictures wit us.