Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Topsy Turvy

The sun shines brightly, birds sing a happy tune and the earliest spring flowers stand up to say howdy. All is well.

One day later, a freezing rain blankets the garden.

I wish I had the hutzpah of my flowering friends -- who shake off the dreary weather and keep on blooming.

Back comes the sun to warm our bones! And, I enjoy a pleasant afternoon, puttering in the garden.

The following morning, a foot of fresh snow greets me when I open the blinds.

And, so it goes. Hot flashes, Mother Nature style. Followed by winter's slap in the face.

This spring, winter is winning.

For the first time in 7 years, we've had to cancel our week long March trail ride. The horses are just not ready - and neither am I.

Slippery mud and more snowy days than sunshine have foiled our grand plans. (I feel it's too dangerous to ride horses on super muddy trails - they could slip and injure themselves - so we weren't able to get them in shape prior to the ride.)

Spring on the windowsill will have to do...
While hibernating indoors, I fished out the hyacinth bulbs that had been stored in the cool, dark of the garage ~ a lovely, fragrant centerpiece for Easter dinner.

Because of the uncooperative weather, I finally got cracking on that woulda shoulda coulda list.

I can turn a blind eye no longer...

Who in their right mind would choose an orange countertop and royal blue drawers for a master bathroom? Why, the previous owners, that's who. 

Did you know you don't have to replace countertops any longer? There are paint solutions for these eyesores. This fixer upper project cost me $11.95 vs. many hundreds once installers handed me a bill..

But, what did I do the very second I had re-painted that horrid orange countertop??

Marched right over to the nursery and bought some orange flowers!

Sun Stars! Absolutely love 'em! Yeah. I know. If I can't figure me out. You shouldn't even try. :)

Here's hoping y'all had a wonderful Easter holiday!

~ kate

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