Spring, Spring, Spring!

I love spring!  And yes, even here in SE Texas we have spring.  This year we actually had a winter too – boy was that a long day!  I am so looking forward to complaining about the summer heat!

We have had a lot more “grey” days than we are used to – how do folks in the NW handle it?  I need my vitamin Sunshine!

I stepped outside this morning because I could hear equipment in the neighborhood, 7:00 am is a little early for that here.  Well they are completing the last manhole for the new sewers they have been installing for the last several months.  A new road is next – woo hoo.

Oh yes, I digressed, I stepped outside and Spring was there to greet me – at first I was just going to take a quick iPhone photo to text a picture of the grapefruit tree to my wonderful hubby – then the smell of Jasmine caught my attention – had to take a photo so then I toured the yard and I thought I would share with you.  Once again –  these are quick iPhone photos – no editing.

As the last bloom fades from my moms Christmas Cactus (yes it has been blooming since before Christmas).....
As the last bloom fades from my moms Christmas Cactus (yes it has been blooming since before Christmas)…..
The finicky grapefruit - seems to only bloom every other year since hurricane Ike.
The finicky grapefruit – seems to only bloom every other year since hurricane Ike.
Can you smell the jasmine?
Can you smell the jasmine?
We might have some guacamole this year!
We might have some guacamole this year!
Peppers waiting to be planted
Peppers waiting to be planted
One of the many orange blossoms
One of the many orange blossoms
Most of my azaleas have died out - but this one will be gorgeous in the next few days
Most of my azaleas have died out – but this one will be gorgeous in the next few days
Can you smell the lemon blossoms?
Can you smell the lemon blossoms?
The kiddos gourds are sprouting nicely
The kiddos gourds are sprouting nicely
And this little guy survived winter just fine!
And this little guy survived winter just fine!
Lots and lots of blueberries!
Lots and lots of blueberries!
My artichokes have at least quadrupled in size.
My artichokes have at least quadrupled in size.
The tomatoes are in the ground - that was hubby's Saturday project!
The tomatoes are in the ground – that was hubby’s Saturday project!

 

Be sure to get out and enjoy spring – it doesn’t last very long around here!

Here’s to a bountiful harvest!

Denise