Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter

I'm not caring for Easter being so early this year. I like it much better when it is warmer and there are more flowers out. We don't have anything blooming in our yard yet, but I did catch a few early plants in my in-laws' garden this morning.

We have crocuses (crocii?):

A very early azalea:

Rhubarb! (I *love* rhubarb!):

And a camelia:

No asparagus yet, however - and I did look. I love this time of year when things start growing. We bought a lawn mower yesterday, so Willow and I were in the backyard picking up sticks so Andrew could mow it. I moved my large planters about 15 feet down the fenceline so they would be in a position to have more sun, and I weeded all my beds. My arms are very sore now!

Easter went off with some hitches - as I mentioned earlier it just came to soon, and caused the first hitch - a late night trip to the grocery store to find what eggs and jelly beans were left. Willow ended up getting three books, a small chocolate bunny, and some plastic eggs with small candies in it. I completely forgot to get her a new outfit this year - and when I was a child that was one of my favourite things about Easter.

The other hitch? A cat who apparently has a thing for the fake ribbon grass in the basket.

I kid you not - he knocked the basket off the sofa, chased the eggs around the living room and kitchen and then proceeded to spread the ribbon grass everywhere. All in about 3 minutes. He's damn lucky (haha!) that he is cute.


turtlegirl76 said...

Yeah, I got the paper grass for the basket and Calvin was all about that. I'm still finding bits around the house.

cpurl17 said...

I can believe it. I can no longer use curling ribbon because Mika eats it.

tara said...

Rhubarb! I may not buy fake grass again after finding it everywhere this last week. Happy Spring!

Lauren said...

Happy Easter!

I never mess with fake grass. Even without kitties it gets everywhere. I can only imagine what Mario and Luigi would do with it. Probably about what Lucky did... ;)

Nell said...

Hopefully there won't be more later from the other end!

Megan said...

Even though I know we're way behind everyone else with spring, I'm constantly amazed at everyone's spring flower pictures!
Our crocus won't be blooming until the beginning of June :(

Disco said...

I like how you put the child to work ;-)

And now I have a serious hankering for rhubarb crumble and custard - argh!

Bezzie said...

Hee hee, I love the picture of Willow with the broom.
Luckily my furbags have yet to discover the grass--knock on wood!

freshisle said...

Aaahhh, spring flowers. We still have tons and tons of snow. I'm jealous!

Zonda said...

Hehe..yeah, they like that stuff! Rhubarb...sniff one day I can grow it again!! Lovely flowers!

Batty said...

Happy late Easter! I don't go for the fake grass either, too much of a pain to clean up afterwards.