Monday, March 14, 2016

The Fig Tree

Yesterday, I was looking out of our side living room window and noticed the fig tree was leafing out. The color of the new leaves is so striking, or at least I think so. My favorite color is green and these leaves just pop, what a pretty color!

Every branch has leaves and also some very early figs. Hard to believe they come out at the same time. Fig trees don't have flowers, the figs just appear. Rather amazing, really.

We've actually got some rain and all the lakes in the area are full to overflowing. From what I've read lately, Northern California lakes are overflowing also so perhaps the worst of the drought is over, at least for the time being. We are still in a Stage 4 water alert though.

Alan and I pulled weeds yesterday and cleaned up the yard after the rains. With rain comes weeds!

               Thought I'd share a few funnies I found. Happy Spring!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

A Giveaway and A Naughty Puppy

I just started a March giveaway on my Facebook page, Sweet Home Stitchery. I'm giving away this cute owl card, I love the way the owls look at each other. This would be perfect for a shower or an engagement party, as well as anyone who loves owls.

So please head over to the page and put an entry in to win this card. Hand stitched cards are unique and make nice little gifts to send to a special person. The rules are simple, just like to get one entry and share to get two entries. Please comment like and shared so I will have an easier time to keep track of the entries.

Its getting warmer here now and all the fruit trees are in bloom. The little orange tree that the park people planted last year is covered in buds so we will soon be smelling the sweet smell of orange blossoms.

I'm not sure what we're going to do about our vegetable gardening this year with the new puppy. She gets into the raised beds and digs like crazy. Although we have put low fencing around the beds, she still manages to get in them. She also plays with plants and has dug up some of our strawberry plants.
Does anyone out there have any ideas on how to keep her out of them? I hate to tie her up all day!
She has plenty of toys and chew bones to play with as well as two other dogs but I guess she still gets bored.