Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter

Scott and I love spring here in Seattle ... the rains lessen, the sun is out now more than not, everything starts coming back to life ... there are apple and plum trees blooming (the cherry trees are pretty much done), tulips opening, our gargantuan lilac tree is starting to bloom. It's just such a great feeling to be able to open the windows and get some fresh air again.



A few pics from the yard (taken on Friday when it was sunny and 79 DEGREES:



Our Black Tulip Magnolia that we planted last year - we love the color of the flowers and can't wait until it gets bigger ...






One of our camellias ... it's never bloomed this much, probably because until a year ago our yard was infested/shaded with holly trees ...







Bleeding Heart coming up everywhere ...







Stoli the Wonder Dog sitting near the pond ... she gets the funniest looks on her face ...







Looking towards the pond and the big upright Japanese Maple with its cool dark-red leaves ...

The biggest of our koi in the pond - these are at least 18 inches long and have over-wintered pretty well! Hopefully they're a male-female pair and will produce baby koi this year. Of course, if they're both the same gender and decide they want to be together, we'll love them just the same ...

We had a FANTASTIC dinner last night with our friends for Scott's birthday, and when we came home Kali was all bouncing around and eating and drinking water, so we're relieved that she's recovering so well. Today, Scott and I are hanging around the house relaxing, will hopefully spend a little time in the yard, listening to our Sunday NPR programs, and I'll make a big dinner later on (not totally sure yet what it will be).

Have a Happy Easter!

7 comments:

Lewis said...

So, was that Thursday-Friday weather something or what! Amazingly refreshing.....to get the windows opened up that you mentioned. i love your yard and the flowers. Truly. Happy Easter to you guys too.

Paul said...

Yes, Spring is in the air in your backyard! Why did we get two inches of snow last night?

jo said...

I am totally loving your back yard. I love magnolias, but here in Chi town their blooms don't stick around long enough. One good rain storm and they're gone.

I'm glad Scott had a great birthday, and that you guys were able to have some time together.

And I'm glad you're being responsible pet owners, but yes, it's hard to see your baby in pain! I'm glad she's better today!

Love you cuz! Hey, do I call Scott my cuz-in-law, or what? LOL! I'm really glad the two of you had a great weekend. Treasure those times.

LSL said...

The comment about the baby koi cracked me up :)

I love seeing your yard! And I'm glad Kali is doing so well.

CondoBlogger said...

Sunny and 79 in Seattle and Windy and 45 in Atlanta... wierd!

Beautiful pics of the yard! The NW is so gorgeous when the weather is nice! Enjoy it!

Michael said...

What a beautiful yard you have! And I'm sure you didn't mean to put the line about your fantastic dinner directly under the picture of the Koi fish...

dbv said...

i love spring... i was up there a few weeks ago when everything was beginning to sprout out with buds... it was fabulous... love the pond...