Thursday, April 23, 2009

Before and After

I don't know if it's Spring Fever or what, but I have been a lump all week! However, I felt terrible at the thought of being absent from the blogging rounds, so finally mustered up some energy to put an idea into action.

Thanks to this blog, I've been chronicling spring around here with unprecedented detail. As I've been delighting in new growth and the changing seasons, I can't help but wanting to share these changes. So I've put together this little Before & After album. Although, this isn't really After yet, at all, it's what we've got for now!

Going way back to February, you may remember my excited It Snowed! post (which I'm too lazy to link to):

Today, this Rose of Sharon tree has some new clothes:

And I'm quite sure you remember all those luscious tulips in the cutting garden Miss Chef planted for me:

Yes, well, so.....they've been cut, what can I say?

Remember my cute little torches running up the walkway?

They finally flickered out...but the gallardia in the background is already showing some color! Wow, that's early...thanks gallardia!

Ok, let's go check out the veggie were the peas about a month ago:

And today...hard to get the same shot, the beans are kind of in the way now:

Here's a bonus pea shot, 'cause I'm so excited about their finding their way up the trellis Miss Chef built:

Anybody remember the arugula sprouts? I swear they looked like this for about 3 millenia:

But now look what they've gone and done!

Here's that smart-ass bouquet I made for Miss Chef, out of the naturalized mini grape hyacinths she's at war with:

And they turned into:

Ha ha! No, I'm just kidding! These are chive flowers--Miss Chef says you can use them as garnish...and maybe some other stuff. I wasn't paying too much attention, I confess.

And last but not least, the brave little gerbera daisy that was my sign of hope from my fail post? That's the picture I put up top. And today:

The more things change, the more they stay the same!

Happy weekend, everybody!


  1. Oooh! The chive flowers are my favorite, but everything looks so flowery, pretty and Spring like around there.

    And the cutting thing you wrote, cracked me up! lol!


  2. You totally got me with the grape hyacinth/chive flower switcheroo. You're a tricky one, Flartus.

    My two Rose of Sharons are still stark naked.

  3. Thanks for the excellent AND COLORFUL photo journalism. So glad the snowy photo is in your rearview mirror!

    Beautiful spring pictures. Thank you for sharing, Flar.

  4. Yep- tricked me too!! LOL!

  5. Thanks for the colorful spring pictures. I really enjoyed them on this dreary, rainy morning.


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