Hello friends.

I didn't intend on being gone so long.

I'm not quite sure what happened there.

I guess it's hard for me to share when times are dreary.

But today is beautiful....

the weather is lovely~
I worked out in my gardens today.

I got six little beds cleared out.

I am trying to get a head start this spring~
last year my gardens were neglected pitifully.
I'm sure I will be paying for that in weeds.

To show you how neglected they were~
I found six hidden Easter eggs today.
{from LAST year's egg hunt}

The candy was not edible.
In case you were wondering.

Looking forward to catching up with you.

Hope your weather is warming as well.

I couldn't help it....had to post another photo of buds.
They hold such promise.
Love them.



S. Etole said...

It's good to have you back!

georgia ~ gi gi said...

Hello Friend :)
Oh, buds are glorious!!!!!
I have a few bud pics from last spring!
I love the effect you did!
gi gi

Ruth Hiebert said...

It is so good to hear from you.I had been wondering how you were.The buds are a sign of spring,and so lovely.

Jan n Jer said...

Great shot...love the texture!!!

Traci said...

Hello, friend! Amazing what a day in the garden can do for you. If you aren't starting seeds or new plants in your gardens, when the forsythia blooms in your area, you can spread some "Preen" out and it should kill the weeds before they start.
Glad to hear from you - no matter how long the break.
Saying my prayers...
Hugs to you.

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

Glad you're back...I missed your beautiful pictures just about the most calming, quiet and easy to read blog on the web! As you, I find it easier to share when the weather and "other" has cleared for me a bit. I draw in into myself when I feel pressured.

Today's photo is a sure sign...spring is close! And the time changes tonight, so I'm a happy camper!

john bord said...

easter eggs... sure they aren't early hiders...

Anonymous said...

lovely photo... spring will be here soon. Sounds like you got a ton of work done in the garden! so funny that you found the Easter eggs from last year... :)

Bernie said...

I missed you and I am so happy you are able to work in the garden with signs of Spring all around you. I still have 6 feet of snow in my backyard. Hope everyone is doing well, many prayers for Shauna and Debbie....:-)Hugs

darlin said...

Welcome back Chas. The buds are so beautiful to see, it's going to be quite some time until we see them here, my lawn is still covered in at least 2' of snow. Crazy makin' I tell ya but it could be worse.

Enjoy your Sunday!

Leah C said...

Lovin' the promise of Spring! Missed you:)

Unknown said...

What a beautiful photo.. I love the texture that you added.. It looks beautiful.

Hugs, Linda

Lisa said...

Oh my .. your working in a garden. Wow. We have so much snow here .. Mountains.:) and its still cold . We have lots of winter to go here in my part of Canada.

Kala said...

Good to see you back! Wonderful texture in this image.

Justine said...

glad you are back, I love your texture on this shot and well done for your gardening, always so satisfying.

Chastity Abbott said...

I admire the details in your images. Beautiful texture to compliment your capture. ♥

Anonymous said...

Very nice, Chasity... so pretty! =)

Last Easter? WoW! That must have been something to find them there... heheheee!