While Spring has most definitely sprung, it’s been looking a little bleak and out of sync around here. For example, while the hasta were sprouting from beneath the once-frozen ground, the poinsettia was still waving goodbye to Christmas from the planter right above them.
Every time I glanced out the window, with the green grass growing and plants abounding, it was impossible not to look at the poinsettia and have the Sesame Street song, “Which one of these things is not like the other…” on loop in my mind.
Despite the bleak-looking patio and confusing Christmas decoration, Riley wistfully stared out the window longing for the green green grass of home. And this weekend, it was Mom and Dad to the rescue!
They came for a post-birthday lunch and were going to get my patio furniture out of the garage for me… but came with a few
“reinforcements” of their own.
First, there was a little sweeping that needed to be tackled.
And a few goodies to be unloaded.
A bit of arranging was required.
[It’s moments like these it definitely pays to have an
interior designer in the family.]
Of course, Riley decided it was time to venture outside
and help Dad with some of the heavy lifting.
“Did ya see me? Huh? Huh? Did ya?”
When all was said and done, my view improved by leaps and bounds.
And while I may be sitting inside instead of out on my patio chairs…
… the much-improved view is definitely one that makes a girl want to open the curtains and take it all in.
Most importantly, the only red you see are lovely geraniums… the poinsettias are finally retired until the snow rears it's head once again!
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Yeah, so… I had edited these photos and written this post, feeling pretty darn happy about finally ridding myself of all things winter. I shut down the computer and turned off the lights before heading to bed when I noticed this in the corner of the room, and cracked up laughing:
Well, at least it’s not a poinsettia… :)