We took our first outing of the season to Duke Gardens earlier this week. The wisteria, the tulips, dogwoods, and budding willow were familiar friends. The thorough dusting of pollen obscured the view of the goldfish pond completely. The children met some friends there and had a great time. I made them sit for this, and as you can see, Morgan could barely contain his need to be goofy.
Here's a close-up of one of the lovely fringy tulips that is featured in the step garden right now. Well, it was earlier this week, we'll see what happens next week after the frost (and freakin' SNOW) that happened last night.
I'm using the holiday weekend to try and get my small (cozy?) house in order for the visit of my parents. They will be here for the boys' birthday next week. The boys will be ten and it's the first time my dad and step-mom will be here for the event. They live in Grand Marais, MN so it's perfectly understandable. We're all very excited, but I need to clean, stuff a bunch of shit in the attic, and hide the yarn that's all over my house. I have to admit, I can't bear to put the yarn in the attic. Even for a week. It feels like I'm shunning it. Sigh.