Sunday, April 29, 2007

a few things that made me smile today

Several years ago I saw an African saying translated as :
"When the elephants fight, the grass suffers."

At our house, we say it slightly differently:
When the big dogs play, the grass suffers.

Today, I was able to mow the grass for the first time. I love mowing the lawn (what little there is left of it!), so that made me smile.

This morning we took the dogs and headed out on the pontoon for a couple hours. I wish I had taken the camera - it's amazing how dogs can contort themselves in a seat and still be happy as clams. I'll remember the camera next time.

Here are a few photos of things I saw in the garden today that put a smile on my face.


Laurie & Chris said...

Your tulips are amazing.I walked around our yard today and we have a few buds.

The Texas Connection said...

BEAUTIFUL------Wonder if I could plant tulips, then dig them up and store them in the freezer for a length of time, then replant...
Probably wouldn't multiply too fast would they??????

Yours are really beautiful. Only 2 weeks and 2 days and ON THE ROAD.

kris said...

Thank you Laurie and Mom - the tulips took a beating between rabbits and cold snap this year, but I'm enjoying the ones I have!

Laurie - I'm sure you'll have blooms soon - I think it's fun to see the progression of blooms in different parts of the country. Can't wait to see yours!

Mom - I would guess tulips will be done before you get up here - at least to our house. But pretty sure we'll have other fun stuff blooming!

Trailhead said...

When the big dogs play, the grass suffers.


I'm enjoying your tulip photos since the season's passed out here once again.

kris said...

It's fun to watch the progression of blooms around the country, isn't it? Well, to be honest, it's a lot more fun now that I finally have some!!!!

The dogs are very hard on our lawn - so every year I take away a little more for gardens. Problem: poodles really never lose the puppy energy - so it's just MORE activity concentrated in a smaller space. Oh well - the gardens aren't going back to grass!

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