Grandma Barb’s This and That

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sunlit Sunday

The last two days have been beautiful here in Minnesota.  Sunshine, temps around 70, and no wind.  My daughter came yesterday and brought me some pussy willows from her yard.  She made a nice bouquet for me in my $5 vase I showed you awhile back.



 I spent today cleaning out my flower beds and racking leaves from under my bushes.  I can't believe how many leaves there were!  It is great to see the sun shining on my hen and chicks and my iris.  The grass has really turned green.  My neighbor was even out mowing her lawn on the 24th of March.  Unheard of in Minnesota.









I hope you are all having a great weekend with pleasant spring weather!

I'm linking with Karen at My Little Home and Garden for

Sunlit Sunday








 

Until next time


Barb

24 comments:

Red Rose. said...

Hello, Barb.
Those pussy willows your daughter brought is lovely. Beautiful arrangement!
It is always exciting to see your garden coming to life in spring!!

Have a nice Sunday and a good week ahead.
Tomoko

Riet said...

Oh I love those pussy willows. Lovely show.

Carole M. said...

I love the pussy-willow; I remember it in a neighbours back garden in my childhood but it doesn't grow here. Makes for a delightful indoor decoration that's for sure. You are moving into spring while we're started into Autumn now; turning the clocks back next weekend for us

Tina´s PicStory said...

pretty sunny pics :)

Gail said...

Beautiful arrangements with the pussy willows Barb! We've cut our grass twice already and that too is unheard for March in Maryland. Enjoy your Sunday, Gail

Dianne said...

the pussy willows are lovely
they're so sweet

your shots from Red Canyon are amazing!

Snap said...

Love the pussy willows. Digging the in dirt ... something that I love ... cleaning out the beds and watching plants grow. Spring has Sprung!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Barb
I think our weather is usually about the same as yours. We use the U of Minnesota as a resource for gardening information.
We've set so many records this spring, haven't we?
I've always loved pussy willows in an arrangement and yours is very pretty. When our girls were younger they'd snap one off and carry it around as a little pet. :-)
Judith

cherry said...

Beautiful ~ Spring has sprung...Woohoo..

Hope you have a wonderful week... hugs from Savannah

Crafty Gardener said...

Love your sunny photos of the garden. It was glorious here too, though we are back to normal for a few days.

Zoey said...

Pussy willows! I love them and they look wonderful in your vase. Just yesterday we were travelling in the car and I was telling my husband how I wished I could find some pussy willows to cut down.

I have not seen any in quite a few years. As a child I remember cutting them down every spring. I so miss them. I will just have to enjoy yours.

Zoey said...

Pussy willows! I love them and they look wonderful in your vase. Just yesterday we were travelling in the car and I was telling my husband how I wished I could find some pussy willows to cut down.

I have not seen any in quite a few years. As a child I remember cutting them down every spring. I so miss them. I will just have to enjoy yours.

Kentish Keg-Meg said...

Wow you are having good weather. Pussy Willow reminds me of my school days with our classroom nature table with glass jars of Pussy Willow.

Rosewalk Cottage said...

I love Hens and Chicks but I haven't grown any in a while. Your pussy willow arrangement is beautiful. Have a nice week ahead.
~Clara

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

The pussy willows are so pretty...I would love to have some in my yard! Your plants have really come up already! I need to get out and rake the leaves off of our perennials! Thanks for stopping by and for the get well wishes!

Marie said...

Looks like spring has arrived! I love the pussy willows!

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

The arrangement is so pretty! I love pussy willows - a sure sign of Spring! Can you believe this incredible weather we're having? It's as though winter barely passed by this year! I can't wait to start gardening...that is, if I can find a spare moment! :)
Hope you have a wonderful week, Barb!
Lisa

Babs said...

Barb, your hens and chicks with the iris look so good together. I never thought of planting them together..I like the look and I'm now trying to figure how I can do that. My hens and chicks are in pots..out of reach of the lawn mower,or weed whacker.:)

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I love your arrangement! So pretty.
The weather has been very pretty here in MO this spring, we had a really mild winter. Everything is early this year and this is the earliest I can remember mowing. Have a wonderful day and enjoy the beautiful spring days!

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful arrangement, love pussy willows.
Love to see from your garden.
My father cut the grass a few days ago and that's unheard here.
Wish you a wonderful week ahead.
Mette

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing you post is lovely .Come and follow me back Joann

The Nature Jotter said...

wow wonderful darling! Also my post is dedicated to spring! :D

My Little Home and Garden said...

Hello, Barb
The pussy willows are beautiful and I can imagine how soft they are to the touch. Your daughter created a very pretty bouquet for you.
-Karen

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Hi Barb,
Our grass is really green, too! It got down to freezing last night, though, and my tulips were laying on the ground, poor things! I hope they bounce back when it warms up. I love pussy willows! They take me back to my childhood, for some reason.
Hugs, Cindy