Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter Weekend Plus One

This Easter weekend was to say the least a very productive weekend.  I spent the entire weekend either hauling loads of debris to the dump for our good friend Andrea or I was hauling furniture and household items for our eldest son who moved out of the Manor to an apartment.  We are going to miss having him living in his old room at the top of the stairs but he decided he really needs a place of his own.  Easter Sunday was the last of the items moved and then MeMa made a wonderful ham dinner while keeping "Little Terrorist" Brooklyn entertained.  My parents were to join us but my mother was ill and not up to coming.  My father did however so with him, our son and the "Little Terrorist" Brooklyn, MeMa and myself it was a pleasant evening.
Easter Sunday
Four Generations

Since I spent most of the weekend driving around in good weather,  I decided I needed a gardener's day off and spent Monday out in the garden.  I started my day digging a very large ornamental grass out of the front garden and divided it into four large clumps.  I replanted a clump back in the original spot and placed the other three in a wheel barrow for our daughter-in-law Jill to use in their yard.

I took a break and walked the dogs with MeMa and found this lovely old bird bath laying in a yard with a tag declaring it to be free.  It was laying in three pieces but on inspection I discovered it could be repaired.  So when we reached home I drove back over and picked it up.  I love old statuary so I did some repair to it and deposited it in the front rose garden.

It really is spring here in Oregon and the garden is starting to come alive after such a long wet winter.

Blood root

Magnolia stellata

Asian Pear is loaded with blossom

And a few orchids fresh from the greenhouse, yellow is my favorite color when it comes to orchids

I hope everyone had a happy Easter


  1. haven't forgotten you , Doc.

    What a wonderful family you have.

    1. Jim,
      I would imagine things are getting quite hectic with preparing your move.

  2. I love the 4 generations pict! Looks looks spring has arrived for you,it is looking pretty around there!

    1. Melodie
      Yes spring finally decided to pop up

  3. Lovely pictures, Doc. :o)
    That's a nice old birdbath. Glad you were able to save it.
    but he decided he really needs a place of his own
    Can't wait until our boys decide that. ;o)

    Hope you're all doing well! :o)

    1. Linda,
      It's a nice old birdbath and stands three feet tall. We are doing great.....thanks!

  4. Such a wonderful picture of the four generations of your men folk !
    Everything around your place is looking happy, gorgeous blooms, and a wonderful old birdbath, looks sweet.
    We had a freeze last night, a frost was predicted, it literally looked like it had snowed when I looked outside this AM.
    Be well !