Thursday, March 27, 2014

Spring and Dogs in the Pond!

Spring has definitely sprung at the B Farm! Just look at all the lovelies I took pictures of!

Dogwoods are blooming:

 This dogwood is in the front yard!

New leaves on the trees:
 Wildflowers:

For those of you worried, this is not the bastard weed overtaking the roadsides in Texas.

Wild Verbena

 Other blooming trees and shrubs:


I also have white irises blooming along the driveway and I saw wild violets out in the pastures. I just love the first blush of Spring!

In the house, things also got changed up a bit. The fireplace mantel refreshed with a dogwood garland, watering can, and a bunny of course!





The entry table in soft pinks and whites:

I got the shutters from a friend who rescued them from a neighbor. They smelled like smoke and were very dirty. I cleaned them then painted them in ASCP Old White and waxed them. I like even if they are too small for the window! :o)




And can I say yay? After almost 5 months of healing from the broken knee, I am walking around the farm again. I still let Bruce hold onto the dogs as they pull on the leashes in their excitement. The nice thing is they are learning to come when called, so we will let them run loose in some areas. One of those areas is the pond.

Sadly, it is shrinking in size again. The dogs don't mind though as there is plenty of water left for them to splash in:



Buddy beat Herbie to the stick!
 Whee! They were very wet and very happy pups!

Bruce got to try out his new loader on the tractor and used it to patch the driveway. It's going to be very handy to have!

 The weather was cloudy but warm on Saturday. We sat out on the porch and enjoyed the evening. Can't wait to have more of those kind of days! Very, very soon!

Happy Spring!
Cecilia

PS
The bluebonnets are really starting to show up along the roadsides and pastures. Nothing like the beautiful blanket of blue and they smell heavenly! Looks like a good showing this year! I need to go take some photos!

16 comments:

  1. Those are gorgeous dogwoods, Cecilia. We don't have any of those around here! I used to look forward to them in the Spring in Pennsylvania. xo Diana

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    1. Hi Diana! A late freeze nipped the tips of several blooms but they are still just beautiful! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Such pretty pics Cecilia. I'm so envious of all your spring beauty. We're still under mounds of snow here. Your mantle looks just lovely. You must be so happy to be able to explore the farm again, especially with all that spring has to offer.

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    1. Oh no, Tuula! I'd be going crazy if there was snow on the ground right now. Yikes! Hope you get warmer weather soon!

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  3. Beautiful pictures Cecilia! Spring has definitely sprung in Texas. Your dogs look like they are having so much fun in the pond. My poor Sadie was spayed today and is so groggy...all she can do is sleep. I love the indoor decor'...the shutters are great and the bunnies are adorable. Have fun at the farm....looks like the hubby is!

    Blessings, Vicky

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    1. Aw, poor Sadie! My boys bounced back by the next day after their neuter but then they didn't have their abdomens cut. Hope she's back to her normal self soon!
      I didn't have much Spring decor...had to really dig and then go buy a few things. :)
      The dogs had a blast and yes, Bruce did too. He likes doing tractor stuff. I always enjoy my farm time!
      Have a wonderful weekend!
      Hugs!

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  4. Not many things are more fun to watch than pups having a ball like that! They can teach us a thing or two about enjoying the moment.

    We are STILL waiting for Spring here :(. Your flowers give me hope it will come.

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    1. They really bring so much joy to my life! I know they want to move here as much as we do - they have so much more room to run. Our poor yard in the city looks awful. It was not made for two exuberant pups. Lol.

      I hope Spring shows up soon for you! Just remember I'll be the one moaning come July!

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  5. Show off !!!!!!!!!
    I'm looking out at snow here
    ( LOVE your mantel )
    xoxo

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    1. Haha, no, no. I'm not showing off...Nature is! ;-) And I will have to deal with hot, hot weather way too soon so don't be too jealous. Although I'm not envying all the Winter weather y'all are still having. Yuck!

      Sending warm and Spring-y thoughts your way!
      :o)

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  6. Oh the flowers are all so pretty and I love your Spring vignettes. The dogs look like they are having so much fun. Hugs, marty

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    1. Thank you, Marty. Spring is always welcome with all the pretty flowers. So glad you dropped by!

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  7. It's so wonderful to see your pretty blooms...gives me hope that soon we'll be seeing those first spring blossoms. Right now we're having snow mixed with rain!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Yikes, snow! I hope you get Spring blossoms soon. Even we had a slow start to Spring - it's been quite the winter! Thanks for visiting.

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  8. Your pictures of freshly blooming flowers are amazing! I love your mantel and the bunny!

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    1. Hi Magali! The flowers are so pretty here and more and more are popping out. What's your weather like? Hope you're getting warm days to enjoy too. So glad to have you stop in.

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