It has been a busy morning - starting with an eye doctor appointment first thing. That meant getting into work late, so I've been scrambling ever since. You know what it's like before you leave on vacation - all hell breaks loose and everyone wants everything. LOL.
But, I wanted to stop in before vacay. I'll be *trying* to keep up with your blogs while I'm away, but I may not comment...I'll only have my phone with me. I won't be posting.
No knitting or stitching to show you today, but instead some blooms...or the beginning of blooms. First up, our lilac has started to open. All the blossoms are high, high up and I have to pull a branch down to get a picture. The scent is just wonderful.
Next up is the Wisteria. A few of the buds have begun to open - some partially. Again, the scent is just out of this world.
And last, our Lily of the Valley (well, one bed of it - we have a lot). It hasn't opened, but there are plenty of buds. I'm guessing we will miss it - usually it is pretty short lived.
This clump (large!!) is under the evergreen by our mailbox. We have a lot more under our weeping cherry.
Our apple tree is also blooming (and the weeping cherry). The one thing missing are our Iris. We can usually count on them blooming the first or second week in May. This year the leaves are up, but we haven't seen any buds yet. The only late piece this year!
I did have a wonderful lunch out yesterday at North Italia in King of Prussia (right by the Mall - my least favorite place to go. Traffic was ridiculous and parking was worse). Luckily someone else drove. We had excellent mussels and calamari for appetizers and zucca chips (zucchini) which were delicious. Also meatballs (but I didn't have any of those). Some settled on pasta dishes for lunch and some on sandwiches. I ordered a margherita pizza which was to die for. Everything was so fresh.
And...finally more blooms - two beautiful arrangements landed in my hands yesterday:
I'll take them home and Colin can get them so he and Mailing can enjoy.
We are planning to get back late on the 5th, so I am also off on May 6th. I'll look forward to reading your blogs while I'm on the road. Have fun!!