Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Happy May Day!

What a great day!! The first day of May. Here in the East Hills we can finally set out bedding plants without danger of frost. Yippee!! Not that I have any to set out, mind you. I learned my lesson the first year we moved to Portland. I set out plants the on the day the Extension Service said all danger of frost had passed. That was going by Portland proper guidelines. I live around 800 ft. about sea level. You should have seen me that year, erecting tents throughout the back garden with garden sticks and every blanket I could find from the house. I hung on every word the weatherman said throughout April. I can laugh about it now. It wasn't so funny then.

May 1st also marks the day we turn on the pool heater for the season. Joy of joy! I've missed floating around the pool with the noodle thingie across my chest and under each arm. I probably look a bit like a struggling bug but that's okay!!

I'm not much of a swimmer but I sure like to jump off the diving board, sink to the bottom and then spring back up to pop out of the water. Doesn't that sound like fun? Yeah, baby!!

I took this picture last night as the sun was going down. The evening was so calm. I wish the world could feel such peace and serenity.

Warmest bear hugs, Aleta


Tammy said...

Aleta, I just love looking at pictures of your yard. It is like paradise compared to what I see out my window. We still have bare trees.
Your pool and grounds looks so beautiful and so relaxing.
Hugs, Tammy

Aleta said...

Thank you, Tammy! You will see green leaves and pretty flowers soon too. :o) I'm longing to add color to all the green I see!!

Wishing you bear hugs and a lovely Spring! Aleta