Happy Sunday Everybody!! It's a gorgeous day out today!! Hubby is gone on the Chocolate City - 40 mile Bike Ride (Burlington, WI) - the breeze is gently blowing through the windows - and I'm enjoying the quiet and getting some work done!
I also LOVE the view of my multi-colors of tulips out my window -- such beautiful color inspiration! I only wish tulips lasted all year!
I am NOT a gardener -- I HATE getting my hands dirty!! Actually it's the dried on, chalky feel on my hands that I hate! I even seem to get it on me when I wear gardening gloves - it always seeps through! I guess maybe I could handle it if I wore those yellow rubber dishwashing gloves or something. haha But it's still not my pastime of choice....I'd rather be painting or sewing or drawing...
So, I do the least out there that I HAVE to! Cuz - I DO like it to look nice! haha That means that I only plant perennials!! And perennials for Zone 10 (a.k.a. the Frozen Tundra) are seriously limited - at least for anything with color! So I plant tulips! Lots and lots of tulips!! My favorite flower! I found some bulbs, last winter, for awesome bright orange ones - so I have like 100 more to plant!
Dan hates yard work as well... so we're stuck! Unless we move to an apartment where we wouldn't have to do ANYTHING! I LOVE our apartment in San Diego - we're on the first floor so I can look out the windows and see the Bird Of Paradise bushes and the palms and pretty succulents the gardeners lovingly tend... and I don't have to touch the dirt myself! :) The apartments in Wisconsin don't seem to get the same gardener/landscaping attention though.... Sad!
This is the courtyard out my front door -- I can't find a pic of my "birds"! haha Birds of Paradise -- I'll have to take some more -- they draw all the hummingbirds in the summertime! It's so fun to watch while I'm painting at my desk! :)
So... to pay homage to my favorite flower - I thought I'd post about them today - before they're gone for the season. I'm leaving for San Diego in a couple days - and I'm betting they will be gone when I come back at the end of the month. :( Thank you tulips - for brightening my Spring days! And smelling like raspberries! I will miss you until next year!