Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Garden blooms

We've had several warm days recently and the garden has really started blooming. Even the cherry tree is blooming! I can't wait to see it fully bloomed! My husband and I lived in Japan for 2 years and every spring they did hanami, which means "flower viewing." The cherry trees would be in bloom, and the entire community would come out in their best yukatas and picnic under the blossoms. We always thought that if we ever bought a house, it would either have a cherry tree or we'd plant one. Well, after we moved into our place last summer, we were in the garden looking around, when we noticed the bark on our tree. Lo and behold, a weeping cherry tree. My eyes teared it was so perfect! I just might have to get my yukata out of storage and have dinner under the cherry tree this weekend.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Breakfast al fresco

Saturday was so nice and warm outside we got to have breakfast in the patio. It was so wonderful! There's nothing better than sipping your coffee with the warm summer sun on your face. This weekend was really beautiful. We spent most of our time outside, just enjoying the weather. Sandra Bullock is filming her new movie "The Proposal" in Rockport, MA, which is just up the road from our house. We road our bikes over there and although we didn't see anyone famous, we noticed that they changed all the building facades and they put up these totem poles in the central square. The town is made to look like Sitka, Alaska. Here's an article on the movie. My in-laws also have a famous person filming a movie in their town Columbus, Wisconsin. But who do they get? Johnny Depp!!! Awww man!!! Hardly fair!! :P

Monday, April 14, 2008

Spring is finally here!!!

Spring is slow to come here in Massachusetts. After living in DC, where it's in the 60s and 70s by February at times, it feels like spring will never get to Gloucester! But we had a gorgeous weekend and the flowers are blooming. Kurt and I spent most of the weekend working in the garden at home, and in our community garden plot, and had a blast. Here are a few pictures of our new blooms.

This one is a passionflower. I watered this plant all winter, but thought for sure I was watering a dead plant. But not only did we have one flower on the plant this weekend, we had two! Aren't they beautiful???

We have a couple hyacinth coming up in the garden, along with tulips and a bush that's full of these little white bells. Anyone know what they're called?

Isn't that the most beautiful purply blue you've ever seen? Only nature can make something that breathtaking!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Watermelon guest book

A friend of mine will be going to a bridal shower tomorrow so she asked me to make the bride a wedding guest book. The colors of the wedding are kelly green and pink, very Kate Spade, so it was fun to pick out the papers. I decorated the book with embossed pink and fuchsia hearts that cascade down the cover. I hope the bride likes it!