Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Home for Spring

We just spent a long weekend back home in Nebraska to celebrate my mother-in-law's birthday and to see family. We had a terriffic time sharing meals, playing with our nephews, brushing up on our wii skills, rummaging for vintage finds at my favorite hole-in-the-wall antique shop and visiting our alma mater, the University of Nebraska for their annual red and white football game.

Whenever we make the trip back, I always enjoy perusing the yard back home. Planting bulbs and pots full of flowers was always a favorite hobby of mine during highschool (no surprise I have my floral business now I suppose) so it's nice to see the faces of the pink tulips I buried in the cold October ground when I was about 16 and the volunteer violets scattered around the river rock. It did my heart good to see the one remaining lilac bush in bloom - the only one that survived the neighbors crusade to remove the flowering hedge and replace it with a hideous chain link fence. And then there was the lovely scent of the blossoming Queen Anne cherry tree outside my old bedroom window. It was good to be home.

1 comment:

  1. Oh this makes me miss Nebraska! We had flowering trees lining the streets of our neighborbood growing up! I think we need to do a little hunting for some flowering tree lined neighborhoods here in Denver.


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