Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Spring is Slowly Coming Along!

I meant to post this up yesterday, but we received some bad news. Instead of my husband being hired on full time he has instead received another 6 month contract. It just is depressing to put our plans back another 6 months. A lot of the other guys are pretty depressed too. So, send some happy thoughts our way! It isn't the end of the world, but it is so hard to be patient.

Ok, so back to the topic at hand, Spring time! Spring is in the air! All sorts of flowers are up and it is making me want to garden! Of course it is raining today, but this weekend it was absolutely gorgeous. We went out for a good long drive because tomorrow is my husband's birthday. He will be a full quarter of a century!

We'll start with this lovely picture of the orchard in bloom that we can see from our front porch! It's so lovely to see that shade of spring green and then all the little blossoms in contrast.

Then here is my ever so handsome husband. He is very happy to be out on a drive enjoying the sunny spring air.

Here is Mt Adams and a view of my uncle's orchards. This is the same pear orchard that my husband worked in last summer. It just is such a happy thought to think of the cycle that provides us with food and tasty pears is starting all over again with these delicate blossoms.

Here is a close up of the blossoms on the tree.

The bees are out buzzing too. They are set out to pollinate the orchard and they make tasty honey!

Here is a lovely shot of Mt Hood for posterity's sake. This is definitely where my inspiration comes for my Mt Hood colorway. Look at all those blues, purples, and whites come from. It is even more purple in summer as more of the snow melts off.

Here is a picture of the whole valley. Well, most of it. Mt Hood is off to the right, you can kinda see where the hills start going up to make the mountain. It is just so gorgeous when it is in bloom. Spring is definitely my favorite time of year.

It started to get cloudy and stormy, so we decided to head home where it was warm and cozy.

No knitting content today, at least not from me. Check out my husband's blog, he finished one sock for me and did it in a little less than a year! By next year I should have a whole pair!


Bobbi said...

Awesome photos! Thanks for sharing. Now, could you send some of the nicer weather our way!?!
Bummer about the job, but great news on the sock.

penny said...

sad about the job but it could be worse? those are beautiful photos! and your sock.. well, you are one lucky wife!!

knitseashore said...

What beautiful pear trees. When they are in full bloom, they look magical.

I'm sorry to hear about your husband's job. I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers. I hope he had a good birthday anyway.

Anne said...

Happy Birthday Mr. Ellsworth.....from the uk. Hope you both have a great day.

Spring is my favourite time of the year too....maybe something to do with everything coming alive again...also maybe being a Spring baby (May).

Spring is well sprung here, and I'm just back from a walk in the local ''bluebell woods''....the colour and the smell...amazing!
bye for now..Anne.x