Hello and thank you for stopping by. I want to give you our heartfelt appreciation for all the words of encouragement and care, the healing thoughts sent Dayle's way and the prayers sent. You are the best!!
Dayle made it through surgery great the doctor told me. But they told Dayle that there was a lot more deterioration in that joint and they had to remove more bone than they thought at first. I went in to the hospital yesterday to be with him while the physical therapist worked with him and showed me what he needed to do for exercise, etc. Finally after all the papers and instructions and waiting and waiting I was finally able to bring him home. We all got him into the house and into his chair and put ice on his knee.
I just took a walk outside and checked on the progress of the growing things on the property. The Daphne is budding out well.. I can't wait to smell the aroma of those flowers! Has anyone cut the buds and brought them in to the house? Do they bloom out and smell good? The Snow Drops are in tight buds.. just waiting for some sun and warmth to open up.
We have patches of Snow Drops all over the farm, it's fun to see them here and there.
This bush has fragrant blooms.. but for the life of me I can't remember the name of this one. I'm not that fond of it.. and it's extremely hardy. :-)
The Rhododendrons are budded and and ready to put on a show in a few months.
We have this one Nandina - "Heavenly Bamboo" alongside our front walk and below our window in the family room. (It's not really bamboo at all.)
The dark purple lilac reaching up into the gray sky.. it's buds are swelling, too. Hurry up Spring!
The daffodils are in an arrested development state.. it was warm and sunny for a while and they got the green light from mother nature and began to grow.. then the cold came back and they got a red light and are just waiting... for sun and warmth.. like I am.. :-)
I walked up the other side of the creek and snapped this shot of the woods on the East side of the farmhouse. Our "wind break". But we still get lots of East Wind!
We have a massive amount of winter clean up to do but it's going to have to wait until we get better weather. No worries.. it will still be there. :-) The creek, waterfalls and pond will need cleaned.. ugh.
We have a pot of Primroses on our deck and look what I found? SWEET!
Almost ready to share it's heady aroma.
Lastly.. when Kristi was clearing up the 2nd floor 2nd bedroom she unearthed this cute old stove that we found in the rafters in his parents house when it was being cleared to sell. He thinks it was his little sister's, it's called a "Little Lady". It's rusty, but it's a cute little thing.
And so.. time for me to help Dayle with some physical therapy and change out the ice water in his cold pack on his knee. I hope you all are having a nice week.. and again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your concern and kindness.
((hugs)), Teresa :-) (and Dayle)