Sunday, May 04, 2008

Spring is really here!

yup, it's true. Spring has Sprung here in the Mitten state. I'm all tired out from helpin' out in the yard doin' 'mportant things (i mostly snoopervised, but the Dad needed a lot of that).
below, are two of our pretty trees. my Mom doesn't know what kind they are. a few years ago the city was sellin' trees for $50 each. they would even come out and plant 'em as long as you let them put them on the "city strip" between the sidewalk and the street. Mom and the Dad said that was fine. they was all kinda small back then, but they've turned into fine trees, don't you think? The pink one is one the side street that runs next to our house (we're on a corner) and the white one is right in front, with the house across the street in the background. i like them, but 'cause i can't get out to visit either one of them, they're not my favorite. my Mom cut some lilacs today and brought them in, they smell real pretty. the lily of the valley are going to bloom this week she said.

my Mom went to a "gold party" at her friend Denise's sisters house the other night. people come with gold jewlery that they don't wear anymore and gold fillings and gold coins. and this guy with a bag of money comes and weighs everything and gives each person green papers for their gold. my Mom was happy with what she got. she said it will pay for the little trips she's goin' to take this summer. and she's really 'acited 'bout her trips, i'll tell you 'bout them later.
my Mom is makin' an icky dinner today. marinated flank steak with mushrooms and rice and corn on the cob. she keeps tellin' me how wonderful this corn is, "bicolor from Florida" whatever that means. I'd rather have cod. but i think I heard her say she has a fresh package of that and will make me a piece, so I forgive her the icky dinner she's makin' for them to eat.
we have very fussy birds in our yard. they eat the thistle in the finch feeder half way down, then won't eat anymore. my Mom checks it and it's not wet or moldy or anything. so she'll fill it up, they attack the food, and eat it half way down. my Mom went out today and filled the birdbaths too, 'cause they seem very thirsty. my Mom is nice like that.

well, i gotta go out and check on the Dad. he's got his big rock saw out and is cuttin' stuff and he needs to be snoopervised 'cause it's a pretty big saw and my Mom worries he's gonna cut somethin' off and bleed to death if we don't check on him often enough.


Blogger The Meezers said...

your trees are really pretty!!! you haf more green and flowers on your trees than we have here.

a rock saw? there's saws that cut rocks? that sounds.........dangerous! good thing you're snoopervising

10:10 PM  
Blogger DK & The Fluffies said...

We're glad you finally got some Spring!

10:40 PM  
Blogger Derby said...

Happy Spring Edsel, I agree that it is finally come to those of us in the cold north.

Your trees are pretty whatever they are.

11:01 PM  
Blogger Max said...

Oh! I know what those trees are! Those are $^#%@^ Allergy Trees. They're very pretty, but they make the People sneeze and swear.

11:48 PM  
Blogger Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Pretty trees! Nothin' is flowering here yet, so you are a few weeks ahead of us.
Go Flyers.

10:17 PM  
Blogger William said...

Yard work sure is hard on us cats. But your trees are very pretty to look at!

11:22 PM  
Blogger Camie's Kitties said...

Those are very pretty trees. Good job snoopervising your dad. That is an important job to have.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

2:47 AM  
Blogger The Crew said...

You have lilacs & lily of the valley already? We won't see those for weeks yet. (sigh)

2:27 PM  
Blogger Big Piney Woods Cats said...

It is spring here in The Big Piney Woods, too, finally! Momma bought a lot of little plants and put them in bigger pots. She has them on a big trailer, and Daddy runs it into the garage every night, cuz, sometimes we can get frost in May. Daddy is building us a new porch. Any chance you can go on those trips with your Momma?


12:15 AM  
Blogger HotMBC said...

I'm so glad Spring has sprung for you Edsel. Happy Spring! Yuo're very good to snoopervise your Dad so closely.
your tuxie gun moll Boni

10:09 AM  
Blogger Tiger Lily said...

Isn't Spring wonderful! I like your trees. Someday soon I will post a picture of my treehouse that my Daddy made for me.

2:03 PM  
Blogger Beau Beau & Angie said...

Spring looks nice at yur house too. Hey - we likes da idea of da gold partay. Schmaybe we could get some green papers for Mom's stuff. We know where her stuff is.

11:32 AM  
Blogger Edsel/The Pooch said...

beau beau and angie - be careful, you don't want to sell something that she really likes or cares about. i think she'd be really mad. tiger lily - would love to see your treehouse. big piney woods cats - my Mom hasn't 'vited me on her trips. i don't think i can go on the one in august with her friends 'cause two of them are 'lergic. i don't know 'bout the other one, she hasn't told me much 'bout it, i'll have to start buggin' her for information.

2:38 PM  
Blogger Shilgiah the Cat said...

Sorry we haven't visited for awhile. How beautiful your trees and the outside looks! Sounds like you are doing a great job of snoopervising the Dad.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Victor Tabbycat said...

Happy Spring, Edsel! Mom says them looks like Crab Apple trees, but I don't see any crabs.
My mom's nice to birds, too. She saved an oriole's life today! It was wrapped in fishing line, clinging to a tree. We'll haf pictors soon, but Mom was holdin the bird, not her camera.

11:00 PM  
Blogger Quasi said...

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8:08 PM  
Blogger Derby said...

{{{Hugs Edsel}}} for the Holiday of Hugs for Bonnie Underfoot. Pass it on.

9:35 PM  
Blogger brandi said...

happy spring (isn't it time?) we've waited so long!

and for everyone (beans, too) at your house,


mama says to say she thinks of you often. (oo)

5:48 PM  
Blogger ML said...

Happy Memorial Day!
***** HUGS *****
In tribute to Bonnie Underfoot.
Love & Purrs,
KC & The Sherwood Bunch

3:17 PM  

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