Friday was a day of celebrating, and being celebrated. BTW, social media and blogging adds immensely to the joy of such a day. Thank you for all of the good wishes.
Saturday was a day to play, to explore the beauty of the island. But when I looked down on the garden Saturday evening, I could see the work ahead.
Sunday morning a fog lingered over the lagoon, creating a special beauty.
It was 9:30 when we got to work. The garden was full of shot weed, drifted over from the neighbor's property, and other weeds were gaining a stronghold too.
We worked all day, crawling around, weeding and cleaning. It was 4:00 when we reached a stopping point and called it quits for the day. We would finish Monday morning.
I sought a bit of quiet time over on the beach. The bay was calm and quiet.
Monday morning we were stiff and sore, but there was work to finish. It took us another two hours, but we got it all cleaned up.
We left a lot of the California poppy seedlings. We'll let them bloom and then pull them out. They seed freely and there will be plenty for next year.
The next door neighbors are new, and they have been making improvements in their yard. All the more incentive to keep ours up.
The word on the street is that the neighborhood is quite excited that the tulips are coming into bloom. It is a highlight of spring for the locals who walk by every day.
We rested a while. I cleaned up the cabin and got things packed up while Tom finished a few more chores. Then we decided that since the weather was so beautiful and warm, that we would stay through the afternoon before going home.
We took an easy walk on the dike along the lagoon.
Then I sat on the deck and read. It was like summer! It was wonderful!
That was Monday. We have been back home since. It has been a whole week now since our anniversary. We spent time this week researching caterers and party rentals. We have booked a caterer and the rental equipment we will need for our delayed big celebration in July, which I am calling Celebration 50/75.
Now I can relax and settle into spring. It is happening all around me, and I want to absorb every moment of it.