Saturday, March 14, 2009

What happened to February?

We were going to blog faithfully. I just posted about spring and found February was missing. Well, here’s what you missed – it was kind of quiet at the Lovejoy Inn. . . .

Oh yeah, Lynda went to Washington DC to visit her brother and – she got to see President Obama (along with 3,500 folks) while volunteering at the National Prayer Breakfast
Best parts were getting to know the other behind the scene volunteers and to listen and meet Paul Young, author of The Shack.
We applied for our SIGN with the Town of Coupeville and it was reviewed and approved by the Design Review Board (more on the sign in another post). Lynda finished the trim painting in the Garden Room.

We won two Whidbey driftwood vases at the Coupeville Lions Club Scholarship Auction and have them on the breakfast tables at the Lovejoy Inn - pictured in the breakfast room and with the wharf and Penn Cove out the window.
After writing this I realize, maybe there was a reason we didn’t post in February.

Spring! . . . almost

Greetings! We’ve missed you and are ready to be the bloggers we dreamed we’d be.

Spring is just starting to look like it may arrive in Coupeville. We cleared out a bunch of flower beds and found all kinds of purple crocuses popping out. Tulips too. Tiny buds are on the cherry, plum, apricot, pear and apple trees. I’ve been doing my favorite spring project – pruning. I think I sort of know what I’m doing. Lynda, however, gets a little nervous when I pull out the pruning saw and lopping shears. There’s a lot less bushiness to all the shrubs and trees and the Carriage House has greater view of Penn Cove. I can’t wait for the leaves to grow to cover up some of my uglier cuts. I have a gigantic pile of branches behind the barn – Lynda wants to get a chipper.
Hopefully we’ll have plenty of fruit on our trees this year. We serve the pears and apples with breakfast. The cherries, blackberries and apricots get turned into jam. This last picture is of the amazon looking flower bud on our tree peony.