This is one of the original orange trees from before this was a housing tract. This tree pre-dates 1954. When they built this housing tract they wanted to preserve some of the trees. This is one of them. As you can see it gives off plenty of oranges and look at all those orange blossoms! They smell so sweet!
The jasmine "bush" affectionately known as the "animal". Can you believe it started out as a small starter vine? I put it in this spot over nine years ago when we first moved to this property. I put it here because this particular area of our back yard gets full sun almost all day. I'm embarrassed to admit, but I never took it out of it's pot! It's grown right through and around the pot. We did start out with a lattice to begin it's "training", but I got lazy and let it go "wild". As you can see, this is the outcome of giving a jasmine it's freedom. It begins blooming every March, no matter what the weather is and it will bloom clear into the summer months. The smell is so wonderful and strong!
Now along with all the wonderful things I love about Spring, comes the things I know I must get done...SPRING CLEANING! I have to admit, that after I've finished my organizing, re-arranging and de-junking, I feel so great and love to "look at" what I've accomplished.
Linen ClosetOh Look! There's that pack of sheets I was looking for! I knew I had them somewhere!
Yes I know we have lots of sheets and towels but remember, I have a pretty large family and six beds to "sheet". In that basket is all our medicines. They are in a cool/dry place, they are out of reach from my littlest one and they are all neatly arranged inside. Below is a picture of my "out of season" sheet set. These are one of my set of flannels. I wash/dry them, and put them into one of the pillow cases. That way when I need them, I find them "all" at one time. Hmm, the color is "off" in this picture. They are a deep red color. You know how I love red :0)
So how are you welcoming in Spring? Any plans to Spring Clean?