I've not posted not b/c I've been terribly busy (although I have stayed pretty busy), but mainly b/c I don't have much to post that's new. The weather here has been absolutly WONDERFUL, and I've spent nearly every afternoon (after work) out in the yard working on the lawn (it's actually looking like real grass!!), my flower gardens, and my veggie/herb garden. I'll try to get out and take some pix, since it's finally looking nice!
Last night I did something that was a lot of fun; I went on a plant "rescue". I got together with a member of the "Save NC Plants Society" (or something like that) and we trecked up to an area that in the next few months will be totally bull-dozed over in the name of progress. Meanwhile it's a LOVELY wooded area that is home to some very special native NC plants. In fact, we saw a wonderful (blooming!) pink lady's slipper. We left it alone, aside from admiring it. They don't transplant well, and we coulodn't bring ourselves to dig it knowing it would die. I got some great new plants for my (newly developed) native shade garden. I managed to rescue some wild arrow-leaf ginger, fly poison, Carolina lilly, and wild blueberry, among a few others. It was a lot of fun, since I don't really get out into the woods much these days, and while it wasn't Home (WV), it was nice.
Also, I spent some time over the weekend planning May. We're totally booked up!! With UP's birthday, Tod's birthday, and MY birthday, plus Tod's family is comeing - that takes 2 weekends - OH MY!!! Good times!!