the souchi story

Sunday, April 19, 2009

.....proof that spring is on the way..........

spring has finally arrived in portland. yes, it's nice to have the sun shining (must remember sunscreen!), warm weather and tons of fruit. i've lived in my house for almost 6 years and every april i am shocked that the tulips continue to survive my neglect and billy's abuse. he finds them comfortable to lay on and likes to run over them, around them and thru them in a quest to run along the fence when neighbors or strangers walk by. the woman who lived in the house before me was an avid gardner. she must have a thumb as green as the incredible hulk. rumors of weekdays 5-10am and all day on the weekends. now, most people would have consider the yard and all of this when thinking about purchasing the house. but, no, i thought, how great it already has a great yard. there was no thought as to how i would handle it and took a season to realize that was the wrong question. who, was the question. instead, i pulled many things out and stripped the yard down to a more manageable size. the tulips stayed. so for these sweet colorful and happy tulips to arrive each spring is a reminder that miracles do exist. i can't help but have a smile on face today. even after i spent 5 hours pulling weeds....or better....what i think are weeds! 

happy spring to you and yours