Sunday, April 30, 2006


Great weather this weekend if a little chilly and a lot windy at times. This time of year the temperatures and be almost eighty one day and drop to the mid fifties the next. The local university has been  hving their spring football camp the past month so my nephew has been busy. They had their spring scrimmage yesterday. The clouds and wind came in just in time for the game. A local cable channel carried the game and it was fun to watch. There were actually about 15,000 people at the stadium. Pretty good turn out for a game between two sides of the same team. It was kind of fun listening to the commentators. There weren't too many commercials and they weren't really trying to impress anybody so you could actually learn something about the team. My sister and the family came down to watch the game and picked up my oldest nephew on the way through Corvallis so he could come to the game too. We're covered. One's a Duck, the other's a Beaver.

I'd gotten in touch with my inner baker yesterday morning and made a batch of French  bread. I'll need to bake again Saturday. One loaf went home with Colleen and half of the other loaf went home with Chris. Yum.

We made a quick trip to get a new trellis for the front climber. If we'd waiting until next week we probably couldn't have gotten behind the bush to put it up. Between us mom and I make one good handiman. :-)

All the local trees are nicely leafed out. It really changes how the place looks. There's an absolutely huge chestnut tree down the street that's in full bloom. Now if we could just lose the moonlight broom at all the freeway interchanges. It's a lowlying, white version of Scotch broom. If nothing else around here makes me sneeze in the spring this stuff will. Some genius thought this would be a really great plant to put around the freeways. Ahhchoo!

Well, I don't know about you but this was a pretty good weekend. Now I gotta go back to work. Siiiiiiiiiiiigh.


tenyearnap said...

To me, there is nothing more beatiful in a garden than a trellis.

lisaram1955 said...

Out Astoria way, we had gorgeous weather Thursday, Friday and Sunday, but Saturday was downright miserable.  Poured rain and blew half a gale all day.  Luckily, we were inside under a big tent, but we were standing in about an inch of water, and the blowing tent got a little scary from time to time.  Lisa  :-]