Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Spring in Minnesota

Hey pups, Eva here today. Unfortunately I think winter might be over here. But as these first two pictures show, if you sprout too early here, you end up looking bad. These are day lilies in front of the house that weathered the snow and cold of our early April winter weather.

This is dad's favorite tree to hate. The willow tree is budding out. During the winter dad was picking up branches. Last weekend he was picking up all the little sticks that this tree drops. We hear its a good thing that our garbage service picks up yard waste. There's three big garbage bags and ten huge bundles of willow tree droppings that have to go.
This is one of the two Diablo 9-bark bushes that are at the front of our house. These bushes grow like crazy and the leaves turn a dark shade of red. Very nice looking. Dad is thinking about starting his yearly exercise in futility. He is going to attempt to grow grass in the backyard. Good luck with that idea, dad. How many years is it going to take you to realize that if you have dogs, you can't grow grass in your back yard. Simply not possible.
We can't make this post all about plants, so here is Tasha playing ball with dad. When she wants to play, you had better play or else she will tell you that "Its now time to play, you stupid human!", but all a human hears is "WOOOOF, WOOOOF, GGGRRRR." She even throws the ball with her mouth at dad when its time to play!!
And of course since I'm doing this post we MUST have a picture of me. I'll report in about 6 weeks on how dad's grass growing project is going. (What an optimist that human is!!) Belly Rubs, Eva


PiratesGrrl said...

We love that pic of you!

It's like that here too, everything started budding and coming out then it froze again. Mom's plants are either dead or confused. :)

The Brat Pack

Tadpole said...

Aww Eva, you're so cute! And I throw my toys too - it always gets their attention, you know.

Peanut said...

I agree with the grass. My humans talk about growing grass and then just give up since they know it would be impossible.