Sunday, April 22, 2012

Earth Day 2012



No words can explain the beauty of the world we live in.
Happy Earth Day~

Saturday, April 21, 2012

'Round Here








1. Columbine
2. Blue Rose
3. Clematis
4. Another variety of clematis
5. Spiderwort, solomon seal and columbine
6. Rose and chamomile

Friday, April 13, 2012

'Round Here





The weather is finally more like Spring than summer. Temps have dropped down to the 60's during the day and 30's at night. We did have a couple of nights with a frost and one with a freeze. Some perennials got bit, but they should be OK. I carried seedlings and houseplants, that were moved outdoors for the season , in and out of the garage.
I put transplanting and seeding on hold for now. There will be plenty time for that as soon as this cold spell passes.

1. Lily of the Valley. Such a wonderful scent!
2. Basil seedlings.
3. Columbine.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Busy Birds





I love this time of year, when the birds come back and start building nests and raising their young. I think they're pretty used to me and my camera by now.

1. I have no idea what kind of bird built this nest. I just discovered it this morning. See the entrance at the left? I'll be watching to see who comes and goes. This is a first for us.
2. Mr Bluebird taking a break in the shade, near one of the bird baths. Him and Mrs B are in the process of building a nest. We have another couple that built a nest on the far end of the garden. I tried to take some photos, but they didn't come out good. It's one of our older bluebird boxes. Our new ones have a view window we can look through.
3. Mockingbird eggs. They built this nest in a red honeysuckle bush, about three feet off the ground. Not smart at all. It's dark in there. I had to lighten the photo up quite a bit just so I could see the eggs. I didn't want to stick around too long, so I snapped a few quick shots and split before the birds came back. Mockingbirds don't like anyone messing around their nests!

Friday, April 6, 2012

It Is A Good Friday










What a wonderful Friday! Yesterday we got the perfect amount of rain to jump start the seeds in the spring garden. And so many of the perennials have their first blossoms.

1. Clematis
2. Wild Geranium. Lilly of the Valley.
3. Blue Rose
4. Blue Iris
5. Onions
6. Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce.
7. Bloomsdale Spinach
8. And Peas! Sugar snap peas. Oh, how I love them!

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