Tag Archives: spring

garden pics…can’t stop sharing garden pics…

Such a beautiful time of year in the garden. My kitty Zak, strolling past the hostas. Ants on the peonies… The flags are blooming now. Hosta ‘Minuteman’ grows in the woods. We’ve found most of the hostas prefer more sun than the woods provides, but this one seems to like it here. Hosta ‘Squash Casserole’ […]

sunday bouquet

Today’s bouquet was made from irises, snowball bush blossoms and pink columbine. It didn’t turn out quite the way I wanted it to, but how can you go wrong with such beautiful irises? 🙂 ~~Rhonda

dogwood blossoms

The dogwood trees are beginning to open their buds. We have three dogwoods ready to bloom. One is still in a tight bud, one has blossoms still cupped and and one has blossoms that have opened but haven’t turned white yet. Last year, they had no more than a few flowers. I guess the hard […]

pretty spring day

This afternoon, DH and did a little yard work. That means DH shoveled a lot of mulch and I got to drive the mower, pulling the wagon. The redbud trees are at their peak of perfection right now. The Virginia bluebells look so pretty in the evening sunlight. This was taken from the back yard, […]

just a dusting

We woke up to a little bit of snow this morning. DH took all the photos, except the last one, just before 8:00 a.m. I took the last one just before 10:00 a.m. Front yard… East yard… Fenced garden… The daffodils started the day bowed to the ground. By afternoon, you would never have known […]

saturday yard work

We spent a lot of time outside on Saturday. One of the big jobs was burning the brush pile. With 3.5 acres to groom, we can accumulate a lot of debris over a season. Some goes to the mulch pile, but branches go to the brush pile. I wish I’d taken a picture of it […]

views from the east porch

For the past few days, I have been sitting in the recliner with my leg up. I have recurring troubles with swelling. Better now. But, sad to say, I wasn’t able to get outside at all on Wednesday when the weather was wonderful. Hopefully, tomorrow. We’ll see. But on Monday, DD and I sat on […]

goodbye winter…hello spring

This morning, from the kitchen window, I could see that the apricot trees had burst into bloom overnight. I could smell them from the back door. And just outside the back door, the row of daffodils has suddenly blossomed. The star magnolia is another bloom with a wonderful scent. Such a beautiful blossom. Last year, […]

sunny saturday

Yesterday was the first really lovely foretaste of spring. DH and I spent the afternoon working in the yard. Picking up sticks and branches. Picking up winter trash. Enjoying the flowers. Planting a few things in the garden. The little 6″ ‘Tete-a-Tete’ daffodils were the first to bloom last year (on March 17) and the […]

cold and windy today, but yesterday smelled like spring

Yesterday, as I drove to school to pick up DD, the air smelled like spring. It’s on its way! We went out to do some yard work today, but, even though the thermometer said 50, the 16 mph wind said 40. Too chilly for me. We put down one load of mulch and picked up […]