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 before we burned it. The pile was huge and we had to get it burned before we started a new season of yard work. DD and her friend roasted hotdogs and made s’mores, then ran off for an afternoon of outdoor fun.

burn pile...after

This is what happens when the kids leave the candy bars sitting in the sun after they finish their s’mores. I snipped the corner and squeezed out melted chocolate. Still tasted great, even though DH had charred the ‘mallows a bit! 🙂

s'mores or...s'messes

In our tiny woods, the Virginia bluebells are ready to bloom.

Virginia bluebells

Bloodroot is a beautiful flower. We planted one plant some time ago and now we have a wonderful clump of bloodroot in the back corner of the woods.


This is just part of the clump. Pictures do not do these flowers justice. They are pure white and glisten against the pretty browns of the fall leaves. You can click on either picture and it will take you to my flickr page where you can see more pictures of this lovely flower.


In the rest of the yard, the daffodils are blooming.

Narcissus ‘Petit Four’

Narcissus Petit Four


Daffodil ‘Replete’

daffodil 'Replete'

The little ‘Tete-a-Tete’ daffs were the first ones to bloom.



The lilacs are still small, but looking great.

lilac 'Charles Joly'

There are a lot of other plants blooming in the yard.

Lenten Rose

Lenten Rose

Beautiful red tulips…wish we had more of these…

red tulips

The star magnolia and the redbud trees

star magnolia

The mini irises are about 3″ tall.

early iris

And one of my favorites, grape hyacinths…

grape hyacinth

The peonies grow inches a day.

peony shoots

Even the hostas are beginning to show.

‘Invincible’ is one of the first to pop out each spring.

Hosta 'Invincible'

‘Royal Standard’

Hosta 'Royal Standard'

Isn’t spring fun??

~~Rhonda 🙂

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