as i passed by

This afternoon, as I prepared to leave the house to pick up DD from school to take her to music lessons, I hoped to get into the yard to take a few pictures. I miscalculated my strength. By the time I struggled down the back steps with my laptop, DD’s guitar, her after school snacks, my planner, my iced tea, camera, etc., and got it all settled in the car, I was worn out. I’ve been sicker than I figured, I guess. Today really is the first time in five days that I did much besides get out of the chair long enough yesterday to make rosemary crackers and soup for supper.

Anyhoo, I took some yard pics from the car as I left. 🙂 So here are a few of the yard in all its raggy glory. From the carport, I got a good look at the peony border. It has shot way up in the past week or so.

from the carport

The grass is full of dandelions and needs a haircut. I hope I’ll feel well enough tomorrow to get out and do the mowing.

shaggy lawn

There is honesty (money) plant coming up all over the yard. It’s a great filler for large spaces and we let it reseed itself where ever it likes. It’s easy to pull out unwanted plants. We’ve even taken pulled up plants after the seed pods have set and thrown them out into the woods where they’ve started coming up here and there, adding that pretty purple color.

front yard

In the front yard, the bird bath bed is showing great color with the ‘Thalia’ daffodils, the candytuft, and the purple and yellow irises that are blooming.

front bird bath bed

The ‘Thalia’ daffodils are some of our later ones. They are a lovely creamy white and bloom with two blossoms to each stem.

daffodil 'Thalia'

I love the wild Sweet William (Phlox divaricata) in our yard. We brought plants to our previous home from the woods that belonged to DH’s aunt years ago. When we moved, we brought some of those plants to this house, where they have reseeded themselves here and there. This patch is particularly pretty under the dogwood tree.

dogwood tree

The dogwood is from your woods, Laurie. 🙂 Thanks!!

dogwood and wild phlox

Isn’t the wild phlox gorgeous?

Sweet William

Ah, spring! ~~Rhonda 🙂

One Comment

  1. Posted April 22, 2009 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    I’m loving all of your Spring pictures!

    Feel better soon!

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