Category Archives: spring

a visit from family and a visit to the garden

Yesterday, my Dad, my sister and my brother-in-law came for the afternoon. They live about two hours due north of us. DH and my BIL went on a 22 mile bicycle ride. My Dad, my sister and I had a nice afternoon just visiting, catching up on news, and enjoying each other’s company. I’m so […]

valentine putz

One of my goals related to my “putzing” is to make Putz houses to represent the months of the year. I am currently working on several Valentine’s Day Putz houses. It’s been a struggle for me. I had to decide what to do about the bases because I like to use a Christmas card when […]

spring in the back yard

These pictures were taken in our back yard on Sunday, April 24. The garden changes so quickly this time of year. The Spanish Bluebells were here when we bought this house in 1994. Virginia Bluebells and Hosta ‘Janet’ Spring Beauties are one of my favorite spring flowers. The flowers open up on sunny days, and […]

spring garden

The garden is bursting into yellow patches of daffodils along with other garden goodies. Today we got outside to get a close up look. ‘Tete-a-Tete’ is a miniature daffodil. It only grows six to eight inches tall. The blossoms are about an inch wide. Hosta ‘Invincible’ is always the first one up in our garden, […]

Easter weekend

I’d better get this post in before Easter is too far behind us. I wanted to post some pictures of the different activities we enjoyed with the twins over the Easter weekend. It’s so much fun to have them nearby. On Good Friday, the twins came for the day. Their two older aunties took them […]

spring walked into my garden today

My oldest daughter took this picture today…our first daffodil to open this season. This is a ‘Von Sion’ daffodil. Often found in old/vintage gardens. Our starts for this vintage flower came from the farmstead my husband grew up on. And where our older son and his family now live. We are happy to have it […]

Sunday bouquet

Today’s bouquet was made with rhododendron and ‘Goldflame’ spirea. This one went together pretty fast. I used a round crystal bowl to hold it, with floral foam taped into the bowl. I like the way it turned out. The glass votive with a few stray blossoms is courtesy of Rose Red. She likes to use […]

the garden is leaping toward summer

There is so much going on in the garden this week that I don’t know where to start. Spring lingers in the peonies and the irises. Summer beckons as the daylily scapes begin to shoot upward. The columbine are setting seed. They self sow easily. If you have a columbine plant, you’ll find new plants […]

spring blossoms

The wren is singing loudly outside the kitchen window and the trees look like they are “clapping their hands” in the breeze (Isaiah 55:12). A beautiful Sabbath morning. The garden gives a glimpse of God’s creation as it moves through the spring bloomers. Color and beauty. Amazing plants and flowers. Inspiration at every turn. Peonies […]

decorah eagles

I am enjoying watching the Decorah eagles. The first eaglet hatched yesterday and the second one today. One to go. The parents are very attentive, feeding bits of fish to the babies today. This is a wonderful opportunity to watch an amazing process up close and personal. You can view the eagle cam here. ~~Rhonda