INSIDE A TULIP
Dressed warm, loaded up little Bugster Buns & we headed off over to the Hullett-Marsh Northeast of Clinton this morning. Skipped our Tim Hortons stop for a coffee & carrot muffin to go. Sunshine & a light breeze made for a pleasant hour's hike on a new trail. No sign of any wildlife so had to just settle for a few photos around our gardens later this afternoon.
A BUSY LITTLE BEE INDEED
Foregoing the carrot muffin earlier meant we could stop at Subway in Clinton on the way home for a 6 inch Tuna sub & that's what we did. Parking lot was busy so we slipped down a side street, parked in a shady spot, & wrestled over the Sub. Because I’m bigger I always end up getting the most. Pheebe loves Tuna subs:)) We were back home before noon.
HERE’S THE LITTLE DICKENS PATIENTLY WAITING FOR ME OUTSIDE THE SUB SHOP THIS MORNING
Our afternoon turned out rather pleasant but I had trouble getting myself shifted into 2nd gear all day. Funny how that works sometimes. No rhyme or reason but some days just seem to be that way. Can't expect to come up every day smelling like a Rose I guess.
OUR IRIS FLOWERS ARE IN BLOOM
Well I wonder how all my cactus plants are making out in Congress Arizona. Been noticing some rain in that area on our computer’s weather map so I hope my last winter’s plantings are getting some water. That’s if the rabbits haven’t already chewed them off. And I wonder if all my backyard bird Pals are still mad at me after one morning late last March flying into our yard & finding the bird feeder & bird bath suddenly empty. Not anything I can do from 2300 miles away & it is one of the disadvantages of having a second home so very far distant for 6 months of the year. Guess I kinda feel the same way about our Bayfield house when we are in Congress during the winter months. I will once again be very anxious come the end of October to see if any of my recent cactus garden plantings have survived the critters & the weather of yet another hot Arizona summer. Hey with any luck we should have the big wheels rolling for the Southwest in just about 5 months from today:))
KELLY TOOK A PICTURE OF THIS BUNNY BY OUR BIRD FEEDER STATION THIS MORNING
Pheebs & I did manage a short forest walk about mid afternoon back around the Park's pond & into the pine woods for a bit. Always nice listening to unseen Spring song birds in the thickening tree canopy & tiny hidden away little Peeper Frogs around the pond. So nice to have nature at our doorstep.
YEP, IT’S A TULIP ALRIGHT
In one of last week’s posts I had a little blurb & a few pics of the newly owned & renovated Ashwood Inn. Latest issue of The Bayfield Breeze did a write up with photos this week as well on the Ashwood & if you scroll to the bottom of the following link’s page you can find that article. Bayfield Breeze -- Ashwood Inn
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Lovers of the English language might enjoy this ...
There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word is "UP."
It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?
At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report?
We call UP our friends and we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car.
At other times the little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses.
To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special.
And this up is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP.
We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night. We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP!
To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP , look the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4 of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions
If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more.
When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP. When it rains, it wets UP the earth. When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry UP .
One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now because my time is UP, so .... Time to shut UP!!!!!
I had a similar day, after my 2nd cup of coffee this morning, I never got started. Spent all day on the computer reading, playing with settings, looking at my photos. Luckily the hounds knew when I needed a break and got me up and outside plenty of times throughout the day.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous flower photos as always. Iris are my weakness but the multicolour tulip and ??? pink ones are so pretty.ReplyDelete
It was a nice sunny day but a cool breeze, the Ashwood looks like it should be a real success!ReplyDelete
Love the busy bee, he has such beautiful color! Yes, you are very fortunate to have so much nature out your door and down the lane - as are we that you share it in your wonderful photos :-)))))ReplyDelete
Had an email from Pat the other day--she said the cactus including the saguaro are still blooming as the weather has been mild and they've been getting rain showers.ReplyDelete
That's a great rabbit photo - he looks BIG! We have those large jackrabbits here, but they are so hard to get photos of. When they slow down and stop to eat, at least when I've seen them, they always seem to go under branches of a bush. I still snap the photo, but having one out in the open would be nice. Your rabbit is very colorful.ReplyDelete
You have such beautiful flowers in your garden. I remember renting a house that had a slope in the backyard that was full of Iris bulbs. Boy, when they were in bloom it was beautiful! :)
Excellent shots,good light and colours.ReplyDelete