Stepping out into warmer air with Pheebs this morning about 5:30 we were greeted by a chorus of songbirds all around and I thought to myself what a marvelous way to start the day.
ONLY PHOTO I FOUND IN GODERICH THIS MORNING WAS THIS LONE SEA GULL ON THE SHORES OF LAKE HURON
Bit of an on again off again rainy drizzle this morning but I enjoyed working away at a small backyard project anyway. Wasn’t too cold and it wasn’t too hot.
I TOOK OUT AN OLD OVERGROWN FLOWERBED EARLIER TODAY AND PUT A PATH BETWEEN THESE PINE AND MULBERRY TREES
About 9 Pheebs and I headed off to Goderich for a Walmart stop to pick up some additional boxes of Harvest Crunch cereal for Aunt Jean in Florida. Kelly will send them from Spencerport NY later in the week or next week. As of Wednesday morning Pheebs and I will be batching it for a couple weeks until Kelly returns from visiting her Mother. Oh boy oh boy will us guys ever be ODing on peanut butter sandwiches. I do possess the basics of cooking and can do a good job of it if pushed but cooking holds no interest for me. Zero, Zilch, Nothing!! I’m kinda proud of the fact i wouldn’t even know how to start the BBQ but not to worry, Pheebs and I are very capable and will be just fine. We got toast:))
I’VE BEEN PUTTING OFF A PATIO STONE PROJECT IN THIS AREA. MAYBE NEXT WEEK OR MAYBE NEVER….THE STONES I WOULD USE WOULD BE MUCH SMALLER THAN THE ONES YOU SEE TEMPORARILY PLACED HERE
THAT PINE CONE ON LEFT IS FROM CALIFORNIA’S MOUNT PALOMAR AND WE PICKED IT UP ALONG THE ROAD TO THE MOUNT PALOMAR OBSERVATORY IN EARLY 2016 AND THAT LITTLE FELLOW ON THE DOOR WAS GIVEN TO US BY OUR GOOD FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS GAYLE AND RICHARD MANY MOONS AGO
IN THE FIRST BARREL I KEEP PEAT MOSS, MIDDLE BARREL IS POTTING SOIL, AND THE THIRD BARREL IS MULCH
SOON OUR PRICKLY PEAR CACTUS WILL BURST FORTH WITH BRIGHT YELLOW FLOWERS
Despite our cloudy skies and 62F temps it was a mighty fine day for working around outside in the gardens. Walmart’s garden center has the best prices around for Spring plants so we came home with an Asiatic Lily plant, a clump of Golden Japanese Forest Grass, a swatch of Feathered Reed Grass, and a Peony plant. Say, I wonder how my cactus gardens are doing on Ghost Town Road in Congress Arizona………….
OUR FRONT YARD IS REALLY FILLING IN FAST
WE SURE HAVE A LOT OF VARIOUS HOSTAS ON OUR PROPERTY AND EACH YEAR THEY EXPAND
PEONY PLANT AND FEATHER REED GRASS
GOLDEN JAPENESE REED GRASS AND AN ASIATIC LILY
ANOTHER FRONT YARD FLOWERING TREE-SHRUB WE HAVE FORGOT THE NAME OF
GREEN AS GREEN AS GREEN CAN BE
Looks like we have a bunch of rainy weather ahead of us so I’m not sure how Pheebs and I are going to handle that. With our little bright yellow raincoats on I guess. It was good that we took ourselves for a walk around the Park’s pine tree trail this afternoon while the weather is still good.
WE COULD TELL PHEEBS WAS SAD TODAY WHEN SHE SAW KELLY PACKING HER CAR
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A customer was bothering the waiter in a restaurant. First, he asked that the air conditioning be turned up because he was too hot, then he asked it be turned down cause he was too cold, and so on for about half an hour. Surprisingly, the waiter was very patient, he walked back and forth and never once got angry. So finally, a second customer asked him why he didn't throw out the pest. 'Oh, I really don't care or mind,' said the waiter with a smile. 'We don't even have an air conditioner.'
“I lost my rare deck of Tarot cards. I was sad. They cost me a fortune.”
A woman who was driving down the highway pulled over to the side of the road when the policeman driving behind her turned on his lights and siren. She didn't have her seat belt on so as soon as she stopped, she quietly slipped it on before the officer got to her window. After talking to her about speeding, the officer said, "I see you are wearing your seat belt. Do you believe in wearing it at all times?" "Yes, I do, officer," she politely replied. "Interesting," said the officer. "Do you always loop it through your steering wheel like that?"
We are so close but no rain here and temps up to 73f today. Not too bad at all. Toast a peanut butter will hold you over and maybe whip up a bite to cook it you have the urge. I am sure Kelly will enjoy the time with her mother and you can get some more projects out of the way as well.ReplyDelete
That's a nuce looking yard you have. Very green!ReplyDelete
Projects without supervision, this could be fun. I'll offer your pine cone is from a Jeffery Pine, the big cones are common on Palomar Mountain.ReplyDelete
I think the red flowering bush is a weigela I have the ruby red one and a pink one. Safe trip Kelly!ReplyDelete
Your yard work and design looks fantastic. Great photos.ReplyDelete
Lovely yard. I agree with Jean and Skip, it looks like a weigela bush. We had one at the house exactly that colour.ReplyDelete
As always enjoyed your pictures. The flowers and plants around your place are wonderful and the colors beautiful. Where we are it has been raining pretty much on and off everyday and the temperatures have been cold. (Should not have to wear a sweater and jacket at the end of May.) Oh well, at least everything is a lovely green. Safe travels, Kelly.ReplyDelete
I do so love watching your Spring garden come to life, and all the changes you make each year make it even better. I think it's just the perfect size space to keep you busy without getting too overwhelming. I have no doubt that you and Pheebs will not starve in Kelly's absence :-)ReplyDelete