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Bloom Tuesday: Wild flowers

Tuesday, March 17, 2009      0 comments

I love this time of year. I love taking photos of wildflowers. Most pictures I take are in my own yard. We live in a really wild place and it has taken years to clear off what we... Read more

Busy bee

Monday, March 16, 2009      1 comments

This is a close up of our elberta peach blossom with a very busy bee to the far right. Notice how much pollen she has gattered on her legs. She wasn't bothered at all by my prese... Read more

Johnny Jump-ups

Sunday, March 15, 2009      1 comments

Some more wildflowers we have in our yard are Johnny Jump-ups. They are an early blooming violet with very few leaves. I have also noticed the wild thrillium and violets are up b... Read more

Almond blossom

Saturday, March 14, 2009      3 comments

An almond blossom looks a lot like a peach or apricot blossom. In fact they are from the same family. They make a peach or apricot looking fruit but the almond is inside the pit.... Read more

Easter is coming

Friday, March 13, 2009      1 comments

There is something about Easter I really enjoy. And that is the fact that I feel spring is finally here. I also love all the family things we do at this time. We have a great din... Read more

Birthday dinner

Thursday, March 12, 2009      8 comments

Well I have had a wonderful birthday. I decided to get younger a year instead of growing older a year. Our middle son and wife met us to eat at Fisherman's Wharf. We had a window ... Read more

There is no day like tomorrow!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009      5 comments

Well tomorrow is my birthday. Another day older and hopefully another day stronger. I will be 58!!! I used to think that was old!! My granddad died at age 58. My dad was 78 when ... Read more

Bloom Tuesday

Tuesday, March 10, 2009      2 comments

Today is bloom Tuesday. All our fruit trees are in bloom now and some have set fruit. We are also due a cold snap ... Read more

Daffodils on new counter

Monday, March 09, 2009      2 comments

Here is a vace of daffodils I picked. They are the double ruffle type. Also showing off the New counter top that Sonny made from cherry that were cut from trees on our property. ... Read more

Forever Young

Sunday, March 08, 2009      1 comments

Forever Young May God bless and keep you always May your wishes all come true May you always do for others And let others do for you May you build a ladder to the stars And climb on every rung May you stay forever young For... Read more

full blooms

Saturday, March 07, 2009      1 comments

Well our almond and a couple of our plums are in full bloom now. It smells heavenly. Weather report for next week shows a freezing night around Thursday or Friday. I'm praying ... Read more

plum blooms

Friday, March 06, 2009      1 comments

Well with the warm temps and sunshine, the trees are really blooming. Here is a closeup of the plum blossoms. It smells so sweet under them. And noticed we have more honey bees t... Read more

Tilling the Garden

Thursday, March 05, 2009      0 comments

Well we got the garden tilled today. It was warm enough for Sonny to wear shorts. I'm still not ready for removing my long johns yet. But the garden is tilled. He plowed it about... Read more

Blooming Almond tree

Wednesday, March 04, 2009      0 comments

I don't know if it is a good thing that our almond tree is blooming. We haven't had any almonds in about 3 years due to the fact that it puts on fruit and then we have a late spr... Read more

bluets again

Tuesday, March 03, 2009      1 comments

With the warming weather the little bluets are really blooming now. They are covering the ground everywhere. Some think these are weeds but to me these tiny flowers are fit for a... Read more


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