Thursday, April 9, 2015

Tickled over spring

Spring is really here with the Dogwood trees, the Red Bud trees, the Spirea, all coming into bloom. I shouldn't post these pictures now cause in another week these will all be in full bloom and I'll be thinking, why didn't I wait. I'll take more pictures then!  : )



Looks like the pink Dogwood will have lots of blooms. Like Poppy said, it's about time! I bought this Dogwood at Logan Trading Company in Raleigh a few years before I retired in 1999...





The Chocolate vine is simply covered in tiny very sweet smelling blossoms. Honestly, you can smell these flowers when you walk out the front door...



Also remember the Chocolate vine in front that bore the large hanging fruits late last summer. This vine is not as healthy looking as the vine near the goat lot and we all expected it to die after bearing the fruit. It survived. The blooms on this Chocolate vine are purple, not white...


Close up of the blooms..



My little walk through the yard today. I'm so happy to welcome spring...




One more thing. Remember the lecture I got from Poppy about keeping another kitten? How we do not need another cat and then, well, you can keep him but he will have to be an outside cat...



That thunderstorm last night went just west of us and it was a bad one. Wind and large hail stones that damaged homes and cars. It caused three car accidents and put one man in the hospital that was caught outside and injured by the large falling hail. 

I should get busy. Poppy will be home soon. Glad you stopped by. Hope to visit again soon.

Love,
Henny

14 comments:

  1. You sure do have spring. It all looks so beautiful. We have snow covering half of our property still. I love that little kitten and I see someone else feels the same way. :)

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  2. What a sweet picture of Poppy and friend. We are sadly catless and may be that way for a while, so this picture did my soul good.

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  3. LOL Sounds like Poppy is a big ole softie

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  4. What beautiful blooms----looks like spring has sprung at your house.

    It would seem that Poppy and Smokey are pretty good buddies.

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  5. Spring is such a welcome season! And that little cat looks quite welcome too.

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  6. Your yard is very beautiful in spring. Thanks for taking us for a walk through your yard.

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  7. I have got to see if I can find a chocolate vine. I want one of those! Love your yard it is so beautiful. I would also love to have a pink dogwood tree.

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  8. Oh yes that is an outside cat if I ever saw one! What an old softy:) Your flowers/trees and vines are beautiful! Take lots of photos it is so fun to see blooms:)

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  9. Oh, Mom!! It's so pretty out there! Cannot wait to see you this weekend. I love you bigger than the whole wide world!! Your girl, Lynn ps -- Poppy loves that kitten. LOL

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  10. Glad you are all safe! And very glad you shared your pictures with us now. Before and after pictures are wonderful!
    Have a blessed weekend. ♥

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  11. Your yard is so beautiful! I just love North Carolina in the springtime. I hope you will send more photos when the trees are in full bloom. Do the chocolate vine blossoms smell like chocolate? I had never heard of them until I saw yours.

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  12. Glad the storm was not too bad. We had thunder storms but nothing really bad.

    Your yard is beautiful. I have much to do in mine.

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  13. I had to laugh at 'softy' Poppy with his 'outside' cat.:) Ah men! Parts of the States have had it pretty rough weatherwise the last few days, glad you came through it unscathed. Your trees are pretty, I have a few blooming now too.

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  14. Your yard is so pretty!!! I'm worried our redbuds blooms were frozen. Surely we should be pink by now :-/.

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