Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A photo shoot! Really!

It's a surprise now every time I open my blog and see the row of baby chicks across the top. During that last ice/snow/freezing rain storm, Lynn had a little free time, which is rare. She called and said mama, do you still want me to help you with some things on your blog? Lynn is sweet and kind like that. You can visit Lynn at sidetrackedlynn.blogspot.com. Thank you Lynn.



Eli came home looking sleepy and tired, but mighty spiffy, after his appointment with Linsey, at The Animal House.


I asked Eli if he felt up to a quick photo shoot before his nap. All that grooming sure wears a fellow out!


Linsey says Eli is a sweeeet  boy!


Wait Mom! Is it okay if Rosie is in this one?


We get this cool side swept look by turning the fan....just kidding.

We have been so wrapped up in Rosie lately, there has hardly been time to think about anything else. At least she took my mind off raking leaves for a while. Last Monday however, was warm and sunny and seeing that rake leaning there against that Oak tree...well, there was stopping me. I raked and raked and raked up leaves... It was wonderful!!  When my lower back began to hurt, I put the rake away and pushed the wheelbarrow up to the teeny tiny greenhouse. Several of the summer plants had died.



Emptied and washed out lots of pots.

There was no way to keep these Impatients and other tender plants living all winter...not with this little milk house heater. It would be cheaper to buy new plants.

Anyhow, that's about it for now. I would love to work outside today, but it's cloudy and cool right now with rain and thunderstorms coming in later...maybe even a tornado watch! Glad Poppy gets off work around 1:00 today.

Hope to be back here soon!

Love,
Henny 


38 comments:

  1. It must be fun to have a green-house. It looks so pretty in there. And look at that Eli. He's a real stunner. :) Sending hugs.

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    1. Thank you Deb. I need to put the greenhouse to better use. :)

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  2. Oh mama, you are so sweet. We need a whole day together! I love the photos. And your greenhouse makes me want one.
    xo
    Lynn

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    1. We do need a day together Lynn! Love you!

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  3. I would love to have a green house only it would cost a lot to keep it heated here in the winters well the cold winters this winter has been warm . Eli looks great all fresh and clean . Miggs has a coat like that and it gets thick if we let it grow but she gets way to hot when in the house so we keep it short for her and helps keep her cleaner to as she is a roller in what ever she finds out side lol ! Glad all is well with little Rosie and hope she keeps getting stronger ! Thanks for sharing lovely photos , Have a good day !

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    1. Thank you. I've always wondered why dogs roll in everything...and the worse it smell, the better they like to roll in it! :)

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  4. Eli looks so handsome! Your plants look great inside your greenhouse:)

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  5. Aren't those warm mid winter days just wonderful? It feels like you are getting a jump (small, but a jump) on spring yard work. Saturday was our warmest day with a temp of 62. Wow 62 at the end of January. What a boon. I raked a little, cut back three garbage cans of perennial tops, dug out the grass for a new small flower bed, and generally tramped around the yard looking for signs of spring. Some daffodil are up about 2 inches here and there and glory be! a patch of snow drops actually blooming back in the shady back.

    What a wonderful day! I bet you get those warmish winter days a lot more often than we do.

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    1. Yes! I love having these warm days! You got a lot done on Saturday. It makes me happy to have a day like that, plus I feel better and sleep better.

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  6. Eli is looking wonderful and such a great picture with your new addition. Daughters are just the best.

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    1. Thank you! Daughters are the best! and you know because you also have two daughters. :)

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  7. Someday I will have a greenhouse....or sunroom...where I can overwinter a bunch of plants. I thought about doing the same with a little heater in my garden cottage but, like you, I figured it would be cheaper to buy new plants in the spring!

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    1. Oh a sunroom is a dream of mine! The cost of heating is the biggest problem with a small greenhouse like mine...which is just for fun and not to make money.

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  8. Eli is beautiful. Your little green house looks so inviting. : )
    My daughter hasn't spoken to us in 2 1/2 years. : (

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    1. Thank you. I am so sorry to hear that about your daughter. I can't even imagine. You are such a sweet person...and always happy!!

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  9. We are in the last part of winter but the spring bulbs are in flower and today I saw sparrows carrying nesting materials. Eli looks even more magnificent than usual. I do not envy you the leaf raking, I would not mind some l.eaf mould though

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    1. Thank you Pam! I can't wait to see the birds building nests...and hearing the sounds of spring again.

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  10. I love your blog. I wish Lynn would do a tutorial on doing things on the blog because I don't know how to do anything. Eli looks very handsome! I love his photo shoot!

    Love you!

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    1. Thank you Vicki. Lynn would be good at that, wouldn't she? I want to put a short video on my blog but can't get it to work?? I need more help. :) Love you!

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  11. Definitely some glamour shots there of Eli.

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  12. I envy you your greenhouse, but up here in the North it would only be useable for a few months.
    Eli is one handsome guy. The toughest thing about your blog is that I can't reach in and give that fuzzy guy a big hug.

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    1. Thank you Marty. Eli loves to be hugged.

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  13. Eli is one calm, laid back, gentle dog!

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    1. He really is. It is a good thing too, considering his weight, and my age. :)

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  14. I like the chicks.

    Eli seems to be doing just what he is supposed to do.

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  15. Lucky Eli with his professional photo shoot. you crack me up.

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    1. Oh gosh! It was professional alright! :)

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  16. I have come to the conclusion that trying to over-winter plants that are "delicate" doesn't work. Like you say, better to just buy new plants when the greenhouses open. I am so waiting for Spring. These days we get so much rain it gets tiring.No kidding, the sound of the rain makes me want to take a nap.

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    1. That's right! And the plants that survive look awful. This has been a wet winter. The rain yesterday was so hard and blowing, everything on both porches is soaked, and the pier is underwater again...up to the seats on the chairs. We need a week of dry sunny weather. I am waiting for spring too!!

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  17. Oh, Eli is so, so handsome! I sure would love to pet him.

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    1. Thank you Rose. Wish you could pet him! :)

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  18. I love the chicks in your header.
    I saw some awful news footage on NAC News tonight of tornado destruction. Stat safe.

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    1. Thank you. I was due a new header! We had a line of storms come through and was under a severe thunderstorm warning, but got only heavy blowing rain. Thankfully!

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  19. Beautiful Eli! And love little Rosie. Coco got groomed this week also! Nancy

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    1. Thank you Nancy. Don't you love how good and clean they smell when they come home. Little Rosie is a sweetie pie.

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