Monday, April 17, 2017

Another walk


Eli, emptying the bird bath again.

Hey friends...

We have had hot, summertime weather these last few days and believe me, I am not complaining...


but enjoying every minute. I'll take warm weather over cold, anytime.


The grass is growing and our walks around the pond grow greener with each passing day.

the wild ferns and 


and yellow water iris have come out.

and oh my gosh, we've waited years for this pink dogwood to bloom...


Seems like everything is pretty this spring. 

Isn't it funny how no one ever visits when your yard is looking good. But just let the brown dead leaves cover the yard, or have a rain and wind storm, and someone comes for a visit. So, I thank you for walking with me through the yard while the flowers are blooming.


even the little wild azalea has come out.

Tomorrow, hopefully, I will finish planting the garden, and add some herbs to the little herb garden. 

Thank you friends.

Love, 
Henny












  

31 comments:

  1. Henny, you are so right ~ it does seem like everything is so pretty this year. I love the view from across the pond looking toward your beautiful home. I think of all your flowering shrubs, I like the little wild azalea best!

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  2. Loving your blooming dogwood. Eli looks so fluffy. He reminds me of an 80's poster of a big lamb that said "Ewes not fat, ewes fluffy!"

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  3. Your spring garden looks glorious!

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  4. Your property is so pretty . . . like a park. I can't believe how quickly your weather went from covering your fruit trees to hot weather . . . Spring sure can be temperamental :)

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  5. We had a week of gorgeous hot sun and then it turned cold and grey just in time for Easter. This morning the sun is shining out of an azure sky and the cold wind has all but gone, just a little whisper of a breeze left. Your garden looks so colourful and Eli is as magnificent as ever.

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  6. Henny, your yard looks so beautiful! So lush and gorgeous.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Robin

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  7. How nice to have a stroll through your beautiful yard. And Eli always brings a smile to my face.

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  8. Hi Henny! Your patch looks absolutely juicy and perfect! The green is incredible!

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  9. That is a wonderful photo of Eli! That would make a lovely note card! Your yard is so pretty and what about those pink dogwood blossoms! Have a delightful day. xo

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  10. Wow! That rhododendron (is that what it is, or is it an azalea?) in the next to last pic is gorgeous but it must make getting over that little footbridge difficult. It would be criminal to cut it back so I can understand just letting it be. Sometimes you just have to leave things alone to let them be beautiful and free.

    It does seem here that blooming shrubs and trees are extra nice this year. The redbuds and dogwood are just now blooming and seem more floriferous and vibrant than usual.

    I know what you mean about people not coming when everything is looking extra nice. Our company usually comes in late July or August when everything is at a low point! As a result I inundate my sister and others that I e-mail with picture after picture of things blooming in spring and fall-----every year it's the same stuff but I just can't help myself.

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  11. Beautiful blooms with lots of color. However, I wouldn't enjoy your hot summer weather. Also I don't really enjoy the spring snow I'm getting this morning.

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  12. Beautiful, beautiful walk. You live in such a lovely area. Yes you do!!!! Thank you for sharing it, with us.

    Mmmmm, I don't like ice or lots of snow to navigate in. And I don't like hot, hot, hot either. -grin- So I had better enjoy, when real spring comes back again. :-)))))))


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  13. My, what a beautiful and enchanting walk, sweet friend! Your yard is simply lovely.

    Hugs to you!

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  14. Your yard looks beautiful. The azaleas and dogwood are long gone here. The pink dogwood is just gorgeous.

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  15. Your yard is looking so good and the pink Dogwood is amazing. Sure can change in a few short weeks. With all the strange weather we've all had the winter hung on and now we're in the last half of April.
    Can you sow your veg seeds already? Our soil stays cold for a few more weeks and in the past I've wasted seeds by putting them in too early. So I wait... none too patiently.

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  16. Everything is so beautiful! I love that pink dogwood! My parents had wild dogwood all over their property and it was so pretty in the spring. I tried to grow one and it took years to finally bloom and then died the next year. I do not have a green thumb! Your house and property just looks like a dream!

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  17. It was lovely taking a walk around your yard. I just love the pond.
    Everything looks wonderful.

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  18. I so enjoyed my walk around your beautiful garden Henny !
    Your pink dogwood is a gorgeous color of pink, and blooming it's little heart out.
    Sweet Eli loves his bird bath fountain :)
    Your ferns and Iris are growing well in this warm Spring weather.
    Thank you for taking me on this little walk, it was delightful !
    ~Hugs,
    ~Jo

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  19. Same here in SC, my lawn seems to be never-ending on growing. But I just cut it!

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  20. It all looks so beautiful. Looking forward to seeing your herb garden. Thank you for your good wishes for Annie. She is home and resting well with all the good drugs she's on. Relieved to have it over.

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  21. You have such a beautiful place, Henny. I love all of the color that has popped out. My mother has a pink dogwood that has only had a few bloom on it every year, but this spring it is a glorious pink all over the tree! The pink even seems to be more pink (if that makes sense) this year.

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  22. Your yard and garden are looking just lovely! At least you can capture it on film when it looks its prettiest! Have a blessed day.

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  23. Everything is so green! And your flowers are so lovely. If I were you I would probably just sit on the porch and enjoy it and get nothing done!

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  24. Your property looks gorgeous, Henny, thanks for taking us with you on your walkabout!

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  25. Breathtakingly beautiful! Such a beautiful place. Spring blooms are surely our reward for making it through another winter! May your herb garden grow and flourish, too.

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  26. Oh Henny...such a delight to visit your lovely place :0) Thank you for sharing such beauty with me :0) mari

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  27. What are the dark pink shrubs on the left (second to last photo)?

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    1. Hey Janet. That is a huge azalea, or Formosa. I can't believe how big it grew. Thank you for visiting.

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  28. I always enjoy taking walks with you. I love, love, love your home and property. And your sweet critters too.
    :-)
    Carla

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  29. Spring is such a beautiful time. It just looks so lovely at your place!!

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