Wednesday, April 24, 2019

A little from Henny Penny Lane

Dear friends,

Have you visited my playhouse lately?
Why, I have a new broom you haven't seen and two new pillows for the old lawn chairs we had planned to carry to the dump.

The two old chairs stacked together make a neat little place to cool off after working in the garden.
and the little side table, well, my neighbor Ann gave me the little metal base and the granite top came from the Scrap Exchange.

I've been needing a playhouse broom because of the tree we left standing. 

You see, it is a holly tree. Holly trees are much too beautiful to chop down, so the playhouse floor was built around the trunk of the tree. See it in the picture?

Only problem with holly early spring when the other trees are turning green and beautiful, the holly tree's leaves are turning yellow and falling off. Holly leaves are definitely no fun to walk on.

You are probably thinking, oh no, not more yard pictures...

but, I do have a few. It simply amazes me to look up at how the snowball bush towers above the house and seems to bloom more beautifully every year. We can thank Poppy for that. He bought the bush many years ago and it was he who planted it where it is today.

Yesterday, I did bring out the old yellow push mower, filled it with gas, pulled the cord twice and it started! So mowing has begun for me. Trouble is, thanks to my landscaping...

it's a lot like mowing in a corn maze. I mow sections at a time...pushing and pulling the mower over humps and stumps, footbridges and paths, why, I am always hitting a tree root and the mower motor grinds to a stop which scares me half to death.

The yellow water iris have started to bloom...

These are not the best pictures. I just thought the reflection in the pond was pretty.

I'll be back to show you the iris blooming all around the pond, and more of the teeny tiny garden that I've been working on. I must say, the plants right now are teeny tiny too. 

Appreciate you all so much...and a special thank you to Shug, a new follower.



  1. Hi Henny! Your yard is beautiful...a paradise! Love your playhouse...the pillows look great! I enjoy your pics...diana

  2. Hi Henny, I love your little playhouse. All your spring blooms are just beautiful. I had a snowball bush at my last house and just loved it. The reflection in the pond is quite interesting. The yellow water iris is so pretty, it will be a while before ours bloom but I'm looking forward to it.

  3. diane in northern wisApril 24, 2019 at 5:41 PM

    Dear Henny, you can never post too many pics of your yard...they are always beautiful! I love all your trees and bushes and flowers. So lovely. Your yard is looking heavenly! thank you for the update on the beauty coming from your part of the world! Our snow piles are getting smaller and 1/3rd of the ice has gone off the lake! Hooray!!!

  4. I love your pictures...whether they be from inside the house or ones you've taken outside to share the beauty of your lawn with us. I love that snowball bush. My grandma had one at the end of the front porch. It was her pride and joy. Hugs to you, my sweet friend.

  5. I don't think I've ever seen such a big Snowball bush. It's amazing! Your playhouse keeps getting better all the time but I sure understand why you wouldn't want to be stepping on Holly leaves. OUCH!!
    I love the reflection of the trees in the water. So pretty.
    Have a great week ( well, rest of the week).

  6. Oh, Henny, I love your post. You are such a fun friend. No wonder you keep getting new friends. It is so beautiful there now! I can't resist pond reflections either. I could probably do a hundred page book with nothing but them in it. How beautiful yours are!

  7. I can't get over how beautiful everything is around your place! You could not have too many pictures! Your playhouse looks so nice and I just love the way you built the floor around the trunk of the holly tree. Those new pillows are so cute and cheerful. I wish I could sit out there with you and enjoy the beautiful view!

  8. Hi Henny- lovely photos from your garden- thanks for sharing. I've just done our mowing -should be almost the last time before Winter sets in. Regards. KEV.

  9. First of all....Wow! Goes without say...amazing
    photos, yet again..All so lovely and colourful,
    but still no body in the pond/lake..HeHe! :).

    I was out earlier in the week, cutting my grass,
    though only a fraction of the size of yours, but,
    l do enjoying seeing it cut, afterwards!

    Think l'm getting confused..Broom! Broom! Do you
    mean..Broom! As in Broom..Broom! A Witches Broom!
    (joke there somewhere)..! :). It's still a bit early
    over here, still on my first lemon tea...! Broom! :).
    (l'll have another look later).. get on..Dare l ask..How many turkeys did
    Poppy shoot last time out..? He seemed ALL dressed up
    for a massacre...!!! :(. HeHe! Bless! :).
    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)

    1. Well Willie, I did forget to show a picture of my new dollar broom. You are soooo funny! Nope, no bodies in the pond, yet. Hope it stays that way. In answer to your question about the turkeys...none! Poppy looks a lot more dangerous than he really is. Most days he comes home with a cute animal story. Yesterday he walked up on a turkey hen sitting on ten big pretty eggs. She flew away but came back to her nest later. He checked to be sure. He did get a quick picture of the eggs. Her nest is hidden under a brier patch and all that was showing were her long tail feathers. Pretty neat, isn't it?

    2. HeHe! Yes! ~~I~LOVE~TURKEYS~~ Preferably roasted...
      along with potatoes, parsnips, carrots etc..And! And!
      some my own home made gravy! :). To die for! :). Bless!

      The only reason l asked about the broom..that l have
      one sitting at the bottom of the stairs, made from
      proper wood, twigs's a bit worn in the
      middle..where a witch used to has full licence,
      as is ready to fly at any time...!!! :o).

      Turkey jokes l've just thought of...
      What would you get if you crossed a turkey with an ghost?
      A poultrygeist!

      Why did the police arrest the turkey?
      They suspected fowl play.

      What happened when the turkey got into a fight?
      He got the stuffing knocked out of him!

      What do you get when you cross a turkey with a banjo?
      A turkey that can pluck itself!

      Which side of the turkey has the most feathers?
      The outside...
      (sorry..that's all l can think of at the mo)...! :o).

    3. Love your little play house and your garden is wonderful.

  10. Spring is beautiful in your yard.

  11. Thank you for welcoming me... Oh my, your garden playhouse is so fun and adorable. We all need places to escape to like this. I sure enjoy seeing all your much beauty all around.

  12. ah are living the dream. Such lovely pictures...I enjoy my visits here.

  13. Those bright, summery pillows are just the touch! Mowing season has been underway for a month down here but i am happy to say, i no longer have to do that job. Not sure i even could! Love the reflections on the pond.

  14. Love seeing these lovely bits at your place. So peaceful. Thanks for sharing. Love the reflections in the pond. I mowed this past Monday. Mowing is a year round chore, less in the cooler months, more in the summer if we've had rain.

    Your snowball bush is amazing!!

    Happy Spring ~ FlowerLady

  15. Henny, your yard and playhouse are lovely! My yard is looking a little tired this year--from all of the running Molly is doing in it! Zoomies everyday! Can't wait to see your garden!

  16. Hi Henny,
    I just love your yard and home. It is always fun to come visit on the blog. :-)

  17. Love your little nook. Everything looks so pretty.

  18. Love your pictures, Henny! Your property is so pretty with all the flowers, trees, and lake.

  19. I always enjoy visiting your blog Henny, there is so much to enjoy seeing your flowers and beautiful home, it's like being on holiday!
    I never want to leave..
    Your snowball bush is stunning

  20. I think only being able to mow a little bit at a time is a good thing. Less chance of heat stroke or sun burn that way.
    Your little place looks wonderful!

  21. Henny your playhouse is just adorable. Love the two pillows you put in that the looks of your yard and garden I am thinking you might need to take a rest there from time to time. I too live in a woods so I get you when it comes to the mowing. Take care friend and have a delightful weekend. Hugs!

  22. It's always such a pleasure to visit you at your corner of heaven...your yard is just beautiful! Love all those lovely blooms and your adorable playhouse!

  23. Your jumpiness at hitting a tree root made me chuckle. Every time I'd use the snowblower or lawnmower I'd jump three feet in the air at any sudden noise, convinced that I'd probably broken it somehow.

  24. What a perfect place to take a rest in your garden play house. :)
    Things looking mighty nice around your house.
    Such a pretty time of year.

  25. Hi Henny! Everything looks so beeeeyooooootiful!

  26. Everything looks so green and flowery and wonderful! :)

  27. Yes, the reflection in the pond is very pretty.

    All the best Jan

  28. The photos of your lawn are stunning. I love the reflecting water on your pond. Happy spring!


  29. شركة المثالية للتنظيف

    شركة المثالية توفر علي ربة المنزل عناء التنظيف، والمواظبة علية بإستمرار، خصوصا وأن ربة المنزل الآن يكون عليها مهام كثيرة شاقة ولا يكون لديها مساحة من الوقت للقيام بمهام التنظيف، وليس فقط التنظيف هي من مهام الشركة بل أن الشركة أيضاً تُقدم مجموعة مُختلفة من الخدمات الأخرى التي تخدم راحة عُملائها، بالإضافة إلي تقديم مُستوي عالي من الكفاءة في تنفيذ الخدمة. خدمات شركة المثالية: ولأن شركة المثالية تقوم علي راحة عُملائها في تقوم بتوفر مجموعة مُختلفة من الخدمات مثل: • تنظيف الستائر. • تنظيف المفروشات. • تنظيف السجاد والموكيت. • تنظيف الكنب. • تنظيف المجالس. • مُكافحة الحشرات. • رش مُبيدات. • تسليك مجاري. حيثُ أن لدينا مجموعة من أكفأ العمُال والأيدي العاملة، بالإضافة إلي اننا يوجد ليدنا أحدث أنواع الأجهزة والماكينات التي تُساعدنا في عملنا، بالإضافة إلي أن المساحيق المُستخدمة في عمليات التنظيف نقوم بإستيرادها من الخارج، وهي مُصرحة من وزارة الصحة ولا ضرر عليها. كما أن شركة المثالية تستقبل تليفونات عُملائها علي المدار اليوم لإستقبال طباتهم وإستفسارتهم بإستمرار. عزيزي العميل نُحاول أن نوفر لك جميع ما تحتاج إلية، علاوة علي ان أسعارنا لا تقبل المُنافسة.

  30. I especially love the pond and the huge snowball bush! Beautiful as always and gets more beautiful each passing year. Your hard work shows, Henny! Love Terry

  31. Hello, HP! Your sweet little playhouse is looking better and better! It's fun to have "found" things work so well. I agree about a holly tree - esp. if it has red berries! Is there a prettier tree? We are mowing lots too, and have so much to do on our little piece of earth. I LOVE the photo of the pond -- the clouds in the water.


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