Monday, April 21, 2014

Behind again

Honestly, I can't believe I have been away for six days. It's sure not that I am getting bunches of stuff done around here, in fact, everywhere I look the work has piled up! 

Tender new weeds growing in the garden where there should be tender new vegetable plants...and not even one garden row has been started.

I am so ashamed. There are 12 nice comments on my last post, which makes me so proud, and not one reply have I posted...and one is from a new follower, Chris. Thank you so much Chris! Also, I appreciate all the help with identifying the white flowering tree. It really must be from the Viburnum family as you suggested. Far Side, thanks for the link to carolinanature.com. Thanks Peg for the research you did. 

Thankfully, the low temperatures we had did not hurt the plants...you were right Red! The Snowball bush blooms are still green but larger...



And the pink Azaleas could not be pinker...



A big bumblebee moving in and out of each blossom...



The guineas found a spot
dry enough for a dust bath. Can you see them...




We had a fine Easter Sunday at Shelby and Jimmy's farm yesterday. The day turned out sunny, and was warm enough for dinner on the ground. We set up tables outside. It was good to get most the family together again...



Pictured from left...my daughter Lynn, Grady (Michaela's boyfriend) and my grandaughter Michaela, my daughter Andee, Shelby, Shelby's daughter Stacie, Cousin Pat cutting up fruit at the sink, and Shelby's grandaughter Abigail. There were probably twenty others not pictured. Sure wish I had taken more pictures!

On the drive home Poppy and I stopped by the grocery store to pick up milk and spotted this this Roman Chariot ??? :) The guy driving the van was wearing a leather jacket and wearing a Roman helmet. Never know what you might see around here...



Friends, here it is bedtime. Today was Poppy's last day of vacation, so it is back to work for him tomorrow. Maybe I can get back in the routine.

Now that I've finished this post, once more I will catch up with reading my favorite blogs. Thank you for your nice comments. 

Love,
Henny Penny

14 comments:

  1. I guess even Ben Hur had to get groceries!
    Jane x

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    1. Jane! You are so funny! I needed a laugh this morning!

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  2. Your Azaleas are beautiful! I have piles of work everyplace I look too, I have way too many projects ongoing. Interesting Chariot! I would have asked him lots of questions like where was he going and how often does he take his chariot out:)

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    1. Why didn't I ask questions? That's how I am! Here's what happened. When I got back to the car Poppy said look at that Harley, and you should see the guy that was with it. So we pulled up for a better look and the guy comes back out. I asked if I could take a picture. He said for a dollar. Then he said, no I don't want the dollar. Give it to Jesus next Sunday. Take all the pictures you want. And it is not a Harley, but a Nissan, :)

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  3. Henny, Spring has definitely sprung at your house! It is greening up here in the mountains, but the winter was hard on us and some things did not make it. Glad to see you had a great Easter! Terry

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    1. Hey Terry! I'll bet you are ready for spring! The cold hurt lots of plants here too. A Camelia was covered in buds that are now trying to open. The blooms are brown and ugly. Good to hear from you! Henny

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  4. Six days will do it to you. ,Things don't stop for They keep on moving whether we're there or not...even the blog.

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    1. That is so true! Sometimes I believe time really is going faster.

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  5. Henny Penny, you have a beautiful yard and when you have a big yard or a little yard it is hard to keep it clean with all of the crazy weather. I posted a picture of my snowball bush. I have wanted one for ever and this year it finally grew enough to bloom.

    Love you!!!

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    1. Oh, I am glad your snowball bush is blooming this year. I did not know these would get so big! I'm going to look at your's now.

      Love you too!

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  6. Those gorgeous azaleas remind me of when I lived in North Carolina. I had a huge one right by my door and I loved it so much.

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    1. Oh you have lived in North Carolina! I can't imagine seeing all the interesting places you have been.

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  7. You're a little further south than Tennessee and you can see what a difference it makes in all those blooms!
    Gorgeous.
    Looks like you had a splendid Easter dinner with your family and friends, I'm drooling at the food buffet table :)
    Cute little duck, you are so lucky to have that huge pond on your property, 'One lucky duck' or maybe that's two .
    I hope the Roman wasn't part of the Easter service !
    It's a busy time in the garden, I'll visit again soon.
    ~Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo. My youngest daughter was born in Tennessee. We were stationed at Sewart AFB in Smyrna in 1965. I enjoyed living there. We were about 15 miles from Nashville.

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