Monday, April 23, 2018

So, what's blooming now?

Will you run away if I tell you I've been in the yard taking pictures again? Please don't. I will get over this. Just give me a little time. :)


Spring is absolutely my favorite time of the year. Wish I had five acres of pure clover, so I could sit there in the middle of the beautiful green.




Guess my being so proud of what's growing here is all the years of hard work; the dreaming, and wishing, and planning, and then clearing yet one more spot in the woods to plant one more flower, and make one more path.



A lot of the plants were started from cuttings, rooted from other plants. That's why there are so many of the same in the yard. But that's okay.



Like these yellow water iris that have started blooming...in 1996 when the pond was built, Poppy and I went to Lowes and bought one, just one, water iris and now the pond is surrounded by them.

Oh my gosh! My dream was to have a little log cabin in the woods. You may remember the old bluegrass song, The Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane?


Well, we finally got our cabin in the woods. Hey, and in the lane...Henny Penny Lane. Who would have thought! 



and besides that, we got two silly goats!



Heidi says, "want a bite of my hay"? She is a sweetie pie and would share it with you.

You've seen the big pink azaleas, but now the pale pink ones have started to bloom, so...



pardon me for showing you again! I will get over this!



We are supposed to have rain coming in this afternoon, and then lots of rain tomorrow. I rushed home from the dentist office this morning, after getting a tooth filled, and set out four tomato plants and then got a row of green beans planted. Not much, but it's a starts and makes me happy. 

Gosh, reckon I will know how to act this week. Poppy is working five days! Five days! Well thank you, if you're still here. I wouldn't blame you if you're not. 

Love,
Henny

60 comments:

  1. Oh how I love your yard! Everything is so pretty. What about those yellow irises multiplying like that! You should be very proud of all the hard work over the years. A dream come true for sure!
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you Mildred. Your flowers are always so pretty!

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  2. I love everything you write about!! Your pictures and your plants are always so pretty! I love the water iris!! are they a bulb?
    Love you bunches!

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    1. Thank you Vicki. Yes, it was a bulb. I don't know how they spread like they do. Love you!

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  3. Oh dear friend, what an incredible yard you and your husband have created! Oh! I just adore all the blooms, how I would love to wander your yard with you and stop to smell and admire each bloom! No, I would never tire of all the beauty you have, nor of the pictures you have shared... simply stunning and amazing! Incredible that one iris plant has covered the entire edge of your pond, stunning! Thanks for sharing your piece of heaven with us :)

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    1. Thank you Marilyn. I wish you could visit. That would be nice!

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  4. I think I know how you feel about Springtime and the flowers we always hope will make it through the winter. And having the homes we wanted. Like we're just so blessed!!
    I love the comment you left on my blog. If ever you could come sit on my porch with me we wouldn't quit talking for 10 seconds!!

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    1. That's so true! Thank you. And I really would love to sit with you on your new sun porch.

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  5. You just take all the pictures of your beautiful flowers and post them here for us to enjoy along with you. Some of us who live further north appreciate seeing that someone is getting to enjoy their flowers and springtime. :-) Everything is just beautiful, Henny!

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    1. Thank you Dianna. Andee and Todd were up your way over the weekend, visiting Madison and then traveled on to Ohio for a day.

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  6. I love all the pictures of your beautiful land! Why I enlarged each one and imagined I was there in the middle of all that beauty! You should be proud of your hard work - it shows! I think all the paths you have made are so neat the way they wind around your land. Do you know if my Mom was still alive she would love your place so much! She always wanted just what you described - a little log cabin in the woods. Enjoy this beautiful season Henny and thank you for sharing with us!

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    1. Thank you Bonnie. Oh, that is so sweet about your mom. Poppy and I were beginning to wonder if we would ever get a log cabin. Back in the 80's, banks did not want to loan money to build a log cabin. We did a lot of talking and begging and pleading and finally found financing. Hope spring has come up your way.

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  7. I'm always thrilled to see your pretty plants and incredibly cute animals Dear Henny. Please don't apologize for providing us with such grand sights.

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  8. Those azaleas are just ravishing and certainly deserve a second look. Isn't it amazing how just a few days of sunny warmth will pull that green stuff right up out of the ground and out of the tips of the trees branches. It's a lot like magic and it happens every year round about now!

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    1. Thank you Vic. You are right about the sun. It seems like the trees has leafed out just overnight. It's amazing!

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  9. Heidi is a cutie! And I too love it when everything is green. I don't even care if it's weeds... as long as it's green! All your pics are great, but I do love that #5 of the cabin in the woods - so peaceful.

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    1. Oh Rian, I feel the same way. There are lots of pretty weeds all mixed in with the flowers here. I love the green! Heidi is unusual. I think there is a little something wrong with her. That is why the girls at the goat farm gave her to me...they wanted her to have a good home. Thank you Rian.

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  10. What a happy post! I love your place! You've done a beautiful job with it and it's a beauty.

    Happy Spring ~ FlowerLady

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    1. Thank you Lorraine! Look, you are the "FlowerLady"!! You can really grow beautiful flowers! :)

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  11. Don't you just love Spring? Your little farm looks so lovely with all the shrubs blooming! I too was at the dentist this morning for a few fillings, and left there feeling totally choked. Over $600 for 40 minutes in the chair. That is insane. I need to have a talk with him, not impressed that he did not discuss with me the fillings he did, considering their location etc and the need for a new crown soon or the option of just pulling the tooth since there is no opposing molar. Partly my fault for not asking questions, but still.... The dentists have changed in that office since we started there, the one we liked has retired, I think it's time to consider going to another dental office. Sorry I digress, but still feeling mad. Your little spot in the woods looks so lovely, you have done a good job of planting shrubs around!

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    1. Oh my gosh Karen! That is outrageous! I had a large filling fall out of a bottom tooth. TToday the dentist did one X-ray, gave me three shots, and then replaced the filling in my tooth. Since I am on Medicare, I have a little Humana dental insurance plan. My cost today was $55.00. Humana pays half on two fillings per year. Dental work can be expensive, and I've sure had my share of dental problems! Hope you get things straightened out. Thank you Karen.

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  12. Oh I think it's wonderful that you are happy where you are and proud of what you and your husband have done. I cannot imagine living in one place that long. We've been here 8 years, that's the longest we've ever been in one place though we've been married 31 years.

    Thank you for sharing it. It looks dreamy.
    God bless you as you seek our LORD Jesus Christ,
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

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    1. Hey Laura. Well, sometimes it's fun to move and have a new place to work on. I'm always looking at houses for sale up in the NC mountains. At the ages we are now I suppose we will stay put. Thank you Laura.

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  13. Landscaping takes lots of work but it also gives back much enjoyment.

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  14. diane in northern wisApril 23, 2018 at 6:14 PM

    Wow....your pictures are pure Eye Candy Henny! I love looking at all the beautiful colors all over your yard and even around the pond! Awesome. I can see why you love Spring so much! Thanks for bringing a big smile to my face seeing all the beauty around you! Here the lakes are still covered with snow and ice, and we still have huge snow mountains that need to melt! C'mon Spring....hurry up!

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    1. Oh Diane, I can't imagine still seeing snow all around. Speaking of snow, I saw where you won the snow stick contest over at Far Side-s blog. Congratulations! Sure hope spring comes your way soon. You sure deserve some pretty spring days. Thank you Diane.

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  15. Spring is such a glorious time of year. You are right to be proud of what you have created. You are living your dream.

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    1. Oh Linda, if only we could create a yard like you and Tom have!

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  16. Such a joy to visit and see the rewards of all your hard work. It looks beautiful.

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  17. What a pretty pretty yard, love it! Love all those yellow lilies, they are like sunshine by the water! Looks like spring is there for sure! Our azaleas are all done now and the rosebushes are blooming and I saw my first magnolia yesterday, I love those!

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    1. Oh I remember all the huge beautiful azaleas in Charleston and Summerville, even back when I was a child and living there. We don't have a magnolia. I love them too!

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  18. Very pretty Love als the most the springtime... Greetings,Joan

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  19. This is exactly what I plan to do once everything starts blooming, take a zillion photos! We've waited so long for this Spring. Oh my goodness, those yellow irises are so pretty. What a perfect spot that pond is. Someone should paint it.

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    1. Thank you Pilar. I thought spring would never get here! It is very cool and raining today, again!

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  20. You have a little piece of paradise there and you sound very happy.
    That is our plan for Happy Trails. : )
    Loved seeing all the pictures of your property and all the hard work you have done to make it beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Happyone! Oh, I know you will be so excited to get in your new home.

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  21. I am so happy you share your photos. I love your place. It is beautiful, all of your hard work has paid off, to create such a lovely place.
    Enjoy your favorite season.
    xx oo
    Carla

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    1. I appreciate that Carla. Spring is just beautiful, isn't it.

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  22. I love your yard photos! I live vicariously through your pictures! I wish my yard was as beautiful because I would always post about it, as well!

    Grace & Peace,
    Pam

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  23. I totally understand taking pictures in the Spring! I too love Spring. Your flowers are much further along than ours, but it will happen. It's beautiful and Heidi is adorable!

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  24. Beautiful place to spend time around:)

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  25. I love seeing everything blooming in your garden, Henny! Azaleas hate me, I've never had luck with them which is a shame because they are so lovely. The only thing blooming here so far are 3 tiny crocuses and a bunch of weeds. Soon, though! Spring is here to stay it seems, at long last!

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  26. Thanks for sharing such beautiful photos. The blooming has finally started and everything looks great. Such a relaxing place to be around. Tell Heidi we would like to have some of her hay. Have a great day.
    World of Animals

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  27. Lovely photos , I do like your cabin in the woods and your array of different pets such a lovely property and all your blooms are lovely . Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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  28. I absolutely never get tired of seeing photos of your place. We can easily tell that you have both put years of love into it. The only negative thing about it is that I'm not there visiting and walking those flowering paths with you and maybe scratching your bunny behind his beautiful ears. I do believe that our Sweet Lord has played a huge part in making your dream come true and that all our hard work is you showing your appreciation :)

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  29. You have such a beautiful yard but I know you had to be patient while things grew and evolved. Time to enjoy it now taking pictures! Nancy

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  30. Love your garden, it is so natural.

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  31. You do have the cabin in the woods that you dreamed of, and how satisfying and joyful to see it all develop over the years into what you've wanted. It gives me hope - we've been here less than 3 years. Lots of time yet to do as you've done. The azaleas are really gorgeous.

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  32. I figured you would be planting your garden soon! I enjoy seeing your yard and all your blooms!:)

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  33. I could never tire of looking at your yard; it is beautiful! A happy Spring day to you.

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  34. Henny your hard work has really paid off, you got the cabin in the woods that we all dream of having! I bet you love every square inch of that beautiful place. It calms me and makes me feel peaceful and I am just looking at pictures. Keep up the good work, XO Terry

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  35. Your garden is an absolute treasure, and a credit to your husband and yourself for all that hard work in making it so !
    I can't get over planting one solitary Iris and they have completely bordered the pond, magical.
    Sweet little goat, they are the most inquisitive creatures.
    Thank you for sharing your pictures Henny, it makes my day :)
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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  36. Luciously lovely. I'm jealous of the azaleas. Will have to check to see if they'd thrive in Michigan.

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  37. Wow! What beautiful photos. Your hard work sure did pay off well. Your garden is fantastic.

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