Friday, April 23, 2010

This Weeks Miscellany

My fur babies and I thoroughly enjoyed the warm sunny weather earlier this week. I cleaned up in the yard and did a lot of weeding and some mulching. Lilly stayed close by rolling around on the grass and keeping the birds at a safe distance. She loves to chase them away from the feeders. Libby is an indoor cat and she always tries to find a warm sunny spot to lay in.

It rained a little today and I was so glad to see it. The ground was already dry and starting to crack and the grass was turning brown. We should have more rain over the next few days, so hopefully that will green the grass back up and perk up the garden.

When I did a walk around the yard yesterday, I saw little feathers in the flowerbed, (center picture). I think they are chickadee feathers. I was so sad thinking that my little chickadee that had been working so hard building a nest had met its demise. I still see chickadee activity in the bird house so hopefully it wasn't one of the ones nesting.

I have enjoyed the tulips this year! I am surprised at how long they have lasted, although with the rain today, I'm pretty sure they are finished for the season.

I cut several tulips a few days ago and tried to artistically photograph them. It was too windy and I spent the time fighting the trifold display board that I was using for my background. It won the fight.

I haven't had time to try to photograph them again and after the rain today, I doubt there will be any left to photograph.

So, I thought I would go ahead and share my blurry tulip pictures. I'm still holding out hope that I can have another, less windy, photo session with the tulips.

Today is my twenty-eighth wedding anniversary. I spent the day going to garage sales with a friend and then my sweet hubby and I went out to dinner.

I can't wait to show you my weekend garage sale treasures! I got something that has been on my wish list for several years!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


Hilary said...

Lovely collage. So sad about the chickadee... they're a wonderful little bird. That last photo couldn't possibly be more beautiful than it is. Perfect!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

A beautiful montage of pictures Robin. Lily looks so happy to be out rolling in the grass. We too need the rain. Many of my transplants have had to be watered. Unheard of in April. I just wonder what the rest of the summer will bring us. Lovely tulips too.

Patricia said...

Lovely, as always, Robin. That wind can be frustrating, can't it.

Like you, I know what happened when I come upon feathers on the ground. So far I've never seen feathers from either the green or male painted buntings. I'd be terribly sad if I did. There is a hawk that watches from the edge of the creek.

Happy Anniversary. It sounds like you had a wonderful day. May the weekend be just as delightful!

Heather at Dusty Bay said...

Your tulips have the prettiest shade of pink - and they go perfectly on your porch!

A Garden of Threads said...

Congrats on your anniversary. The tulip shots turned out beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and take care.

Unknown said...

Robin - your porch looks so inviting. What a great shot. And congratulations on your wedding anniversary.

Kyna said...

Happy Anniversary!! :D Beautiful photos :)

marmee said...

glad you have had some sun and some rain. we must have had rain last night...everything looks a little damp here this morning.
i am hopin it will help with my allergies.
your tulips look lovely.
happy anniversary to you and hubby.
can't wait to see your new find.
happy april.

Ben said...

Happy Anniversary! Oh Lilly is so adorable :), and looks like a great friend. I'm glad to here tulips lasted so long for you there. They look great in that vase. I was awaken early this morning to thunder, but for no its not raining might try and sneak in a few hours of work in the garden before it rains again :).

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, Robin! We just celebrated ours (15th). Your pictures show what lovely garden you have. Your collages are always very artistic.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Happy Anniversary a day late.Your post is so uplifting.I love all the bright flowers.I look forward to each visit.Sometimes this blogging is almost too much and I want to quit,but then I visit a blog like yours I am reminded of my friends and I carry on.

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh, I love the upside-down Lilly! Happy Anniversary!

Gail said...

Robin, Have you noticed it's almost always breezy in the spring when the flowers are sweet and new...almost impossible to capture them blur-less!
Happy anniversary~we just celebrated ours, too...gail

chasity said...

your tulips are beautiful!

Unknown said...

Happy anniversary! It sounds like you're having a fabulous weekend with your hubby, friends and furkids.

From the Old InkWell said...

Oh, your tulips are gorgeous. You have some great photos of them! Mine left this week. So sad to see them go.

Brenda Pruitt said...

Happy Anniversary! My little chickadee mama is very fiercely protective of her house. She chases wasps away! After we had rain last week, I noticed my new clematis vine had grown what seemed like a foot!