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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Spring bursts forth!

Spring has exploded!
Thanks to the unusually warm
weather we've had recently.
Our Star Magnolia has
come into full bloom.
As have the Daffodils,
and Hyacinths.
And assorted early spring bulbs.

A favorite Daffodil of mine is Rip Van Winkle.
A dwarf variety, and sooo cute!
We've also had a couple
of visitors in the yard.

First, a snapping turtle.
Now, I don't know how
he/she(how do you tell ?) got in the yard.
I have chicken wire all around the back yard.
Guess I better check on that.
I took him over to the creek,
just out of my yard,
He'll dig up my flower beds
when it makes it's nest.
So I don't want them!

And next is a Garter Snake.
Up near my deck.
But they're good,
they eat mice and voles,
even though they;re a bit scary!
So life has sprung forth!
and everything has come up so quickly!
I've been busy taking out 3 perennial beds. They have become such grass and weed pits! And I've begun digging and dividing perennials for my plant sale. Need more mo-ho gas money!
So much work to do! But it's suppose to be nice for the next 2 days, so I expect I'll get a lot done!
So I haven't visited many blogs lately, cause I am sooo busy! I'll try to catch up soon!


  1. Anonymous6:20 AM

    Have fun. :)



  2. It's been gorgeous hasn't it? hehe I can't click on your first and last pictures to see them bigger but I always love the ones you post.
    I'm going to have a friend coming over to help me figure out what I can/should do with my yard. Now lets see if I get the gumption to actually DO something with it. hehe

  3. don't tell the people in seattle, vancouver, and points north.....they were hammered with more SNOW this weekend.

  4. Daffodils, turtles, and snakes, oh my. Lovely!

  5. Ahhh charming...not so much the snakes but the little shelled creature and the spring blooms are just lovely...Summer fading here now. xox

  6. Oh, I like the pond with the water falls... so cool Wayne!

    Also nice to see green grass instead of snow. Things have warmed up here as well, Dave has a good size back garden also and we enjoy sitting in the warm sun these days... finally!

  7. Glad to hear that you are getting better weather. The star magnolia is an amazing tree.