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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Spring Flowers

I think it has been a busy May, but I'm just not sure where the days have gone.  That is one of the banes of retirement.  Days slip by.  I know I went to Rapid City to visit the folks, we have had a few doctor appointments and I took Wayne fishing.  But we have done little to no gardening. 

And despite our ignoring it, the yard is in almost full splendor.  That is one of the advantages of having all perennials in the yard.  The only annuals I plant anymore go in pots sitting among the bushes and on the porch.  And of course the vegetable garden.  

So today, I thought I would show you a few of the flowers blooming.  In the next month, you will be barraged with pictures of the peonies as they open.  Right now, I only have a few of them, but other things are blooming.  

 Laura Dessert

 Tree Peony

 Flowering Crab


 Flowering Almond Bush

 Bleeding Heart

 Apple Tree

Iris Bed

As you can see, the yard is alive with bloom.  This is what I have been working to get for the last 10 years.  Yes, 10 years this June.  

Now I just have to find someone to do the weeding.  

Monday, May 9, 2016

Heading Out

Sister Connie and I are heading out for our annual Mother's Day week with our Mother.
Mother and Dad taken by friend Josephine this year.

Of course, as normal, the weather is not the best.  Cloudy, possible rain, and very windy.  I can count on one hand the number of trips I have made across South Dakota without fighting the winds.  So, since I do most of the driving, I'll be tired and have sore wrists when I get there.  But it is worth it to see the folks, have a mini vacation and see other friends.
I lost my closest friend over a year ago, but made other new ones.  So dinner out with friends is on the agenda.  Along with a trip to my favorite greenhouse for annuals and possibly another bonsai. And this year, I have gotten to see my trees bloom before we go.  And the lilacs are in full bloom.  So I am taking some to Mother, since Rapid's are already spent.  It will be a fragrant trip with them in the car.
My lilacs in bloom.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

I'm Back!

After 2 weeks of trying all my old emails and passwords, I have finally gotten back on my blog.  Since I closed my Facebook account, I will be doing all my musings and pictures on here.


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Busy Fall

It's been real busy and will be more so until next week. I just got home from a beautiful wedding and now Hubby and I head to Marshall for his surgery. But I got a few minutes yesterday to take photos of our grove this fall. Some of the leaves are already brown because of our "mild" drought. But some, like the mulberries are really spectacular. So I thought I would share a few. I'll talk to you later.
Red Twig Dogwood in October
Red Twig Dogwood.
Fall Mulberry Leaves
Fall Mulberry Leaves.
Fall Wood Vine
Wood Vine.
Fall Buckthorn
Baby Buckthorn.
Ready for Harvest
Corn Ready for Harvest.