Tuesday, June 19, 2007

I'm Home Again!

I'd been away from home for nearly two whole weeks! It was wonderful to drive into the driveway last night, and see . . .

. . . our new flowering crab tree! It's a (click name for info) Sargents Crab. This tree was planted in memory of my sister. We're all missing her a lot. We were to have had our fifth "Sister Weekend" this summer. And we missed the planning of it as well as the participation.

Anyway, it's a beautiful tree (like my sister), and it has multitudinous white blossoms in the very early Spring. Hopefully I'll have a picture to post at that time.

I planted a (click name for info) "Blue Muffin Arrowood Viburnum" bush in the backyard this morning. Its berries, hopefully, will attract birds in the fall and winter.

And then, there was the matter of walking around the yard a couple of times. I saw:

They just grab your attention, don't they? Wowee! And there is sun enough, even for a "Shady Gardener!"


Rurality said...

It's so nice to see pics of blooms from areas that have had rain! We are still in a stage 4 drought emergency. Some areas have outlawed watering for any reason whatsoever!

Shady Gardener said...

A drought is difficult. It's even harder to justify watering when it's for a "recreational pastime" (such as gardening) when you're in a farming area. I can commiserate. The weather has been dry these past couple of weeks, so this morning I brought out the "watering can" (first time for quite awhile). ;-) Hopefully your situation will change very soon.