Entering Summer - 2014 - This backyard view from upstairs in the dining room.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Smile - It's Sunday!

Green Thumb Sunday

Thought you'd like to see some photos of my mom's garden.
She has a green thumb!

And by the time I finished the digging, straightening, removing the grass (with the help of my sister and sister-in-law), trenching and mulching - MY thumb was red! ha!!

Looks like a picture frame, doesn't it?

I created a 6" trench (deep and wide) all around the garden and filled it with mulch.

We tamped it down to compact it.
When grass tries to grow into the garden, all Mom has to do is to pull it out!
Don't let this photo fool you - it wasn't as hard as it looks!

Ta-dah!

Mom deserved the help, and look at the neighbor's tree!

However, I didn't have time to tackle the little garden on the left...
Perhaps another family member will work on it?
Or I'll finish the job this Fall!

Nothing shady here! :-)
Happy Sunday day!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

ABC Wednesday - Q is for Ssshhh!


Quiet (!)


As Elmer Fudd would say, "Be vewy, vewy Quiet. I'm hunting wabbits."
(youtube video)



At least he's hunting wabbits and not my wittle fox!

:-)


Click on the huge Q at the top of this post to see who else is participating this week.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Pella, Iowa - Tulip Time

Friends and I joined a bus tour of Tulip Time in Pella, Iowa yesterday.
This is a little grouping of photos of our day there.

Pella is a Dutch community that celebrates their heritage over the Mother's Day weekend,
every year.

Enjoy!

This is our Pella tour director.


The following few photos were taken from the bus.


We spotted this group during our walk downtown.

These are photos from the program and parade.
You will notice a variety of costumes.



Street dancing.







Street sweeping.




The parade begins with babies!


There were many, many floats!







And here are some of the tulips!








Happy Mother's Day!

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