Tuesday, May 28, 2013

ABC Wednesday - T is for Tulip

Parrot Tulip!

This photo was taken May 14, 2013.

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

OHMYGOODNESS! It's Been Six Years!

I missed my own Blog-versary!  My very first post "aired" May 21, 2007.  Here's the link!  Enjoy!  :-)

May 21, 2007


Wildflower Wednesday turns into Tardy Thursday!!

How long has it been since you visited Clay and Limestone?  Gail is a fun gardener and blogger and began this meme "awhile back!"  You should click the blossom below to visit her site.  You'll find many bloggers participating in this meme.  Visit their sites!  You may be inspired to create a post, too.  :-)

As for me, I'm featuring a photo of part of my growing "collection" of 

Dutchman's Breeches!
 Dicentra cucullaria

(photo taken April 21, 2013)
Perhaps you can tell their diminutive size by the oak leaf on the ground.

Their preference is dappled sunlight of woodlands, in a fertile loamy soil with abundant organic matter. This plant develops early and can resist moderate frost without damage.

The nectar of the flowers attracts long-tongued bees primarily, including bumblebees, Mason bees, Miner bees.
 The following photos of this "same" collection were taken April 21, 2008

Aren't they so sweet?  

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

ABC Wednesday - S for Shed!

We spent the past few days with our daughter, son-in-law, and their family.  Mr. Shady and S.I.L. worked so hard!!!  They created a shed, from the ground up!  Yes, the basic shed has been built, but there is quite a bit of finish work to be done:  shingles, painting the pressed wood, covering with siding,  etc., etc.

But take a look for yourself!


Day One



 Day Two


Day Three (working around rainfall)


ABC with Mrs. Nesbitt
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Good times!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Abc Wednesday - Q

is for

 Q is for Quiet

. . .(Shhhhhh) . . .

Oops!  I think he spotted us!
 (Baltimore Orioles enjoy a treat of orange halves and grape jelly)

ABC Wednesday features Q this week.

Enjoy your day!
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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Garden Bloggers' Muse Day

Bloggers' Muse DayVisit Carolyn at Sweet Home and Garden Carolina.  She began Garden Bloggers' Muse Day while living in Chicago.

I'm going to treat you to another of James Whitcomb Riley's poems.  I recently purchased, at auction, a book co-authored by Riley and Bill Nye, published by Thompson & Thomas, Chicago, 1900.

A Hint of Spring

'Twas but a hint of Spring --- for still
The atmosphere was sharp and chill ---
Save where the genial sunshine smote
The shoulders of my overcoat,
And o'er the snow beneath my feet
Laid spectral fences down the street.

My shadow even seemed to be
Elate with some new buoyancy,
and bowed and bobbed in my advance
With trippingest extravagance,
And when a bird sang out somewhere,
It seemed to wheel with me, and stare.

(Eastern Phoebe in Dad's tree)

Above I heard a rasping stir ---
And on the roof the carpenter
Was perched, and prodding rusty leaves
From out the choked and dripping eaves ---
And some one, hammering about,
Was taking all the windows out.

Old scraps of shingles fell before
The noisy mansions' open door;
And wrangling children raked the yard,
And labored much, and laughed as hard
And fired the burning trash I smelt
And sniffed again --- so good I felt!

Once we pass through this most recent cold spell, we can surely expect Spring to remain true!
And doesn't it indeed feel GOOD?  :-)  SG

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