Saturday, May 8, 2021

Four Eggs

Using my zoom lens, we spied on the nest today.



My sons surprised me with a flower delivery this morning.


Wednesday, May 5, 2021


When I saw this petunia in the catalog, I knew I had to plant my own baskets this year.


Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Mrs. Robin

We have a robin for a neighbor.  She's almost on top of the door we use all the time.  Last week we spied the nest, but using a ladder, we could see there were no eggs.

I still don't know about eggs, but she spends a lot of time sitting on the nest.

Monday, May 3, 2021

New Blossoms

I can't tell exactly how many times I have gone outside to check on the new plants.

We had unexpected problems with the water supply for the sprinklers, which isn't under our control.  We improvised.

I am very encouraged.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

No Patience for the Impatiens

I ordered plants this year instead of having a nursery plant my baskets.  They arrived yesterday.  I thought they looked fantastic -- as good as if I'd just brought them home from the store.  We immediately planted them.  When we were finished, I found the planting instructions.  I was supposed to leave them in their containers, let them settle, allow them to get used to their new environment for 48 hours to a week!  I was supposed to water them sparingly with lukewarm water.  Well, I wasn't going to un-plant them.  They look pretty good this morning.  I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

State of Mind Last Fall

The bulbs I ordered last fall are flowers now.

The catalog said they were black, and pretty much they are.  

Maybe this reflects my state of mind in the fall of 2020.

This little tulip come up from the base of the black -- it's got some crimson.

I am glad I bought pink bulbs, too.