Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tuesday in the Garden...

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What a gorgeous day! I'm not sure if the temperature was record-breaking, but it felt like early summer here today...I spent the morning outside, (barefoot, but that's nothing new) picking clover for the bunnies... (Don't they look happy?...Even grumpy Warren! ♥) and checking the progress of all the perennials.  I'm sure my neighbors think I'm nutty, crawling around taking pictures of rocks and little flowers, but that's okay. I am. :)

I think I did set a new record for earliest turning on of the air conditioning, though ~ (just temporarily, maybe) ~ it was just so uncomfortable in the house tonight (humidity), and I could feel myself getting crabbier and crabbier...now, MUCH better!

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The Day Lilies are up!

 
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...and the Catnip...

 
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The camera just doesn't do them justice, but the rocks in the raised herb beds were just glittering like diamonds...I'm a Sparkly Rock girl from way back...I think I spent most of my childhood outdoors, head down, looking for them in the creek bed or anywhere there was gravel...I would have thought I'd just died and gone to Heaven if I'd had some of these, then!



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Henbit ~ yes, I know it's a weed, but if you look really close, the little purple flowers are just exquisite...when I was little I thought the little individual flowers looked like llama's heads...(still do)!



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The Mystery Shrub (that my Grandma called Spice Bush) is about to bloom! As you can see, the flowers are borne in little clusters, sort of like Spirea, but golden yellow...does it look familiar to anyone?

That's all for this evening...Wednesday already tomorrow ~ my goodness!

♥ ♥ ♥
Anne


8 comments:

  1. You give me hope that the sun will eventually push the snow storms away, and spring will come. It will, won't it!?

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  2. Hi! It was such a beautiful day here today also! I love spring. I'm following you also :)

    Kristin xo

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  3. I love sparkly rocks too and used to "pick" them when I was a kid.
    It was in the 70's here in Northeast Pa. yesterday . But 19 years ago, was the Blizzard of 93 where we got 24 inches of snow that paralyzed the area for days!! I am still holding my breath on snow storms...

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  4. Your season is way ahead of our, I dont even have green grass yet. Enjoyed your photos, and hoping Spring is coming my way soon:)

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  5. GREAT pictures. I am a "sparkly rock" kinda gal, too. MyHero is loves rocks and collects and polishes them for different things. I love rocks in the garden (well, the ones I place there anyway!;>)

    Sure wish I had some green around here although it is supposed to get really warm today~ xo Diana

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  6. Lovely post. I"m a new follower and will be back to visit soon;
    Bonne journée,
    Mimi

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  7. Hi Anne!
    Thanks so much for yor comments on my blog. I am so glad you dropped by and said hello. I have added myself to your follower list.
    I took some time to read some of your previous posts and really enjoyed reading your them. Thank you for sharing with all of us readers.. Your kitties are all so beautiful! Lucky you! I too am a cat person but am down to my last one. When Baby Cat Oscar leaves for that great big catnip patch in the sky I will be hair, er I mean, cat free. I swear that I will not get any other pets. LOL....at least that is what I say now. Your garden is so pretty with all the sparkly rocks. I am also a rock collector from way back. I keep dragging rocks home from wherever I can find interesting ones. It's so much fun!
    Anne, I'd better sign off or I'll be here all night. I will be back for sure. Drop by my blog anytime. You're always welcome. Take care.
    Lois

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  8. Glad you found my blog and posted. I am in love with your photos they are gorgeous girl. I am follow you know. Blessings JoEllen

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