Entering Spring -2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

ABC Wednesday - R is for Red

or Rojo (Spanish), Rouge (French), Rot (German), Rood (Dutch), Rosso (Italian).

Here we have the (Red) Summer Tanager.
He was successful at getting suet from the feeder.  It was and interesting venture, though, and fun to watch!  :-)  This photo was taken May 9, 2015.

While this photo was taken almost one year earlier to the date! 

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

"My Little Orphant Annie"

First of all, Apologies to James Whitcomb Riley fans!

My Little Orphant Annie's come to our house to stay,
Not to wash the cups and saucers up or brush the crumbs away,
But to push the blues and doldrums out and chase them all away!

An' all us folks that live here will surely be so glad
to watch the growth of this little gal; and slowly's not so bad...

 Acer palmatum var. Dissectum Red Select 

The readings I have found tells me the average height is 6 feet and width of 8 feet,
however due to its slow growth, it is not expected to be over 3-4 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide
after ten years' growth.

I have a friend with a tree that is very mature... and just as beautiful as can be.
I've admired it for a few years.
Yes!  I found this at an unbelievably low cost at a local discount store (!).  
There was only one and I found it!!  :-)

 We just received .8" of rain.

 I really don't know where I might permanently locate this youngster, so for the time being it is in a pot.  :-)

Happy Spring!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

ABC Wednesday - M is for my Aunt MEA


My Aunt MEA is a wonderful lady.

My dad used to tell us, when we were growing up, "Every little girl grows up to be a woman, but not every one grows up to be a Lady.  And every little boy grows up to be a man, but not every one grows up to be a gentleman."  There's a distinction.

Aunt MEA is a lady.  
The fact that she's way into her 90's,
and has gardened ever since I have known her...
which is my entire life...

You must understand that her gardening accomplishments have been my inspiration 
since I was very young.

The following photos were taken in August of 2013.
I know I took photos last summer, but I couldn't find them tonight!

 Tomatoes, potatos, peppers, beans, peas, etc., etc., etc.

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Happy Spring!!  SG

Monday, March 23, 2015

ABC Wednesday - K is for "Kute Krokus!" :-)

Okay . . .   Using the "K" is a stretch . . . but it's the best I could do, today! 

But, aren't they "Kute?"  lol

You might have noticed that several of these little ladies are in the lawn!

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Happy Spring!!

Monday, March 9, 2015

ABC Wednesday - I! (Aye, aye, aye!)

Ice?  No.... 
Melting snow?  Yes!

This fellow appeared in our yard last week.  :-)  
He's been making a "Clean Sweep" of the snow.
Today he looks like this!

Keep in mind this is March... the tail end of Winter, here.
We will surely receive a little more snow, but it won't last long!

In the meantime,
Aye, Yi-Yi-Yi!

This is what I spotted this morning after taking the photo above!

Signs of  Spring!
Have a Great Day!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

G for Glacier? No, Just "Great Lakes' Icebergs!"

I've never seen a GLACIER in real life.  These won't fool anyone, but perhaps you MIGHT believe they're icebergs.  :-)

Something I'd never seen.  Photos taken near Saugatuck, Michigan.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

ABC Wednesday - E for Everything!

And I Mean Everything!
At least, those things about which I was most concerned! 

The following amaryllis bulbs...

the fish  ...

and the tulip and daffodil bulbs!

We were visiting family, out of town, for a couple of weeks.  

Due to Extenuating situations, nothing indoors was cared for.

We had set the indoor temperatures for 55 degrees F; it seems that Everything "went dormant!"

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