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Monday, May 5, 2014

A Nice Weekend


It was a nice weekend for us . Saturday was a bit shaky with the weather  but that was ok  but yesterday,  Sunday was awesome .  Sunny with a bit of a cool breeze  but best of all  our Baltimore Orioles and Hummers returned ! WOOHOO!!!  Good thing I have my nectar feeders out  full and ready for them cause they were hungry  .Our peepers are out at night in full force in the marshy swampy parts of the valley and on the river banks  serenading us every night I love that as it echoes through the valley  !. Papa was busy  making me some thing out of the log pieces from our take down and trimming  of the Cedars last weekend ! I wasn’t allowed to see it till he had finished it , I like surprises  ! I took photos and gardened and took more photos !

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                                                                   Miggs was happy about the weather to !

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                                                                      Trees are sprouting like crazy  now !

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                                                                          Lilac buds are  close to popping !

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                                 Hyacinths are out all though not as full this year . I think the harsh winter is to blame !

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                                                         Wild flowers are peeking through the grasses !

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                                                      Tiny bees are gathering all over our Japanese willow bushes !

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                        Miggs was guarding my gardening tools and bucket  , she was just about to lay down as I called her !

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                                                                              My giant Lilies are growing !

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        Our Baltimore Oriole  I named Tang  is back and singing and chatting up a storm and feeding on our nectar feeders !  I saw two other  males flying around  as well !!

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The hummers were zooming back and forth to the feeders soo fast I didn’t get any photos of them yet  , I will have to wait till they have fuelled up a bit more and calmed down lol !

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                    Papa’s first  grass cut of the season . Our grass was soo thick  ! I love the smell of fresh cut grass !

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Then Papa was busy making me something that I wasn’t allowed to photography or see till he was all done !

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                          A cute  little garden bench made out of our Cedar logs that we took down last weekend !

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                                                                I love it .. isn't it cute ? ! Thanks Papa  xoxo Red heart

                        He screwed the logs together with galvanized screws so they don't rust and used bale twine as well to tie some parts and  used some of the branches for the back as they are  bendable and bent them into shape and tied them off with the twine  !

                                                         I found a perfect place for my Cute new little bench !

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                                                                Here  I can see it from the patio  and kitchen !

                                           I think I will put a planter of pretty flowers on it soon  ,what ya think ?

                    I am out of gardening shape of  the  bending, twisting , leaning and pulling  cant do as much as I used to lol , so today is rest for me . The weather this week is to be sunny and summer like temps  WOOHOO !   oh and our Chipmunks Chippy and Sammy  have come out of hibernation  and Barn Swallows are back and Cow birds  .  Just one more bird to arrive and that is our little Wren Molly . I love this time of year when all is a new and all our critters and birdies return   and the fresh sweet smelling air of new flowers and grasses !

                                                                     Until next time my friends !

                                                                                Country Gal

11 comments: said...

Oh that looks pretty everywhere and I do like your chair and all outside. Very unique. Have a nice day.

Poor Montana gal she got hit with snow bad in her to-days pictures.


Pamela Gordon said...

Great pictures of spring things in your yard. You are a full week or more ahead of us. I love the bench your hubby made. It is really cute. Last year our first mow was on the 8th but I know it will be much later this year. Have a great day!

Jane and Chris said...

I love the bench! That's given me an idea! Thanks Papa!
Jane x

Anvilcloud said...

It looks great there. As usual, SW ON is ahead of East ON. Except in winter of course, we get that first. :(

TexWisGirl said...

what a sweet bench!

Patsy said...

Things are popping out all over.
I made your Phoney French Pastry, only with Cherrie pie filling.It is good.

Jen Vandervoort said...

I think we get one sighting of a Baltimore Oriole a year...and each time I am thrilled to my soul to see them.

Thank goodness someone had good weather over the weekend.


Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Well you sound happy about spring, lol! :) Lovely photos ...we've had alot of rain where I am and I do believe that I've mowed grass every 4 days for two weeks now. It is the thickest, greenest grass this year that I've ever had!

Amy at love made my home said...

Wow, when spring springs at your house it really goes for it! The grass is so green now and all your plants coming into life and blooming. Beautiful all round!

The bench that Papa made for you is beautiful, what a wonderful thing of him to have done, how clever he is and such a great use of the materials! I am sure that you will love sitting there, playing with Miggs or watching the birds and the world go by! He is obviously a wonderful hubby!

Hope that you have a great week. xx

William Kendall said...

Now that's a good bench!

Miggs' expression is priceless as she looks at you.

Leah said...

Happy Spring ~ I see it is there by your pictures (beautiful!) I am playing catch up with reading blogs ~ We just heard the first frogs chirping last night so we are bit behind , it is still quite cool here. HAPPY SPRING!