Love Of Nature, Photography, Gardening And Country Valley Living

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Part 2 Busy, Beautiful Long weekend !


   As you  saw in part 1 of my post  , thanks for popping  in  ,  we had lots of fun flower planting over our long weekend . I just love it when all is done and then sit back and watch them grow … ok well not quite sit back , more like having to keep weeding , GEESH ! have ya ever noticed the weeds always grow faster then any plants  in the gardens , what's with that ? lol  any who , after we got all the flowers planted we gave them a good watering then it rained a bit and cleared up and  the sunshine came out again  .

Papa was puttering after the planting , he was finishing building our raised veggie garden , still don't know if that will be on the go this year or next year as we need to get a manure mix soil and figure out a lid system to keep the critters out and Papa wants to build a bench seating all around the  veggie garden so I can sit comfortably  to pick the veggies  ..oh and ya weed the veggie patch lol   .  Papa had a small errand to do at our friend and neighbours house Johns he is also our Mechanic so of he went  …… on his bike which he hasn’t  ridden for years lol !

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                                A bit of a long drawn out hill here ……. I think I can, I think I can  lol !!!!!!

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                              Hard to tell whether that half smile and look on his face is for the camera or Papa is in pain lol !

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When Papa got back Miggs was quite concerned as to what he was up to as she has never seen Papa on this contraption !

                 Also after we finished the planting of our flowers I did laundry and enjoyed the rest of the day  puttering  .

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Captured a new bird in the yard as well . He had a funny call  , sort of a mix sound of other birds but not quite a mimic . I was able to capture a few photos of him and look him up in my birdie book .

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                                                                                  Meet Mr Grey Catbird !

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                        He is grey with a black slightly tufted crown and black on his wings with a bit of reddish orange on the under part of his tail . Quit the handsome fellow !

                               Then  I went around and took photos of most of our flowers we planted  for my garden records . I keep records every year of our flowers as to what did best where so we can either get them again or try something else if they don't do well ! But I think this year we will have a nice full garden of pretties .  I love daisy type flowers  , like  African Daisies ,  Gerber Daises and so on , I love wave Petunias and the different colours and types of flowers they have and the different types of Impatiens , New Guinea’s , Double Impatiens  and so on .  This year the original impatiens  were  not being grown as for the last year or two they were all diseased  so none of the garden centers have them but that's ok I prefer the others .

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                                    Just a few of what we planted around the gardens the rest are in the planters !

                                                                     So all in all it was a great weekend .

It has been raining all night and thunderstorm  after  thunderstorm , not good for Miggs she didn’t get much sleep and neither did we , Miggs doesn't like thunder  but it has settled down now and she is snoozing  , still raining this morning  so all my flowers have been getting mother natures nectar from the sky’s to help them grow in their new home !

             A  Rainy, Relaxing Day  today , windows open as it is warm , listening to the birds sing as the rain is falling  , Oh I can smell wood smoke in the air  MMM wonderful !

                        Yup rain means weeds lots of weeds  so when the sun comes out guess what I will be doing lol !

                                                                       Until next time my friends !

                                                                              Country Gal


Anvilcloud said...

I think I'd have to re-mortgage to afford all of those plants. Kidding. Sort of. How wonderful the place will look. said...

oh love your pictures and your flowers are colorful awesome. I love to see things growing and the snow gone, gone.

You have beautiful choice of flowers.

You had nice weather and your man is enjoying his time on bike. Very nice for him. To get out and enjoy his pleasure.

Crystal said...

Very pretty, youve been busy! I got a bunch of flowers from my nieghbors basket stuffing on Monday and got them all planted, now hope today is gonna be vegetable planting time.

Pamela Gordon said...

Yes, weeding is never ending and all the rain sure makes them grow fast! Love your flowers. Are they Gerberas? I used to plant them but the earwigs love to hide in the petals so I don't buy them anymore. I detest earwigs!! Enjoy your rainy day.

NanaNor's said...

Greetings, Seems like it has been forever since I got caught up with everyone. Love seeing your flowers-in Ca. we had brown catbirds-beautiful song/call but very mean birds. Would go after smaller animals-like cats or small dogs. Your hubby looks very cool on his bike.
Have a great evening.

William Kendall said...

Miggs must have been thinking he lost his marbles to be out on that thing!

Anonymous said...

wow, great to site a catbird, we've not had one around here ... I'll be keeping my eyes and ears open

Amy at love made my home said...

It is so lovely to see the rest of your weekend and the lovely flowers. I hope that you can get those weeds under control! They really do seem to grow faster than anything else don't they. We are having torrential rain here and I think that thunder has been forecast, so it must be your storm that has travelled over here now! Can you send some sun next time please! xx

Jen Vandervoort said...

I love the idea of wrap around seating, especially for those of us with sore backs! Tell your husband it's blogger approved.


Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Since i am no longer planting lots of plants it's nice to see all the varieties and colors in your gardens, Elaine. It would be nice if some were perennials to save replanting next year🌻