Love Of Nature, Photography, Gardening And Country Valley Living

Saturday, April 29, 2017

A Bit Of This & That For The Weekend


The weather has been glorious , sunny and warm temps hitting 26C or  78F for best part of the week . This morning it is a little overcast  but sun shine popping out every now and then  for the afternoon and temps are pleasant and fresh .

I am ahead in the gardening game this year thanks to early lovely weather , so now I am just sitting back and enjoying all the returning birds , butterfly's and yes blooms  lots of blooms  that have popped open and from trees  that have now popped open to leaves and soon to pop open any time now Lilacs and more .

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                My little buddy who showed up a few weeks ago then took off , Spirit I call him has returned again I was wondering if he was ok as I hadn't seen him for a while  but I was glad to see he was ok  as he sat in our birch tree looking down at me .

APRIL 2017 (8 of 26) Our Yellow Warblers have returned to , they love to feast on  the birch tree cat tail seeds as this little guy was bobbing about way up at the tippy top of our 60 foot tree.

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                                                                         Wild violets every where .

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         Clumps of Dandelions to  all on our hill at the end of the front of the property where we keep it a bit on the wild side lol  .

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Above are the lilies I planted last year they were given to me as a house plant by my kids so I did an experiment and planted them in the garden after they had finished blooming and look they are growing and hopefully will be in bloom of bright yellow  next month , which by the way is just around the corner already ?!

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In my Butterfly  , Hummer and Bee garden I planted some of  my Gladiolus and the the rest I planted in a pot to get them on the go for our new back corner picket fence garden Papa and I will be building this summer , he has the picket fence made already we just need to paint them  and prepare the edging  , put in the picket fence, shape the garden and then add  top soil  and plants he wants to add a water fall feature in it as well .

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           I love Gladiolus they are an old fashioned flower and one my mum always had in the gardens when I was growing up !

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My ground spreading Blue Perry winkle jeepers creepers are huge now and I have 5 of them spread about the gardens and are taking off so beautifully again this year  .

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                                             All my English Daises have spread and are now blooming to .

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Next door to us is a very nice older couple we will call them Mr & Mrs H and  Mr H is also a lover of birds and now has lots of  Tree Swallow houses about as well as huge purple Martin houses who are of the Swallow family  in the back of his property which is just behind ours so I get to have lots of other birds that I wouldn't have that close to us are even closer now and I am so happy about that , Papa and I are going to build some for our yard to this season . Mrs H loves to garden to so that’s a plus as well  . Our Barn Swallows are back  to .

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                                                               Just my own gardening photo shoot lol !

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Look who’s back  the Orchard Oriole having a nice long drink after his long trip and the Red Breasted Gross beaks  were at the feeder filling up with seed  . Still waiting for the Baltimore Orioles , Hummers  , Cat birds , Oven birds , and few more but   wont be long now  by the time they all arrive we will have close to 22 different breeds of birds in our yards , I love being on the Migration path lol ! 

So ..  that's basically what's been going on here  Birds , Blooms , Gardening and the taking in of it all with a sigh of beauty and relief it is once  again my favorite time of year .

                                                                        Until next time . Have a good weekend !

                                                                             Country Gal


NanaNor's said...

Hi there, So glad you are having nice weather; we've had nice weather and then snow came again yesterday-covering all my Tulips and perennials that are coming up. It's still snowing; I'm so ready for it to go away until next Dec. Love your birds.
Have a great weekend.

William Kendall said...

The warbler is quite a bright sight.

Linda Kay said...

Looks like you are all ready for Spring. Love that Miggs!

The Furry Gnome said...

I hope we get to 'sit back and enjoy it' soon! We're way behind, but catching up fast.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

It's a rainy Sunday. The wren has been spotted checking out the birdhouses. I'm sure I heard the oriole but haven't seen it yet. The gardens are growing nicely. Your butterfly garden is going to be lovely. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.