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Monday, April 24, 2017

It Was A Wonderful Weekend



That it was , the weather was perfect truly more like summer then spring , sunshine , clear blue sky’s and did I mention  sunshine lots of sunshine lol  both Saturday and Sunday temps reached highs of 23C or 73F   . Saturday we took Miggs to the vet for her yearly check up , all  is good and she is now on a low dose of Arteritis meds as she gets sore and very stiff and her joints become inflamed  in the damp  and of course she had her vaccine's and meds for the summer   , then she went to the groomers , a busy day for Miggs Saturday morning was , then we finally got home mid Saturday after noon and enjoyed the rest of the day and weekend  outside mostly .

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Sunday Papa was busy with cutting the grass and tidying up a few things in his shop a bit more , loading and  moving a few deck blocks over to his parents place , they live just up the road from us .

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Yup I have my Hummer and Oriel feeders out now as they will be arriving in the next week or so , cant wait for them to arrive .

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                      Our Lilacs are close to blooming as you may be able to see in this pic as the Lilac is behind the feeders .

APRIL 2017 (1 of 18)  I just cropped the pic above so you can see the buds better ! These are a deep burgundy when in full bloom  . We have  3 white and  4  two tone pink and purple in the back where Papa was loading the blocks  , all so beautiful when in bloom and smell so lovely . Our crab apple tree is getting close to blooming to and when it does pretty  fuchsia pink flowers all over and the tree hums with bees collecting its nectar .

I was in the gardens over the weekend weeding and cleaning them up turning over the dirt ,  spring pruning and mooning over all that will be in full bloom soon and that is already in bloom .

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                    This little Red Admiral  butterfly was happy to follow me all over the garden as I was having fun  in them  .

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Two of my Hyacinths got a bit top heavy and broke from the bottom of the stem so I picked them up off  of the dirt and brought them in and washed them off   , oh boy they smell wonderful all through out the house  almost the same smell as Lilacs ..

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                                                                I cant wait to get Lilac clippings to bring in either .

             So now all my gardens are done and tidied up  ,weeded and  ready for the next set of blooms' to pop open  and for the odd annual to fill a few spaces through out the summer .

Another sunny day here this Monday and the temps are rising once again so on that note I am off to get dressed and Miggs and I  will go for our morning  walk and enjoy this wonderful  weather  with all the fresh smells of grasses and flowers wafting through the air  , butterfly’s flitting about , bees buzzing about to now  and the birdies signing  and busy with homesteading  and I keeping an eye out for the Hummers and Oriels to arrive for the season .

                                                                                         Until next time . Have a good day !

                                                                                            Country Gal


Anvilcloud said...

Hyacinths can sure be wonderful, but lately when we buy potted ones from the store, they haven't given off the same aroma as they used to.

September Violets said...

Sounds like you had a nice spring-time weekend. It got a lot warmer where you are than over here ... although we did get lots of sunshine. Your gardens look great, and I can just imagine how wonderful all those lilacs will look in a week or two. I have a few in my backyard too, and look forward to them blooming. Enjoy your week!

Henny Penny said...

That old sweet Miggs caught my eye stretched out there. I still think he is the cutest dog! Eli is at the groomers now getting cleaned up. He will be exhausted when he gets home. :) Glad you had a good sunny warm weekend.

William Kendall said...

Miggs is looking good!

Pamela Gordon said...

Amazing! It really looks like spring there Elaine. The trees are barely showing buds here! The rhubarb is about an inch high. Oh well, it will come soon. I see it may reach 20+ on Saturday. That sure would be nice. Have a lovely week.

The Furry Gnome said...

Lookin like spring! Heading home tomorrow.

Margaret Adamson said...

Sounds like u had a good weekend and Miggs is looking very wel as is your garden

Linda said...

It was kinda chilly at the lake...but lots of sun!!
Everything looking great at your place...
Enjoy your week Elaine...
Linda :o)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a perfect weekend - You manage to get so much done, and that hard work always shows, your yard is truly a slice of heaven!

Migg's looks great, and I hope your hummers show up soon - I need to get my feeder up, they've been spotted in my corner of the world, and they must be hungry after such a long trip.

Take care, and I hope your week is off to a good start!!