Friday, August 19, 2011

Today's activities

So I bought a mirror to put on the lower part of the porch. I'm just afraid you really can't see the black against the dark wood.

Maybe red/purple? shiny silver? What to do, what to do.

In exciting news- our crepe myrtle has bloomed.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Current state of the flowers

When last we met the morning glories were mere little bits of greenery poking up from their peat pots. Now 3 months later- here are 4 of those plants.

Incredible no?! 2 around the sign post and 2 more by the postbox. For some reason only the ones around the sign are flowering. The 2 around the front of the mailbox- very green but no flowers. Here are a few of the flowers. The only trick is you really do have to go out in the morning to see them. By noon they have all closed up.

In the backyard we planted some sunflower seeds. They are coming up, just a bit slowly.

Down the road a ways there is a field full of sunflowers. Hopefully the backyard will look like this some day.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

For lo the winter has past

When they were first starting:

and now! These morning glories are just about ready to leap out of the pots.

Something that just came up on its own- wild raspberries.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Forgotten snow post

We had 4 days of heavy snow/ice. It shut us down pretty much, but not the camera.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Beauty in winter

My friend takes beautiful pictures. She very generously allowed me to make some copies of a few. Here is a beautiful hillside in Maine.

These were some shots of an amaryllis she grew.

Sometimes you just need a bit of spring in the midst of winter. I bought these as bulbs in the supermarket.