Saturday, April 25, 2009

SATURDAY CHORES

Oh what a glorious day, this is the sort of day you never want to end. The temperature in the low eighties, a gentle Southerly breeze. Green is becoming the prominent color in the landscape, trees starting to bud, it is a magical time of year. Today I uncovered my flower gardens. This is what I call my "moon" garden. A Hydrangea tree in the center, white perennials and silver foliage bloom during the summer. Springtime bulbs also find a home here.


My Herb garden being uncovered under the watchful eye of Winslow Homer.

My perennial bed is a color mixture of pinks, purples, whites, lime greens and blues. It appears most plants have endured our lengthy winter and are now just waiting to make their grand appearance.

Forsythia, a sure sign of spring.Yes Winslow you are a good boy. Thank you for keeping Mr. fox out of the yard, now go get a drink of water and find a shady spot to relax, I'll be right behind you.

We all worked under the watchful eye of Emma Lou. Is that an "orb" I see in this photo, oh Lordy, I knew there were spirits in this house, I hope they remain friendly!











7 comments:

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oh that beautiful Winslow Homer face...I could look at that mug all day, I'm tellin' ya. :-)
You asked about Rox rolling in stuff...she will do that occasionally, but she's more of an eater, if you know what I mean. She really likes following after the chickens. Blech. And she loved the donkeys. Ugh. Wonder what she'll think of the goats. Ewwww...
Anyway, she does get dirty, but I def do not have to bathe her weekly. That's an ugly production, let me tell you. The combination of Cairn and Shih Tzu makes a crazy fur combination that is almost IMPOSSIBLE to comb out.

Your garden is going to be lovely this year...

missthesea said...

It was really nice out here yesterday, too! Probably a little cooler. We spent the afternoon out of the house and near the marsh in Scarborough. I love your pictures, and Winslow! He's such a good boy :)

Jenny said...

I'm so glad you spring has finally shoved winter out of the way where you are! It's exciting to see all the plants peep through isn't it! (-:

A New England Life said...

Aren't you loving this weather? Winslow Homer is probably a bit warm though. Your gardens are gorgeous! Bet they are loving this great weather too!

Emma Lou is a pretty girl : ) Friendly spirits I'm sure.

Sharon

Cedar ... said...

The forsythia on the stone wall is lovely! Greetings to that beautiful Emma!

Eve said...

Everything looks so beautiful Julie and Winslow and Emma!! So nice to see them too!

henbogle said...

The moon garden sounds lovely, I will look forward to seeing it later in the season.