This blog is about my garden and the outdoors. I am new to photography but I am trying to show some of the pretty things that grow here in Michigan. I love the wild things who visit me and I dont mind if they eat a bit here and there. I like it more if they let me take their picture. As time goes on I think I will try to show you around the beautiful area that I live in as well as my garden. I try to use my own pictures as much as possible but will also use pictures from the web. If I inadvertently use your photo or work without permission please email me and I will remove it or give credit if you prefer. I will give credit when I know who the owner is. I would ask that anyone using my pictures do the same.
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Friday, May 4, 2018

It's May.........................................

What a difference a day makes. I was out in the garden yesterday and took a picture of daffodils in bud. Today after a night of rain they are in bloom. When I see pictures of fields of them in England my lonely one or two are pathetic. They are all I have though so here is my lonely daffodil.
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The Hyacinth was a tight bud yesterday and today is fully out.
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Usually I will buy Spring flowers for the house and later plant them outside for next year. These little mini daffs were from years past
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This Spring is late coming, so much snow. Now finally the last of it is gone and we have had rain. Our April showers came in May when the blossoms should be out. Well after this rain maybe that will happen. Maybe a nice drive this weekend? It will be nice to get out if its nice weather. Then again, I have so much to do yet. I finally got the pile of junk from the side of the garage moved. I had Gerry put the two wheel barrows (reluctantly) out in the alley. Just in time. A man came by and asked if he could take them. He came by last year looking for junk, like the old Rag and Bone man of old. He collects things he can sell for the metal or fix up and sell. SO he took those as well as all the old brooms and mops and buckets we put out, talk about good timing. Now I just have to clean up the leaves and I had forgotten the pile of broken blocks sitting there. I can use those. Got ideas yeah!!!
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I can get in part of the garage/shed now since Gerry got part of it cleaned up and I can see what I am doing. I use an old ashtray on a stand for the birds to get water. Well it has about run its life out now the top is all rusted but, for this year, I have put a new top on it and the Butterfly can sip from it.
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Another old Ashtray I also use for water for birds and critters. I often see Squirrels sipping from it.
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This year I will have big sort out and I am throwing away all the broken and chipped stuff.......yes, I will. I threw out all my cushions that were old because I know I will not get around to covering them. There is no point in pretending otherwise. I feel bad throwing out the fairies with broken wings and bunnies without ears. Ah well. I certainly have a load to go through still. The deck has a load. I have a wagon load of glass balls to wash and place.
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Some fairies have found a place already
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The swings are up.
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I have tried to plant wildflowers when I can get them and they are coming up now. So the woods should be pretty soon.
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My Trillium is in bud.
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Not a lot to show for a Spring garden. Sort of pathetic really. Soon though I can plant
Meanwhile Gerry and Cooper were raking up leaves
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My two remaining fish are happy. I love my pond. I wish I could have a bigger one. The one fish looks fat. Dare I hope she is preggers?
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The baby died last Fall and one disappeared never to be seen again so my original 3 became 4 and then 3 and now 2 again.
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Well they did get the front raked and what a mess it is out there I don't even want to go and look. Cooper made himself comfortable and sat blowing bubbles after giving up on raking
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All for now, I have cleaned all the bird feeders, found a bunch of them and fixed those so no need now to get new ones. Once clean up is done I can fill and place them in convenient spots. Supposed to be another storm tonight but at least it's rain yeahhhhh!!!!!


baili said...

i truly LOVED this blog and the garden !
i have small garden in my front yard and am aware that keeping garden take lots of hardwork in seasons .
flowers are so beautiful and glad that weather is getting milder my friend

Magic Love Crow said...

Wow Janice!!! So much clean up! You're doing a great job! I'm so happy things are starting to bloom for you! Big Hugs!