Sunday, April 29, 2012

~Taking the Time~ to enjoy the beautiful day today....

Today was such a beautiful day. Rain Free!! yeah!!!! So took the time to sit on the deck and enjoy a glass of iced tea and have some lunch.

Our Hummingbird feeder has been ready since last Friday. This morning we saw a beautiful male Ruby Throat  Hummingbird come to the two feeders that we have on the back deck. He was checking it out, as the female will come later. The two Hummingbirds in the picture are made of metal, they are just there for a decoration, in case  you thought we had Gigantic Hummingbirds!!

Than we took a walk around the yard as some new trees and flowers are coming out.
Each week something new starts blooming, and we get so excited. Doesn't take much to make us smile.  :-)

The Rhododendron bush is producing many new blooms. Some still in the bud stage, but they will soon be out as the warm weather continues.

The Clematis is also coming out in full splendor. And is gracefully climbing up the trellis.

A very different tree is the Cucumber Tree.  It belongs to the Magnolia Tree family.  It is the only Native Magnolia  in the Northern Tempera area of North America.

The Columbine plant is also coming out and producing colorful flowers.

I found this Crane in a magazine and fell in love with it. So ordered it and it came the other day. I went out today, since it was rain free and positioned him in his own little spot next to the pond.  The pond still needs some work from over the winter.  So Mr. Crane can overlook the process and make sure we are doing it to his satisfaction.

My dear husband bought this waterfall fountain last year . He knows I like water, no matter what it is in.  We have it set up on the deck, but some little insect got into the hole where the water comes out and clogged it with his nesting, so we have to clean it out. It will not run right now, when it does I will post a picture of what it should  look like at another time.

As the day was ending  our Little Sarah decided she wanted to watch some HGTV and see what they were remodeling this time.

She must have gotten some pretty good ideas, because she went right over to her "Pad" and starting redecorating it to her likening.  :-)

Hope everyone had a great weekend and a wonderful upcoming week.!!!


  1. I know how Sarah feels, those shows can be addictive!
    Have a great day!

    1. Thank you Mark. They are supposed to have a show just for dogs now. But unless it is some type of makeover show I don't think Sarah will be interested in it. At sixteen years old, she is set in her ways. :-)

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    1. Thank you Patty. I have been looking for a Crane cement lawn ornament, but could never find one. When I saw this one, I thought I'd better get it before it would not be available again. I also order two smaller ones but they were on backorder.

  3. Hi Eileen, Your garden is gorgeous and all your new blooms are so inspiring. What a wonderful day to enjoy sipping iced tea and viewing your garden. Love your Crane.
    Oh little Sarah is so cute and I love seeing her watch T.V. Our Miss Beazy Lee watches too and has her favorties. It is so entertaining to watch her.
    Have a great rest of the week.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

    1. Hi Celestina,
      Thank you. We love being outside and now the weather is getting better we can be out there doing something besides shoveling snow. Our Sarah is sixteen years old and going blind in both eyes, but she still loves sitting in front of the tv.


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