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Thursday, June 9, 2011

More photos

It is so beautiful outside. More photos to share. there was a snowball bush that was not doing well. Himself whacked it to the ground because Maggie kept putting her eyeballs against the stiff stems. It seems it liked the abuse.

The close-up above of one of the "balls" kind-of shows just how tiny they are if you notice my pinkie finger there on the right.

A close-up of the bush of wild roses.

This grouping of roses come back nicely every year after we whack them down at the end of the season. It produces tons of lovely rose hips. That is it for now. More in a day or three.

We have our grandson for the month. He is helping with yard chores- raking and the like. He learned how to use the chain saw today. We have two small trees that were girdled by the previous owners and they need to come down. Himself's wrist damage makes the task painful to handle. The first tree is laying across the upper drive for now. It will be cut up and stored. Limbing sucks, but the guys are having fun working together.

I need to look up a bee that was browsing through the roses. It had a copper bit on its back. It was so weird, yet the way the copper shone in the light was beautiful. The air outside is lovely- sweet flowers, grasses and tree-scents all mingled into a heady blend. I am actually looking forward to summer this year.


  1. From these plants it doesn't look like you have the black thumb of death.

  2. laughing... Nature is growing these. The snowball bush was cut down to the nubbins last year. Himself was afraid Maggie was going to poke an eye out. The bush seemed to like the abuse? We live in an area were the plants are very healthy and it gets greener as the summer progresses.