Monday, May 31, 2010

Remember Our Fallen Heros

Please take a moment to remember all the men and women who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom and way of life.  Freedom is not free. 

Don't forget to thank all current and past military members.

Thanks Dave!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Today's Flowers-Coral Bells

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Viewed from a distance the flowers of Coral Bells (heuchera) don't look like much but close-up is a different story.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Camera Critter Saturday

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The 1st Monarch Butterfly was spotted in my garden a couple of weeks ago, she has landed on Dames Rocket in this photo.   The second photo is jazzed up a bit :).

Monday, May 24, 2010

Lily of the Valley

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We went from beautiful spring weather in Iowa, to hotter than blazes in Iowa, the past two days it has been in the 90s with humidity as high, with a heat index of over 100................this picture was taken a couple of weeks ago.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Camera Critter Saturday

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Our Orioles are back!  They do love their grape jelly.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Clematis In Bloom

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My Clematis are starting to of my favorite flowers.............

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Rosie and the Clematis

This is Rosie showing her sensitve side, taking time to smell the roses or in this case the Clematis.

Here is the same photo that I turned into a "painting".
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

First Rose of Summer of 2010

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Yeah!!!  Our 1st rose is blooming.............seems unusually early this year.   But I'm not complaining.  The weather has been great since  the 3 inches of rain last week, I have finished most of my spring planting.   Our grandsons were here for the weekend, Jacob helped me plant my herb bed and AJ helped with my very very large (took over 50# of potting soil) pot of  petunias.  Had a great weekend.    The past two evenings after work I have watered and planted some delphiniums and heuchera coral bells, I have become addicted to all the new varieties with their leaves of many colors.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Riot of Color

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Happy Monday One and All!

It is back to work for me :(.

I wish I could say the above photo was taken in my garden but it was taken at a local garden center this past Saturday AM, it was in the high 30s, with 30 miles an hour, I totally froze while I made the rounds of the garden shops but none were busy so I did not have to fight any crowds.  Saturday night we had an unusually late frost, I did not have any annuals out so my garden survived the whole ordeal, the forecast had been for lows in the mid 20s, thankfully the weatherman was wrong and it only got down to 33.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Camera Critter Saturday

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It is shaping up to be a gorgeous weekend weather wise,  I will be outside as much as possible improving my karma :).  This is my sweet Rosie with one of her "babies".