As I said in the title, everything is pretty and green here! Amazing what a week can make in the weather! We went from cool to very warm in just a few days! Then, everything seemed to turn green over night! We've had a lot of rain, which is to be expected in April, and that accounts for all the green. There are a lot of irises blooming, as well as the Lady Banks rose. The climber by the porch is full of rosebuds about to open. I can hardly wait, since it smells so good! The girls were here this past weekend, but I don't think they're coming this weekend. What will I do with myself? I know, I'll finish in the flower beds, hopefully! The humid weather really drains me when I'm working in the sun! I can barely move past nine o'clock at night! That's what time we've been eating dinner! I'll be glad when I get caught up so things will get back to normal! I love staying busy though, just not this tired!
I hope you are getting to plant something where you live! Some of you may still have snow, so you'll have to wait for awhile. I wished I could make a snow angel right now; it would cool me off! I can't seem to get cool for now, and I'm drinking a green smoothie! There are lots of photos here, and there would be more but the camera battery died. I'll have more to show you next time. Have a great weekend! Blessings from Bama!
|Can you guess who bit the flowers off and scattered them? Rubi!
|The Lady Banks with more flowers. There are even more on them today!
|A different shade of purple. This is one of the flower beds I've been cleaning out.
|You will see in the photo below this is the white iris. This bed has been cleaned out too!
|The bluebirds established their nest in this nest leftover from some other birds last year. It is at the top of a column on the front porch.
|You can't see the nest, but it's at the top of this column.
|Yasmine and Layla enjoying the swing!
|The geese and chickens are enjoying the pile of weeds I threw over from the flower beds.
|Yasmine is holding hands with her 'bestie' as Layla drags along behind.
|A closeup of the iris.
|The collie loves the children!
|Apple blooms on the older apple tree. Yay!
|Cherry blossoms for the first time!
|Yasmine and Layla's other friend. Can you tell the shoes are on the wrong feet?
|Alaina is such a diva!
|Yasmine's bestie, Eden, wanted to ride in the wagon.
|Time for a nap! Look, her shoes are on the wrong feet!
|Auntie Amber holding Riley!
|Handy dandy steamer working to steam the rice. It turned out beautifully!
|Dog wood trees in the back. You like the See Rock City bird house? Everyone should have one of these!
|I'm excited about pears on the pear tree!
|The white irises opend. The peonies are about to open also.
|Pretty, green trees!
|The neighbor brought us some horse manure to use in the garden. I'm glad to get it!
|The once-blooming rosebush that I transplanted from another part of the property. The hens take shelter under it most of the year. It us full of buds!
|A fuller view of where the rosebush is. Just to the right of the beehive, is a nook. We separated the hive and made a new one. You can barely see it in this photo.
|Yellow iris in bloom with a lily just in front of it.
|I really like the orange iris! There were all kinds of grass and weeds in this bed before I cleaned it out!