Thursday, April 02, 2009

Back Home for the Blooms

We made it back home on April Fools Day and were greeted with some blooms. The evergreen Clematis is just jam-packed with flowers.

They are great looking and give a faint fragrance of orange blossoms.

The one drawback is that both Sharyn and myself may have an allergy to them - we still like them however much we sneeze. I may change my mind next month.

Our Helleborus is also blooming. Here is the scoop on this plant.

"Helleborus x hybridus or Lenten Rose - named as the 2005 perennial plant of the year by the Perennial Plant Association - is one of the most attractive and longest-blooming shade perennials."

If it were up to me - and it isn't - I'd call this plant the water magnet. Birds love to visit and drink.

This is a new plant in our garden and it's a bush called a flowering current. Great little flowers and a very nice pink/red hue.

Daffodils are always an early spring favorite...

... are are the hyacinth like these Grape Hyacinth I rescued from a ditch before they were cut down two years ago.

There are Hyacinthus Orientalis along with one not quite open Tulip.

No, those are NOT waves in my grass. I seems some grass grew very fast and some is just starting (probably a poorly distributed fertilizer coupled with it being too wet to mow) We now have a miniature range grass exhibit. The Musemobile was happy to be home but needed a few maintenance things taken care of so she's in the RV Hospital getting Intravenous Motor Oil and new Glasses (Windshield and Headlight) plus a few other things.

No Scrabble but we did watch Cadillac Records about the beginning of Chess Recording company and included artists like Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, Little Walter, Etta James, and Chuck Berry. Excellent acting and a really interesting story. (R)

Quote of the Day
"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change." ~Buddha (Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.)

1 comment:

Joline said...

As always, your photos are beautiful. The flowers are stunning and the art walk was most interesting!! No, you are not wierd, you are just good!!! Hope all was well for your return! Here in our community all the property owmers have flowering cherry trees. They are blooming and it is a veritable fairyland.
Love to you and Sharyn, Joline


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