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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Just Enjoying It All


Still waiting on our Hummers and Oriels they should be here soon if not in the next few days  but I am happy to say our house Wren Molly  and Barn Swallow Barney  are back now .  The weather has been glorious with lots of  sunshine temps up to 22C or 71 F  warm breezes and  the fresh smells of the spring in the air and windows wide open  .

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                                    Our big old  Manitoba Maple has seeded and now the leaves have begun to grow .

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                                                                All my Lilacs are ready to pop with lovely blooms .

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                                                      Dandelion's are popping up again  .

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                                                                          Everything is blooming marvelous lol !

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                                                                             Chipping Sparrows are back to .

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                                                 Lots of Turkey Vultures flying about the sky's over the valley .

          And Miggs well she is loving this weather just as much as I am , all though ya wont find me doing this lol !

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APRIL 2017 (17 of 21)

                I cant believe this is the last week of April already and this year I am a head of the game in my gardens . I just planted Gladiolus bulbs , they will be up and in full bloom by August as they are an August flower . I planted an array of colours , red , white , orange  salmon pink ,  pink ,  yellow  , they are one of the many flowers my mum had  in her gardens when I was a kid and I  loved them all then to , they are what I call an old fashioned flower and still as beautiful as ever to me when in full bloom .

                                                  Well that's it for me for now the day awaits for me out there so off I go .

                                                                                       Until next time .

                                                                                        Country Gal

Monday, April 24, 2017

It Was A Wonderful Weekend



That it was , the weather was perfect truly more like summer then spring , sunshine , clear blue sky’s and did I mention  sunshine lots of sunshine lol  both Saturday and Sunday temps reached highs of 23C or 73F   . Saturday we took Miggs to the vet for her yearly check up , all  is good and she is now on a low dose of Arteritis meds as she gets sore and very stiff and her joints become inflamed  in the damp  and of course she had her vaccine's and meds for the summer   , then she went to the groomers , a busy day for Miggs Saturday morning was , then we finally got home mid Saturday after noon and enjoyed the rest of the day and weekend  outside mostly .

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Sunday Papa was busy with cutting the grass and tidying up a few things in his shop a bit more , loading and  moving a few deck blocks over to his parents place , they live just up the road from us .

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APRIL 2017 (8 of 18)

Yup I have my Hummer and Oriel feeders out now as they will be arriving in the next week or so , cant wait for them to arrive .

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                      Our Lilacs are close to blooming as you may be able to see in this pic as the Lilac is behind the feeders .

APRIL 2017 (1 of 18)  I just cropped the pic above so you can see the buds better ! These are a deep burgundy when in full bloom  . We have  3 white and  4  two tone pink and purple in the back where Papa was loading the blocks  , all so beautiful when in bloom and smell so lovely . Our crab apple tree is getting close to blooming to and when it does pretty  fuchsia pink flowers all over and the tree hums with bees collecting its nectar .

I was in the gardens over the weekend weeding and cleaning them up turning over the dirt ,  spring pruning and mooning over all that will be in full bloom soon and that is already in bloom .

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                    This little Red Admiral  butterfly was happy to follow me all over the garden as I was having fun  in them  .

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Two of my Hyacinths got a bit top heavy and broke from the bottom of the stem so I picked them up off  of the dirt and brought them in and washed them off   , oh boy they smell wonderful all through out the house  almost the same smell as Lilacs ..

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                                                                I cant wait to get Lilac clippings to bring in either .

             So now all my gardens are done and tidied up  ,weeded and  ready for the next set of blooms' to pop open  and for the odd annual to fill a few spaces through out the summer .

Another sunny day here this Monday and the temps are rising once again so on that note I am off to get dressed and Miggs and I  will go for our morning  walk and enjoy this wonderful  weather  with all the fresh smells of grasses and flowers wafting through the air  , butterfly’s flitting about , bees buzzing about to now  and the birdies signing  and busy with homesteading  and I keeping an eye out for the Hummers and Oriels to arrive for the season .

                                                                                         Until next time . Have a good day !

                                                                                            Country Gal