April in the Garden – Planting pots and photographing flowers

Lots of activity this past week in the garden, get ready for a long and picture heavy post to enjoy!  I will be resting today after a busy week last week, and getting ready for a crazy busy week ahead.  I hope you enjoy the prolific blooms around our place, starting with the tulips.  Almost …

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Irises and Azaleas in the Garden

The azaleas and irises are in full bloom now, actually starting about a week ago.  This is such a great time of year in the mountains, not too warm, not too cool, sweaters in the evening and sunny days.  The sweet fragrance in the air makes you want to pause and breathe, taking a moment …

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April in the Garden

Finally, we have some warmer days!  It seems like winter just keeps hanging on, but Friday was warm and sunny, and Saturday was perfect for a drive.  It is supposed to rain all day today, so I am glad I got some pictures of the garden.  Flowers are starting to show their colors a bit …

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Easter Decorating

Easter is just days away now.  I didn't do a lot of decorating for this holiday this year.  One thing I do have to put out every year, though, is this adorable, now vintage, Happy Easter train.  Look closely and you can see the word Happy spelled out in twig letters held by the little …

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Springtime Tablescape and Blog Hop

Springtime brings lighter colors, warmer days, and a desire to go outside to the garden. It's a wonderful time when the air is clear, and warm gentle breezes drift across the veranda while we enjoy the sunrise over the mountains, and sunsets across the valley. I am so ready for it to warm up and …

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Springtime Tablescape

Spring is just around the corner, and I am looking forward to warmer weather. Easter is in March, coming just ten days after St Patrick's Day, another opportunity for a tablescape. But, I have much to finish this month, including a new recipe for Moda Bake Shop, so one tablescape will have to do for …

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An Early Spring?

Mountain living in winter is usually not the time to see a lot of wildlife, so imagine my surprise in the middle of winter to see this sight in our lower meadow! A sizable flock of robins was stopping by for a visit.  Get ready for a picture heavy post with lots of wildlife. Usually …

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Springtime Tablescape

Spring is right around the corner and everything is in the process of turning green.  Little shoots of new bulbs are peeking out of the ground with the anticipation of flowers to come.  Thinking green in March seems traditional, not only for St. Patrick's Day, but just because it is spring.  It seemed a green …

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Late May Morning

It is the last day of May, everywhere the garden and land are all so green!!  The view this morning is sunny and bright.  Last weekend, hubby and I got out on the veranda to scrub it down.  No sense in doing this until the forsythias and azaleas are done blooming due to the layer …

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