Making memories one day at a time.......and then I write about it.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

A Little of This and A Little of That



Peek a boo!


I see you!

Zoe is four months now and a crack up.  She has so much personality.  Now that she has all of her shots I've been able to take her outside for walks.  She has gone on three now around the neighborhood and Oh Nellie!  If all of her training goes as easy as her leash training has gone thus far, I'm in for an easy breezy picnic.  I'm all for smart dogs who pick up on things quickly.


The other day I pulled out onto the Interstate headed south to look at some landscaping ideas.  I knew the name of the place where I wanted to go and had an idea of where it was located.  About the time I pulled on, this truck also pulled onto the Interstate in front of me.  Wood Stuff!  Wahoo!  That's where I was going.  The sign on the back of his truck says, "Follow me to Wood Stuff of Springville".  Well, indeed I will and thank you for the personal escort.

We've since had this truck come to our house and pay us a visit full of garden soil that has been hauled to our various gardens by the male Native's.  Much preparation, digging, planting, etc. has been going on around these here parts.  We've hit a bit of a road block as The SM and I try to decide how we are going to proceed with finalizing a berm we are building by the swing set.  We've differing opinions.  My idea is the right and correct idea.  My job is to help The SM see the error of his idea and come around to seeing the brilliance of mine.  


The SM got more bees last week and our yard is now buzzing and happily flitting along.


It has been freezing cold the last two days so they haven't been as active as they are normally.  I feel their pain/cold.  I want to crawl back into bed and pull up the covers with a good book too!  


But, there is much work to be done.  When you have a whole yard filled with these blossoms, they aren't going to pollinate themselves, dishes and laundry don't wash themselves, dust accumulates, meals don't cook themselves, beds must be climbed out of and made.



Not so bad when this is the view you see while washing those dishes that don't wash themselves.  Aw!  Who cares about dishes.  Let's go look at blossoms in my yard!
















The different blossoms on the fruit trees fascinate me.  The Asian Pear blossoms are more open and dainty like crepe paper and the stamens are also more open and hang like diamonds in a chandelier where as the blossoms for the apples are more closed and the stamens are in more of a clump in the center and stand straight out.   Fascinating.  Me standing around in my yard taking photos in my pajamas with a hat on because I have "went to bed with wet short naturally curly (messy) hair and woke up looking like a rooster at a punk rock concert"..........  not so much.   

14 comments:

  1. The flower pictures are gorgeous! You need to provide a self-portrait, though, so your readers can determine for themselves which is more fascinating!

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    1. You know you tempt me Korrie to come up with a real wing dinger!!!

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  2. No, no. Stick with the blossom photos! :-) I took some of my own blossom photos. Maybe I should share them....spring is mostly here for real now.
    My LH is happy for your bees but sad for ours. He was interested in the hive boxes...he says they don't look like standard hive boxes. My LH has top bar hives that look completely different.
    Zoe = TOO cute!

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  3. I asked The SM and he said his hive boxes are designed by the guy he bought our bees from. He says they are fairly standard but have a simplicity to them designed by our bee guy.

    Do share your spring blossom photos! I love spring..... I just love love love spring and fall. My favorites!

    This evening at dinner the kids asked us where we got the cool napkins. :D I told them and Henny Penny said, "I want to meet Donna this time when she comes"!

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    1. Yes, Henny Penny, I want to meet you, too!
      And I forgot to tell you how amazing the bee in flight photo is!
      I will report to my LH.

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    2. Yes, those bee boxes are BEAUTIFUL. Beeutiful? I haven't seen any like them before.

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  4. This post made me laugh. An "You have ADD" giggle. And then I so thought of myself and could identify. Oy! You're a goof. I could (feel like I should) scold you for the picture/driving thing but I will refrain. Can't help but feel protective somehow. Great pictures. Love the one's with the bee's pollinating. And Zoe. She is getting so big. Don't cha just love getting to know them...and their personalities? They are just as unique as kids are. So wonderful and can touch your soul just as deep. Since I am certain this situation with the landscaping is a democracy, tell the SM your idea get's my vote.

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    1. Laughing with you!!! No worries on the scolding. The SM already did. Big time!

      Getting to know Zoe has been a blast for the most part. I think she has the goofy poodle in her. She's so bouncy! She tosses her head and gives you this sassy look. She also has the lab chewing part I think too in her. She's losing her baby teeth right now and chewing non stop on everything!

      Yes!!! Two to one votes thus far! My idea wins! :D

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  5. Ah. This is what happened. You went outside. ASIAN PEARS. I WANT A TREE TOO> THAT"S WHAT I WANT. I'm going to drag G over to your house to see what you've done. He doesn't share my vision. He will when he sees yours/ And Jody's right - you're a goof.

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    1. I keep saying Zoe is the spaz........ maybe it's ME! :D I do love our Asian Pears...... and I know you do too!

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    2. Me, too. Me, too! I love the Asian Pears and they just aren't the same at Wal-Mart!

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    3. Oh that's right! I forgot you had some of my pears last year Donna! :D

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  6. Okay, what's this business about beds needing to be made? ;-)

    Those blossoms are gorgeous, and how blessed you are to have had them so early in the month. Well, from my northern perspective anyways. I was just out this weekend photographing our apple blossoms looking just like yours did here.

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