Monday, May 4, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
I haven't been to the garden center to buy any plants yet this year. Still weeding, spreading wood chips, getting out pots, hooking up hoses, putting out chairs, etc. It is nice to be outside again after the long winter. I seem to be doing most of my photography at the end of the day too.
That's about it. Enjoy your Sunday. Thanks for stopping by. ♥Rosemary
Saturday, May 2, 2009
I love taking photos on overcast days and if there are rain drops or dew drops I am twice as happy. The trees are really beginning to fill in and all the flowering trees are so beautiful.
Have a great weekend and enjoy yourself whatever you do.
Thanks for stopping by the cottage. ♥Rosemary
Friday, May 1, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Five years ago I planted lots of these tulips. Each year fewer and fewer come up and this year I have only one. Boo Hoo. They always get eaten just before or just after they bloom. I guess I will just have to be satisfied with daffodils from now on since nothing seems to bother them. How this beautiful flower escaped being nipped in the bud this year I'll never know. I am just happy it did.
I went to a garage sale last Saturday just around the corner and the lady had a big bed of the most beautiful tulips imaginable. They were right at her back door and she had a small fence around them. Maybe that's the answer.
I just keep experimenting until I find things that are trouble free, lazy gardener that I am.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I usually don't feed the birds after the weather gets nice but this year is an exception. I saw one lone goldfinch trying to find a seed in the empty feeder recently and immediately filled it up. I had almost a whole garbage can full of sunflower seeds left from the winter. I actually stopped all my feeding because the seeds were attracting mice. I got one in the house (two actually) and nothing distresses me more than knowing those creatures are running around inside. After I stopped feeding the birds, I had no more mouse problems.
I am hoping mice don't want to be inside in the warmer weather. After this can of seeds is gone, I will stop feeding my feathered friends. I hope they will stay anyway and I know they will. It is so wonderful to wake up each morning to their singing. The peepers (tree frogs) are quite loud too.
Thanks for stopping by the cottage for a visit. Stop again soon. ♥Rosemary
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Monday, April 27, 2009
I wonder if you could also make cupcake and muffin pan liners using parchment paper?
Every year I say I am going to order one of these wonderful gardening tools and this year I did.
This is sold as a children's toy but it has a place in every household. It is a wonderful thing to teach gardening to children at a young age. The site has many more items too. Click on the photo or link below it to enter.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Enjoy your Sunday. I have been so busy trying to get a jump on summer. It was very hot here yesterday and they are predicting record heat for today. We'll see how it goes. I guess I will have to get out the fans. Webster has requested one pointed right at him. Full blast, straight on, with no oscillating. Perfect for a hot dog.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Doesn't the home look bigger? I think the end result stunning. This project probably wasn't terribly expensive but it added great value to this delightful cottage. Love the hydrangeas too.
We are supposed to have record high temperatures today and tomorrow. I have been busy trying to beat the heat so I can sit outside and simply enjoy it. My goldfinches are back and those yellow wild canaries are making me happy. The chirping outside is unbelieveable and it's so nice to have all the windows open.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend. ♥Rosemary