May 11, 2008
We’ve been watching a robin family in one of our bushes for the past few weeks gathering twigs for a nest in preparation for their soon-to-be hatchlings. The children love getting a peak at the nest and the lovely blue eggs.
Mama robin keeps her eggs warm. She looks like she’s smiling, no?
The newest addition to the flora and fauna of our yard, hatched just yesterday.
Is that mama I hear?
Happy mother’s day to all mothers, great and small.
April 26, 2008
I took my camera along on our walk to school yesterday morning. The weather could not have been more glorious this week – in the seventies and bright sunshine all day. While most of these flowering trees and bushes will peak in the next week, I’m happy to have captured this brief moment in my and my neighbor’s gardens.
Our lilac bush is by our kitchen window and the heavenly scent drifts in on those warm spring days.
Is there anything prettier than flowering Kwanzan cherry trees in the spring?
Weigela “Midnight Wine” is simply stunning with its deep red leaves and delicate pinkish-white flowers.
Our neighbor’s Viburnum “Nannyberry” bush soaks up the sun.
Our mesclun mix is coming along well. It’ll soon be time to thin these out, much to our guinea pigs’ delight.
The oregano from our herb garden multiplies with very little encouragment. You need to cut it back occassionally or it can take over your herb garden.