Sunday, April 18, 2010

Come for a Walk

The past week has been just spectacular with so many things coming into bloom.  I saw the first humming bird yesterday evening and though the tulips and daffodils are going, going, gone, there are buds showing on the roses and the iris. 

We had a wonderful visit with the cousins from Tampa -- I made one pound cake before they arrived and their daughter Fay liked it so much that she and I made a second one. Barb kindly helped me get my garden ready to do some more planting -- all of this is documented in the slide show below.

And a very happy Sunday to all of you!





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19 comments:

lettuce said...

your garden looks wonderful

I'll be out getting dirt under my fingernails today

SUN DANCE HILL said...

Oh, I'm so jealous - we aren't anywhere near that "spring-like" state you describe. Tulips are just opening, forsythia is blooming, grass is just starting to turn green, trees are still very bare... what a difference a day makes! (think it takes about 12-15 hours to drive to NC from MA). We are keeping an eye out everyday for the hummers return! We put juice out a few weeks ago at Easter when we had a spell of almost summer-like weather, but no one has showed yet. It is currently 20 degrees right now at 5 a.m., so our mornings are still brrrr... cold! Lovely place you have, can't wait to get in the full gardening mode; but we truly do have to wait until Memorial Day to even consider putting out veggies like tomatoes. Happy Spring!

Pat in east TN said...

Beautiful pictures Vicki ... aaaah, wonderful springtime! It's been a glorious week here too, but now frost advisories for the next several nights, so we have to keep a lookout and hose things off if necessary. No hummers here yet ... you can point them in my direction any time.

Martin H. said...

Thank you for the virtual invitation Vicki. The walk did me the power of good. So much greenery and colour. Wonderful.

Carol@ Writers Porch/ Book House said...

Vicki~~~ enjoyed my Sunday morning walk with you!

Jean Baardsen said...

Really enjoyed the photos! And I love that fence!! Did you and your husband build the fence? I can't even imagine having that spectacular view to look at every day.

Vicki Lane said...

Thanks, Lettuce! It feels good, doesn't it, to play in the dirt!

Change in latitude, changes in attitude, Sun Dance Hill -- our Florida cousins talked about their garden's being nearly over by June.

We didn't get any frost last night, Pat -- it only got to the low forties, thank goodness.

You Brits know something about green, martin. Twice I've been in England in May and it was breath-taking.

Thanks, Carol -- looking forward to seeing what you've been up to!

Thanks, Jean! My husband did the split rail fence -- it's more a matter of arranging than building. It's purely decorative.

Kathryn Stripling Byer said...

Hi Vicki, I was scrubbing dirt from under my fingernails yesterday. The little seedlings are coming along, and the cabbage looks great. Such a beautiful spring right now. And the birds are delirious! I don't blame 'em.
And I did finally start taking spring photos, so maybe I'll do a post tomorrow and call it my Poets of the Day.

Karena said...

Vicki I am so inspired! I love your surrounding and will read your latest book soon.
I have a new post up I think you will enjoy!

Karena
Art by Karena

Star said...

Ah, I see...you plant your flowers in raised beds? where you can put some better potting compost. I was wondering how you did it. I am struggling with my KNoxville garden but I haven't given up yet. I will grow an English garden in Knoxville, I will, I will, I will!
Love your pictures, quite beautiful.
Blessings, Star

Vicki Lane said...

Hi, Kay -- You've been posting such a wealth of fine poets -- what a treat! I'll be by to check out today's a bit later.

Thank you, Karena! I checked out your blog -- it makes me want to break out the paints!

Star -- the raised beds are mainly for veggies. We are fortunate to have pretty good dirt though we do add composted cow manure. I used to dream of an English garden but some things -- like lavender and delphiniums -- just don;t do well where I am.

Eliane Zimmermann said...

your garden looks so wonderful already! (only one of those three boxes was filled with a slide show, the second and third were white). and congratulations to Barb, how amazingly she transformed a simple phtograph into a breathtaking woodcut!

Ji said...

cool post!

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Vicki Lane said...

Oh dear, Blogger is messing with me. I tried to get rid of the two white squares and couldn't but somehow added a duplicate slide show. I give up.

Miss_Yves said...

What a beautiful garden!
Sorry,
I'm very late to read your recent posts fpr familial reasons .
Thank you very much for your kind translation of my little poem!I'm waiting for your next haïku or Tanka:xhat an exciting game !

Merisi said...

It is Monday evening now, but I feel as if Sunday has returned, after leaving through that wonderful slide show. Amazing how far ahead you are all of a sudden, even the dogwoods are in full bloom! In DC, they blossomed later in April, first week of May the peak usually.

Vicki Lane said...

Thank you, Miss Yves! I'll do some soon! This is, indeed, a fun game we have.

Merisi, we had a brief spell of summer-like weather that speeded things up -- there are even rose buds showing color in a very protected spot. Now it's raining and cooler which is more normal.

Tipper said...

A very nice walk indeed : )