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Come On Spring

9 Mar

I am truly ready for spring.  I mean real spring.  Last week’s nice weather has made me greedy for warmth and sunshine.


Unfortunately, in my greed, I brought home flowers to make the house more cheerful.

With strong south winds and getting my face (eyes and nose) full of hay, the flowers and their wonderful scent was the final straw that pushed me into some serious allergy issues.


At least our cold and north winds are keeping my allergies from getting worse, but I can’t seem to shake the cough and congestion. I stayed home on Monday and Tuesday, and I went to the doctor this morning. He made me do a covid test, so I’m home until I get the results (I’m 99.9% sure it’s allergies).  I’m hoping I’m better before we start kidding.

Dolly Ann Street

That’s what I get for trying to enjoy flowers. And the flowers were also too much of a temptation for some kitten.  He dumped the vase because I had to put them as far away from where I spend time as I could.


Now they get to sit in my sink.

I swear.  This is NOT how I wanted to go into kidding.  Thank heavens there’s only six girls to have babies.

Spring Blooms

4 May

We have lots of things blooming right now!

I was a bit worried the crab apple and cherry blooms might have frozen with our last cold snap, but they look good; although our high winds have since destroyed them.

crabapple blossoms

cherry blossoms

It’s been really dry this past month, which kind of has me worried for what the summer/growing season is going to be like.


Like I said, it’s been really windy, so it’s hard to photograph those delicate flowers.  I was pleasantly surprised to see one lone bleeding heart.  It was under the magnolia tree I lost in the derecho, and they prefer shade.  I don’t know what’s going to happen there. I guess we’ll see.

The lilacs are beautiful!  I love their scent.

I finally got around to clearing my asparagus patches off.

My plum tree is in really bad shape.  Once again I’m going to try to dig up and replant a couple of the new little ones coming up.

baby plum tree

Hopefully, they will survive if I do it while they are really small.

I also forgot to share that my dad finally came and took my lawn ornament.

Dad getting his mower

You might remember that the mower he loaned me lost its steering.  After sitting in my yard all winter, my dad brought out his brand new tractor.

Yep.  That’s how it went back into town.  LOL

Bless my dad, he’s been mowing my yards for me, but I need to figure something out.

Photo Dump

29 Aug

Here’s just a few pictures since the storm.



a comma butterfly

How do I know it’s a comma.  It has a comma, not a question mark on its side.




Flower and the geese

LilyAnn and Tish

Six, Fannie, and Cher


surprise lilies


Rocky helping me with my knitting



Stormy loves her meds.  You can see I have a syringe in my hand–her sister, Litha, won’t eat it on peanut butter, so she gets the anti-inflammatory as a drench.


Because even though there is all kinds of destruction from the storm, we are still surrounded with beauty.