Monthly Archives May 2017

2sDay Blooms

Categories: 2sDay, Plants, and The Garden 2017.

It’s 2sDay and time for photos of 2 of the same thing. This week I have 2 photos of 2 different blooms in the garden. These deep purple tulips were planted a long time ago and haven’t bloomed for a few years.  It was lovely to see two blooms open this year. The mountain bluet spread quite a bit from last year and promises lots of blooms.  Here are the first 2 that opened a few days ago. With the nicer weather arriving I will be spending less time posting and more time out and about.  I probably won’t be
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The Tea Thyme Tree

Categories: Garden areas, The Garden 2017, and Whimsy.

Last year in the honeysuckle garden I hung all sorts of tea bits and pieces when I was inspired after seeing something similar at the Saylor Cafe in Bloomfield.  In mid April of this year I started to hang the cups, jugs, mugs and pots for another year.  I also added the old bistro set that was in another part of the garden.  The legs are broken but I just hate throwing things away. Skip from April 14, 2017 to May 20, 2017 and this is what the area looks like now.   The honeysuckle shrub is no longer bare,
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Promising Growth

Categories: The Garden 2017.

Regardless of the weather the gardens keep growing as May moves towards the end of the month.  There is lots of promising growth.   The gorgeous lilacs are blooming, transplanting is happening, lots of growth of all the plants, and the rhubarb is getting huge. One of the yuccas from the front garden didn’t look too healthy, probably because it bloomed last year and now new little plants will grow.  I moved it to a bit more sunnier location and while digging it I also dug up a lot of the root.  In an experiment I’m potting up the root and
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Little Bird Big Voice

Categories: Birds.

Little Bird Big Voice May 20, 2017 Starting as soon as the sun begins to rise the little wren starts calling.  It has many places it likes to perch and sing. When it isn’t windy the wren likes to sit on top of the windmill and survey the garden. The washing line also gives a good view and the singing continues. There is also the sundial, the old bird feeder covering and the trellis.  The trellis is the closest spot to the birdhouse they are nesting in. I’m sharing the wren photos with I’d Rather B Birdin’, Saturday’s Critters. Have a look at
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I ❤️ Tea

Categories: Stitching.

I came across a cute little pattern at Bugs & Fishes for a cross stitch brooch and decided right away it was something I was going to make for my friend for her birthday.  I had already got her a selection of tea items so this was the perfect little project to make. The first thing I did was draw out the pattern on some graph paper.  Laura has the pattern for this one and others are her blog. It was time to get out the needlework basket and the felt needle case to find just the right size needle.
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2sDay Doves

Categories: 2sDay and Birds.

2sDay Doves May 16, 2017 It’s 2sDay and time for photos of 2 of the same thing.  This week it is doves. Doves, or mourning doves, are frequent visitors to the garden all year round.  They are a light brown/grey colour with long tails. They have a distinctive coo-ooo-oo call.  Pairs stick together and often return to the same areas year after year. Doves are frequent visitors to the flat feeder but mostly you will see them on the ground cleaning up the spills of seed. More 2sDay photos
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The Middle of May

Categories: The Garden 2017.

The Middle of May May 13, 2017 May has been wet and cold so far.  We were deluged with over 170 mm of rain in the first 5 days of May and temperatures didn’t reach much above 5 Celsius.  Though yesterday did give a promise of some warmer days when the temperatures hovered around 12 to 15 Celsius. The rain made the garden lush and green, after all the ground water soaked away.  But we had to wait till the ground wasn’t squish anymore to cut the grass. The male grosbeak has been captured at the feeder. The female is
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Rain, Sun, Rain

Categories: The Garden 2017.

Rain, Sun, Rain May started with a downpour of rain, so much that we had almost 54 mm of rain in a few hours.  The weather has been chilly but at least there was a sunny day before the next round of downpours arrive later this evening. On the rainy days I did some reading.  A new series, The Scottish Bookshop Mystery, was started and the first two books have been read. Delany Nichols has moved from Kansas to work in a bookstore Edinburgh Scotland and gets involved in solving various book related mysteries.   I also read a couple
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A Glimpse into the Garden

Categories: The Garden 2017.

A Glimpse into the Garden The garden journal shows some garden glimpses this week.  The trillium and hyacinths are blooming, the grass was cut for the first time, the wren returned to check out the birdhouses, and the weather was gorgeous midweek for relaxing in the gazebo. One of the Stumpys is smiling over the yellow and white hyacinth.  I bought a couple more tree faces to add to my collection. The red and white trillium are out in full bloom in the north facing garden. The ferns are popping out and it is interesting to see how far the
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