Backyard

Sharing Our Salvation

Our backyard has become our place of rest and excitement at the same time.  We have several different seating areas so we can never be bored.

The views include the grapes vines and back field, the zen garden with the birds taking constant baths, the pond refuge for the birds, chipmunks, dragonflies and who ever else visits, several eating and cooking areas and a perennial garden along an existing stockade fence.

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Marigolds from seeds from my BFF place.  The prayer mantis is enjoying himself.

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The milkweed pods have blossum.  Created this original natural pond environment to help the bees and butterflies.  So far the milk weeds are growing and multiplying, bees are visiting and a few moths. No butterflies yet.  However, they will come.

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Absolutely gorgeous Daylily showing off her blossoms. imageimage

These trumphet vines are shouting out to the world…hello!!!  Absolutely a beautiful growing vine.  It took a few years to get to this growth.

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Another beautiful lily given to me several years ago by a very special friend who has passed.

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Received a piece of this plant (coreopsis) several years ago by a coworker.  They are absolutely beautiful and in full blossum during the month of July.

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Proud of my baby clematis.  Planted them in a shallow pots 2016 and hoping they will grow into strong plants.  My vision includes having a wall of clematis.

Thinking about transplanting them in deep pots.

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My rose that represents love and friendship of another friend who has passed – Gail.  image

This is one of my favorite plants -mandevilla. I finally brought one this spring 2016 and I’m loving it’s beauty.  I hope I can save it though our cold winter months.

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Ah the tiger lily.  These came from my childhood homestead.  They are stunning and live to be surrounded by each other.

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My prize lily.  Planted the bulb in a container and this is what it produced!  Absolutely beautiful.  Mid June blossum.

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These are lilies I had planted in my moms flower garden.  They multiple and bloom every June.  The same month my mom went to heaven to do to her angel work.

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My hobbit greenhouse.  It’s pretty empty at this time (mid July).  I have a few kale growing in pots and some spinach seeds bursting through. I ordered 2 6ft tables to set up in their for my fall crops.

Iris waking up in the morning - giving thanks

Iris waking up in the morning – giving thanks

Well that’s my walk about at the moment. Hope you enjoyed.

Cheers

One Thing I Know…

Well there is one thing I know for sure and that is I firmly believe the sun will rise again tomorrow. With that belief, I can attempt to plan an amazing day among the coronavirus-19 environment that lurks within our world.

In the distance I can hear the church bells ring. I’m not sure what church or where or what it means, however it brings a sense of regular activity.

My world has been in the social distancing environment since January this year. My other half is a transplant patient so life is very different for us. While most of our friends kinda understand, now they clearly do. Since the coronavirus-19 we had to adapt to a different world.

We do not take any activity lightly and greatly appreciate all the simple actions that happen all day long. We also greatly appreciate the people who we call family either by blood or just hanging after so many years.

We are stronger than ever before! All of us are stronger! Sure are we being tested? Absolutely; however, we can pass the test with flying colors. Creativity, compassion, and kindness will bring us to the next level.

We are moving forward one day at a time! We will beat this coronavirus-19 and have an even deeper appreciation of our lives.

Love to all our friends and family. Thank you for checking up on us and being there!

Stay Strong

Hi folks!  I’m located in the eastern part of the United States.  Yes, we are experiencing the shift of our daily lives as we once knew it.  I truly  believe the Coronavirus-19 will temporarily change our lives.

Is there a new norm – absolutely! However; we are strong and can make it though this period in time, if we follow the rules and guidelines.

Is it challenging? Yes, especially if you or your love ones fall within the compromise immune system or “older” population; however, we will be stronger!

It’s going to tough for many individuals let’s try to continue to support each other in what ever way we can. I look forward to hearing about all the kindness that is emerging.

I’ve read some amazing blogs about what to do with our time.  So many great ideas are being generated. So Kudos to those who are spreading hope and kindness through blogging!

Sprinkling kindness and love in your day💕

Plant Pollinator Week

hi Everyone – I’m passing along this information so I can show my support to Pollinator Partnership efforts and it is Pollinator Week!

here is my space that I thought I register but then I have other spaces also that I like.  Maybe I’ll just share with you my readers for now.

Happy Pollinator Week Everyone!

Join the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge! Every human interface with a landscape can simply have areas reserved for the environment.  When you plant for plants, pollinators, people, and the environment all benefit.  Get involved and register your landscape by visiting http://www.pollinator.org/mpgcmap

Pollinator Week

In celebration of Pollinator Week, I found this app that works within your zip code.  It is amazing to help identify plants. I’m not benefitting from this share – our future generations will.

BeeSmart TM Pollinator Gardener App – Plant a garden that butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees will love as much as you! Get your comprehensive guide to selecting plants for pollinators spruce to your area.

The Bee Smart® Pollinator Gardener is your comprehensive guide to selecting plants for pollinators specific to your area. Never get caught wondering what plants to buy again!

It is available on both Android and iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod)

https://www.pollinator.org/bee-smart-app