26 April 2013

April Showers?

No April showers here,
but lots of April
--almost May--
(and foliage too).
Daily I have been hanging out laundry to dry and enjoying the sound and sight of birds
and toads...
Yesterday I brought out the remainder of our adirondack chairs and placed them by the wildflower garden, the lower pond and bamboo grove...
and I placed a lace tablecloth (vinyl) on one of our patio tables--
inspired by the beautiful settings of Patty on her blog
(see below for her blog url...she has some amazing photos on today's post BTW)! 
My best friend and I transplanted Japanese irises earlier this week
(because we had no other choice NOT because it is the correct time of the year to do so),
planted a new red azalea my dear SIL bought me last year
(have I said in the last few minutes how incredibly blessed I am to have SO
many great brother and sister-in-laws?)  and other new plants.
I am feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the things that need to be done outside--
mostly because our weeds and bamboo are thriving as much as all the flowers:(
I definitely need to remind myself to breathe and take one thing at a time...
and maybe take a little time out by the pond. 
Well it's time to eat and get busy before I waste more time online
and miss out on all the beauty outside!
Wishing you a peaceful weekend...
Photos, links, notes:
Cinnamon fern
(LOVE these--want more!)
(thinking of you mom)
Water lily
(hardy type, flowers soon.
Also parrots feather and another water plant)

Armeria Maritima 'Rubrifolia'
(love, love, love)
Favorite Links today:
(for Patty's amazing photos today)



♥ Helen said...

Enjoy all the beauty outside. Here in Norway snow has melted and I am happy to see the first spring flowers :)
Happy weekend to you.

Betsy said...

Beautiful pictures Aimee. I spent Wednesday putting out our outdoor furniture and sweeping the patio, etc. hubby asked me why I was bothering to do all that when I spend most of the nice weather at the lake? Hmmm. Good question. :-). Have a lovely weekend.

aimee said...

I will and you do the same also!
I'm SO happy that spring has come to beautiful Norway at last:)

aimee said...

Thank you:)
LOL--he has a point, and yet, it is something we can't help but do to help usher in the season of spring at our homes.
PS: Have a great time at the lake:)

by Teresa said...

Pretty pretty ferns and flowers. We are home from the beach and my lilacs are perfect and ready for me to cut a huge bouquet tomorrow! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Grayseasailor said...

Ohhhhh so much beauty, Aimee! Thanks for sharing all the lovely photos. The Columbine is Colorado's state flower and when we lived in the Rockies, in Nederland, Colorado, we lived in a little housing development that required you leave your yard in a natural state...no planted grass. I was so excited one day when I found a Colombine growing near our house steps :-)xx,

Linda W. said...

Your yard looks wonderful! Isn't this such a beautiful time of year?

aimee said...

Thanks! I am happy to hear that you made it home safely and that you have wonderful lilacs now (that I hope you'll post some photos of please)

aimee said...

Thank you. That is really cool finding a native columbine in Nederland in your yard! I LOVE Colorado:)
I am glad to know you love columbine as much as I do...mine keep multiplying and I keep smiling every year as I find more!

aimee said...

Thanks! I will tell you a secret if you promise not to tell...
there's a reason I do so many close in photos (the weeds think our yard looks wonderful too) :)

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