05 May 2014

Monday Random

She left us on a on a weekday afternoon and I missed her terribly within...
5 minutes or so.
I really did :(

But time marches on and today I am back to my more usual routine--
cleaning house,
doing laundry,
listening to some good talk shows,
catching up on blogs I follow
(I am about 1/3 done with that delightful activity)
and observing the ever-changing weather outside
(and one very persistent bird who kept flying into our windows earlier this morn).
Since I need to get back to work
(because I am SO far behind after a week entertaining Small One),
how about a few random photos on this cloudy, sunny, showery, windy, calm Monday?
Found this lovely peony in one of my favorite mountain valleys.
I love peonies and I am thinking my garden might need one or two.
Alas, I think we are lacking room for more plants
(although this article on hugelkultur raised garden beds got me
thinking about some more possible areas we might use for planting)
Looks very, very interesting!
I did say these were random photos...
very random
The above photo is of DDD (dear daughter dog),
of course,
 this is probably the moment it dawned on her that
taking a trip to the Vet is not the same as taking a trip to the beach.
Poor DDD!
She had to have three vaccinations that day 
and then had to share her beloved Papi with Small One for more then a week.
Poor spoiled and very loved DDD...
She is now back into her usual routine of
being spoiled,
being petted,
sleeping on the bed,
getting doggie cookies and
ruling the 'roost'
(or so she thinks).
A quick capture of some of our beautiful natives playing in a mountain meadow...
it was one of those unexpected blessings you see occasionally as you drive along our rural roads
(it's SO nice that today's phones come equipped with cameras isn't it?)
I am thinking that Small One needs garden gloves that are a BIT smaller
 if she's going to help out in the garden...
So much is happening outside right now.
Blooms of pink, white, orange, yellow and more!
LOVE springtime in the PNW!
And I especially love the month of May:)
Interesting sign...
Do you have newts where you live?
This was the first caution sign I've ever seen for them
It's time to get back to work...
Wishing you all a beautiful spring day!


Betsy said...

Love the blog today. It's nice to get all caught up with your activities. DDD-I like that. Maybe that's what I'll start calling Chloe. :-). Newt crossing-eek! Nope. We don't have those. Thank you for your thoughtful words on my blog. I appreciate every one of them.

Teresa Kasner said...

Lots of interesting things, Aimee. I'm glad you had your GD for a whole week.. it's a good thing for you all. We've got our grandsons here full-time.. peace and quiet is at a premium. :-)
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

aimee said...

Thanks! LOL- that's our dog's stage name:)
Glad my comments have been a blessing to you (as yours are to me).

It was great to have Small One for a week -- you are blessed to have yours living with you (although I do understand about the peace and quiet). :)

Linda W. said...

How fun you had your granddaughter for a whole week! Yes, things are looking green and beautiful around here now aren't they?

Lorrie said...

Lots of interesting photos and tidbits on your blog today. The opening peony is such a rich color.
This is a busy and beautiful time in the garden, that's for certain. Enjoy the days!

aimee said...

It was a lot of fun! Brought back lots of memories of raising her dad. It's rather amazing outside right now--I am enjoying all the shades of green and the beautiful blossoms. Would like to see a bit more blue though:)

Thank you! I really liked that peony -- as you say the color was quite rich. Enjoy your garden and bit of paradise as well:)

Willow said...

Hi Aimee ~ enjoyed your randomness :)
The native looked restless ~ and beautiful !
We don't have newt signs ( although I think that is great !) our town does have turtle crossing and turkey crossing signs though which I also think is very cool.

aimee said...

Glad you enjoyed my random wanderings! The lake had a huge amount of natives--I liked that. How cool about the turkey and turtle crossing signs:)
Have a great day!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Children do have a way of keeping one busy! So glad you were able to spend time with your granddaughter. She looks adorable in those too big gloves :)

Helen said...

hello :) I like your random photos. I would like to have peonies in my garden too.

aimee said...

Definitely! Thanks-I loved that photo too:)
Have a great week.

Hi there! Glad you enjoyed the photos:) Aren't they amazing flowers--so wish are septic system didn't take up so much space so I would have more room to plant more flowers like peonies.
Enjoy your week!

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