Thursday, May 1, 2008

April showers brought May flowers!

One of our pink Lady Slipper plants has ballooned out and is "doing her thing"; the other is showing only leaves so far. But we are so happy to see them at all.........we moved several of them from the woods years ago and they bloomed one year and disappeared. Now this spring they are back...
and in a different place! Mother Nature is full of surprises............
This photo taken at the corner of our house shows way off in the background white dogwoods; closer up is the pink "redbud" tree, and in the foreground is one of DH's three goldfish/koi pools with the yellow water iris beginning to bloom. (Remember to click on each picture and it should enlarge to see details!)
.......and this shot I took from the driveway with the pink azalea blooms waning in the foreground and daylily greenery growing fast and thick to the left. The wonderful old dogwoods that I planted as 6" babies 25 years ago are still blooming, in spite of the drought in this area; we only lost two so far. I hope you enjoyed today's stroll through our yard! I'm hoping for more beadwork to show you by the weekend. And we're preparing for tomorrow night's local Relay for's always an emotional walk for us cancer survivors in that first lap; and after dark walking around the track with the luminary candles burning with names of loved ones both here and lost. Stay tuned for photos of that event!


theysaywordscanbleed said...

oh gosh, you live in a pretty awesome place. It looks so secluded and relaxing.

Tacoma flowers

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Beautiful yard, Phyl. Good luck in the relay. I have a friend (across the street neighbor) who is walking our ours. Vann is helping her husband with the food. I'm going up later this afternoon.

Gammie said...


Gorgeous flowers and garden. Thanks for sharing.


Maggie R said...

Hi Phyl,
Here I am at last!!!!
I am in awe of your surroundings. I never saw so many trees! What a beautiful space you live in. I can only imagine how enjoyable your early morning walk is.
Thanks for sharing.