Wednesday, May 23, 2018

A Walkabout in May

Just in case you missed the place... (I am being cheeky, don't mind me.)


A gift from my good neighbors for being "a good neighbor." It's only taken me twenty years to become a good neighbor. ☺



The shepherd's staff that John made... The geranium is the one that overwintered at John's Ponderosa. It sold in April. The Ponderosa not the geranium. 


Still not my fence, but definitely my rhubarb. Pie baking this evening to take on a picnic tomorrow.


Oh my! Yes, it really is that green! That beautiful tree must come down this summer. Why? Because it is leaning toward my roof and I don't want it to get any closer.





Not a whole lot going on in the front garden now that the pink azalea bush, the daffodils, and two tulips have bloomed. 


Humble marigolds on the back step...



Lilac like shafts of light in the trees...


Mother's Day flowers from son and family


I must get the cucumbers planted...


and the potting bench repainted and decked out... I used to do so much better.

Thanks for wandering around in the yard with me. 

38 comments:

  1. Thanks for inviting me on your walk! (Now if I could only eat that pie with you. ~smile~) Ah . . . springtime in Maine is beautiful!

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  2. That pie sounds amazing! Too bad about the tree leaning. We had an old tree with 3 trunks that we had to take down because it was hanging over the roof. I like the shepherd hook John made; thankful that the Ponderosa sold. I love your lilacs. We have 2 new/tiny bushes but they won't bloom for a year or so, I'm sure. We did not plant cucumbers this year, but we do have 6 green pepper plants in the ground. Some of our marigolds from last year are popping up now. I like your mother's day flowers. Wishing you a very nice day. Can't wait to see that pie!

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  3. Oh Vee, what joy it brought my heart to visit you this morning. And wow, what beautiful flowers!

    Just last week I made rhubarb cobbler and oh, was is tasty! This week I am hoping to make raspberry rhubarb slab pie. I've never made this recipe, but it sure looks and sounds good.

    It's so nice to see you back to blogging, sweet friend. Hugs to you!

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  4. Ah, Vee, such a breath of spring to see what's blooming in your yard. Thanks for the walkabout. I've picked the first rhubarb for muffins a few days ago, they are long gone. I think I feel a rhubarb upside down cake coming on though... Great to see your lilacs in bloom already, you are about a week ahead of us. SO nice to see that colour after the long winter. And I LOVE visiting you once again. ♥

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  5. Your walkabout was delightful. You have beauty tucked in everywhere! I'm sure your neighbors appreciate your hard work. Glad to hear that the Ponderosa sold.

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  6. You're way ahead of me. We had such a dry winter and spring. Well, spring never really showed up. It's been in the 80's for a few weeks now. So glad you're blogging again!

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  7. We really were happy to walk around your lovely garden, Vee. Grayden is looking over my shoulder and remarked about your first photo "looking like a painting." So much green and loveliness around your home. Enjoy the pie and the picnic. ♥

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  8. Thank you for the many smiles. I loved the walk, finally spring here as well...unfort. it's quite muggy, ick, smiles. Hope you have a lovely day,friend.

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  9. I really enjoyed my stroll with you this morning Vee. I can almost smell that lavender!

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  10. Hi Vee!

    Your walk about was gorgeous!! I love spring, with all the colors and fragrances! I'm just a little envious of your rhubarb...and the fact that you are a good neighbor. I struggle with getting out and doing nice things for my neighbors.

    A few years ago, we sold a family cabin...such a hard thing to do, but what a relief as well.

    The tree is gorgeous, but they can be such a threat when the wind blows. We had to take one out in April, and it opened up a whole new place for the sun to shine!

    Loved your photos!!

    Have a great weekend!

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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  11. It looks lovely! So glad the Ponderosa sold! That tree! Boy, that’s going to be a huge job! It was good to wander around the place with you!

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  12. Your yard is so pretty and it is so nice to see that spring is finally in full swing at your place! And oh my goodness...that is one gorgeous and HUGE petunia! How did it grow that big...and is it planted in the ground? Aren't they annuals? What a pity that the lovely tree has to come down...too bad it can't be cut back safely.

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  13. That tree -- what a gorgeous shade of green! My favorite! Too bad it has to come down, but if it's not safe ... then obviously it has to go. Both colors of lilacs are so beautiful. The boarding school where my kids went had three colors of lilacs along the path to the dining hall/main building: lavender, white, and deep purple. So lovely!

    And yes, I must be baking a rhubarb pie, or crumble, or something rhubarb -- and soon! Maybe this weekend ...

    It was fun to wander about the yard with you. So, so happy to see you back to blogging!

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  14. Spring is looking good at your place. I'm sorry you will lose your beautiful tree. We lost one this spring that had been leaning towards our house as if on a mission to fall on it. Still miss it's shade on our driveway. I'm glad things are going along and the Ponderosa is sold. It sounds like you have some encouraging neighbors ... and guess what? I certainly used to do better too. I'm just finishing scrubbing all the pollen off the porch and readying it for summer --what used to take a day now has taken a healthy part of three days. Ouch. Enjoy your pie and picnic!

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  15. I thoroughly enjoyed strolling through your spring garden with you. Everything looks healthy and thriving. I love the heart on John's shepherd hook. I imagine you are relieved to have the Ponderosa sold.
    Fresh rhubarb in a pie and a picnic on the horizon sounds delightful. Enjoy!
    So great to see you in this space once again. You have been missed!

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  16. I enjoyed your walkabout dear Vee. Such beauty in the greens and the colors. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  17. I can't tell you how happy I am when I see a new post by you. :)

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  18. Everything looks so fresh, Vee! You must enjoy Spring so very much. I used to do better, too, but sometimes it's hard to get motivated. Love and hugs to you.

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  19. I just love fresh greens of spring! It makes me happy... as does your blog popping up to say you have something to share!

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  20. Lovely to see you here and thank you so much Vee for taking me around your garden today. Everything looks so lovely in the sunshine.

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  21. Beautiful flowers! Especially liked the first picture. Don't think I've ever seen any like that.

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  22. Here in beautiful Florida, one thing I miss are the Lilac bushes. Thanks for sharing yours with me!

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  23. You do have a garden of beautiful things.
    Merle..........

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  24. Enjoyed the walk around your yard. I had to remove a beautiful Natchez crepe myrtle from our yard for the same reason this past winter. I hate to get rid of pretty trees, but the home wins out.

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  25. Your flowers are such a breath of fresh air, Vee. Just lovely.

    Congrats on the sale - probably a bittersweet, but must be relieving?

    Wishing you well today. I thought of you a lot today. Glad you posted. Hugs.

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  26. Happy to see you here again Vee and happy to join you for a stroll! Lovely petunia that you received from your neighbor! Lol, that it took you 20 yrs to become a good neighbor--I don't believe that for a minute....your tree is beautiful, what a shame that it must come down. We had a favorite maple in out back yard that also had to come down last year. It was wonderful shade but it had some disease and it was dying. Huge branches kept falling down near my neighbor's car so we had to say good-bye to it. Your other plants are pretty, I just set out some annuals this week. I love this time of year! Have a good day Vee!

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  27. Thank you for including us on the wander about your yard. That tree is an amazing colour and it's too bad it's leaning your way. You'll be more at ease once it's down. The shepherd's pole made by John is the perfect place for that petunia basket. I'm so pleased that the hassles over the Ponderosa are in the past (I'm hoping).

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  28. I forgot to say, Enjoy your picnic!

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  29. Your world is full of beauty. I do love the Shepherd's Staff that John made. And how good to hear the Ponderosa sold. You had so much work getting this ready to sell! May all your troubles about this property be over and peace reign in you mind and heart....Sorry about the tree, but happy to hear about rhubarb pie! I love it!

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  30. Oh so sad about that tree coming down, I love that brilliant green! The rest of the yard looks lovely, a bit further along than mine is, all this blooming takes time. Especially after the l-o-o-o-o-ng winter we had this year. I am so behind, and like you, I used to be better at this. Ah well. It's Spring, how can we be anything but happy?

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  31. A lovely walkabout in your garden. I'm so glad you shared your beautiful pics with us.
    We're giddy around here with joy at all that Spring is offering these days.

    That rhubarb pie, with fruit fresh from the garden. Oh yum. Enjoy a bite for us too?

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  32. I did enjoy wandering with you. Things are looking very much like Spring finally and so green. Lovely! Good idea about getting rid of that leaning tree. Hope you have a good Memorial Weekend.

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  33. That was lovely Vee! Your commentary made me smile. Isn't it amazing to finally have Spring? Enjoy that rhubarb and your long weekend.

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  34. Thanks for taking us on a tour. Yes, it has been awhile! I fondly remember the 'real time' stroll I took with you a few years back. It's hard to believe I was actually at your place....so far away! It is looking like spring has truly arrived in your corner now. So sorry to hear that beautiful tree will be coming down. Have a wonderful long weekend!

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  35. Hi Vee, I sure enjoyed seeing your garden/yard in May. Isn't it a gorgeous time of the year? I'm so happy for you that the Ponderosa sold!! Wonderful news indeed. Have a blessed week. Hugs. Pam

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  36. Hi Vee, I enjoyed ambling around your yard with you. It certainly is pretty and green. :) Things are green here, too, but it's hard to appreciate them because it won't stop raining. Those are some of the prettiest petunias I've ever seen! Love that color! I love your pretty lilacs, and I'm sure they must smell heavenly. Did you know they don't grow very well down here because, typically, our winters aren't cold enough? I've heard they are as tall as trees in New England.

    Hope you're doing well, my friend. Have a good week!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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