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Monday, May 12, 2014

Ever Notice How Beautiful The Gentle Giants Really Are?

May 12, 2014

Good morning.  It looks like it's going to be another gorgeous day here in my little part of New England.  Did everyone enjoy a wonderful Mother's Day?  I surely did.  The sun was shining all day, and the temps were close to 80F.  Time with family and good friends, and I did not go in to work last night.  Doesn't get any better than that. 

One of our dwarfs, Mr. Mike, set out a Mother's Day card for all the ladies of the house.  I thought this was really sweet.  Have I mentioned lately what a great family of dwarfs we have here? 

Today I have lots of photos to share.  Have any of you ever taken the time to really look at our tall pine trees?  My house is surrounded by them, and I call them my gentle giants.  Have you ever noticed how colorful and beautiful they are when they start sprouting new pine cone blossoms?  Oh my, they are really pretty.  Here's a photo of a tree full of new blossoms that have not turned pink yet.

The new blossoms start out as small corally pink buds, and as they grow they turn a creamy light yellowy color.  Next, they turn a really pretty pink before morphing into the brown pine cones.  Here are some photos and close-ups to enjoy.

Aren't these beautiful?  It's almost like having a lot of hanging gardens all around the yard.  Sort of like my own botanical forest.  (Maybe not the right words, but you know what I mean)

Joe did a lot of work in the garden and finished planting all the rest of the bulbs that I had bought.  Deanne and Eddie and the kids came by and brought me two absolutely gorgeous rose bushes.  One is an orange rose, and the other is a deep purple rose.  I can't wait for them to start blooming.  Of course, Joe planted these in the garden right away.

By night time, the moon was shining big and bright through the trees, and I managed to get a few nice shots of it.   Until I looked at the photos on my laptop, I hadn't noticed the star that was to the upper right of the moon.  I placed a yellow arrow to point it out.  I love getting surprises in my photos.

I also have a really pretty shot of the moon shining through the tree branches.  It has such a soft, yet eerie look about it.

I have lots more new photos, but I think I'll save some of them for another day.  Tomorrow the temps are supposed to drop for a couple of days, so Pogo and I are definitely going to be spending some time outside today.

Well that's my news for today.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a beautiful day.

Hugs, Edna B. 


Debby said...

Glad you had a special day. Mine was nice as well. We had storms come in during the evening.

Andrea Priebe said...

Well, where do I start ... I can see that you had a wonderful Mother's Day. Sorry I didn't get over to share some joy with you, but busy is the buzz word around here for now.

I love your pink pine cones. I have a big pine, but the cones don't turn pink ... I think they just start out brown and end up in my driveway brown. I filled two 33 gallon garbage bags full of them just the other day. I do agree, though, that the trees are beautiful. We used to have three in a row ... two on my neighbors side. He killed his by piling mulch up so high around them that they couldn't breath ... Now only ours stands and the side where the other two trees were is almost bare. Looks funny from that side of the street.

I think you are awesome giving your afghan to such a deserving lady. She will love it and it will keep her warm and sunggly when she is hurting. You are the best, Edna!

Your gardens are wonderful and I love your little garden critters that were sent to you from Audrey and Deanne. I love the Mother's Day card from your Dwarf and yes, you have said many times what a wonderful family of dwarfs you have.

Your picture with your mother and brother and wonderful ... looks to me like everyone took after Mom's good looks, right? Isn't it fun to go back through those old pictures ... each one seems to trigger a new memory that had, for the moment, been lost.

Our weather is strange, hot one day, cold the next. Rain and more rain and who knows what is coming next (It;s snowing in Colorado). It has been warm enough to work in the garden, but the rain makes everything wet and messy , so I still have quite a lot to do. Yesterday I planted the grass along our sidewalk (where the salt from the bag that said "safe for pets and yard") killed the grass. Now I am not sure what I will do next year if we have another winter like this one, because I can't just keep planting new grass every year. I also cut the grass and got our swing out on the deck (with my son's help) so now we can sit outside when it is not raining ... if ever:). He has been painting the apartment downstairs and getting things cleaned up ... he had to work yesterday on Sunday(Mother's day). I won't tell you what I think of the person he works for!!!!

Well, I have babbled long enough. My friend went into the hospital last Friday with a high fever ... they think she may have Lyme Disease, but she has to wait for the cultures to come back. She was supposed to leave for Florida this Wednesday ... she is still hoping she will be able to go ... hmmmm. Not sure that will work out, but I am going to go see her this afternoon to hopefully cheer her up a little. You have a great week, Edna and give some thought to retirement ... The "Mrs." is getting pretty hard to take these days, I'm guessing. Just a thought. You could always be a greeter at Walmart and get a discount on your yarn, Ha! Be well ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

LV said...

Most unusual and interesting. Nice jesture on sending the cards.

The Queen Jester said...

That is a most interesting and beautiful pine tree. I've seen some with the pink cones and tried planting one shortly before we sold the house.

smiekeltje said...

Those pines are absolutely beautiful!!
Oh, and you are treated with two rose bushes. I just adore roses and such great colors. Can't wait to see a flower!
Such sweet idea of one of the dwarfs to send the Mothers day card.
All together you had just a wonderful day, best of it not having to work LOL!
Take advantage of whatever nice weather there is today, ours is slowly creeping to be better too, bit more sun, bit less rain, temps not yet fantastic, but it will come too. Perhaps by the end of the week we find a good day to go to the Japanese garden.
We have to hurry a bit now, because soon it will be closed again for the public.
Have lots of fun today