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.