Thursday, July 12, 2018

Treasures In My Backyard

July 12, 2018

Good morning.  It's such a pretty day today.  The sun is shining, there's a teeny tiny breeze and the temperature is seventy degrees.  In a couple hours, temps will be right round eighty degrees, still super nice. 

Well, yesterday, I made it to the market and did a bit of grocery shopping.  While I was there, I found two new yarns that I just couldn't pass by, so in the basket they went.  I'm not sure what I'll make with them, but they are so pretty that I'll figure something out.  The colors are Purple Passion and Gold Ombre.  (the ombre is orange and golden yellow)

After I got back home and the groceries were all put away, Pogo and I took a nice long walk around the yard.  Have you ever heard the expression "The best place to hide something is right in front of you?"  Well, for some of us, this is true.  Specifically, me. 

A few years ago, I discovered that there is a huge tree tucked in between the gentle giants (Norwegian Spruce trees) that has white flowers on it in the Spring.  Well yesterday I discovered another tree, only this one has always been right in plain sight.  It's huge, and it towers over the back corner of my house.

While Pogo and I were out in the yard yesterday, I thought I saw something way up in the trees by the back corner of the house.  It was something tiny and I could not make it out so I got out my camera and zoomed in on it.  Well golly me!  It looks like berries!  After looking this tree up on Google, I think it might just be a Mulberry tree. 

Here is a picture of mulberries that I borrowed from Google, followed by a photo of part of a branch in my tree along with a close up of the berries.  What do you think? 

This sort of makes me wonder what other treasures are hiding among my trees.  I never knew that Mulberry trees grew this tall.  (actually, I never saw a Mulberry tree)  My house is tall and this tree just towers over it.  The bottom branches are the same height as the second story roof on my house. 

Deanne just stopped by on her way home from grocery shopping.  Jasmine is having her graduation party this coming Saturday, and Deanne has to start getting all the food for the party ready.  God love her, she's been working hard all week, getting the pool ready, cleaning the house and yard, and now all the buying, prepping and cooking of the food.  Hopefully, this awesome weather is going to hold out for the party.

Now it's time for me to get busy and wash the dishes awaiting me in the sink.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.

Hugs, Edna B.


smiekeltje said...

Think with all the preparations Deanne does, there will be an awesome party!
Sometimes we do have little surprises in our gardens, and they can be nice. Can you eat mulberries? I must look up the translation in Dutch, I have no idea.
Those painted rocks look so lovely! It takes however a lot of time an also talent to make them look so good.
Your ring looks wonderful too! I used to wear more rings when was younger, now I have my wedding ring and signet ring(I received it from my parents when I turned 18 years old!) and they are now enough for me.
We have another lovely day here so better to have the most of it, sit a bit in the garden, perhaps take a little walk in the sunshine, we'll see.
Have a fantastic day!

Theresa said...

I have never tasted a mulberry! They look like blackberries in a different color:) Have a blessed day, let us know if you find more treasures in your yard. HUGS!