Tag: flowers

Extract All the Pollen

I planted the salvia last weekend and by today, it was starting to bloom.  And a bee showed up to extract pollen.  Just one, although it was enough to entertain the dog for quite a while, the same as last year.  I don’t want to have bee hives in my yard due to the close proximity of…

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Order of the Seasons

Thanks to everyone for their recent comments and new subscriptions!  I’m running a little behind in responding, but I do appreciate them all. One of Gretchen Rubin’s favorite sayings is that the days are long, but the years are short.  At various times over the years I’ve kept a nature journal.  There were several reasons – to…

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Only Crepe Myrtle In Our Yard

This is the only crepe myrtle in our yard.  We planted it a few months after moving in, replacing a rather ugly weeping cherry tree that was shaped and growing poorly.  Crepe myrtles are common in Virginia and when they bloom, they are gorgeous.  The colors vary from bright pink to light pink to white to a…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

This week’s photo challenge is spring.  My favorite boy toy and I spent the morning at the botanical gardens.  We woke up tired (the pits) and felt like doing absolutely nothing at all.  So to spend our time in the fresh air, walking around, and taking a few pictures was a great way to relax…

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