Did you miss me?!?
I have just been hanging out with hubby and puppies. Work is getting quite busy and stressful so when I get home I just turn my brain off. I am really happy to have an extra day off this weekend. And a big plus is that we will have some lovely late spring weather in our neighborhood! Woo Hoo! The weatherman was reporting that this is the first Memorial Day weekend in 30 years where we should have 70 - 75 degree temperatures all weekend. Yay!
I have been enjoying all the flowers in bloom everywhere. I really love wandering around older neighborhoods and looking at all the lovely established gardens. I have two lovely plants in bloom in my yard right now.
This is my Bleeding Heart bush. Usually these are kind of small and low to the ground, but ours just loves it's spot in an over grown flowerbed.
We have had this plant for about twelve years. Every year in February it starts popping up and before long it just takes over the flower bed and grows and grows. This year it has tons of these beautiful stems of flowers.
We originally had this plant and a white Bleeding Heart plant in pots on our front porch. When we built the bed and moved the plants the white one did not survive. This beauty more than makes up for the loss.
This is our lilac tree. I am standing close to it for these pictures because it borders the neighbors that burned their house and the contractor has a lovely porta-potty right at the end of the driveway. I really did not want the blue sani-can in my flower post!
This lilac tree is huge!! It is really old too. I think it was planted by the original owners of our property about 65 years ago. It is just lovely and has an amazing fragrance. In the evening the breeze carries that scent across the yard. I am so happy the weather will be good so I can open the windows to this fragrant breeze.
This has been a fruitful spring. Our little cherry tree was covered in blooms this year. I hope we get some before the birds eat them all! Here is our driveway covered in pine cones. The birds love to sit in the tree and get the seeds out and knock the pine cones out.
And of course, here is the little puggy boy, Ollie. He doesn't look very happy about me being on the outside of the fence.
I wish you all a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Please say a prayer for all the men and women who gave themselves for our freedom. Hug your family!!