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Friday, May 6, 2011

Friday In The Garden

Since I was away last week, it's been two weeks since I've done a Friday Garden post, and it's amazing how things have changed. Spring has burst out of every corner. I missed some of my tulips while I was gone, but there are a sprinkling of them still around.


I walked around the corner, and the Neighborhood Lion pounced on me from out of the parsley patch. He didn't stick around long, though. He just used my leg as a scratching post, and went off to do his daily rounds. 


The old apple tree is completely covered with these sweet-smelling beauties. 


But, the pear tree does not have very many blossoms this year. Looks like the pear harvest will be small. Some years are like that.


The birch trees are heavily in bloom. Even though they make my head hurt, I still find them beautiful, in a strange way.


The first of the iris are in bloom. These miniature dark purple flowers are a gorgeous color, but they are always here and gone too quickly. They don't stand up very well to rain, and we've been having a lot of that, like everyone else.We'll enjoy them while they last.


We'll also enjoy these, probably grilled, which we like best, although the husband is lobbying for soup. Usually I wait on making soup until we almost can't stand any more asparagus. And I switch back to grilling it when we get to the "Oh, No! It's almost gone! phase". Asparagus season is never long enough.


Back around front, we have the most beautiful sight of all.


These robin's did not choose a v ery safe place to nest, so I'm keeping my finger's crossed that the Lion doesn't find them. Send some prayers and positive thoughts the way of this Mama and her babies this weekend. And while you are thinking about mothering in difficult circumstances, check out this post by Christine Mason Miller. I plan to learn more about this project. I can't even begin to imagine what it would be like to be a woman and a Mother in Afghanastan today.

Enjoy your weekend, everybun!

5 comments:

d. moll, l.ac. said...

What beautiful eggs! such an amazing color. I agree asparagus season is never long enough!

The Fab Furs said...

The variety in your garden always turns me green with envy. It's hard to imagine how the "Bloom Where You're Planted" adage comes to fruition in other societies, but the link seems to be an example of that. (The Neighborhood Lion was playing tag and now you're "It".)

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

I am so jealous that you have fresh asparagus growing in your garden! I can only dream. I just love those blue robin eggs. I have not seen one in many many years since I left the farm I grew up on. I love the look of your flowering tree as well. I have one fabulous flowering bush in the back yard and I think my husband killed it! It is buried under several feet of construction debris that he thought would be okay to pile on top of it. Men! At least I can look at your pictures and remember my tree. lol.
hugs from your friend,
Carolyn

Jade said...

Oh, those eggs are just lovely! I second your concern about Neighborhood Lion getting hold of them; perhaps there is some kind of temporary shelter that could block his access but still allow Mama Robin to care for her babies?

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Your garden is beautiful. I love the tulips and all the trees blossoming.
The eggs are so pretty and indeed, I'm sending good thoughts that the Lion doesn't find them.
xx, shell