Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Just A Note From The Country
This is a picture I took here at home. The date is incorrect. It should be 03/21/2010. I forgot to reset the calendar date when I changed the batteries. I also found lots of trilliums on the property. Most of them are growing down by the creek. In some places they are in bunches of 12 or more. I had forgotten how beautiful they are.
I am not the best photographer, but I hope you can see how pretty it is. Unlike daffodils and other spring flowers that return each year. The trillium is actually a very fragile plant. You can pick daffodils and their cousins through out spring and they will keep putting out blooms. If you pick a trillium it takes years to come back.
I have found lilac shrubs on the property. I can't wait for them to start blooming. Nothing smells as good as lilacs.
The war between me and blackberries has been going in earnest. I think I won the battle over the flower bed that my mother-in-law had established many years ago. I discovered a hydrangea bush that was being strangled by the blackberry vines. I also found some hens and chicks.
It's been raining here pretty good for the past week or so, so I haven't had a chance to check on the flower bed.
I did get to transplant some strawberries that were down in the garden. I wanted to move them to the strawberry box up by the house so I could keep an eye one them. And I was concerned that my husband, Calvin, would accidentally run them over with the tractor while he was tilling the garden.
My vegetables are ready to plant. I have a garden growing on the kitchen table while I am waiting for the nights to get a bit warmer. It's still too cold for them to be in the ground.
Well, it's time for me to get some housework done before I go to work. I am very excited...I have a new mop head for my mop. Now maybe my floors will actually be clean!
Until I get to write again...May you all have a blessed week and a safe one.