Earth Day Challenge 2013
I challenge you to adopt one or more of the following Earth friendly goals:
- Buy only recycled toilet paper and paper towels.
- Don’t accept plastic shopping bags EVER AGAIN, carry your own or just load items into the cart and place in a box in the car.
- Isolate a natural - unmowed - area in your yard for native bee nests, worm tunnels, birds, and native plants.
What numbers can u adopt TODAY! ? or what are you already doing ?
Earth Day 2013
You don’t have to travel far to appreciate our planet Earth.
Get outside today and breathe in Mother Earth. Hear the birds, smell the fresh cut grass, and admire the Spring bulbs.
There is so much to appreciate ~ it’s all awaiting.
One of the top climbing roses to own, Lady Banks Rose. It never disappoints in the Spring. Zillions of teeny buds and no thorns make it a nice climber to have.
I’m training it over our back door to provide summer shade as well as a pop of color.
Barbara http://brian-my-left-testicle.tumblr.com/ - this flower is for u on your recent good news.
I’ve been nursing a sick chicken for a week now. Looks better today. How can u tell a chicken is sick? Their tail will be down parallel to the ground instead of flag waving up.
I’ve never had to give a chicken injections. I was freakin’ shaking like a leaf on the first shot. Shot # 8 given of antibiotic. All going well.
I tell ya, you would think - it’s just a chicken - but when they are your pets - it’s no different than a cat or dog. I’ve been worried sick. NOTE: at times like this, cookies, cake, and anything chocolate really helps!
Send some good vibes my way and to my floppy comb white Leghorn (you can only see her tail in this photo - she is very shy).
The annual Piedmont Master Gardeners, Through the Garden Gate, garden tour series just started this past Saturday!
This is a great seasonal tour in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The Virginia Bluebells are blooming now! LOVELY.
Read all about it http://forsythiahill.blogspot.com
My favorite Tulips on Forsythia Hill.
Knock your Socks Off… Punch your Lights — I have no idea what name this tulip is but it can easily do both with that bright red orange and yellow!
My first Iris to bloom on Forsythia Hill. This is one of four purple Iris varieties that I have in my yard and it is the fanciest Bearded.
Its bloom has already almost faded away - wow - in under a week.
Simple plants for a spot of pretty.
My nothin’ fancy standard yellow Tulip with a Miniature Rose cane trailing in front of it and little wild Violets meandering behind it.
My stately yellow tabby.
I’ve always loved yellow tabby cats. Cesar is such a wonderful boy. For whatever reason, yellow tabbies just seem to be sweeter.
This is my second yellow tabby, my Buttercream died a few years back and I still miss him. He was so chatty and would talk to me unlike my current three cats.
Cesar does have the sweetest little mew that matches his demeanor.
A friend gave me a clump last year of this teeny naturalized little Daffodil. She said it is the Daffodil that all varieties of Daffodils originated from!
It is only as big as my thumb. So far there are 2 blooms on a stem but there could be more - this is the first bloom to open!
It is the sweetest little thing.
I discovered a private garden yesterday, on Craigslist of all things, that needed bucket loads of Daffodils removed! I was in floral heaven. Now I can wait until next Spring to see the different varieties!
If I could pick a career it would be saving historic Virginia gardens and this is one that needs saving. Shockingly beautiful but in need of some TLC.
It looks like we can finally turn the page on winter —
a fond memory of the snow covered rose trellis.
I’ve been Busy as a Beaver doing my taxes for DAYS. I dread this time of year. I’ve learned to enter the easy parts online in January and do the rest when it comes down to the wire. At least I don’t owe this year.
I think it’s really Busy as a Bee but Beavers are pretty darn hard workers too and isn’t this guy so cute.
Time to PARTY.
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