Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Dogwoods and Azaleas

All my posts are about Spring lately. I love this combination of white dogwoods and bright red azaleas. We have 2 dogwood trees, both surrounded by azaleas, in our front yard. As always when I see what's growing here, I wonder who planted them and how long ago. The outside of an historical home is often as interesting as the inside.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I'm not sure if springing is a word. It should be. A verb. My yard is definitely springing right now! With apologies to my friends in Montana and New York.

Can you see them? Look carefully. 2 different views of baby figs, growing on March 23rd.

And today's backyard offerings:

Sunday, March 13, 2011

My dog has no bones.

Oh, he has plenty of bones to chew on - it's one of his favorite pastimes. He has no bones in his body. Check out this picture. He is sleeping, completely comfortable. His head is on his legs - his BACK legs. We find him in these seemingly impossible contortionist positions all the time. I think he has pipe cleaners instead of bones.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Spring wins!

Here's an advantage of living in a 112 year old house (or 114, depending on which document you believe) - lots of beautiful surprises in the yard, especially in the Spring.