Tag Archives: forsythia

A Stroll in the Garden

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” -Helen Keller

Daffodil

“Some people are so much sunshine to the square inch.” -Walt Whitman

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Daffodil

“O, Sunshine! The most precious gold to be found on earth.” -Roman Payne

Daffodil

“Laughter is a sunbeam of the soul.” – Thomas Mann

Daffodil

“Just living is not enough… One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” – Hans Christian Andersen

Narcissus

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” -Anthony J. D’Angelo

Narcissus

“Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.” -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Forsythia

“A good laugh is sunshine in the house.” -William Makepeace Thackeray

Forsythia

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

See the world around you!

Saint Paul’s Mission Part 2

Continuing with my hike and camera practice at Saint Paul’s Mission:

Saint Paul's Mission

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I tried a few camera settings while taking photos of the eagle.  I didn’t hit on the right combination but I enjoyed the time with this magnificent (and very patient bird).

Saint Paul's Mission

The reflections in the lake were wonderful!

Saint Paul's Mission

Saint Paul's Mission

Saint Paul's Mission

Fort Colville  (Fort Colvile) would have been where you now see the drawn down river in the photo below.

Saint Paul's Mission

Saint Paul's Mission

The only large gravestone left is pictured below.  There are a couple of rusted metal markers.  That is all.  None of the other gravesites are marked now.

Saint Paul's Mission

I missed another perspective opportunity by not taking a photo of this ant hill in its entirety.  This is a very large colony!

Saint Paul's Mission

Saint Paul's Mission

The Oregon Grape is in bud.  Soon there will be yellow blossoms growing wildly all over the area.

Saint Paul's Mission

Saint Paul's Mission

Meantime, back home in the garden, the daffodils cheer everybody up!

Daffodils

Daffodils

Small Grecian windflowers are blooming, too!

Anenome Grecian Windflower

Anenome Grecian Windflower

The apricot tree blossoms provide a lovely backdrop for the showy forsythia!

Forsythia

Stay safe!  Stay healthy!

Tulips and Forsythia

I am privileged to spend the entire day with friends.  We are going to the big city, Spokane, to shop and eat together. 

To top off the day, we are very excited to attend the Washington State Quilters guild meeting.  Ellen Anne Eddy is the guest speaker.  I have admired her work for years!

Here is spring eye candy from my garden:

Forsythia

Pink Tulips

Red Tulips

Weed Killing and What is Blooming

I’m pulled in several directions, more so now that the good earth is blooming. 

 I want to be sewing…practicing my free motion quilting and working on the Widow.

I want to be working, and I am, little by little, on the kitchen makeover.

I want to be planting my peas and carrots.

So…what am I doing?  This:

Notice the sprayer on the right?

And the weeds?  Most of the weeds that I am zapping with weed killer are in the driveway.    A loooooong driveway when you’re lugging around a couple of gallons of weed killer.

I got most of it done, but still have a small portion of the upper driveway to do.

The fun part of rural living?  Let me zoom to the end of the driveway for you:

I’m still playing with my camera too.  Here’s some eye candy from the garden:

It’s been a while since I’ve seen the magnolia bloom… the deer usually eat the buds before they open…but I’m lucky this year!

This last one is especially for my Mom:

I know you have things to do, but make sure you get out and enjoy Spring!

Playing with the Camera

Spring has finally arrived at my house!

And thanks to my new friend, Candy, over at BuriedinScraps, I got brave and used the manual setting on my camera.  I have never used it before.

I surprised myself.  In a very good way!

 

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All the plants are in my garden.