Monday, April 24, 2017

Not What It Seems

It seems that my cat is waiting for me at the front door.

Only thing is, I don't have a cat.

So it's not what it seems.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

What's in your garden?

This and one other tulip are what are growing now. This is taken through the stems of the yellow rosebush seen below from last year.

Whatever was Mac thinking when he suggested the theme of "What's growing in your garden" for this week's headbangers. There in Lincolnshire it is apparently well into spring, as I have seen him post pictures of his garden recently. The rest of us, however, if not still in the snows of winter, are still recovering from them.

Or not. I have lost at least four rose bushes due to this winter's ravages.

Last year in May and June my garden looked like this:

This bush is now lost.

This one is also lost.

Out in God's garden, however, the wildflowers are starting to bloom. Here are some seen on hikes in Spokane this weekend.

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Monday, April 10, 2017


Hidden among the items in the storage shed that we have kept for nearly twenty years are some treasures. Some for me, some for others.

The Storage facility is raising rates as of June 1. We have been proposing and disposing to rid ourselves--now myself--of the monthly fee for some time. I propose that it will be emptied before June 1.

A load came home from the storage unit. HEY!! "New" T-shirts!! What other treasures will I find?

Christine chose the theme of "Hidden" for our headbangers this week. Her link and the other header posters are near the top of my sidebar.

Monday, April 3, 2017

A New Beginning

Our Headbangers took a fairly lengthy hiatus. Some resting, some recuperating, and personally, mostly snowed in. We are beginning again with A New Beginning as our theme.

 I bought a T-shirt which proclaims that I am a "hiking Grandma". then I decided I had better do something about making it possible to make that claim this summer when I camp with the kids. If I don't get in shape I will be a "sitting around the campfire Grandma". So I have started walking along our local pathway in anticipation of getting up into the high country later this spring. These little critters claim the area along the pathway as home. They are about all there is of interest along the path unless you go considerably farther than the mile I have attempted so far. I used to walk the pathway between Grandview and Prosser--about 6½ miles--on Saturday mornings. When I got there, I would give Ranney a call and he would come meet me for breakfast.

 I thought I could stitch these three pictures together for a great long header, but find I have forgotten some of my skills. The Rose Garden had been pruned within the last few weeks (inspiring me to prune my own roses at home as well) and this crew was out at the beginning of Spring Break cleaning up the prunings and spreading bark. It will be a great NEW show of color in a couple of months.

 My own New Beginning at home. I haven't done a garden in several years. Here are my radishes--very new radishes. I like radishes because you see something in about a week. that is encouraging. The rain has kept them watered so far but now it is fair so I will have to get a sprinkler going.
 And peas. NEW pea plants. Not the most exciting picture, but I am going to use it as my header.
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