Spring has definitely come to the neighborhood.
I completely forgot about these tulips at the old house.
I thought I had hyacinths there!
You can see how big the lilac has grown in five years... but... here's something funny.
My white lilac is pale purple!
Oh, well. It's still a lilac!
The highways and byways are beautiful.
Just down the street from us!
I love this driveway planting.
They love their suet!
It's been hot enough (80's) to make our girl pant hard.
And Jes was glad to have a rest on the cool cement of the porch.
See these three in the old henhouse? I had to have someplace to
put the spare rooster, and I was not going to make him live alone.
I've opened both popholes daily. I've even put a cement block there for a step.
They have YET to go outside. Tomorrow, if it is not storming... I'm going to set them out one by one. I may have to chase them with the net tomorrow night, unless they can figure out where they live.
That means water outside, too.
The hens were so desperate to scratch they were trying to scratch in the dirt on the henhouse floor.
That's why I can't bear to see chickens in cages.
Scratching is just so much a part of their lives.
I cannot get a good picture of this tree. About 8 years ago, Keith bought
me a weeping cherry tree for our anniversary. You can see the weeping part clearly. Can you see the branches going straight up? That is the same tree.. it was the graft on which that weeping cherry was set. Keith was not given instructions to keep trimming to keep the weeping part trained... and the grafted tree is blooming white... and growing tall and strong. I can't tell what it is, but if you biggify this picture by clicking on it, you will be able to see the white blooms. Maybe a Bradford Pear, but I don't think so, from the shape.
The house is being worked on, and I need to take a picture tomorrow and show you what is being done.
Here is the apple tree next to it. I trimmed this up a month ago, it had too many criss-crossing branches.
And last... the beautiful tulips friends Georgie and Tweedles sent me for my birthday:
I love tulips and spring!