I love spring time. I love all the pretty flowers, the trees coming back to life and the promise of a lovely new season.
I took a lot of pictures this past couple of weeks and thought I would share them with you today !!!
the top one is our stunning whisteria. It grows more each year and we love it !!! It is an out growth of a now gone really old whisteria bush/ tree that was here when we moved here, but eventually died off over the last few years. No idea how old it is, but we are lucky to have this big off shoot in the place the old was was located, a baby one started, several in fact. My husband braided them together and they are growing into a lovely small tree/ bush like the parent was. I will show it later in the post.
This rose was a huge rose, but over the heat of a bad summer the bush almost died , this is when we rented out the house to our kids. I was not there to baby it and it did come back, but as a much smaller bush. By that I mean, smaller leaves and smaller flowers. Still the same stunning color I fell in love with, but so small now !!
this iris bed was planted well before we bought the house in 2002 . We decided it is time, after they bloom, so break it up and plant a few more things, as it got a bit overgrown and we noticed a section in the center never came back.
the mocking birds have been extremely active this year and I have captured some amazing pictures of them this week !!
here is a bigger shot of the whisteria on the fence
our Oklahoma red bud in full bloom a couple of weeks ago.
shots of the yard from the top of our new 17 foot ladder. I had my hubby take them as you will get me up on that tall ladder !!!
My husbands old truck, Mater, the kids named it that as it used to be rusty, sits in what we call the back lot until he can get the time to do the repair he needs. The kids swing set is next to him but needs some major shoring up. The back lot is very overgrown and needs a mow badly !!
the side of the yard, between the picket and six foot, is stuff we need to get rid of, and some stuff we are going to do something with, branches, old wood, and some neat old chain link gates and a metal bench there are plans to use. We have a lot to do in t his yard. Note the three spindles as you walk into the back lot. Got them free, not sure what we are going to do with them at his point !!
a shot of the iris bed we are goign to thin out. There are more iris under the big wisteria vine on the fence, they are yellow and do not bloom much so we want to move them to a better location as well. This shot was taken before they started to bloom a few weeks ago !!
some of our potted plants. Many are gifts that I have had a few years, some are new plants we just potted !!
I took this Easter weekend. Two of our grandaughters were checking out the whisteria and I got some cute shots of them before they caught me and started posing !!
our flowerbed in front of the back lot !!This was taken when we planted it a couple of weeks ago. I will take an update this week, they have all grown already !!
Well, time to get moving !!
I just wanted to s hare some of my spring pictures here !!
Thanks so much for stopping by !!