Our roses are blooming! What a joy they are. This is a rose I've had for 20 years, it's called "Scent-sation" as it's very aromatic. I adore striped flowers.
Each bloom is different, of course.
Kristi and the boys picked out a collection of succulents, aren't they cool?
The pink Hydrangea, we need to find a permanent home for it in the garden. But the color is sublime.
And my dependable pot of Sweet William comes back every single year and is full of bright blooms.
The color of these is eye-popping!
The honeysuckle is covered with blooms!
Travis decided to take down a wild cherry tree next to the barn. The wild cherries would fall onto our cars and stain them and the cherry pits would be covering the cars and go down into the cowl vent. Worse was the birds would sit in the tree and eat red cherries and poop red splotches all over the cars. :-)
So, the boy set to felling the tree - using the chain saw and wedges.. I was watching from the deck with much concern.. if the large tree fell onto the barn it would not be good. I had my grandson go fetch Dayle... :-)... who got on the tractor and pushed the tree to fall in the right direction.. and success! We found that the tree was rotten in the center so it was a good thing we took it down when we did. You wouldn't believe how open and bright and different it looks next to the barn now.
After that excitement I relaxed on the deck by the pond and was happy to see a small flock of Cedar Waxwings bathing in our stream! They are shy birds and are hard to get a good photo of them.
See what I mean by shy? :-)
The camera decided to focus on the tree limb which made the bird fuzzy.. but it's the best image of the whole bird I got.
My art nouveau lady needs a bit of a wash.. :-)
We managed to winter over the papyrus plant and Kristi put it in a bigger pot and into the pond and poof! new shoots are coming up.
One of the little koi we got didn't make it but this one did and it's doing well. I want to get about 5 more.
Kristi asked Travis to bring home a yellow koi for her so he did.. this is the new guy.
Yesterday was a bad day for America - 45 pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord. One man made a decision for a whole country - and most of us are embarrassed and heartbroken by this action. Apparently Ivanka T. asked him not to withdraw - which goes to show how much pull she has with her pops. World leaders are coming out against his decision. Tesla owner Elon Musk and Disney's Robert Iger have resigned from 45s advisory councils in protest and disgust in his actions. I'm sick at heart about this. A quote I read on Facebook sums it up -
"It seems that in Trump's mind, a handful of West Virginia votes from a dying industry outweigh the future of eight billion people."
I must say - it's hard to march on and live life to the fullest and most positive way I can - when these things happen on almost a daily basis. But I will do so and hope for the best for my country and the Earth. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)