Thursday, May 08, 2008

These are the close up of the irises near the Rock City Bird House. Just as I promised. The morning that I took those pictures, I was serenaded by a Pileated Woodpecker.
Whenever, I get the energy, I plan to separate the irises around the cabin and replant them where they will get more sunlight. Also, the leaves have covered the roots too deep and I need to dig them out.
Today, I put some lambs ear on the left side of the front door in front of the purple heart and also took a few little sprigs of Brenda's ground cover to add to my growing perennials. I cut off the tulips leaves so the silver mound would have a better chance to spread and I was thinking I really need to replace that balloon flower that I lost. I had three among the silver mound and something happen to one of them.
After playing in the yard before the rain came down hard, I headed for the upstairs of the cabin. The painters have started on it and Omar said the storm window upstairs on the left side of the cabin was caulking inside and he did not wish to break the storm window trying to get it out. He was correct. I first tried to get the caulking out with an old knife and that was too much effort. So I went to the work shop and got a wood chisel and a hammer and I was able to unstick it in a very short time.
Tomorrow it is not suppose to rain so I plan to take advantage of the storm windows being removed and head out early to clean the windows . I used the little hand vacuum cleaner to debug the windows upstairs and will finish tomorrow after I do the windows.
The kitty justice is I must take advantage of their muscles rather than mine. I can clean those windows and storm windows too . A kitty has to do while the window of Opportunity is open.


Mary said...

Lady Di,

I absolutely love those purple iris. That is very similar to one that I have but so far there are no sign of iris buds coming out of the leaves of any of my iris. It's a little early here for iris yet.

I have also been trying to whip this place into shape, but with my back the way it is and my knees no good for kneeling, it takes a long time. I love to get down and scrub my floors until they shine, but those days are pretty much over.

Take care, my friend. Your place is gorgeous and I am so glad you were able to enjoy the pileated woodpecker. They are beautiful.


Marcel said...

Lovely photos flowers. I wish things would warm here enough to bloom. It’s still unseasonably cool here.

BTW: Come on up and we will make sure you get to the falls. And I’m looking forward to seeing the painting when you get it done.


Lady Di Tn said...

You know we just have to take a little longer to get things done and some things we just have to say "I cannot do that anymore." My back also is a good judge of what I can and cannot do. Glad you liked the iris and I enjoy hearing that peckerwood whenever he wishes to entertain me. Have a grand weekend and Happy Mother's Day Peace

Lady Di Tn said...

Glad you enjoyed the flowers. When you start getting blooms we will expect pictures. I am gonna look forward to that trip to the falls and I will post a picture when I finish. Tell Connie and her Mom "Happy Mothers Day". Peace

Stacey Huston said...

Wonderful Iris photos.. thanks for sharing!

Small City Scenes said...

Those Iris are gorgeous. Do they have a grapey scent. Some deep purple ones do. MB

Lady Di Tn said...

Thanks that is a wonderful compliment coming from you. Peace

Lady Di Tn said...

Thanks. They have a sweet scent but not grape. When the wind is blowing and you step outside, it like God's perfume factory. Peace

Merle said...

Dear Di ~~ Your photos are really
nice. I loved the putple iris and haven't seen one as vivid as that.
I hope you got your windows cleaned
You have been busy in the garden too, I live geraniums too, and they look after themselves, as do the Impatiens.I hope the painters are nearly finished. Glad Mimi got a good report at the Doctors, and hope the next checkup is as good. Thank you for the boquet of flowers. I wish you, and Mimi
a very Happy Mother's Day. Take
care, my friend, Love, Merle.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Marvelous! I must resume my Sunday afternoon explorations tomorrow and visit the parks and their flowers. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lady Di Tn said...

The purple iris is one that Grand Dot planted and I transplanted. I did not get all the windows cleaned but cleaned the ones I could reach. I will try to finish next week. Any plant that is not much trouble, makes a hit with me. Also, I love the ones like geraniums and marigolds that have a strong fragrance. Thanks for the Mothers Day wish for both Mimi and I. Peace

Lady Di Tn said...

I am glad I inspired you to take those explorations in the park. Do forget to write about your strol. Peace