Thursday, April 23, 2009

Happy Burpday to my oldest niece. I will not tell you her age but I was only 15 when she was born.
Check out that clean fence row. Prince and I are about half way through.

These are a few of the fruit trees I cut limbs out of yesterday. The apple limbs were touching the ground.

This is at the end of the porch and you can see the pear and apple at the end of the orchard. Well, I called Prince and gave him the bad news. I had trimmed limbs and left them for him to dispose . He made several trips with the four wheeler and yard cart. Don't look at my little garden as it has not been cleared yet.

The Lillie's of the valley are blooming so I brought a few in for Mimi to enjoy. We have also had hummer for weeks. I always marvel at these tiny birds. A few days ago, we had a couple of stylish birds all deck out in their finer, two red breasted grosbeaks. I was hoping they would stay around awhile, but alas they just had a snack and moved on.
Yesterday, I worked from 8-3 outside fighting honeysuckle bushes and tree limbs. Of course, I took a couple of hours out to rest between different jobs. I also planted 8 tomatoes, 2 Better Boy, 2 Early Girl, 2 German Queen and 2 Celebrities. I had already put a patio tomato on the porch for Mimi to enjoy. I still have a few potted plants to put outside , I can move all but two which are too heavy for this kitty.
The snow ball bush is in full bloom, the pink dianthius is blooming and the purple heart is up about an inch. There are blooms on the iris and peonies and of course the Lillie's of the valley are in full bloom.
The kitty justice is I have a VERY, VERY HARD TIME staying inside when Spring has sprung upon us.


Small City Scenes said...

So your Niece must be 'Sweet Sixteen'--am I right.

Your yard area is so beautiful. I can see the hours of hard work. And all that hard work certainly pays off.
Things are blooming up this way too. It is such a wonderful time of year. MB

Lady Di Tn said...

She is 16 plus 28. When she hit the big 40, she wanted no one to mention it. heehee

Spring is a wonderful time of year. However, we are 15 degrees warmer than normal(86) I will not complain because our humidity is still running behind. LOL
My back is still recoving from the yard work. I can work really hard one day then I have to hold back for another week to be able to continue. My use to could has up and took a vacation. Peace

Mary said...

Lady Di,

A nice clean fence row. You and Prince are doing a great job. Everything looks so neat and clean and I love the shades of green. We are starting to green up here too. Hubby, the boys and I did a little yard work today. They were off school and it was a beautiful day. Photos on tonight's post.

Happy Birthday to your niece. She is a very pretty woman and just a few years older than Michelle.

Enjoy the weekend. It was to be nice here the entire time but now the forecast is calling for rain on Sunday.


Lilli & Nevada said...

Wow what a beautiful place to be in. I love the Lilly's as well

Lady Di Tn said...

Do not work too hard. Let Dwight and the boys do most of the work. You need to supervise. Before it gets too hot high 80's again, I think I will try to do at least 12 more feet of fence.Then spend the rest of the day enjoying the view.Peace

Come on down and we will sit on the porch and just vegetate. Peace

Merle said...

Dear Dianne ~~ I hope your niece had a lovely birthday. You sure have been busy doing all that yard work.
So I hope you didn't overdo it. The
Spring weather is great to get gardens going again. I hope your tomatos do really well. I just love the lily of the valley and have grown them myself. Thanks for your comments and I am glad you enjoyed the jokes. We had 1 1/2 inches.
Our best for this year. Take care my friend, you are such a kind and thoughtful lady, ringing in the lily of valley for Mimi to enjoy.
Love, Merle. Peace to you.