. Tuesday, March 29, 2011 .

I have been playing nursemaid to our beagle, so it was nice to get out in the country for a drive last weekend.  We had to stop on the side of the road to let Ella Bella water the lilies and I looked up and saw this beautiful red barn.  Then the bright blue sky and the greener than ever grass...I couldn't pass it up. 

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Red Barn

. Monday, March 28, 2011 .

Mark and I took a little drive out in the country with Ella on Sunday.  We had to stop on the side of the road because Ella Bella was whining to get out and stretch her legs and some other things.  While I was standing there I notice a big bunch of dried thistles.  These plants are so pretty and purple in the summer.  But they are interesting this time of year also in a different way.

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. Friday, March 25, 2011 .

Our grand kids...the best grand kids ever...have been visiting from CO.  They love to hike so we did a few while they were here.  On this particular hike it was cold, winds and a little damp.  This poor Queen Anne's Lace was so dry but yet so different.  It was hard to get a shot because it was blowing back and forth.  Just looking a the picture makes me want to get under a warm quilt with some hot chocolate. 

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Queen Anne's Lace

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If you look really close you will be able to see just a little tinge of red or maybe pink.  It is our little magnolia.  This might be the only picture we get of it...we are expecting temps int he 20's and 1-2 inches of that white stuff tomorrow night.  Guess that is what you get when you live in the Ohio valley.

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Sweet Buds

. Sunday, March 13, 2011 .

Night before last we had a huge storm.  Everything...60mph winds, hails, pelting rain, thunder, lightening....I thought we were going to blow away.  Yesterday morning I noticed that the bulbs I had planted last fall were coming up by the house.  Then this morning when I took the dog to the bus stop I found these jewels...they weren't there last night.  This much growth in less that 24 hours...how can that be?
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The Big Tease

. Sunday, March 6, 2011 .

I love old stuff that no one else seems to like.  My father-in-law found this feed sack for me a long time ago.  When we moved back to Ohio I knew just where I was going to put it.  There is a phone jack behind these chickens.  It always stuck out like a sore thumb.  Pictures would not hang even or straight  over it.  i knew just where this puppy was going to hang.  And the next best part is is from Huntington, WV...where I spent the first 36 years of my life...where I met Mark...where I got married...where Cassie, Emmy and Bryce were born...where family still is...where dear friends are...a town with lots of history...I love being a WV Hillbilly!

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Chicken Scratch

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The weather has been so cruddy, typical for an Ohio Feb-Mar but I am one step ahead of the game.  My little greenhouse is coming to life  I've sewn seeds that I harvested last fall from the yard...marigolds, cosmos, poppies from Cassie, seeds from unknown plants from vacation, a variety of colorful coneflowers, a couple varieties of morning glories, and some zinnias.

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Come On Spring

. Tuesday, March 1, 2011 .

I am itching to get out in the yard.  Today the sun is bright.  They sky is blue and not a cloud in sight and it is a whopping 40 degrees.  Flowers are coming up everywhere, seems like just overnight. 

The girls love 'riding' this old trike. I can't really remember when I got it originally it has been so long.  But I love it and it is always a conversation piece.  In the summer it looks great with all the flowers surrounding it and then with a pot of something colorful on the seat.  I'm dreaming of how beautiful it is going to look.

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Seen Better Days

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Not too much going on plant wise yet.  I should take that back...there are already weeds coming up!  We grow the best weeds.  Last fall I planted a variety of daffodil bulbs around the edges of these raised beds.  Last year they were filled with dahlias and gladiolas.  Haven't really come up with a plan yet...but they will be filled with some kind of cutting flowers.  You know that we have a wedding rehearsal dinner planned for the backyard in June and we need all the color and cutting flowers that we can get.

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Will We Ever See Green?