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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

seeing green at sunset on Monday






my favourite tree at sunset


We are starting to see some green around here and what will soon be green is showing signs of change.

The buds on the above tree are much bigger.

The maple tree buds are swelling.  This time last year they were already forming pretty green tassels.  We are late.

Looking up one of our many maple trees.

The grass is greening around the garden.  This half of the garden will be made into lawn.  {Murray loves to mow}   It's just too big for the two of us, although the neighbour who gardened here jokingly said he made it that big because he only got what the deer didn't eat!!  Hm.  Maybe there is a lesson here.

These guys showed up at sunset too.  There were 9.  I thought the one in the centre has a white butt but it's just the light.  I checked with my binoculars.  :-}

Looking down the valley at sunset.  A year ago we had 2 huge pine trees that blocked that view.   I'm so enjoying the unobstructed view now.  

I nursed these two geraniums all winter long in the office window and they bloomed several times.  I brought them upstairs a week ago and there is a new bloom forming on the one on the right.  When {IF} it ever warms up they'll be going outside.

The weather is still very cool here and we are having more cloud and showers than we are sunshine.  It's pretty discouraging some days.  We take one step forward and 3 back.  Read that as one sunny warm day and 3 cold rainy ones.   :-}  It is what it is.  We can't change it.  

So we look for the green and the sunny moments each day.  We try to find delight in what we see.  Plants will grow and bloom, trees and shrubs will blossom.  We may have to enjoy them from under an umbrella and wearing boots that's all.   The local greenhouse has opened but I dare not visit yet as I would be tempted to buy something and it's too cold to plant or set out anything yet.  It will be a slow start to the season for them.

Have you been to the greenhouse or garden centre yet?  What did you buy?  What is popular this year?

Have a great day!

Blessings,
Pam  


25 comments:

  1. wow, those 1st few shots are just gorgeous. i love the tree & those puffy clouds. so lovely. i was happy to just get my indoor houseplants outdoors. they love it outdoors. get more sun, enjoy the newfound rain & all that jazz. my ivy is still not happy ... i am afraid the winter & coldness just finished them off. so sad. we will see... i will give them a bit longer ... just to see if they prove me wrong? it is so green here. all the recent rain has taken a lot of the blooms away. ( :

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  2. No. I am not visiting any garden centers. In fact, I just don't think that I'll bother with that direction at all this year the way things are shaping up. I'm hoping that the kids don't load me down with plants this year for Mother's Day either. I'd rather have gift certificates to Mickey D's. Ha!

    The views are wonderful without the trees. I love trees, but this excessive "tree hugging" that goes on in my state and perhaps in your province, annoys the daylights out of me. How pretty to see the water!

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  3. Beautiful pictures... I love the tree branches.. I am a big fan of taking pictures of them, especially in the bright blue sky. So nice to see the green... we have very little green as still have snow on the ground. I have started an Almost Wordless Wednesday Link up and would love for you to join me.. It starts Tuesday evening at 9 PM EST until Thursday.

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  4. You have such stunning views. Things are a bit further on here, but we still had a light frost last week. Not enough to damage the established plants, but a reminder not to go to the garden centre yet!

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  5. It has been a long, hard winter for everyone I think. We got a late start too but have finally caught up. I remember how excited I was several weeks back when it was first happening here. These are beautiful shots of the sunset and casting that beautiful "golden hour" glow on everything...even the deer's butt :)

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  6. It's been too chilly here for me to even think about gardening or planting flowers yet. Only 39 this morning again, now it's raining. It snowed Sunday!

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  7. What a gorgeous view you have - and the deer on the hilltop are wonderful! So nice to see signs of spring your way. Here we are in the full growing season and with more rain so far this month than we usually get all month long. I can virtually see the plants growing before my eyes and it is like a jungle. (That is not a good thing, as they are mostly monster weeds!) Even though we are quite far north here in Washington State, the Pacific keeps things moderate and very wet. A true rain forest. I have to dodge the slugs. Not fun to step on! Enjoy your lovely start to spring - it is truly beautiful there. xo Karen

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  8. It has been to cold here to plant anything. Tomorrow is to be in the mid 80s though and I am looking forward to that.

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  9. Oh yes....we have been to our favorite garden center. Bought lettuce already started and planted two pots ...just for the fun of it. We also bought onions and Jim put a row in the garden already. The garden center said that it is not too early for onions to go in the ground but of course, we knew not to plant much else for now....
    so we will see. The lettuce we bring in every night. The greenhouse was just glorious. Perked me right up. We have been having some sunny days ...finally...and it is suppose to warm to 70 and above in a few days. I hope so. Hope you are getting some sunny days, too. I just makes us feel a bit good!!!

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  10. I'm so glad to see that you finally have some green grass and buds on the trees, spring is coming to you at last. I am very pleased for you, and hope that it warms up quickly and then you can get out and buy some new plants and enjoy your gardening! xx

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  11. It does seem like you are taking delight in the small steps towards spring and summer that you see. That's the way to take joy in your days!

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  12. Your countryside is so pretty. We are still waiting for a bit more warming before I hit the garden centers, then I will be a crazy woman. A kid in a candy store.

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  13. I love your view out into the valley. My trailing geraniums aren't blooming but hopefully again soon. I bought ferns for the red pot and pansies for the other.

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  14. Beautiful images. Yes, we have put in some new flowers for this year. The pansies, geraniums, lavender, tomatoes, and mint are all settled in for the season. We'll be going to sea for a few weeks and these plants should be able to take care of themselves with minimum help from our daughter. :) We love Spring!

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  15. It's looking a little better every day.
    And I'm thinking your neighbor may be right about those deer in the garden.
    Love your view now too!

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  16. I love seeing your green grass and those beautiful deer! We didn't see any on our hike last weekend but we saw 2 wild turkeys and 1 very cute and very slow tortoise! I would love to get a red begonia soon. I haven't bought anything yet. Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

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  17. Hi Pam. I love it when the trees start popping their little green leaves. Deer are so cute but not good for your garden..I haven't been to the garden center yet but am hoping to get there soon..Happy Mother's Day..Judy

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  18. Pam it so exciting finding buds on trees and having warmer temps! It's been a long time coming but finally we see nature responding and waking up! Happy Spring!

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  19. What a wonderful view!! It has been a slow spring hereas well.

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  20. Your weather and scenery is so much like ours! yes, late on all fronts, but at least its above freezing most of the time now! Thank-you for sharing your gorgeous photos. I've never been to New Brunswick but I can travel there a little though your pictures:) God Bless.

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  21. Happy to see that it is greening up around you. I am making a trip to my garden center on Thursday. I won't be putting my purchases out right now though . . . still too chilly. but with Mother's Day Sunday the big purchase rush is on I want to do my choosing before things get picked over. We are about 3-4 weeks late . . .

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  22. I am avoiding going to the garden center, since there`s so much as I always would love to buy! :) Thanks for showing us your beautiful photos!

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  23. Beautiful shots! Love the tree in the first one!

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  24. It's such a special time of year when the green begins to show!

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  25. I think we are at the same stage as you are, green popping up and buds on the trees more visible. Finally, I had my first coffee on the front deck this morning. Not hot out there but really nice and fresh.

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