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Thursday, May 29, 2014

along the ditch





some kind of shrub in bloom in the ditch  Does anyone know what this is?


I'm still around.  It's been one of those weeks and I've been neglectful of my blog and visiting, but it couldn't be helped.  I will try to catch up soon.

Last Saturday I took a little walk along the road and got a few (45) pictures of what's growing this spring.  Come along.  Enjoy.

pin cherry tree blossom

It was a cloudy and cool day and our spring is slowly evolving and bursting into bloom and new growth.

A teeny tiny maple tree growing in the ditch.  Probably from a seed that blew there from one of our maples.

Fresh birch leaves.

An evergreen tree - spruce? - with new buds that will pop off their brown skins and be soft green shoots.

Cute fir or spruce trees that grew up on their own in the field.

The fields across the road are pastures.  There might be cows pastured there this summer.  I enjoy hearing their soft moos and sometimes they really like to bellow very loudly.

A wild rose bush just starting to push it's leaves out.  Look at those thorns!  I might dig this up and plant it in the yard.

An old tree stump that is slowly returning to the earth.


I saw something down in the drainage ditch in the field and discovered that it was a mallard duck pair.  I think they might be nesting there.  I had to blow this up as it was quite far away.

This is a rock.  :)   I call it the pyramid rock although it's not perfectly shaped like one.  We grow rocks here on this ridge.  You should see our garden!

I believe this is a blossom on a wild grapevine that was tangled around an old apple tree.  I traced the branch back to the grapevine because it looks so much like an apple blossom.  I'd never seen a grapevine bloom before.

More blossoms that are from the old apple tree.

Wild strawberry blossoms along the road.

Well, that was my walk last Saturday morning.  I hope you enjoyed it and I hope you get out and see what nature is doing this spring.

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Watch your step!!

Well, it's sort of begun....the taking down of the old deck, that is.  They are supposed to come this afternoon and remove the rest and put in the screw piles for the new deck and pergola.  And wouldn't you know I'll be deck-less all weekend (and probably longer) and it's going to be nice and sunny this weekend?!  Oh well, I'll get to enjoy the new deck so much more when it's all done.  It's a gorgeous day here today though.  I'll try to get around and visit but may not be able to comment much. 
Have a wonderful day!

I'm linking with Good Fences # 10.

Blessings.
Pam




49 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed the walk with you! You saw some lovely sights and got some wonderful photos.

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  2. When you take your beautiful walks ...I feel so inspired to get my camera out and to go walking!!!!!!! Pictures are great...love seeing all that you see. Hope they move right along with your deck!

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  3. please link this in to good fences! i know you probably won't have much time to visit others, but i'd love for you to add this. such pretty blooms and new growth (and at least two good fences). :)

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  4. Thanks for taking us along for the walk. You captured some great shots.

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  5. Pretty shrub although I do not know what it is. And that's why the Pres builds our decks...two days...done! But the screened in porch will take longer although he's already devising the plan!...:)JP

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  6. May there be many more sunny days if summer so you can enjoy your new deck. No worries about visiting. Do what needs doing!

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  7. You saw and recorded many lovely things on your walk. Can't help you with the identification of the bush. This time of year, when everything is bursting into life, just makes my heart soar.
    A new deck will be a great place to enjoy the summer that I hope is wonderful.

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  8. Isn't wonderful to get out and find all of those signs of spring after a long cold winter? And so many of you "northerners" probably thought the day would never come! These are such beautiful reminders of God's goodness to us to us...thank you for taking us with you on your little stroll!

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  9. You had a lovely walk and thanks for sharing it with us! Don't worry about commenting, we all have those busy times where commenting has to take a back seat....we understand!

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  10. Thank you for sharing the awakening of spring in your area! Oh, I bet you are excited to get that new deck put on too.

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  11. I enjoyed seeing everything sprouting out, too. The ducks sure are a surprise in the field. I'm glad you have some nice weather for the deck work, how nice that will be when it's complete. My hubby wants to put a pergola in our courtyard...some day! I'm SO behind with my blog and visiting. Sweet hugs, Diane

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  12. I think your bush is wild elderberry. Usually grows in ditches in the country. Whaddya think? Beautiful photos.

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  13. Hi Pam! Beautiful snaps and I'm sorry I don't know what that bush is. Good luck with your porch redo. I know you'll love it.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  14. That was a glorious walk. It's so good to see Spring's bounty, finally!
    I would love to hear cows mooing outside my windows. Either that or
    the sound of the loons!

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  15. That was a great walk about. You have a lovely view across the field!

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  16. I know you are relishing the signs of spring and summer. And hopefully the weather will allow that new deck to come quickly. Your photos/views are always a treat.

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  17. Spring is such a lovely time. You have a pretty view with those new fir trees in the field. I'd say that first step off the porch would be a bit dangerous. Will look forward to seeing the new deck.

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  18. Pamela,

    I SO enjoyed walking with you! Your commentary on all the new life around your parts was most fascinating! How wonderful to have mallards and cows (and rocks!;)), as your occasional neighbours! Gorgeous pics, thanks for sharing!

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Hugs,
    Poppy

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  19. Wonderful pictures Pamela . . . I'd say yes to digging up the Wild Rose . . .

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  20. Nice to go on your walk to see all the beautiful spring plants! I will believe in a sunny weekend when I see one. The weather down here has been pretty consistently miserable this spring. Today is a notable exception, but it is still very cool. I hope you do have a sunny weekend!!

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  21. Oh boy, you've got a big project going on at your place. How nice it will be to sit out on your new deck when it's all done. Enjoy!

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  22. Oh what a fun project Pamela. We are hoping to get ours started in another week or so. I cannot wait. You are going to just love being out on that new deck lining up your camera for new photo oppportunities. ;)

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  23. I love the pretty greenery and new growth. Beautiful series of images.. I am sure you will be enjoying your new deck soon.. Have a happy weekend!

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  24. Nice to see all the green instead of snow! I'm sure you're anxious to get the new deck finished!

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  25. Just think of the grand summer you'll have on your new deck!! Heaven!!

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  26. Really enjoyed your pretty photos...and you will LOVE your new deck..:)

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  27. Lovely photos ! Oh you know I am always out enjoying the weather and nature and especially taking photos of it all , It's what I do lol ! Cant wait to see this new deck and pergola all built . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  28. Really pretty sights along your walk, Pam. I love the pin cherry tree blossom and the blossom on the wild grape vine.
    Thanks for the visit and your sweet comment.

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  29. Love those wonderful spring images...oh!, but that cherry blossom, just gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  30. I thought that your mystery shrub might be an elderflower, but I am not sure if you have those in Canada! It is lovely to see all that you saw on your walk and to get to share it with you. I hope that the deck building is going well and is completed soon as I know from what you have said before how much you are looking forward to being able to use your new deck! xx

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  31. Your shrub appears to be an Elderberry.

    A beautiful walk - love the pyramid stone and the duck. You will be so happy when the new deck is done - enjoy.

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  32. oh Pam. what a gorgeous post. i love the duck shot. that is priceless. it looks like a lot of items around your area or having a great spring. i enjoy the evergreen. so fun. hope you are well. do have a lovely weekend. ( :

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  33. Pam, I love it when the new buds are coming on the trees. What a beautiful walk that must be. Your new deck will be just wonderful..Happy Thursday..Judy

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  34. Lovely photos Pam. Not sure if you got your answer yet but I'm pretty sure the first photo you asked about is an elderberry bush. You can make great jelly with them.

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  35. I've been away from blogging too Pam, just too darn busy outside. It was nice to see around your area for what is growing and flowering. I think Felicia is right, it does look like elderberries forming in the first photo.

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  36. Hi Pam - Such a wonderful collection of photos today! Bet you can't wait for that new deck to get done!!

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  37. Beautiful! I love the picture of the tree stump.

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  38. glad to find your blog. you are a great photographer.
    Wonderful photo's.
    yvonne

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  39. Your photos are so rich in detail and color. You have a great place to walk. Oh how you will love your new deck and pergola. It really does become an outdoor room. Since ours is ground level, we had to redo garden beds, so I am having lots of fun replanting and adding new plant material. Can't wait to see yours finished.

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  40. I can understand being away from a blog. There are so many other things to do, gardening and otherwise. I'm finally getting my tomato plants in the ground today.

    Your photos are beautiful, Pam. You capture spring so well!

    I hope your weekend is a happy one.

    Karen

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  41. How exciting to get a new deck!

    Beautiful photos as always! It's so interesting to see how you have things that are just blooming while I have things that have come and gone already!

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  42. I don't know my plants very well but I thought it was a drying up white lilac. Oh well.

    What a nice nature walk you took us all on.

    I am so excited about your getting a new deck and pergola, how nice- it's going to so be worth the wait!

    God bless.

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  43. It's been one of those weeks for me too! Lovely springtime shots.

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  44. Thanks for taking us on a walk-about! Lovely. Enjoy your 'deckless' weekend!

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  45. Glad to know that someone else watches ditches too. :) Love all of these shots. Be careful on that deck!!!

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  46. Some beautiful things coming to life again Pamela. I look forward to seeing your new deck progress, just be careful! Take care xx

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  47. In PA we make jelly and syrup with elderberries and I'm pretty sure your bush is one. The taste is exquisite.

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  48. I screwed up today while we were out looking for possibly land for the future and kept wishing I had my camera. I had left it on the kitchen table. Love the pictures you caught

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