Hi everyone…I know it has been two weeks since I last posted but hey things get super busy around this place the minute it warms up. Grass needs cutting, things need mulching, shrubs and flowers to go in and unfortunately while I was busy outside I managed to pull a muscle or two in my back. If you have never done this may I say take very good care of your back because it’s freaking hurts! While mister man and I have been busy about our yard others who live around here have been busy building their homes.
I wanted to hang this shutter that was newly painted but while it was leaning up against the house a couple of birds moved in and set up camp. This nest is so cool it’s built with mud and moss, you can see the small hunks of mud dripping down my NEWLY PAINTED SHUTTER! As of yesterday the parents flew off with their two new babies in tow and once I make sure they aren’t coming back then I’ll move the nest. It’ll be coming inside once I’m sure there aren’t any bugs and such and it has time to air out.
We’ve been decorating the outside with a few architectural zinc features….
While Mother Nature has been busy starting her show. Our Mock Orange shrubs are in bloom and the flower scent is heaven sent!
Our Spirea shrubs in front have blossomed and in case you noticed we do have bronze screens, it’s an antique house so we’ve tried to stay somewhat true to it. I highly recommend Spirea shrubs to everyone they have three season interest and are low to no maintenance.
There’s a bee on that middle flower quickly gathering his pollen.
Looks like we’re going to get a bumper crop of blueberries.
I just hope we beat the black bear that destroyed our bird feeder to them.
Our stonecrop is quickly spreading over the stonewalls and steps and is in full bloom right now. This is a type of Sedum that easily plants up in cervices of any kind and is no maintenance.
While I was walking across the yard I happen to see this guy just in time before I stepped on him. Isn’t his house amazing?
We have many varieties of ferns that naturally pop up everywhere to help decorate our yard.
Yesterday morning mister man and Dylan dog brought me home a little gift from their hike, three turkey eggs! These are so cool and as soon as I figure out how to sanitize/make sure they don’t have any bugs these will be joining my collection I showed you in my previous post.
So that’s a little of what has been going on around our home the last two weeks, things are coming alive and I couldn’t be happier. We’re going up to ninety degrees for two days this week and I’ll be hiding inside so I’ll be about a bit more this week. Has anyone found anything wonderful in their yard lately? Trust me I do know how lucky I am to live where there’s so much beauty in our surroundings.
Have a fabulous week everyone and be well!