Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I found this Mayapple in the woods while visiting family in Wisconsin. It blooms when morel mushrooms are in season. The plant only has two leaves and a single blossom.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Hyacinths in my Yard

Practiced taking some close up shots of my Hyacinths that are blooming. I think I could have stayed next to these all day because they smell so good!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

War Declared on Rabbits

Last week I planted three different colors of Columbine around my garden. Though their bloom time is short, they ad variety to the garden. So you can imagine my anger when I walked out this morning to find my pretty yellow Columbine half eaten....not to mention a section of my tulips and some other perennials trying to come up.

That's the Final Straw!

Later in the morning, I went to Home Depot, and purchased some garden bed fencing, applicably called "bunny fence", and I have spent the better part of the day surrounding my perennial bed with this wire. My fingers ache and I have cuts on my arms from the wire, but bunnies be damned, I will not let them enjoy another bite!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

White Crab Apple

We have some white crab apple trees blooming behind our home and this branch was just low enough for me to try taking a macro photograph of the flowers. I love the green star inside the petal. Oh, and they smell soooo good!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Got to Kill the Wabbit...

I walked around the yard today, pulling weeds out of my garden beds, only to discover that some of the red tulips my mother gave me have gone missing. Now, I don't mean dug up and gone forever, but eaten. Yep, looks like some pesky rabbits have been having some late night dinners, courtesy of me. The bulbs had another week to open. Out of nine bulbs, the rabbits left me all but one to enjoy...unless they come for that one tonight. Needless, to say, but I feel like Elmer Fudd right now.

(the photo is kind of hard to tell, but it is my rabbit damage from a month ago, when the tulips were first coming up)