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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Weekend Snapshots and Nature Notes - Plenty of Rain

We're continuing to have a lot of rain and I really don't mind. Everything is growing great guns. I had a pleasant mother's day lunch out with Bill and it stopped raining long enough to get there and get back without driving in the fierce winds we had yesterday. I am able to enjoy the natural world from windows during the storms. We've also been having at least some part of each day when I can get outside and take pictures, although it's starting to get pretty muddy from all the rain we've been having.
In spite of the mud I am trying to walk around my garden whenever it stops raining because each day I spot something new. I was pleased that my gerber daisies are already blooming.
I always have a ton of Queen Anne's Lace which I enjoy. It's a weed or a volunteer depending on your point of view but I like to think of it as a much enjoyed volunteer in my garden. My blackberry vines are another volunteer and last year I had a ton of blackberries to enjoy. This year will be the same if all the blossoming vines are anything to go by.

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27 comments:

jmb said...

Happy Mother's day to you Carver. Even though it might be raining your lovely photos cheer you (and us) up no end.

Leora said...

I don't mind the rain, but this week was a bit much. We had a glorious day today, however.

Glad you called Queen Anne's Lace a "volunteer." It is a pretty plant, in spite of its invasive quality.

I hope to put up a nature notes of some bird photos I took. Maybe by Tuesday...

Willa said...

very nice!

SandyCarlson said...

Lovely. That is a marvelous shot of the Queen Anne's lace. That blooms early down there. We won't see it until July or August.

Your photos are a treat, as ever.

Happy Mother's Day.

Dora said...

Nice looking Queen Anne's Lace!:D

luna miranda said...

the Queen Anne's Lace is gorgeous!

Indrani said...

Lovely!
Your weekend walks are a great pleasure to read. :)

Hazel said...

that's a pretty loner among the branches. gorgeous gerber daisy and i love the queen anne's lace. Happy Mother's Day!

the donG said...

wild and beautiful! nice to appreciate nature with just a walk there.

ramblingwoods.com said...

Happy Mother's Day Carver...I'm sorry that you have so much rain, we do too, but it is making everything very green. I too have Queen Anne's Lace and I think it's the Swallowtail butterflies that lay eggs on it....Thank you for another great post for Nature Notes or Nature Wet Notes...smile...Michelle

RJ Flamingo said...

It's only a weed if it comes up in utterly the wrong place.:-)

I get some volunteers occasionally, too. Hubs gets most annoyed with me when I tell him to mow around a particular spot because I want to see what *that* plant is going to turn out like!

Marites said...

you have pretty photos especially the Queen Anne's lace. it looks so delicate. My WS is up too.

SASSY MOM said...

I always look forward to seeing your nature shots, Carver! Lovely shots!

Mar said...

I think of rain as wonder drops for my Mediterranean garden. It will never be as green and colorful as yours, but that's Nature! I have learned to grow fond of the very resistant plants, which are typical of this area. That's maybe why I enjoy your beautiful flowers so much. Have a wonderful day, Carver!

Arlene said...

I love the lace flower though all are beautiful shots! Taking pictures is one great way to occupy the time when stuck at home. Right?

Happy Monday!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I was away all weekend but I can see it must have rained a lot in Ontario too.

Your photos are lovely.

Ayie said...

Your garden walk is always delightful. Seeing those pretty flowers must be your great pleasure.

juliana said...

it's great you can go out between periods of rain so we can also enjoy the beauty surrounding you through your photos

Daryl said...

We, here in NYC and its environs, had a mostly, 99%, rain free weekend .. quite a nice change from the Seattle-like week it ended.

Lovely fleurs!

Mirage said...

We had a lovely day today...then it rained a little but its ok...:) The plants surely enjoyed it! Hope you enjoy your week!

Dee said...

You must've gotten the rain we had last week . ..whew, I came home on Monday, I think, just soaked! It kept raining lots for another day or two.

Love the flower shots, as you know!

Heart of Rachel said...

Thank you for sharing those lovely photos. It's interesting how many beautiful things you can see when you take a walk after the rain.

Belated Happy Mother's Day!

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Carver!
These pictures are stunning!
I loved all "volunteers"in your perfect garden!
Cute post!
Léia :-)

Catherine said...

some beautiful nature shots this week...

prinsesamusang said...

wow the color of that flower is just fabulous!

Ascender Rises Above said...

ohhh blackberry vines; memories of going to collect blackberries for my grandmother and eating them all before we got back to the door.

Pouty Lips said...

I just stopped by and have been looking at your beautiful spring photos. I have to find out if Queen Ann's Lace will grow in the desert. It's gorgeous.