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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Serene Scenery Sunday

Tail wags, dear readers, it's me - Stormy! We haven't made a Serene Scenery Sunday post for quite a while, have we? We showed you some of what's blooming in our area a bit ago, but there have been lots of new developments! In fact, we have so much to show you, Dave and I are going to share today's post, then the redheads will show you more tomorrow! Shall we get started?

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"OK, let's have a look around!"

I'm going to share photos of the blooms on one of my very favorite bushes with you. We call it our "
Skidmore Lilac" because we started it from a root given to us by our friend Deb Skidmore; it only seems fair! Here are four photos for you:

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"Skidmore Lilacs"

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Don't they look pretty up against our house?

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They round out the southeast part of our garden. (If you click here, you can see what the bush looked like a short couple of weeks ago. It's on the left side, behind Ammy.)

Let's go in for a close-up...

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Can you almost smell them now? Ahhh... they make our mom feel so serene!

Let me turn things over to Dave -

Thanks, Stormy and woo everypup and everycat. As Mom's Guide Dog for the Color Blind, I just can't get enough color! We've had some spectacular sunsets lately - here's what I'm calling the best of the best:

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Isn't it great? To see a couple more in our FlickR album, please click
here and here.

Let's see what else is full of color around here. How about some Texas Quince? That's still blooming!

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"Hey Quince guys. I'm from Texas, too!"

I like that red. The Japanese Maple tree by our front door is a really great red, too. Here's a look at that:

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Japanese Maple

Look at all those rich colors! And the blue sky. Woo. Oh - and there's a birdie on the roof, for those who would like to stare at him.

While we're out front, one more photo. This is one of our Lily of the Valley plants:

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Lily of the Valley

They're one of Mom's favorite flowers and always make her feel real serene when she sees them. We also have some pink ones there that
Mitch and Maggie sent us, but they aren't in full bloom yet. We'll make sure we get some good shots once they pop open!

I think that's it for me and Storms. We hope you enjoyed the return of Serene Scenery Sunday. Tune in tomorrow for Ammy and Zim with Serene Scenery Monday.

(And tail wags from Storms!)


  1. Thanks fur sharing pics of dem bee-wootiful flowers. Kin I come and picks sum fur Maw? She likes purty things like that too.
    I is always diggin' up sumptin fur her.

    Husky kisses,

  2. Thanks for the tour. We love the smell of those Lily of the Valleys.
    Benny & Lily

  3. Wow, sure is pretty around there with the flowers and sunsets...

  4. You have got the most beautiful garden. I love all the reds. The lilacs are gorgeous too.. Thanks for showing us.. Hugs GJ xx

  5. What a great job you 2 did. Everything is so beautiful.. Thanks for sharing. We can't wait until tomorrow...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  6. The lilacs are beautiful!
    They look like if they were painted!
    Happy Sunday!
    Kisses and hugs

  7. Wooos Dave! Those are such beaWootiful flowers, thank woo fur showing us around woo yard. Mum is sad because she can not grow those plants here, and she especially want a Japanese maple....
    ~Husky kisses~
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  8. We are feeling very serene looking at all of your beautiful trees and flowers in bloom! Spring is such a beautiful time of year!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  9. Since mum is still jetlagged and now has a nasty cough, she feels a lot better after seeing all that sereneness.


  10. Hi AO4,

    Love those lily of the valley and the lilacs. Must smell really nice outside your house right now. Although, it always smells good to a dog's nose, now doesn't it???

    Much Love,
    Josie and Blues

    Check out our blog when you can!!

  11. Thanks for the tour of all the Kansas serenity in your yard! Our mommy loves lilacs and lily of the valley and we enjoyed seeing both of you and look forward to the redheads tomorrow!

  12. Dave, you have such beautiful flowers!!!! We just love them! We didn't have any flowers hardly here this year for some strange reason. We would like to come out there where it's so nice!!! I, Holly, will run on out but mom would get lost of course!! Lots of love!!! Debbie and Holly PS: We look forward to towards post!!!

  13. We have lilac's growing along the side of our house too, but they aren't Skidmore Lilacs. :-)

    We also have a lily of the valley, but Mom isn't sure it's going to make it. She had to replant it after some girlie pup who lives here dug it up. I'm not sure who that was.


  14. Ommmmmmm...I am so very serene, and it's Tuesday already!! Thanks for the wonderful flower and sky pictures!!


  15. Ahhh...it's so beautiful there! Great pictures, pups! :)

    How does your mom keep you pups from gardening? I would totally be into it and digging lots and lots of holes!