Sunday, May 09, 2010

Serene Scenery Sunday

Ha roo, pups and cool cats - it's me, Zim! Need a little serenity in your life? You've come to the right place. How about a walk through our backyard gardens? That always soothes my not-so-troubled mind! Let's look around at what's blooming right now.

Wandering down to the southwest area, we can see a lot going on.

DSCN5122 Zim by the Yorktown Snow Flower Tree
Me (Zim) in the southwest quadrant of the backyard

Right above me - see that tree? That's the Yorktown Snow Flower Tree that our Aunt Janet sent us last year. There's no snow involved, but wow, what a wonderfully soothing name ~ Snow Flower. (For a close-up of the blooms, please click here.)

Right in front of my snooter is a Butterfly Weed. Here's a closer look at that:

DSCN5123_2 Butterfly Weed
Me (Zim) and the Butterfly Weed

Aunt Janet sent that, too. In the Summer, it will have really intense orange flowers on it! And butterflies, too! It did a lot of growing this year, so Mom's all excited about it.

Beyond me, down on the bottom tier, do you see the pink stuff? That's Wine and Roses Weigela. We have three different weigela varieties in bloom right now in different areas of the backyard. Let's look at those real quick:

DSCN5125 Wine and Roses Weigela
Wine and Roses Weigela

DSCN5128 Red Prince Weigela
Red Prince Weigela

DSCN5127 Minuet Weigela
Minuet Weigela

Just across a little strip of lawn from those Minuet Weigela are some Day Lilies. Our first bloom has opened!

DSCN5114 The first Day Lily of the year
Day Lily

Before too long, there will be a big splash of yellow over there - I'll keep you posted!

Just up from those, in the northeast corner of the yard, our Miss Kim Lilacs are in full swing.

DSCN5091 Miss Kim Lilacs
Miss Kim Lilacs

I have no idea who Miss Kim is, but she has some mighty wonderful smelling Lilacs! I just love those! (In Ammy's
post the other day, you could see them in the background!)

I'll keep exploring, checking the AO for new and exciting stuff to show you!

DSCN5126 Zim
Zimmle Mawson, Explorer Pup, at the Great Wall of ... Kansas

That's about all that's blooming right now, though I think I saw a couple buds on the rose bush. Oh, and some dandy-lions, but those REALLY don't make Mom feel serene, so I thought I'd leave them out.

Happy Serene Scenery Sunday to all!
Play bows,
Zim

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful flowers! Though we are somewhat surprised y'all don't dig in them.....;)
    Our Mom likes dandilions. If you read the Mother's day post today, you will see why.
    Happy Mother's day to your mom!
    Hugs
    Sunny&Scooter

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  2. Woo sure know a lot about flowers, Zim! We always learn something new when we come t your blog. Sundays always mean a good dose of serenity, too! Happy Mother's Day to all the moms today!

    jack a-roo & miss moo

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  3. Gorgeous flowers - we are impressed that you know all the names Zim.
    We particularly like the lilac and can imagine the smell.
    love and kisses
    Martha and Bailey xxx

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  4. That was a beautiful tour! You have some great flowers to look at and smell! You made me laugh at the Zimmle Mawson, Explorer Pup, at the Great Wall of...Kansas!! Loved it!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

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  5. Thank you for taking us along Zim..it was a beautiful walk
    Benny & Lily
    lots of licks to mom

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  6. Such pretty flowers in your yard! We always feel serene after your Sunday tour around the garden!

    Happy Mother's Day to your mom!

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  7. That snow flower tree is so cool, Zim! Does it feel cold when you're standing next to it? Your gardens and just lovely!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

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  8. What beautiful flower photos!
    Happy Mothers day to your mommy.

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  9. For some reason, our hu-dad looks at us and read your line about coming "here" for serenity. He said no one would come here for serenity. We asked each other and none of us knew anyone named serenity, so I guess that makes sense. Is he/she there?

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  10. Zimmle Mawson at the Great Wall of Kansas... I laughed and laughed at that one Zimmie! Tell your mum to watch out for those vicious day lillies.

    Huffs

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  11. Hi Zim!! We love your backyard and all the pretty blooms! And, you of course :)

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

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  12. Hi, Zim!
    All those flowers are beautiful!
    I enjoyed the "flower tour"
    Happy Mother's Day!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  13. Oh how serene I feel now! Those lilacs especially made me feel so peaceful - they are absolutely gorgeous! And love your great wall - you have a super wonderful garden! Happy Mom's Day over there in Kansas!
    Hugs xoxo
    Sammie

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  14. Happy Mother's Day to your MOm! Lovin' the garden....my Mom spent quite a bit of time working in ours today. :)

    Kisses,
    Nala

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  15. Hey, you actually have things blooming in your yard. Your mom must have a green thumb.

    Hope she had a great Mother's Day.

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  16. I would love to come and just lay down and relax in your yard. It's so beautiful and serene, it's totally perfect for my nap times!

    Holly

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  17. You have lots and lots of purrty flowers! I loves them!

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  18. Hellllloooooooooooooo! Zim!

    I am back! My J loved the flower pics today, especially the close up one of the blooms.

    We are way way beind with blogging, commenting and general blog socialising, 'cos my Jeannie and a very Kind Man, have been fighting Vampires.

    Thankfully, The Very Kind Man Won! I think the garlic must have done the trick personally.

    I have lots to catch with having been away for about three weeks, so please "bear with me". Yes, I still haven't got rid of the bear, plus I now have a Knight In Shining Armour, A White Horse (said Knight was riding White Horse when he arrived to mend the computer)and a dead Vampire.

    It is all getting a bit crowded over here........ha ha!

    lotsalicks, we have missed you loads and loads, Marvin xxxxxxx

    oh and Jeannie xxxxxxxxx

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  19. Awwwwwwww Zim....
    what a beautiful and serene walkie throught your garden we had with you!!!
    Thanks for taking us along with you!!!!
    Your flowers are sooooooooooooooo beautiful!!!!
    We love all your flowers but our preferred is the snow flower....
    Today you mede our day very very serene!!!!
    WE LOVE YOU Zim!!!!!!!
    have a great day with all your family!!!
    Love and kisses

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  20. You know what would make for a cool plant? A tree that actually grows snow. The snow would fall down all around the tree. Then we could have snow all year around the tree and our mom's could have sunshine and grass everywhere else!

    Kat

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  21. Hey there Zim,

    You have some beautiful blooms around your garden. Wonderful pix, the flowers are so colourful.

    Thanks for sharing them. :)

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  22. You pups do a great job taking care of your beautiful garden! :)

    Mochi

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