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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Back to the Garden

Woo, everypup and everycat.  It's me - Dave.  Hey, remember on Sunday when Zim said we'd try to get some better pix of some of the stuff in our garden and get back to you?  I headed out with Mom the other day to help her with a photo shoot.  Want to see what we got?

Up first, since I'm from Texas, is the Texas Quince.

Texas Quince

We usually take close-ups, but that's a collage of a close-up on top of a shot of one patch of the Texas Quince. We have them in three different areas of the yard; they grow like crazy! Those ones are down in the southwest corner of the back yard. Also down there is a big Old Fashioned Lilac bush. They are just now starting to open up. Up in the southeast corner of the yard, we have what we call a "Skidmore" Lilac bush. The blooms on that are a little further along:

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Skidmore Lilacs

The Red Buds out front are starting to open up a lot more.  Want to go up there?

Here's an over-all look at the trees:

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Red Bud Trees in front of Ao4 HQs

The blooms are getting fuller each day. While Mom got her close-ups, I sat real still like a good boy.

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Me.  Davy.  Being a really good boy.

Here's a branch with the house in the background:

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Red Bud branches

And here's a close-up of some blooms:

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Red Bud blooms

I hope you liked seeing those.  It took Mom a while to shoot the pix, because we had really gusty winds.  The branches weren't real good about holding still.  Speaking of holding still, don't worry - I found a way to amuse myself while Mom played photographer!

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In case you're wondering, Mom said I was really helpful - and yes, the grass is as comfy as it looks!



  1. woooos Dave! Spring has sure sprung there eh??!!


  2. Those red bud trees are absolutely stunning!!!

  3. That Texas Quince looks lovely :-)

  4. Nice job Dave, you are obviously very helfull in getting those great photos.

    Remy and Flash

  5. That grass DOES look comfy! I wish I was there to lay in it with you!

  6. Those sure are some pretty flowers. Love the close up shots.

  7. Great shots! From what I understand we are going to get an unexpected visit from Mr. Winter again. He sure likes us!

  8. My mum loves the redbuds! I am impressed with your ability to sit still, Davy.


  9. Spring is looking very pretty in your neck of the woods! Dave, you are always a good boy and now we want to roll in comfy grass too!

  10. Hi, Dave!
    Soooo beautiful flowers!
    And sure you enjoyed a good time there,right?
    Kisses and hugs

  11. So pretty!!!

    I love your rolley-poley pic! You look like you are having a great time!


  12. your shots are so beautiful!

  13. aaaaah, my favourite occupation, keeping busy!

    lovely plant pics too!

    Marvin xx

  14. Your yard is just beautiful, Dave. Your blooming trees and bushes are just gorgeous!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch