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.

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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!

Luv,
Dave

14 comments:

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

    RA

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

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  3. That Texas Quince looks lovely :-)

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

    Remy and Flash

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

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

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

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

    Huffs

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  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!

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

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  11. So pretty!!!

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

    Holly

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  12. your shots are so beautiful!

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  13. aaaaah, my favourite occupation, keeping busy!

    lovely plant pics too!

    Marvin xx

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

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

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