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Sunday, April 01, 2012

Serene Scenery Sunday

Woo, everypup and everycat!  It's me, Dave, here with Serene Scenery Sunday.  There are a whole lot of things going on in our yard that make us feel serene, so I thought I'd share a bunch of it with you today.  Ready to take a look around?

Let's start with some sky shots! Here's the sunset from the 25th of March:
  IMG_7218 25 MAR 12 sunset

And here's the picture God painted for us on the 28th:
  IMG_7275 28 MAR sunset

Doesn't that remind you of one of those old paintings? Only better! It was gorgeous! A couple nights later, we looked to the north and saw this:
  DSCN3279 29 MAR 12 sky to the north

Those kind of cloud formations don't mean good things! We were fine here, and hope all of our friends up in Nebraska were OK!!!

IMG_7306 Dave
Me and Big Mean Kitty, sharing a serene moment!

We've got a bunch of stuff blooming now! Want to take a look? (Oh... and I just got to play with Big Mean laying down; I didn't get to play Fetch. Not yet! We had fun anyway!)
Two varieties of our lilacs are blooming. Here are some shots of the "Skidmore" Lilacs:
  DSCN3266 "Skidmore" Lilac blooms

DSCN3283 "Skidmore" Lilac blooms

DSCN3265 "Skidmore" Lilac blooms

DSCN3263 "Skidmore" Lilac blooms

Aren't they beautiful?!?  We wish you could smell them; they're incredible!  

Speaking of things that smell wonderful, the Juddi Viburnum are also in bloom:

DSCN3259 Juddi Viburnum blooms

They have an incredible scent! We have a bunch of Texas Quince all over the gardens - here's an up-close and personal look at one:
  DSCN3273 Texas Quince blooms 
I like that they're from Texas - like me! Another of our favorites is also in bloom - the Eskimo Viburnum!
  DSCN3287 Eskimo Viburnum blooms

Mom likes the white, white blooms and the dark glossy-green leaves. Me and Zim just like the name! The other Lilac in bloom right now is the Old Fashioned Lilac! It's a deeper color than the "Skidmore" variety!

  DSCN3292 Old Fashioned Lilac Blooms

DSCN3294 Old Fashioned Lilac Blooms

DSCN3297 Old Fashioned Lilac Blooms

DSCN3289 Old Fashioned Lilac Blooms

I really wish you could smell all of these - the fragrance would put you into a very serene place, trust me!  But then ... so does spending time playing with Big Mean Kitty!

Have a great Sunday!



  1. what a beautiful post and great way to start our day
    Benny & Lily

  2. Those cloud shots are cool. I love all your blooms especially the lilacs. Did you know that Rochester, NY where I live is famous for its lilac festival? We have a huge public garden with almost every variety you can imagine growing there. Talk about smell. When they are in bloom it is heaven.

    Have a great, serene Sunday.

    Cindy & Nina

  3. Oh, we use to live in Rochester, NY, and this brings us way back to the lilac festival, air smelled so good and the kids were little. What a great post. Thanks

    The silvers and more

  4. hats a realy lovely lot of pictures. You are so right about the sky picture as it is stunning. the lilac are beautiful and reminds us of grandma's as she always had lovely smelling lilac, if we close our eyes we can smell your lilac. Lovely post.. Hugs GJ xx

  5. The skies... the flowers... and Dave!
    Sure I feel very serene now!
    Happy Sunday!
    Kisses and hugs

  6. It sure is pretty in your neck of the woods! It's been raining here so we haven't got out much to see what's bloomin'. Enjoy your day with Mean Kitty Dave!

  7. Anonymous2:47 PM

    Those skies looked great! We sure do love all your flowers and wish our Mom had a green paw... errr thumb! Our landlord is looking at what to plant all long the new wall, hopefully by summer/fall it will look better then the dirt that is there now. BOL We have been keeping our paws crossed that your back feels better soon and keep that Brother of yours in check ok?? crazy zoomies... sheesh!
    Licks & Puppy Kisses,
    Kylie & Jimmy

  8. The swirly clouds did look kind of scary, but I loved everything else. You have so many flowers out already!


  9. Your yard must smell so heavenly, Dave!
    Mom wants to know if the quince smells pretty too?

    Love ya lots,

  10. Your garden is just lovely Davy!


  11. Dave, was Big Mean Kitty a get-well present? How is your back?

    Pretty pictures, Dave!


  12. Well how beautiful is that?? VERY! MOM loved the sky shots.
    Thanks for the relaxing tour, it was almost like we were there.

  13. Wow, you have so many pretty flowers at your place! Aren't you tempted to taste a few of them?

  14. Wow! Mommy just cant get enough of those lilac pics!! She's smiling from ear to ear! Me? well i i love all the pics especially of you and kitty there, looking so serene! And of course the sky pics!!

    In short, PAWSOME PICS!!!


  15. Beawootiful flowers, boys! Your peeps have quite the "green thumb", don't they? its still kinda cool here, only thing blooming is daffs & a few trees... no lilacs yet. Thanks fur sharing yours!

    jack & moo

    PS: Glad that Mean Kitty settled down with woo, Dave. He looks like he could use some Serenity!

  16. BEAUTIFUL flowers! I can smell them all the way to MN!

  17. Hey Dave, thanks for stopping by and wishing me well when I have surgery. We really liked the peaceful pose of you and your kitty. Mom really likes lilacs and she said she could almost smell them because the pics were so beautiful!!Hope you are feeling better and your back is better. We are keeping paws crossed and good thoughts for you!

  18. Yum a roo. There's a lilac bush down the road that we pass on walks and it's so fragrant that we can smell it from the sidewalk! We LOVE this time of year.

    Mrs. Master said that when she was in college she would run around city park and knowing the lilac bushes were on each corner would keep her running to the next corner (whatever that means).



  19. Those are beautiful blooms

    Stop on by for a visit