Sunday, May 20, 2012

Serene Scenery Sunday

Ha roo, pups and cool cats.  Zim here, all set to kick back and slip into the Zen of Zim Zone.  Ready to join me?

Nothing's more serene this time of the year than relaxing on the upper deck after our morning walk!  While Mom and Dad sip coffee, Dave and I watch over the yard.

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Well, OK.  Dave likes to keep one eye on Mom ... but I like to focus on the yard:

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"Anybody down there?  Ha rooooo???"

For newcomers to our blog, Ao4 HQs is built into a steep hillside, and the deck we're on is 1-1/2 stories up from the back yard -- we can see everything from there!  That's where most of Mom's sunset and storm pix are taken!

You can see the day lilies down there ... want to see what else is shakin' in the back yard?

The roses are still blooming:

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Mom put a bunch of new stuff in this year, as Dave told you last Serene Scenery Sunday.  Most of it still looks like sad relatives of Charlie Brown's Christmas tree (if you know what I mean), but she put some Blue Lyme (Blue Dune) Grasses in that are looking OK.  Here's one of them:

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It's that  half-dead  half-alive looking thing in the foreground.  Past that are some Purple Emperor Sedum that Mom transplanted last year and beyond them you can see the Butterfly Weed.  It's in full bloom now! Let's go in for a close-up!

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What a great kick of color!

Mom and Dad have both been working really hard in the gardens this season.  Don't worry, though!  Not only are Davy and I doing our parts to help (by keeping the comfy, cool house safe!) but Mom had a bunch of helpers the other morning!  Check this one guy out:

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Isn't he the bee's knees?  Ha roo roo roo!

Anyway, Mom said there's a big truck coming tomorrow morning to deliver mulch, so we're all going to have our work cut out for us.  They're getting more than last year, so Dave and I are going to need to pace ourselves.  All that supervising can really tire a guy out!  We'll let you know how it all goes!

Until then - I hope you have a tranquil, relaxing Sunday!  Keep it serene, everyone!

Play bows,
Zim

18 comments:

  1. Hi Zim, That butterfly weed is pretty. Putting in new plants is not for the impatient. It takes time for them to grow up and fill in a space. Give the new plants some time (and the right amount of water) and they will look great soon enough.

    Cindy

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  2. WOW! What a beautiful yard. AND you have such a wonderful view of it. Thanks for sharing the pics.
    Have a great rest of the weekend.
    Wags
    Ernie and the rest of the pack

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  3. Hey ZIM... the BEE's KNEES.. you just crack me up!!

    My butterfly bushes are no where near as far along as yours are. Gorgeous!!!

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  4. Rest up you two. Big lot a work coming tomorrow.

    bert

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  5. You guys sure have beautiful vibrant colors in your gardens!
    Rest up for that mulch delivery tomorrow!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

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  6. You have a lovely view to watch your mom and dad while they are in the yard! The Bee's Knees - Ha roo roo!

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  7. Your humans are doing a lovely job of the garden. Our mom envies their talent. She says not everyone has a green thumb. We just don't get her. Green thumb?

    Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

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  8. It sure is a zen zone, so pretty
    Benny & Lily

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  9. Your garden is still looking better than mine, Zimmie!

    Huffs

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  10. Your yard and view is wonderful! I hope you get all the rest you need so you can be big helpers tomorrow.
    Blessings,
    Gosoe

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  11. A Rose by any other name ... :-)

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  12. Sure looks like you guys are doing a great job watching over the yard. :)

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  13. You have such a nice yard, with such pretty green grass! I need to come visit you guys.

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  14. Rest up! Moving that mulch is going to make you very tired.

    Your flowers are so pretty. You aren't allowed to go down and pick them?

    Nora

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  15. You have a awesome view from there!
    All the flowers are so beautiful and full of color!
    Happy Serene Sunday!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  16. I just love those orange flowers!

    Stop on by for a visit
    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com

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  17. Ah..feeling the zen-ity from all the way here!
    Look at those gorgeous blooms!

    Cheers,
    Maxx

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  18. Whoah....lookin' good at AO4. We can't wait to see how the mulch supervisions went.

    Smileys!
    Dory

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