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Sunday, May 04, 2014

Serene Scenery Sunday

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  Cammie asked me to do our Serene Scenery Sunday post this week.  I thought I'd show you what's blooming in our garden.  Ready to get to it?  Let's start out front.

Our pink Lily of the Valley are in bloom out here!


Aren't they lovely? Years and years ago, Mitch and Molly's mom sent them to our mom, so they're extra-special! We have white ones, too, but they aren't blooming yet.

Over around the corner, our Mohican Viburnum is in full swing.


There's a long-standing joke here at Ao4 Headquarters about that bush, started by our great-sister Ammy. It would seem we used to have three Mohican Viburnums, but the other two didn't make it, so now this one is the ... last of the Mohicans. Ha roo roo roo!!!

Here's a close up of one of the blooms:

Mohican Viburnum

And this...

"Hmm... what's this?"

... looks remarkably like a dead Liriope to me.

"Well, it does!"

Sorry, but it's true.  Oh.  And behind me in that shot above are the Korean Dwarf Lilacs.  They aren't doing much yet, but they sure are tasty.

OK, let's move out back to find something a bit more serene.

Here's a look at our Yorktown Snow Flower Tree:


No snow yet.

How about the Day Lilies?


Nope. Nothing. Our garden is way behind the power curve!  We need to add some serenity to the yard and to this post!  There's only one thing to do!

"Throw the ball, Mom!  Throw the ball!!!"

Seriously!  I'm a puppy!  What could be better than zooming around the garden with a toy?!?


And some more!


Oh, that was fun!  I got really tired - which made me (and for some odd reason my mom) feel really serene!  I hope you find something today to help you enjoy the serenity of Sunday!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher


  1. Your garden looks fabulous. Have a serene Sunday and enjoy some big easy today.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. OMD THAT was SOOOOOO funny, Maggie.. Last of the Mohicans... Butt we are sort of sorry about that though.
    We ADORE the SUPER SPECIAL PINK lilies of the Valley. So delicate and Lovely.

  3. Don't you just love watching the garden spring back to life and those lily of the valley are so pretty and we bet they smell even better

  4. MOM says there is not much more serene than a sleeping pup, or even an old Goose.

  5. It's too bad you can't have snow all year round but since you can't, your garden is a lovely alternative! We're glad you got to play a bit to help make your mom serene Mags!

  6. Just beautiful!!! We are always amazed at how gorgeous your yard is - can't say the same for ours. We remember when you first got those pink day lilies - they are just so pretty. Have fun, Maggie - Lightning is a big of a fetcher too.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  7. What a wonderful Serene Sunday Maggie! Dory thinks all your flowers are/will be most beautiful and Arty totally loved the last part where you played ball!!

    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  8. Last of the mohicans - that is a good one!! It is a serene and funny Sunday.

  9. hello army of four its dennis the vizsla dog hay those ar sum luvly and taysty lukking flowers and espeshly sum fun lukking zoomies!!! ok bye

  10. Yard zoomies are The Best! And we love "the last of the Mohicans"! Hahaha!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  11. Oh wow. Flowers are all well and good, but nothing makes ME feel serene like some good zoomies with a ball!!