Sunday, May 29, 2016

Serene Scenery Sunday

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  Mom took me out back this morning after our walk, zoomies, and a lot of playing on the deck with Cammie.  She actually brought the camera instead of the iPhone this time, so we thought we'd post some of the photos she took. Ready to take a stroll through the back yard gardens?

Let's start here:

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"Ready to see what we can see?"

That's up on the top tier.  The morning is the only time there's shade back there.  I mean anywhere in the back yard.

If we do NOT jump off the wall (yeah, Mom; got it...) but walk down a bit into the sunny all the time area, we have lots of different varieties of Sedum.  Here's one I especially like:

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Lime Zinger Sedum

It will get even a bolder green later in the Summer.  It's totally cool.

Oooh!  Quick!  Look up on the power line!

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Brown Thrasher

There had been two of them on our fence, but they left when Mom got her camera.  Of course.  She was happy when one came back for a snack.  Back to the garden!

Here I am, in front of the Bee Garden:

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Me!

Mom couldn't get a good shot of the garden itself; the morning lighting is challenging.  Trust me when I say that one of the Russian Sages in there is about 4 feet tall now!  How exciting!

Let's check out the Friendship Garden next!

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Me again!

Some of the Sedum Mom rooted is doing so well that she'll be able to remove the flags marking where they are!  That makes her all kinds of serene!

Let's go down the hill a bit.

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"Before we go any further, I'd like you all to know that I'm only posing because Mom had treats.
And I was a little bit tired."

Anyway ... I was checking out the Wildflower Garden in that shot.  Here's another look:

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"Looking good, Mom!"

On the left, that's a Black Eyed Susan; it's ready to bloom!  And on the right, that is a Mesa Peach Blanket Flower.   Let's very carefully go into the Wildflower Garden!

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Guess who?

The Coneflowers are all doing really well!  The one in bloom is a Cheyenne Spirit Coneflower.  Mom forgot to take a shot of it with the camera, but here's an iPhone shot:

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Cheyenne Spirit Coneflowers

Cheyenne Spirit Coneflowers can be cream, yellow, gold, orange, scarlet, red, or purple!  Mom put ours in this Fall, so it's the first bloom; we had no idea what color ours were!  We have two other ones that haven't bloomed yet!

Right down from the Wildflower Garden, where the second, or middle tier starts, we have some Butterfly Weed to attract butterflies!

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"Here it is!"

It's the orange stuff there.  To the left of that is a big hunk of Becky Daisies. They'll bloom later.  Behind me are the Maximilian that Cammie showed you last week.  They're so nice and tall that even though they're down on that bottom tier, we can see them from up top!

Moving down that middle tier, one of the plants just starting to bloom is the Red Creeping Thyme:

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Creeping Thyme.  And quite possibly my snooter on the right.

Yes, it's Red Creeping Thyme, but it's pink.  Bipeds!  I'll never figure them out!

Down near the end of that tier is the lavender!

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"Do not eat the bees.  Do not eat the bees.  Do not ..."

Sorry.  I had to concentrate!  But the Lavenders look really nice and smell good.  The bees think so, too!

That's pretty much of a wrap for this week!

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"Do you feel serene now?"

We hope you enjoyed walking around the back yard with us and that you feel nice and serene!  Have a terrific Sunday!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

13 comments:

  1. Maggie I had no idea you had such wonderful balance! Bravo your garden is absolutely gorgeous and such a wonderful variety of plants.
    It is raining here a lot we've had over an 1" since about 9 am.
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  2. We always enjoy these walks with y'all. And you are right - Do NOT eat the bees.

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  3. Your gardens are so beautiful, Maggie. Our mom can't keep thyme alive here and she's so disappointed because she loves it so much.

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  4. How we love that last shot of you, Maggie!!! You did a great job giving us the garden tour - everything is thriving and looks so healthy and beautiful - just like YOU!!!

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  5. I loves your garden tours Maggie! And, I too, have to remind myself not to eats the bees!!!! BOL!
    Your garden is just so beautifuls!! And so many levels to jump, um, I MEAN to pose on! ☺
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  6. Fabulous shots!!! Birds are hard to photograph and your Mom did an amazing job! DakotasDen

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  7. Mags, thanks for the garden tour. It was bootiful. My mom thinks that if your humans ever come to L.A. they would love visiting the Huntington Gardens. Butt who cares what she thinks. I think your yard is really nice, and I feel extremely serene just looking at it!!

    -Otto

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  8. Hey pretty girl! The garden is just beautiful!

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  9. We are feeling verrrrry serene now Maggie, thanks!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Arty, Jakey & Bilbo
    PeeEss....Dory says great job on that head tilt in the last picture!!! You are becoming a wonderful super model!!

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  10. Oh my, you have so many different flowers and shrubs in your gardens. Very pretty. I bet you get some pretty butterflies too!

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  11. So pretty! And the flowers are nice too!

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  12. Ah, I feel VERY serene now. Thank you for another wonderful tour. Mum is jealous of your weed free flower beds!
    ~lickies, Ludo!

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  13. Your garden is lovely as always.

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