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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Serene Scenery Sunday

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie.  Maggie and I thought we'd show you around the gardens a bit for Serene Scenery Sunday.  Mom shot these pictures a couple days ago, when it was still Spring.  Let's start with a look up here in the front.

"Nice mulch job, Mom!"

Please note the new mulch!  (For more pix of pretty much winterized/empty garden beds and fresh mulch, we uploaded photos to our Garden 2018 album at this link.)

The only thing blooming out front are these guys:

Grecian Wind Flower

They don't bloom long, but they are a great burst of color when they do!

Let's see what Maggie is doing out back, OK?

"I'm down here by the Wildflower Garden, feeling mighty serene!"

I thought I'd join her on the wall for a pose.

"In fact, I'm so serene, I'm ready to go to sleep!"
"Maybe we should liven things up a bit!"

Oh.  In that photo above, you can see some of the sedum coming to life, in the left-hand corner of the shot.  I think that one is the Blue Spruce Sedum.

Anyway, we ran around and played for a bit, then did some more posing.  Here we are on the retaining wall:

"Well, that was fun!  Now ... what to do, what to do!"
"SO much fun!  Just don't jump off the wall, Maggie."

More different sedum right there in front of us!  Mom thought we should move away from the retaining walls for some reason, so we headed up to the Friendship Garden.  The sedum plants are coming in up there, too.

"Ha roo, everyone!"
"I wouldn't have let her jump, Mom!"

Honestly.  She's like my very own puppy to me -- no way would I let her do something crazy!  ... without joining her myself.

We  messed around some more    got in a quick round of Crazed River Otter Games  walked around enjoying the gardens a bit more, then struck a pose by the Texas Quince.

"I'm feeling quite serene now!"
"Me, too.  And just a wee bit tired!"

Mom took a closeup of the Texas Quince with her iPhone and caught a bee in there!  Check it out:


I hope he's found somewhere warm to hunker down these past few days -- we've had snow and windchills in the teens!  Now THAT'S nice and serene!

Have a lovely Sunday!



  1. What an incredible blue that Windflower is and the Quince is just beyond beautiful! I"m boxing at my house today. Do you want to join me, Maggie?!

  2. The windflower is very beautiful - nature does produce some amazing colors. And of course, we know you take good care of your own puppy!

  3. the Grecian Wind Flower is a new variety of gorgeous.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  4. We are jealous you are having such a beautiful spring. We are having a freezing rain storm.

  5. The wind flower is so pretty, and we know it won't be long before all those beds are filled with beautiful blooms.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  6. OMD, those are some pawsome pics gurls! Your MOms takes the bestest pics! How do I gets a puppy of my very own??! sigh.
    Ruby ♥

  7. Wow... so pretty!! Love all pics!

    Momo & Pinot xo

  8. What serene pictures! I feel like I've been meditating.

  9. Your yard always looks so good all through the year! And we are with you on the crazy weather! It's nuts!

    Kiki and Nala

  10. Anonymous7:55 PM

    Great pictures. The serenity and fun you girls were having came through loud and clear.

  11. BOL you girls are so funny. My pointy eared siblings enjoy destroying hu'mums attempt at gardening, unlike myself, I'm good you see.

    Leonberger wooos