Monthly Archives: May 2008

May goes out with a beautiful sunset

Elementary School Talent Show


Leave a Message after the Beep

So Im looking at my stats, number of visits, search engine terms used to fine my site, etc. and I see that I have more visitors then I would expect. I would expect only 3 to be honest, my brother, sister and sister in law. I know that I visit a handful of blogs daily but dont always write anything.  So Id love to have you leave a comment and let me know what you think-  Are you sick of huming bird pictures yet ( I know Mandy isnt)?  Let me know what you think…. BEEEEEPPPPPP

Another Evening in the Back Yard


Backyard Wildlife

Better Get Use to Hummingbirds


Well the snow is gone again, dare I say for good?  Probably not- but the grass is starting to turn green.  We finished up raking the front of the yard and patched there.  Al and Rosalie were up for the weekend, and helped with the yard work.  We also got the sprinkler system turned on and all is running good.  Even my roses seem to be trying to grow!


I smoked a couple of racks of ribs and Sausage in my Big Green Egg on Saturday-  enjoyed with a big bowl of potato salad and baked beans.

 The 2 Als and Noah worked on new flower boxes for me.  The original ones were made 10 years ago and have held up pretty good, but each year we needed to patch and re-screw many of the joints together.  So new ones were made with mitered corners.  Al and I spent yesterday sanding and sealing them.  Here is a comparison of the old ones and the new ones. As soon as I get them planted I will post more pictures- but it will probably be after Father’s Day. 


Noah painted his gold-  Nana would be proud!  

Grandma and Noah

Lazy Puppies

Looking forward to a short week.  Things on the list for the week include:

Noah is performing in the school talent show on Friday- playing guitar with a quartet. Picture to come!

What A Difference a Day Makes!

Not quite as appealing with fresh snow!  Another surprise from mother nature, an impromptu snow storm.  It was full of moisture and sticking to the bushes and trees.



Evening in the Back Yard

The only thing missing from this picture is me! This is one of my favorite places to sit and enjoy a nice glass of merlot.  Many nights we have big wind, but tonight is calm as can be.  The humingbirds are well into their warring, buzzing around each other.

My yard is officially snow free (for now anyway!).  We spent last weekend raking the back yard and cleaning up all the dead grass that the voles had torn up.  We ended up putting down 3 bags of new grass seed and 7 bags of soil to cover the damaged area.  We still have the front yard to do, but at least we have a jump start on the back yard- now we just have to get the sprinkler system turned on this weekend. You can see over in the corner by the trees all the fresh dirt.

Evening is also a great time to observe the humingbirds.  I have to tell you that my new lens ROCKS!  check out some of these close ups! 





Ozzy and Noah playing Tag- or keep away, Im not quite sure.  But one thing I do know- Ozzy is much faster than Noah!


I cut these from Paul and Carla’s House- I Love Lilacs and mine don’t even have buds on them yet!