I see you
I love living in the country with lots of farmland and farm animals all around us. My sister-in-law and her husband live on a dairy farm not far from us. I took these pictures on a recent visit. The weather wasn’t great, but no matter as we were in good company.
cow with gorse behind the fence
I really do like seeing the cows. They seem pretty curious with me, too. 🙂 The orange/yellow shrub behind the fence, and in the distance of the pic below, is gorse. It is quite striking at this time of year.
what a profile 🙂
a rustic feel to the birdhouse too
raindrops on the flower
In looking at these photos I could almost feel the mist and rain again!
Asparagus growing straight up
It is “Wordless Wednesday” again! This first picture got a bunch of likes on my Mom in the Garden facebook page so I thought I’d share it here on the blog. Despite my neglecting my asparagus bed, the wonderful spears pushed through the weeds and are standing nice and straight.
here’s another color
The weed that took over the bed is a pain to dig out. One or two asparagus might have been lost in the process. But most of the bed is clear now.
ladybird / ladybug
These two little critters kept me company while I was weeding. At home we call them ladybugs. Here in Ireland they call them ladybirds. 🙂 Two things I usually have with me in the garden are also in the picture: my phone (for the alarm to let me know when I have to come in from the garden) and a water-bottle.
a not so perfect Asparagus bed
I’ve left most of the old stalks to let me know where the new plants should be coming up. We can’t wait to start eating them!
Happy Wordless Wednesday 🙂
Blushing Lady tulip
First I must start with clarifying that “Wordless Wednesday” for me means a blog post with very “light” content! 🙂 Now, on to the topic at hand… Do you know what I mean by “A memory trigger”? Something that brings back memories: Scents can often be memory triggers, or a song, or even a flower.
Blushing Lady tulip
I started gardening when we moved into our first house, in New York. I didn’t spend a lot of time in the garden, though, because I had three babies and never enough energy, not to mention time. One type of flower I did plant, though, was a variety of this Blushing Lady tulip. The only difference is that the original variety had a lovely scent.
Blushing Lady tulips next to our play house
I try really hard not to impulse buy with plants, but I saw a bag of these Blushing Lady bulbs in the store last year and that was it. I just had to have them. For me, they brought me right back to my days of having babies and carefree days playing in the yard with them. My oldest child is turning 18 this summer!
creating a bed just for them
I’ve been wanting to create some flower beds around our play house and this was a perfect incentive to get the job started. I like the pink & yellow tulips with the playhouse background. I like the pink & yellow tulips full-stop! I’m not really sure what is going to be planted with them. I’m sure something will present itself!
Do you have any plant memory triggers?
It has been a busy week. Hence, another Wordless Wednesday post instead of a meaty post. Ah well, I’ll keep at it! I have, thankfully, at least been able to do bits and pieces in the garden so all is not lost. But for now, just some pretty pictures of the Pulmonaria which is just coming into bloom. They will look even nicer when the daffodils around them bloom!
Pulmonaria with daffodils in the background
daffodil with pulmonaria in the background
the next section of the field to eat…
The contrast of the two sides of the field is what first caught my attention. Then I saw the cows lined up along the fence and just felt the need to take their picture. The farmer has been moving the fence little by little each day to allow the cows their fresh food. It seems that along the fence line is where they then tend to “hang out”! (perhaps waiting for the next meal?) I think it is sugar beet in the field.
This Wordless Wednesday business is not my idea of full fledged blogging, but when time is short it will have to do until I can get my “real” post finished!
I hope you enjoyed my Cow Picture!
Corkscrew Hazel tree (with snow in the background)
We have had such a confusing time with the weather. Mostly it has been horrible. (I’m sorry, that sounds so negative, but it is so true!) But there have been glimpses of the wonderful weather that Ireland does have to offer! I so hope that more good weather is on the way!
Ditch Wall Garden on a gorgeous sunny early spring day
Happy “Wordless Wednesday” to you!
Crocus in the park at DCU
What better way to show off the sun than by capturing some lovely crocus in the park at DCU?
Happy Sunny Day!
I think I’m getting the hang of this Wordless Wednesday thing. Here are just a few pictures which I think have a magical look to them simply because of the evening sunlight.
The flowers are not spectacular, really, but I think they look spectacular in this light.
Silver Anniversary Hybrid Tea Rose
And then my favorite … I captured a picture of a Speckled Wood Butterfly on my Rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susan). This was the picture that inspired me to post on my blog tonight.
Speckled Wood Butterfly
Happy Wordless Wednesday!