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Monday, April 30, 2007

Early Spring At My Place!

Huge composter!














Last year's pots waiting to be re-born!
Here in Ontario, Canada, we're way behind all of you south of me in the US.
Well, at least our igloos have melted!



















The river in my back yard that flows through town can't be seen once the foliage is out fully.

















Don't know what these are!













Don't know what this is either.



























The possibilities of a new garden!











Yes, it's a lot of lawn to cut!














And 480 railroad ties terracing the slope.

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25 Comments:

Blogger Diana said...

Ooooh! *clap, clap, clap* Lovelies!

Unless I'm mistaken, the blue and white flowers are hyacinth that are going wild. Stick your nose in them. They smell divine. The pink and white flowers are primrose. I love your gardens and views.

Monday, April 30, 2007

 
Blogger GEWELS said...

Wow- you have a lovely, large piece of earth there. Nice view of the river too.
More and more warm days will appear shortly.
Happy May Day

Monday, April 30, 2007

 
Blogger twilite said...

Hi MOI! What a big lot you've got there. Here in Singapore where I'm residing, land is scarce.

What a wonderful time is spring when all things living comes alive!

Have I said before? Whenever I drop by, I enjoy the words and music of your song. Are you the vocalist with your own guitar accompaniment?

Have a jolly day!

Monday, April 30, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Diana:I think you're right. Some of the blue flowers were just growing in the grass.
Thanks. It is an interesting property that sloped at such a steep angle when we bought it, that we had to bring in several trucks full of fill and terraced it in 3 levels. The railway let us pick up old ties for $3 each.
My husband is the real gardener. We live next door to a flower shop which looks amazing and we kind of have to try and match them, being on the main street.

Gewels: Thanks, we love it as it doesn't seem like we're on the main street of a busy little town when you're at the back. You'll see when I post pics later that when the leaves are out, we don't see the river. It is neat to go down and look at it. My cats love it back there!

Yes, bring on summer!

Twilite: Yes, it must seem huge to you since I know land is at a premium there.

(It is me singing a song I wrote but it's my brother-in-law playing all the guitars. Check Jan 27th archives for story and pics plus video to go with it. Annelisa did the video for me. Thanks)

Monday, April 30, 2007

 
Blogger meno said...

Yep, hyacynths and primroses. We are slowly coming into spring here too. I am loving it. Pretty river.

Monday, April 30, 2007

 
Blogger Bob said...

what a great yard! I have yard envy now.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

 
Anonymous colleen said...

It's definately going green! What a beautiful place....room to grow and a river! It hit 80 here yesterday.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

 
Blogger FelineFrisky said...

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my place! Great to have new visitors!

I'm diabetic for 37 years, with many of the complications (eyes, stomach, thyroid, adrenal, depression, high blood pressure - sigh...). Been "disabled' for 2 years now.

I have 3 babies (cats) and a husband! More than enough! LOL Been married for 20 years, this July!

Love your home. The landscape is beautiful. Looks serene and comfy. I just LOVE Spring!

Hope to see you back around! Smiles! D :)

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

 
Blogger Stephen Newton said...

What a beautiful place you have, Mother. Spring is gorgeous here, although we could have another cold snap. Perhaps it's good that your behind us.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

 
Blogger Nancy Dancehall said...

Beautiful photos! We've bypassed spring and have gone directly to summer. 80-something degrees today. Enjoy your spring!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

meno: Me too! I come alive from April through to Nov. 1st!

Bob: Thanks...it makes up for living on the main street! We ry to employ a teenaged kid to cut the lawn!!

Colleen: Thanks! We tried really hard to make it nice, especially in the back where we focus our life. Yep, spring is emerging slowly but surely so we can savour it.

feline frisky: realy nice to meet you, we have a lot in common...too bad some things are yucky ole health gunk! I just got put on thyroid meds for hypoactive. Have tons of neuropathy too.

I've been married 27 years this July 12th! My husband's a chiropractor so takes care of my sore joints and muscles..if I whine loudly enough!!!

I'm just lovin' it too! The slow unveiling of Spring!

Stephen: Thanks! We so enjoy watching spring unfold in our yard!

Nancy: Thanks! Actually, I don't like when we bipass spring, I love the long lead-up to summer.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

 
Blogger Richard said...

Sometimes, I wonder if we do a disservice to international readers by posting so many nature pictures of Canada - leaving them with the impression that Canada is mostly trees and snow (actually it is), because we have beautiful cities as well.

Besides, it has been Spring for well over a month now.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

 
Blogger Maggie said...

What a lovely place! Grow the garden!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

 
Blogger Barbara said...

You are a bit behind us down here. But in due time, the buds will all open and you will have the fairyland spring we are currently enjoying. You should take these same pics in a month or two and show us what a little time and warm weather will do. Meanwhile, get ready to garden!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

 
Blogger Pauline said...

Such a beautiful home, MOI - we're not too far ahead of you here. It's been cold enough to slow things down and just warm enough to green things up.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Richard:I'm loving this gradual onset of spring. So many years we seem to jump from cold right into heat waves. Our cities and semi-urban places like my town are beautiful too. I always really liked Ottawa.

Maggie: In a few weeks...maybe the long weekend, we'll plant some but never before.

Barbara: Yes, I like how we're taking time to savour the slow spring. Wish I had a time lapse camera! I'll do that though.


Pauline: Thanks. Sounds like we're more in synch with you guys. I wouldn't have thought so though.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

 
Anonymous Coll said...

Spring brings such promise. Just yesterday I noticed a slight green blush to many trees. The leaves are coming! The leaves are coming! :-)

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

 
Blogger Annelisa said...

That's a garden! I thought it was a meadow! :-D

Love the railway sleepers (what you call ties) - my mum used to use them at her place, and I always admired the way it added just that final 'natural' touch to the landscape.

I know the last flowers are primulas, and I think the first are hyacynths... lovely!

Enjoy the spring while you have it. We've got very warm weather already - didn't seem to have much spring, which is very unusual (usually April weather changes every five minutes from snow to hail to sun to rain to sun to hail... we call it the 'April showers', but there's been none of that this year! )

Oh yes - very nice layout, btw! :-)

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Coll: I love how they are gradually unfolding their "wings"! It gives you a chane to appreciate the season more.

Annelisa: Thanks. Our place sometimes looks like a fortress from the other side of the river! I've never heard the ties called sleepers. Our ties are always asleep! HA!

I always thought you guys were cooler than us. I went to London in June once and it wasn't really hot like here. I am enjoying the spring immensely! We have 10 days in a row with nothing but sun and just nicely pleasant temps about 16 C!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

 
Blogger gr said...

My goodness,your river is just like ours, and NO your spring is not far behind us here in northern NY, looks just like that here. Actually we probably got more snow than you down here this year (grumble)

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

 
Blogger brooksba said...

You have a nice big yard and tons of possibilities for plants. I'd be exploring all the time. Love the pictures!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

 
Blogger the naked tapdancer said...

A great yard! I'm re-learning how to garden for the first time in twenty years... it's a lot of work! But there's nothing like hanging out in nature.
Thanks for sharing those lovely photos!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Gr: Rivers are neat to have so close, yours does look prettier..ours is kind of murky and muddy loking. It really swells up with rain.

Ah, that's good to hear we're on par with you.yes, sounds like you got hit with more snow than we did.

Brooksba: Thanks! My husband is the gardener..I just water, dead-blom, and take he compliments from people walking by!

NTD: Thanks for the visit and comment. Have fun in your new gardening experience! I let my husband do the hard work...I just water and help maintain I'll post more as the season continues.

Friday, May 04, 2007

 
Blogger mystic rose said...

wow! lovely! this is a wonderful yard...

it is exciting isnt it.. to paln a new garden..

im working on a garden too.. palnted a lot of bulbs and herbs the past few days.. it is hard work clearing the ground and preparing it..but exciting also.

spring is so inspiring isnt it? :)

Friday, May 04, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Mystic: Thanks, we like it a lot. It's neat to see the garden come full out by mid-July. We never have done bulbs but I'd like to have early spring flowers like daffs and tulips.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

 

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