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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Lovely Afternoon

My husband and I walk around our yard every afternoon when he gets home from work. This is some of what we saw today.
Male Cardinal

Queen Anne's Lace--Yarrow, what's the difference?

Peach Bloom
Grapefruit bud, this tree is full of them.
Tangerine Bloom........... citrus blooms smell heavenly!
A little Sparrow
Clematis beginning to open
Gerbera Daisy

Oh, can't wait for this Hot Lips Salvia to open
and beautiful Pear Blooms...................pear pies in the mind!

Have you heard that once the Pecan Trees begin to bud the cold weather is over? I have heard that twice by older farmers in the last two weeks....One told me today that the cold weather is over because he has buds on his Pecan Trees ............................................................fingers are crossed here.

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Leedra said...

Well I will be going to look at the pecan tree in the morning. Just got to see if the cold weather is over.

You have Yarrow there, not the same thing as Queen Anne's Lace.

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Anonymous said...

I haven't seen any buds on my Pecan Tree yet, maybe I better take a closer look tomorrow. ;) That is definitely a Yarrow, Queen Anne's Lace is much taller & airy like plant. I've grown it from seed and it is nice.

Darla said...

Thanks for the info on the Yarrow!!

Deb said...

hope that's true my pecan trees are budding, love the tour of your flowers

Susie said...

Ooh I'm going to keep my fingers crossed too! Hope they are right!

Like your blooms Darla!

Anonymous said...

I was in a good mood all day long because it was glorious. That's beautiful that you and hubby walk around the garden every afternoon. I think you'll stay close that way. Talking about nature leads to good things! ;)

Twisted Fencepost said...

I'm not listening! *fingers in ears* tra la la la la la la
My pecan trees are NOT budding yet. But winter IS over.
Don't ruin this for me woman! tee hee

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

You have a lovley garden, and all those exotic trees, exotic for us.

Do you really not know what Twitter is? Funny our paper wrote about it this morning, it is going to be giving facebook a run for it's money very soon. Business' are doing it, and they check to see how popular they are.


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, Seeing birds and flowers is wonderful---can't get any better than that, can it????

I hope you are right about the cold weather being over... Yeah-Rah...

tina said...

You saw lots of beauty today! Can't beat those walks. Especially with the hubby.

Bren said...

IT was a lovely afternoon... and I love the photos of your yarrow! WONDERFUL!!!!
Happy Gardening

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Those pear tree flowers are so pretty! I'm waiting for our new pear trees to bloom. I hope they are that pretty.

Tootsie said...

that's it...I am living vicariously through you is no where near as far off to spring here!

Dani said...

I wish we could grow peaches and pears here. *Sigh*

Roses and Lilacs said...

We don't have any pecan trees up here to watch;) We go by that old saying "when the oak buds are the size of a mouse ear..."

Dawnie said...

beautiful things to see. we are weeks away from that.

Valerie said...

My pecan tree doesn't have any buds on them yet. It is chilly here this morning but is suppose to get up in the 60's. I loved walking with you and hubby!

fishing guy said...

Darla: What a fun show of your Spring and all the activity. What a nice Cardinal in it's neat red plumage.

Carla said...

hubby used to hate to 'tur tha yad' each day. Now I do it alone (less whinying:) Great plants!

Marsha said...

What a wonderful walk with you two through your yard. Spring has sprung there that is for sure.

Just beautiful...every photo!