Saturday, March 19, 2016

A bit of this and that...

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This blog post may jump around a bit...but will start out with this shot of how far along my lilac is!  Even though I have looked out at it and noticed it was budding out, it surprised me that it is actually this far along.
It is this late in the spring, and I have still not cleaned off my flower bed...it is the same bed that Mabel lived in all summer.
This is Mabel.  I don't think I told you that this was her name...she is Charlotte's cousin.  Instead of staying on the farm she ran off with a traveling salesman and moved to the city.  At least that is part of the tale that I told Lorelei.

Anyway, somewhere I read that the spiders might survive the winter if it was mild, so I have hesitated to clean off the mess.  But I doubt she survive, but I sure hope some of her offspring are out there this year.
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Around front I do have a very few hyacinths that have bloomed...
The clouds were awesome the same day I took the other pictures.  Notice the Turkey Vulture in the upper right corner.  They are always around...at least some of every day.
Just have to show this pic of the house sparrow...it was in a tree across the road.  I am still amazed that my little Canon SX 700 HS will take a picture even half this good...handheld.  I have issues with it sometimes, but still, I have got a lot of bang for the buck in this little camera.

That is all from my corner...Lorelei is sitting here with me




20 comments:

Michelle said...

Your corner of the world is looking pretty good! Love seeing your Hyacinths.

Quiltedtime said...

I love the story about Mabel!!! No doubt Lorelei will remember your great stories for decades to come. :-)

Sandra said...

enjoyed your corner of the world, as for Mabel, she would not be living anywhere close to my house, she is beautiful though. and if she were gone so would her house. yowsa.. the good news is bob and i both don't do spiders... i love the story you told L about Mabel.. sweet little bird

Denise inVA said...

Hi to you and Lorelei Rose. You took great photos. Mabel's story was cute. I wouldn't want any sudden surprises but I like spiders. They truly are fascinating. Your hyacinth is gorgeous, so is that little sparrow. The cloud shot is gorgeous and those first two macros are really something. Happy Sunday :)

Deb said...

Great photos and tack sharp.

Small City Scenes said...

Wonderful 'Pics and Pieces of Spring. I hope Mable's offspring is lurking out there somewhere.
MB

Montanagirl said...

Awesome photos today, Rose! That Spider looks crazy huge!!!

Judy said...

Awesome shot, I love the one of Mabel, tho I'm not crazy about spiders.

Ellie said...

Hi Rose, hope you and Lorelei have been enjoying your day:)
I love your wee tale about Mabel, she was obviously happy in your garden.
I just love that Spring time is here.

Lynn Hasty said...

I love the photos here. Oh I love a garden! Including spiders!!
Lynn

CountryMum said...

That is one very big spider. Awesome photo.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Rose!:) Lovely Spring photos of your Hyacinths, and Lilac bud. Mabel is a very attractive spider, and thats a great closeup shot. Lovely post!:)

Linda Gross said...

I loved your Mabel story.

b"E"th edwards ( : said...

nice to meet you Mabel. a real pleasure, if you stay away and don't bite me please and thank you. ha. ha! i appreciate spiders and their coloring but i prefer them to enjoy your food across the way. ha. ha! ( :

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

My husband loves to see those wild looking spiders....I would rather see the birds! lol Happy Spring sweet lady! Hugs, Diane

Henny Penny said...

I had a spider like yours in my garden last summer. Hope he is still around. I love that video in your last post. Little Big Shots is my new favorite show too. There's not much out there fit to watch anymore.

Nancy Chan said...

Looks like flowers are starting to bloom in your area. Your hyacinths are so beautiful. Happy spring to you and Lorelei

J Bonafilla said...

My goodness that is one impressive spider. I hope that you meet some of her descendants this spring. Your flowers look lovely. I hope you get a great show of lilac. It's one of my favourites. All the best for a very happy Easter, Bonny

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Nice selection of flora and fauna, Rose.
I particularly enjoyed the 'scoop of clouds' and that spider.
Have a Happy Day!
Peace :)

genie said...

I hope you did not disturb Mabel....she is such a pretty girl....tho I am happy she is living in your garden and hot hours. Spiders and bats are not my favorites..but snakes so not bother me. Now what kind of sense does that make??? Love the taco shot of the lily leaves. That capture is an awesome. Some of your pictures just knock me off my feet they are so beautiful. Am trying to do commenting again today. Talk at you later (as Bud would say). Hugs.

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