Sunday, February 27, 2011

Spring is in the air....

We started the weekend with 60 mph winds on Friday. This resulted in the loss of a tree in our front yard.  Of course the boys (and one Lily) found this to be a fun adventure! On our wish list is a bridge at the pond to cover one of the underground streams. When we get heavy rain or with spring approaching the area is very muddy and at times the underground stream water fills to the surface.  A bridge is needed and the tree offered the perfect solution. Love my boys (and one Lily)....
Moving forward, the weather on Saturday and Sunday was beautiful. We feel like spring is around the corner! Hurray, it is good for my soul. Everyday we try to walk around the house to see what new flower is coming up. Your help might be needed to identify some of the plants we are finding.  We know the original owner was a horticulturist, and were told at one time the pond house was a beautiful property, filled with beautiful flowers. We are hoping some of the flowers survived the years of weeds suffered here. You can view those weeds here and here; although we hope to never see their return.
Any ideas what this might be? They are everywhere along the stream and even into the woods? It looks like it might grow up to be beautiful.....

And
this is how we ended our weekend....
Hope you have a beautiful week...

Linking to Mosaic Monday

12 comments:

Pondside said...

It sounds (and looks) like a perfect weekend!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

I can't wait to see your place come summer time. It is going to be so gorgeous! Well it is all seasons actually!

Cindy said...

Beautiful photographs!!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wendy, those may be water hyacinths, but not sure. Your property is going to be beautiful I'm sure.

Sarah said...

What a beautiful place. ~ Sarah

Snap said...

Busy, but beautiful !!!

Katie said...

What a clever use for the tree :) And that sunset is gorgeous!

Heather T. said...

Your post gave me hope on this gloomy winters day...you're not too far from this Vermont gal, and if there are little bits of green popping up through your grounds, it's only a tiny matter of time before we'll have the same.

It's downright crazy here this morning, gray sky - spit snow, ice, rain....bring on the Spring and let's put winter away until the end of the year :)

stephanie said...

Great pictures Wendy!

Fiona said...

It sounds like a perfect weekend!!!
Great pictures!!

dee dee said...

Wendy,
Your land is so beautiful! Great use for the downed tree! We were at our new home this weekend, dragging fallen limbs to the road for limb pick up, but we will have to keep this idea in mind! Like you we also found new buds rising from under years of unraked leaves. Can't wait to see what come up both in your yard and ours! Excellent photos my friend!
Have a great week!
dee dee

Beth @ Dirty Laundry said...

Beautiful pictures, Wendy! It looks like you are having fun with your new camera. I especially love the sunset and birdhouse pictures!

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