The water is low in the pond. My grandchildren have loved  throwing rocks into the water. I’ve watched my oldest grandson throwing, switching from using his left hand to his right hand and back again. He may be a leftie like his mom. 🙂

The mimosa tree stands tall and proud. It’s waiting to put on a pink and fluffy performance come warmer weather. There’s something about a mimosa in bloom that always looks tropical to me.


Dogwood in the front yard.

This stick figure is supposed to be a magnolia. It’s vertical and green and looking pitiful. I’m sorely tempted to cut it down. It’s never bloomed and it is, quite frankly, a sorry excuse for a magnolia.


Azaleas join the dogwoods in their annual display. I never tire of an azalea in bloom, unless it’s white. My white one turns brown and looks dirty.

But, the freckles in a pink azalea make me smile. Even unopened buds stand at attention. Like debutantes at a ball, they await that moment of showing off how lovely they are.

Our only granddaughter, Lucy, was three when she visited our home.  She thinks our blueberry bush is a tree. Mr. K and I still laugh about our blueberry “tree”. It’s hard to see clearly, but I’ve pulled and chopped weeds and moved two wheelbarrow loads of mulch. Mulch the squirrels felt a need to “sift” through. We have plans to place a pole and a net this year. Last season, the birds harvested the berries. It’s a lot of work for something I won’t eat.

This moss looks like green carpet. It is spongy to the touch and is cool underfoot.  Walking on it barefoot is a treat. This old log in the woods is wearing a mossy coat.

My future hedge of forsythia. Deer have killed half of my first attempt and only three tiny ones still exist. The three taller ones that are staked up bloomed for the first time this year.

The creeping phlox put on a show this year.

And so ends a quick stroll around the property in April of 2018. Be sure to follow along as more photos are added.

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