Monday, May 12, 2008

Flower Power

Yesterday was fairly quiet on the ranch - no calves were born, so the Bag Lady put some time in on her flowerbed. Here is a picture of her first daffodil to bloom. Unfortunately, the second blossom was broken off, probably by one of the cats or the dog. Sigh.


On the left are the beginnings of one of the peonies, and behind the daffodil is a hollyhock just starting to appear.

The Bag Lady did a lot of weeding, which entailed a lot of bending over, so she really stretched her hamstrings. She can feel them a little bit today, but is sure that with a little more weeding they will be fine. Thank goodness for yoga!

16 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

Nice, bright bit of life and colour to start the week.
Thanks.

Scrumpy's Baker said...

Seeing your flowers grow is so gratifying, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Loved checking out the new arrivals over the weekend - any more on the way?

Encouraging to see flowers blooming - spring can't be far away...

Missicat

JavaChick said...

Isn't it great to see things starting to grow? I think I finally planted daffodils last fall...I am seeing green shoots and having vague memories of crawling around planting bulbs...But no where near blooming yet, though I'm seeing plenty in other people's yards.

the Bag Lady said...

dfLeah - you're welcome! Happy to brighten your day.

SB - love the first cheery blooms to show up! And the next, and the next....

Missicat - there MIGHT be a calf today, but not positive yet.

Javachick - I think sometimes it takes awhile for them to get established - these daffodils didn't bloom last year (after I planted them the previous fall), just produced foliage.

Hilary said...

Ah there you go.. you were just lamenting the absence of flowers and buds and now you have them. :)

Emily said...

Weeding.Yuck! I'm so lazy I sit my happy ass on the ground to weed the flower beds. I'd rather get dirty than have to bend over for so long : )

the Bag Lady said...

Hilary - and very happy about it, I am, too!!

Emily - I sit on the ground some of the time, but there was a large ant hill in the centre of the peony bush, and I didn't want ants crawling on me!

bunnygirl said...

Pretty! We have flowers all year long around here, but I don't think we appreciate them like you folks do up north.

MizFit said...

I love those first peeks of flowers.

it reminds me how precious and FRAGILE life is.

M.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

df Baglady,

Don't you love it when spring has finally sprung!

Terrie

the Bag Lady said...

BG - We do probably appreciate them more, simply because we don't have them year round! At least, I certainly do!
Mizfit - that's so true - it is a reminder of the circle of life!

the Bag Lady said...

dfTerrie - goodness, it's been a zoo around here this morning! I didn't see your comment when I dashed through earlier - sorry!
It must be spring here now - things are getting busier! All sorts of running around and doing this and that, and the leaves are starting to pop, which is supposed to be potato-planting time...not gonna happen today. Or tomorrow...

Reb said...

Lovely daffs Sis! I will have to see if my neighbours are coming up. Two of the four perennials I planted last year survived, well, one for sure, I have to get on my knees to check the other.

the Bag Lady said...

Reb - my perennials are doing well. And so are the dandelions and crab-grass!! Need a young'un to do the weeding....

Sagan Morrow said...

Pretty flowers! Having plants in a pot just isn't the same. Silly condos.