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Thursday, June 4, 2015

A walk around the yard

When Spring comes, Bob and I walk around the yard almost every night after supper.  It's amazing how things can change in a day or two, and we love seeing every new flower that blooms.  Come along for a short walk!

The front walk to the house - the dwarf lilac is blooming near the driveway and the hostas along the walk are filling in nicely.




Walking around to the back yard, the flower bed behind the garage is also blooming.  The purple flowers are Siberian Iris and are just starting to open.  The pink is a Variegated Wiegela.


In the back corner this little flower bed is coming to life.  We call this little statue 'Malcolm' because he stands in the middle of the flowers.  (From the tv show Malcolm in the Middle).  The Siberian Iris are opening here also; in front of Malcolm the lavender is just starting up and it smells wonderful.  The white is a new Clematis that Bob planted last fall.  It's growing on the bottom of a trellis, but soon will grow taller and will bloom above the iris.


 These clematis are such a brilliant white!


I really enjoy these Siberian Iris.  They are such a pretty color.


 To the left of that bed are these Vibernum which are almost done flowering but are still pretty.  The arbor here also has a new clematis growing, that was planted the same time as the white one.  We hope it soon fills the arbor.


Here's a close up of the other clematis.



 This building is Bob's wood shop.    He has some nice views of the yard when he's out there working.



Here's another look from the middle of our back yard toward the back.  There will soon be new flowers opening in this bed too. 
Isn't it amazing to think of the many varieties  of flowers, trees, bushes, grasses, and isn't it awesome that God gives us such beauty to enjoy?

"Who is it that covers the heavens with the glorious clouds?  Who prepares the rains for their departure from heaven for their timely deployment?  Who makes the grass grow upon the majestic mountains?  Surely it is the Lord of Glory, the Creator Himself who endows this earth with all of its marvelous splendor. Give God His due glory because the creation already declares the glory of God."
Psalm 147:8, Psalm 19:1

20 comments:

Sally said...

So many pretties' to see; you have more perennials in the way of flowers than we do. I've just about finished planting some, and hoping the grasshoppers leave us alone this year. I also planted a few annual; mostly for the fence.

You have a beautiful yard, Mari! :)

xoxo

Betsy Brock said...

Everything looks beautiful! It's hard to believe you had that deep, deep snow not that long ago!

Mildred said...

Hi Mari, Your yard is so lovely. You have some beautiful plants. I especially love the wiegela. Bob's shop sure is nice; a great place for him to work. I enjoyed the "walk" around your yard. Have a good day.

Simply Linda said...

Thank you for the walk, I really enjoyed it. I am so jealous you have a garage, wink. Have a lovely Friday, Mari. Blessings

Sola Scriptura said...

What a lovely walk to enjoy after dinner each night! You have a lovely garden.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Fabulous tour of your yard. I can see why you two like walking the grounds in the evening after a meal. Relaxing, I'm sure, with all that beauty.

I too love iris. Any color.

Now this is a new one for me...the Variegated Wiegela. I couldn't even begin to pronounce it let alone know how to spell it.

Linda E said...

Your yard is a wonderland. I love flowers but am unable to do it any longer. I would be out there every evening too, looking at what appeared that day. Thank you for sharing your yard and I can enjoy it as it progresses. Happy Friday.

Stephanie said...

Oh Mari, what a beautiful and charming garden! I can see why you enjoy walking around the yard with your husband.

Thank you for sharing such lovely pictures with us. Happy weekend, my dear!

Jennifer said...

I loved this tour around your property, Mari. Your garden is beautiful and I love the front walk. I can definitely tell that people who love and care for their home live there.

Carrie B. said...

So pretty Mari! Everything is coming up beautifully. I love that you and Bob walk around and check things out each evening. That is such a sweet and wonderful way for some quality time together. Happy weekend! xo

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

So beautiful! And that little Malcolm is a cutie!!

Amy at love made my home said...

You have such a beautiful garden!!! So many lovely flowers and plants. I hope that now the weather is warmer and everything is growing so well that you will be able to show us more from time to time as it really is wonderful! xx

Cherdecor said...

Thanks for taking us a walk around your yard. My, it is a big place! Bob must spend a lot of time keeping it mowed and weeded. It is absolutely gorgeous! I have always wanted some Siberian Iris. I didn't know the name of them. Now I know what to look for.

Deb said...

What a beautiful yard you have!

Jenny said...

I'm wild about that white clematis! The only color we have in our yard is a deep purple. But I do love purple and your Siberian Iris are perfect. Your whole yard is stunning. I am jealous xoxo

Jean Stauffer said...

Seriously, Mari, you should charge money for people to just stroll through your yard and gardens!! They are SPECTACULAR!!!

Brooke said...

Such a gorgeous yard!

Bethany Carson said...

Beautiful verse! You keep your garden looking great! Love the flower shots.

Kimberly Hoyt said...

Absolutely gorgeous yard!

Dianna said...

I enjoyed the tour of your yard so much, Mari! Everything is beautiful!