Friday, May 25, 2007


Ahhh, Spring - First the whine - I hate black flies!!!!!!!! A mosquito bites, itches a while, a small bump - goes away. But a black fly - I swell up, if I get bitten anywhere on my face or neck - I get black and blue. And they love me. Mowing the yards - yes I said yardSSS. The Captain is in NC getting his latest boat ready - so I have to mow not only our yard which is big enough, but also the trimming at the apartment building we have which is 2 miles from the house. It is 200 ft long - so that means both sides, the ends, and under the trees where the tractor can't go and around the signs out front.

Ahhh, now for the good stuff. The grandchildren are willing to go outside. We are planning our garden. A and I found my ladyslipper - we have only one on the edge of the woods behind the garage - we are watching it daily to get a picture when it is in full bloom. We have a granite walk-way up to the house with Lily of the Valley growing - it smells heavenly. Both A(who is 6 now) and I picked a stalk and placed in water next to our beds so we can enjoy the fragrance. I set mine by the computer last night and was amazed at the pleasure I received just from leaning over for a little sniff once in awhile - it was very relaxing. (qtpies if you read this - does this count as a mind altering drug) The Lilacs will be blooming soon. Lilacs are my favorite.


Qtpies7 said...

LOL, at least its in its natural state! I sniff lilacs, so I guess I'm there, too. I've been on meds, too. So I count anyways.
I think its funny that I was reading about the lady slipper and thinking I'm surprised it isn't lilys of the valley, lol, then you have that, too.

Lara Croft said...

Thank you for looking around my site. It's new and I'm new to this blogging thing! Your flowers sound wonderful and your garden. I love working in the yard though I am not as good at it as my grandmother was. I lost her a year ago and I miss her. She was more like my mom than my mom so you can see wy I understand. Have a great holiday and look forward to hearing from you again -

Qtpies7 said...

You know, I was thinking that you wouldn't bruise from those flies if you didn't hit them when they bite you.

Mimi Lenox said...

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