This blog is about my garden and the outdoors. I am new to photography but I am trying to show some of the pretty things that grow here in Michigan. I love the wild things who visit me and I dont mind if they eat a bit here and there. I like it more if they let me take their picture. As time goes on I think I will try to show you around the beautiful area that I live in as well as my garden. I try to use my own pictures as much as possible but will also use pictures from the web. If I inadvertently use your photo or work without permission please email me and I will remove it or give credit if you prefer. I will give credit when I know who the owner is. I would ask that anyone using my pictures do the same.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

It lives...........................

I went out into the garden the last two days. I had to see what I could see. I swept the back path and now have a large pile of leaves. It is still very cold because its so windy. The temperature only in the 30s today, but it was sunny. Tomorrow may be a bit warmer. I really wanted to get working, it was just too bitter cold. I did find a few things growing though. First off I was so happy to see that at least two of my fish are hanging in.
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I took the chicken wire off the top yesterday but have not seen the fish since then.
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However the pump is working. If it would just warm up a bit I could start to get some of the leaves out of there. I tried today but my fingers froze. The Ivy is doing well though and every day I can do just a little bit more. Meanwhile the Mourning Doves are courting. The two of them were sunning on the garden arch. I bet this is the female preening
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They will be nesting soon because they were doing naughty things in the tree yesterday.
There are shoots coming through the dirt, woo hoo..........
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So good to see the garden coming alive. A miracle every year. The Holly is looking nice even so, there is no other colour out there at the moment.
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watching the trees beginning to think about it
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Tomorrow I want to get out and clip back the grape vines before the sap starts to run. It makes a mess if I wait. The birds have made great use of it this winter. No one nests in it though. I have had several nests around the garden though so I wonder who will try this year?.


Merlesworld said...

The beginnings of spring you just can't beat it.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

So you did make it outside to do a little clean up yesterday! Brave one you are. I can't tell if we have any shoots because there is still too much snow on the ground. It is flurrying as I write this--I hope nothing more!