Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Hey everypup ~Misty here~

We had some really nice weather last week.  One day we broke a record at 83 degrees.  At home up on the hill where we are closer to the sun it was 85 degrees when Mom got home.  We all panted outside but did enjoy the warm weather.

Enjoying my own time alone outside.
 I really enjoy my time outside and just sniffing the breeze.  After all, we've usually been stuck in the house together all day long, so if I can be by myself I take the opportunity.  Especially on freshly mowed cool grass.  Mom had to mow the yard when it was in the high 70's and then had to take a shower afterwards.  BOL.

See how distinguished my eyebrows are now that they have turned grey?
Well lets head off to the back deck and show you how the blending of flowers is working out.  I think the one in the middle might be straddling the line and needs to make a decision.  BOL.

UW Huskies.
Orange Azalea.
 This is Mom's favorite Azalea in the yard.  We have so many different bold colors, but this orange one really makes her heart sing.  Take a gander, because this one only lasts for a couple days before either the rain washes it out or the sun zaps it.

Did you know that we can grow snowballs here in the Pacific Northwest?  They still need to ripen up a bit because they still look a bit green, but here's part of our crop for the summer.  Once they get bigger and the weather is warmer they are really fun to soak in a bucket of water and have "flower-balloon" fights.  They 'splode and you get flower petals stuck all over.  Silly humans.  These are the same ones that set up a sprinkler in the summer to run through to cool off.


Green snowballs.

We'll check up on these guys next week when they are ripe and ready.
 This guy is called Lupine and is just starting to get going.  We'll come back and those bright green spikes will be purple and about a foot long.  We'll visit this one in 2 or 3 weeks while it continues to enjoy the rain and sunshine.
 The Rosemary made it through the winter and has now flowered.  Next time you see it, it will be whacked down for fresh growing and chiggen seasoning for this year.
 Well enough of that part of the yard, we still have Rhodies and Azaleas we need to check up on.  Soon the flower burst will be done for those guys for the year and we will roll into another wave of flower season.  Enjoy it with us, the sniffing is wonderful and there is always something great to look at until November.

Azalea Avenue.

Along the upper walking path.

Purple Power.
Our humble abode in the background.  'Cept we sleep on the other side of the house.

Are your eyes tired from all the brightness yet?

Off to Rhododendron Road.

Mom says she imagines these flowers sing really loud.  BOL

We can do Wedding White as well.  

We'll try and get Mom out to the front yard where even different stuff is taking off.  Until then, we've just got more rain headed our way.

Sniff at ya later ~Misty~


  1. Y'all got some real pretty flowers!

  2. Wow! Whut purdy flowers! We luv yur tours. Nefur heard of "flower balloon" fights! Sounds good an messy!

    On anuther note, Mommy saw a piccie where a guy "decorates" his yard with yard sale finds. He used a bowlin ball kinda like a gazin ball. It looked kinda cool. If Mommy tried that it would look like cwap .

  3. Not just super pretty, but probably smells pretty around your place, too! Love all your flowers!

  4. What purdy flowers!! Our azaleas are done bloomin' and the bearded iris are almost done, too... We have some roses bloomin' and next will be the daylilies..
    Your garden is gorgeous!!!

    1. We only have 1 bearded Iris that lasts through the year. Then we get the daylilies that bloom for the nest 2 months. Lucky us. Roses still have a month before they will pop out and say hello.