Saturday, April 21, 2012

ROSES ~ LILIES ~ DEAD TREES AND THE FLU


This two weeks since Easter have been energetic and frightful.  We  (Don more than me) has really been working in the yard.  He has blown leaves and mowed and blown leaves and mowed more yard.  The real neat thing was he wheeled and dealed to get the dead tree that was leaning against another tree and aimed to fall right on the end of our doublewide trailer.  He traded my blue GMC Safari for the work plus we got $400 dollars.  Not bad since the transmission was messed up in 3rd gear.  It had 211,000 miles on it but the engine ran good and didn't use oil and the tires had less than 3000 miles on them. I am happy with the deal. The dead tree is gone!!!  Thank you Lord for sending Steve McKenzie our way. He was removing several trees across the street. Thank you Lord for sending me Don who is a much better wheeler/dealer than I will ever be.

EVERYTHING in Alabama is blooming early this year. We really didn't have a winter.  My Queen Elizabeth rose has more blooms on it at one time than it has EVER had.


I meant to make pics Thursday and never got to it. I have the flu and have been miserable. I thought it was just sinus but I have been running a temp the last couple of days and staying in bed most of the time. I knew if I did not take pics now the blooms would be gone. Between Thursday and Friday some petals  had already fallen.
While I was out with the camera I took pics of my Mothers day lily Don got me in 2009. It is blooming big time.

My only heritage rose Marie Pave is blooming like mad. It has tiny white with pink touches blooms.
Yes, i see those blackberry canes in the middle of my rose and lilies.  If I ever get to where I can stand on my head to pull them they will be gone.  After the lilies finish blooming I am going to take them up and divide them again. I also have some other flowers to plant. 
Don has anchored my trellis with the seat in it he got me for our anniversary last year. I already have one climbing rose that has small pink blooms and he planted it at one end and bought a "Don Juan" climbing rose and planted it on the other end. It has one bud so it will bloom shortly. I wish Google would leave well enough alone.  all of a sudden I can't post below the trellis pic without having a solid teal background. I just don't feel like dealing with any of their "bright ideas" this morning.  I'm going back to bed. I hope all of you are doing OK.  May God shed His Blessings on each of you!  Mary

6 comments:

Connie said...

Mary, you're not going to believe this, sugar, and I even hate to tell you but somewhere along the line today I found where I can use the old blogger INTERFACE!!! See if you can get it back also...if you want it. I could just cry after going through all that this morning.

I THINK it is on the upper right hand corner and you can click your settings or something like that and select "old blogger interface." See if that works for you and let me know.

xoxo,
Connie

Connie said...

Yep, up where it has that little "wheel" looking thing. Click it and a drop down menu appears and then down below it says "Old Blogger Interface." Click and it will all appear as it did before.
xoxo,
Connie

Donna said...

Hi Mary,

Can't help you one bit on the Blogger thing, as they changed mine months ago when they first started talking about it. My little wheel thingie doesn't have an "Old Blogger Interface." I have to sign out of FireFox and sign into Internet Explorer to even be able to post a photo, then it's a battle to post it where I want it!

Your Don is quite the wheeler dealer! And, sounds like he got a good one at that! Your flowers look grand! I don't really know anyone who has had normal weather in several years. We've had tons of "freezing" temperatures, but almost no rain here in the Central Coast region of California. May 1st we start mandatory water restrictions.

Now, mid April, we started out with freezing weather and have had 3 days of 90+ degrees! Oops - poor plants are so confused!

I hope you get to feeling better, Mary. I've had many friends who've been sick for literally months with this virus that is going around. So, careful as she goes, as they say. Don't wait to go to the Doc for meds either. Starts out like a cold and just gets worse from there, so please take care!

Blessings,
Donna

Hope Filled Living said...

Hi Mary,
I wanted to thank you for following my blog. I hope you get feeling better soon! I went through a bad bout of the flu this winter.
Beautiful pictures of your flowers. I love Alabama.
xoxo,
Mary

Mary said...

Oh Connie thanks for your advice. I accidently found the old interface and am using it.
Donna ~ I wish I could go to the Doc I guess, but when you don't have insurance or any extra $$ to buy high price med (that half the time don't even work on me) so I will just tought it out and hope for the best.
Mary ~ (i hope that is right I had a time finding a name for you)I enjoyed reading back postings on your blog (beautiful graphics and interesting postings). Thanks for your concern ~ as the old saying goes 'this too shall pass' if I live long enough~ LOL

Isabelle Thornton said...

I love your flowers so much!
The new blogger is a little tricky. I took my time and i think i have it down. Thanks so much for the follow!
Following you back.
Bisous
Isabelle