chirping and blooming all over

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Spring is in full swing here in Delaware. The windows are open at night and we wake up to the chirping of birds. We have a lot of birds on our property. I don't know if it's because of all the trees and shrubs we have or because the previous owner of our house was the founder of our local bird rescue. Maybe the birds remember. Rumor has it that at one point an injured eagle was kept in my daughter's bedroom. I found some evidence supporting that in the basement when I was cleaning out the paint cupboard. I found an old paint can marked "eagle room".
Today we found the remains of some hatched robin eggs.
No chicks left in the nest, though. They've already had their flying lessons and they're chirping exuberantly to each other across the yard.
Mama robin doesn't appreciate us in her territory.
Lots of blooming going on in the garden or the "yarden" as my kids call it. The peonies are at their peak. The hydrangeas are gearing up.
Pink and white peonies on their last day or so- the petals are starting to drop. I just love these old-fashioned flowers except for the short bloom time. I have no idea what varieties I have. Most came from my grandfather's garden.
These roses were supposed to be be ground cover roses, but they went a little crazy and became bushes. They're called "peach drift" and they bloom all spring and summer.
Lemon drops. A drift of purple cranesbill.
The pink yarrow is just starting. Time to keep eyes peeled for the arrival of the butterflies. Ah spring!

1 comment:

Ambika said...

What a lovely blog you've got! Enjoyed going through the posts. Am coming back here!! :)

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