Thursday, April 25, 2019

I like Thursday: April 25, 2019

What's new in your neck of the woods?  Here are some of my happy thoughts of the week:
Pretty walks with Scout!  The whole neighborhood is blooming now.  I enjoy all the colors this time of year.  Scout is enjoying seeing her dog friends.

The daffodils have faded except for this late blooming one.
Now the tulips are filling the garden:

My son worked on Easter so we didn't get to see the grandkids but they apparently had a great day.  This is some of their haul from the holiday.

The big news of the week is this tree.  12 years ago, I planted a branch from a floral design that was my delivered to my Mom.  It had rooted in the vase so I thought I was getting an interesting bush or small tree.  Turns out it is a curly leaf willow.  We've had neighborhood problems with branches falling down and smashing property.  My poor neighbor Karen has had her vinyl fence smashed two times this past year.  Brad and I decided it was time to take down the tree--which the tree guys said was 55 feet or more high.

It fascinates me to watch the men do their work.  This was dangerous since the tree was surrounded by wires but they managed to finally get it down.

Some of the carnage.  Yes, the garden took a hit but I had moved my most treasured plants before they arrived.

The garden looks a bit naked now but you have to look at these things as an opportunity.  Gardens change just as people do often because of factors that are out of our control.  My front yard is getting less sunlight simply because the neighbors' trees have grown so I'll be moving some shade plants to the front and  add sun loving plants to the back yard.

Wooly Bully is doing well :)  She gets her hair cut next Tuesday!

I hope you are all having a wonderful week.  Join LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color for more fun positive posts!  


LA Paylor said...

wow that was an interesting story... planting a little branch from a bouquet to this. Amazing. I know it's a shock to the garden when a tree must come down. My friend Mary in Boulder is getting a labradoodle soon, which made me remember the puppy hood of our ahem, ACTIVE puppies. Milo is still stubborn and active but I love him. LeeAnna

Jean said...

I think your grandchildren did okay with their Easter haul, wow! I love big, giant trees but yes, they do cause lots of damage and concerns during storms. I'm sure you'll find something beautiful to replace it in your garden. Hope you have a great weekend!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your tulips are beautiful! I love this season of the blooming trees, too. I think the tree trimmers are interesting to watch, too. I'll enjoy seeing what you plant there with more sunlight available!

PaintedThread said...

Love that photo of Scout. Love the flowering trees. They're coming out here, too. Wow! Look at that Easter loot! How sad to see that tree go, but so many opportunities!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

You are really deep into spring; I have shoots now, yay! BTw, that is a gorgeous photo in your header.
Tree fellers really have to know what they are doing. That was a big one.
I love the photo of your curly girl. said...

Great way to look at a yard/garden. Things change. We move stuff, things die, need to be removed. What a easter haul! Great likes.

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

All those lovely blooms! Very sad about that tall beautiful tree. Flower pots on the stump would be a good idea.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I'm impressed at how fast and tall the willow grew from a branch in 12 years. It looked to have a wonderful life in your yard. This afternoon I had that same thought about gardens changing as I worked on a section in the front yard. Flowers have gotten older, some covering others. Time to remove and move things around. Another era. :-)