This year instead of planting our garden in the North Forty......I went for easy and planted two raised boxes, much closer to the house. I won't have near the space to plant, unless I add another couple boxes, but it will be easier to tend to. The soil was so hard last summer, and we lost so many plants to varments, that I decided to try another route. Here, the trouble is finding a good sunny location, with all of our trees that is the hardest part. So my garden is not in a pretty spot in the yard, in fact it is downright icky. Over against the side of the property that divides ours and our neighbors yard, and next to the where we keep the garbage cans, and the misc. junk that piles up over there so no one can see it. So, until I finish making my space more attractive, please excuse the ugliness of it.
After my yard work yesterday evening, I sat on the back patio and waited for my birds to come to the feeders so I could get some pictures.
Below is his mate, the female Oriole. Much more subtle in color.
I leave you with a few pictures of the pretty flowers blooming here on Grover's Grove.
Wave Pansies, taken through the screen of the pool fence. Love these for color around the pool. I will be getting more this weekend.
Geraniums...in full bloom.
This is one of the planters by the pool It is about to explode in blooms of Grape Irises!!! I started my irises with one cutting from a frind in Indiana who sent me a division of hers. I have divided them each fall and have them in almost every single planter, and they are all about to explode! They actually smell like a grape sucker too! When they are in full bloom I will take another photo.