March is nearly over, and I'm jumping ahead so I'm ready for April. For those of you new to my blog, every day from April 1 to April 22, which most people call Earth Day, I will share how to rethink, reduce, reuse,
recycle, re-invent, recover, restore, rebuild, revamp, or repurpose something in order to save it from the trash, and ultimately to save our planet. Which of course, leads to respect:respect for our planet, respect for trash as art, and respect for what you as an artist can achieve. Of course, in my world, it's known as bEARTHday. Yes, I was born on Earth Day and, although I'm not a tree hugger in the 80s sense of the phrase, I believe in saving our planet, my money, and reducing what we send to the trash bin.
But for now, here's March's calendar.
You can read the minutia or just believe I lead a very boring life.
Right now April is even more boring than my life, but I hope it gets better as I determine how to decorate for the month. I suspect at some point there will be cake.
And because my life is so boring, here are some flowery changes that were made to my yard over the previous two weeks. When we begin this saga, the hyacinths are in full bloom,
but the only other color
was the neighbor's redbud in full bloom. Have I mentioned how much I love my camera?
The tulips were finally starting to show their faces
just as the hyacinths were starting to fade.
Days later the tulips were still
wary of blooming
even though they were starting to pop up
all over my flower bed garden.
Tuesday many tulips
had brightened my front yard.
Even the dill I planted last Saturday was starting to show (pot on the left), although I may have drown the coriander (pot on the right).
Wednesday morning dawned humid and overcast. However,
I was greeted with the first of my irises
and more tulips.
They are everywhere, but so is the ground cover that has now appeared and is beginning to take over the yard.
Looks like I didn't kill my rose bush, so I think I trimmed it at a good time.
As I was returning to the house, I noticed movement out of the corner of my eye.
I waited until the little fella' showed his face. I swear he was looking straight at me, even though I was nearly to my porch by that time.
I decided to photograph him as he worked his way down the tree
and watched as he hung by his back claws to the tree.
One final shot shows how well my zoom lens works as this little guy is now across the street in my neighbor's yard.
Thanks for sharing my boring life and visiting today. Your visits make my life far less boring.
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