Friday, June 1, 2012

Spring 2012

It has been a busy few months.  The warmer winter has ushered in spring  earlier than we were used to (at least here in upstate NY) and with it, the fever to start outdoor & gardening activities.  We enjoyed the crocuses, grape hyacinths, daffodils, tulips, irises and now, the rhodondendrons.  Mowing is again, a weekly activity.
red azalea and sweet woodruff

rhododendron bush in the back patio
  And our garlic plants are looking healthy!

garlic plants planted fall 2011   

The  bonsai trees are out and all leafed out.  Some had blossoms.  My pink wisteria didn't bloom this year because I harvested 2 seed pods this winter=2 baby pink wisterias!

Hubby's wisteria

Hubby's maple , early spring colors

The dogs are enjoying their morning walks with  our friend's yellow lab.  We also have a very friendly new next door doggy neighbor, a year old rottweiler, who loves treats and playtime with us.

So far, Hanna is used to wearing 4 booties now.  Hopefully, no more paw ulcers...Louie is still his very sociable (to people, not male dogs) self.  Sebastian, our 3rd dog (he thinks he is), is doing well and for a 16 y/o, he looks and acts young.
June birthday girl, Hanna

Louie & Sebastian

our very friendly rottie neighbor, Troy