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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Wandering In Toodlefetties Yard

Finally here in Central Oregon we are seeing some nice weather, still a little on the cool side for June but the sun is shining so you won't hear me complain.

Since it was such a nice morning I decided to get out in my yard and snap a few photos to share with you. When everything turns green and the flowers start blooming I just can't resist getting outside to enjoy it.

 This rusty old metal tool carrier has been hanging around for awhile
so I decided to add a few flowers and put it in a flower bed.

This particular day the sun was shining, the wind wasn't blowing and the birds were chirping and singing like crazy little feathered lunatics...

One of those little feathered families built this inside the horses shelter

Momma bird was a little more than annoyed at me for getting so close to her grassy abode. She kept fluttering from the Maple tree to the fence holding a big old bug in her mouth. I tried to get a picture of her, but she just wouldn't cooperate and stay still. I can't tell how many babies are snuggled in there but they sure make a racket when they are hungry.
The lilacs are blooming and smell so yummy!

 An early view of part of my garden, recently planted and...

things are starting to sprout, these will be big old fat tasty radishes...

  and I look forward to digging these potatoes.

 Miniature purple irises from starts that were given to me years ago by a dear friend who
has since passed away...they are very special.

 There's always a rusty element somewhere in my yard, like this old pitch fork
in this flower box nestled in the strawberry plants.

 My daughter's swing hanging in the big old poplar tree out back.

 These sweet little violets were the first sign of color this spring...
they are always a joy to see in the early spring.

 I'm still working on this little spot on the back deck...
don't you just love the little blue table?

I picked it up at a yard sale last weekend and the look on my hubby's face was priceless when he asked..."what is that for?" After this many years it cracks me up when he still has to ask these things.

I think it's perfect just the way it is so I will probably just give it a coat of clear sealer to give it a little boost of protection from the elements.

 and as usual something old, metal and a tad bit rusty!

I can't think of any other way I would rather spend my day, than out in my yard or garden. It's peaceful and relaxing...what fun things in your yard do you enjoy, please share I would love to hear about it.

Have a great day!


  1. What a cute tools box and garden! And congrats on the new barn! Thanks for your comment and following. I am happily following you too!

  2. Thank you so much and thanks for following, I look forward to following you as well. Have a great day! :-)

  3. What a lovely yard! I can almost smell the lilacs and I never thought of using stones as a hedge for raised beds or other areas of the garden. Great idea!

  4. Thanks Bonita, they do smell good. I wish they lasted all summer. The day lilies will blooming soon, so that will color things up even more. Thanks for the comment, have a great day!