“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It Goes On.”
Robert Frost

Saturday, May 2, 2020

April Showers bring May Flowers

The Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis ) is the first flowering plant we have around here. It is native to the eastern part of the United States and Canada. When cut, the root and budding rootstalk (called the rhizome ) secrete a red fluid that gives the plant its name. Such a pretty flower! 


Bloodroot


A few other favorites are springing up too, the violets and the scilla are feeding the hungry bees!


Violets








Scilla Siberian Squill

We're still staying very close to home.  I went out to the grocery store the other day, it had been three weeks since I'd left home! And you know it really doesn't bother me much. Almost all of us at the grocery store were wearing masks and I kept running into one gal in the isles, and we had a couple of quick pleasant conversations and that was the most socializing I've done for a couple weeks other than emails and phone calls. 




On the nice days we're getting outside more, but in the mean time I've been watching YouTube way too much. Here is a favorite... Chunk the Groundhog. We watch on the big screen TV and even Guy likes to watch!
Hope this brings a smile to your face! 
Wishing you all good health and happiness! ~ Diane









Saturday, March 28, 2020

The First Chipmunk

Hello friends, hope all of you are well. Our stay at home order for Minnesota is in effect. My husband and I have been trying to make the best of it by cleaning up the yard and getting ready for the warmer weather that will be here soon.




My cat Guy made me aware that the chipmunks are out and about.  Their cheerful little calls make me feel better.  I'm so happy that we have a nice backyard to hang out in.  We're supposed to have a lovely sunny day on Monday so it should start to green up the grass a bit.

Stay well and I'll be back soon!
Diane