Monday, April 18, 2011

April Goings-on -- Random photos

 Barry enjoying Spring with our new cat, Snowflake.
 My mother's Bridal Wreath.  It was dug up in Westbrook and left to die, so I brought it back to Oakland.  Then it moved to Waterville with me where it blossomed twice in one year.  Then we brought a small slip with barely no root to our first house in Kentucky.  Then we moved it here.  Apparently it likes it here in the Bluegrass.
 One of our three Dogwood trees.  The "petals" are actually modified leaves.  They are iridescent at night -- wonder what they would look like under ultraviolet light...  In the fall, the red berries are prime food for the starlings!
 Kwanzaa Cherry -- sure wish it fruited, but the blossoms are gorgeous.  With the wind today, the ground is covered with pink petals.

Strawberries are blossoming, so it won't be long now.  They are almost gone by Memorial Day.

Apple Blossoms.  We have three, but all are on the same tree, so we don't know if they will pollinate.

Our Tennessee Iris.  We bought this in 2008 on a trip to Knoxville and the University of Tennessee Botanical Garden.  It actually blooms twice a year down here!

OK, can you see the white cat?  That's Snowflake, sitting on a stump, just watching the world go around!

Here she sits on the grill cover, hoping we're not doing steak for dinner.

Not everything happening is going on outside.  I decided, after Barry did some baking, to do some of my own.  The oatmeal-raisin cookies and the blueberry scones are to be RATIONED!

Normally, he won't eat "people food."  Well, this evening was no exception.  You can see him sniffing and saying "Hey, this isn't Purina One!"

Now, we took a little tomato plant in for the winter.  This is the result.  Grown in our own living room, with snow outside!

The other night, and apparently, MANY nights, we've been visited.  This is a Virginia Possum.  And we are NOT going to feed him.  Bought a trap today, and plotting on where to let him go when we trap him!


  1. Fun photos... thanks for sharing. The possum is insanely cute, are they mischievous?