Sunday, May 17, 2009

Lilacs All Over The Place

Went out to cut the grass this morning and the daylilies are growing like crazy, the roses have survived their rabbit attack and are flourishing, but the lilacs are the stars of the show.

They are just starting to burst out all over.

All I have right now is white and I would like to remedy that in the future but for now, who could ask for anything more?

This is the sort of thing I enjoy so much out of gardening.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Flowered Trees on the way Home

This is a view of Amherst St. in Buffalo where I turn left to go out Military Rd. Both sides of the street are lined with these flowering trees.

I have not really noticed this area in past years but there are so many flowers this year it is hard to ignore them.

This is one of a group of trees in front of a bank. They are quite large. My daughter thinks they could be mock oranges but is not sure. I don't know, these are not fragrant at all.

There really are quite a few, extending through the Grant-Amherst business district and almost down to Elmwood Ave.

I can't wait to see what there is in the way of fruit some day.

Sort of makes a routine driving experience a little more interesting.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Rabbits and Roses

It was a nice day today - just a little bit cool but nice and sunny.

I could have put it off for another week but I really felt like getting out and cutting the grass. Lawn mower was cooperative too - it started on the first pull after sitting unused all winter.

As I was working in the back yard, I looked at the rose bushes and was very irritated about what I saw on two of them.

It would not be right to cast blame in the wrong direction BUT I think that rabbit that thinks it owns my back yard probably is going after my roses. I think this is probably going to call for some strong measures.

There is always something different in this gardening business, isn't there?

Friday, May 1, 2009

Swine Flu - 1976 Style

How they dealt with this in 1976 - interesting to compare with today's news.

I did get my shot. The epidemic was a bust though.