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Monday, May 10, 2010

Spring Flowers in the Country

My sister and I went to visit our sister in law in the country and took in the beauty of her spring plantings and many flowers.  We had lunch and got to visit with the grand nieces also.  Here are some pictures around her yard.
Back yard picture of peonies taken in front of vegetable garden

I like this shot of the water pump

I had to get these close up, so vibrant

a picture of a few of the many roses in Wanda's garden

We walked further to the back and here is the garden shed with climbers

In a few more weeks , these will be thick with blooms
They are planted at the den window and make for a gorgeous view from inside

Lilly of the valley - blooming has finished for the season
pretty hanging basket on front porch

I like the contrast of the pink against the black planter

Here is the front of the house - where I should have started the tour, but doesn't matter
the back yard as well as the front is beautiful

close up of shrub

she is a cutie pie

Krissy and sister Kendall -

Here is sister Devan
( I hope I have the spelling correct)

Delaney the oldest sister and a big helper for Mom

Inside we got to see some art my nephew is working on
He  made this lamp out of clay and sculpted even the little flower on the top side
 he wired it and gave as gift for to his mom

my nephew keith made this engraving on rock.   He draws everything freehand.
I really like this one

Another carving on a rock.  Beautiful!


  1. Betsy, what wonderful pictures of your visit with family! What a beautiful manicured yard! Love the carving, too! Sweet, sweet babies!

  2. what a gorgeous garden! I love the old pump! the kiddies are super cute also! Happy Tuesday!

  3. Hi Betsy!
    This is my first Spring blogging, and I cannot get over how incredibly beautiful Spring is around the world. Here at my mountain home, my perennials die completely down to the ground in the winter, so it isn't until the later part of May that I start to see some blossoms.
    Wanda's garden is gorgeous! Thanks for inviting us along with you - it looks like you had a wonderful time visiting!!!

  4. I am impressed. The garden is beautiful--but not being a flower person--I was more drawn to the art work. They should consider opening a shop. The engraving in the rock was just awesome. Great pictures of the girls and garden.

  5. Beautiful backyard pictures! Thanks for coming by my blog today and for following. I have become a follower too! I love the Botanical Garden pictures post. I'll have to visit that one sometime. I too like to visit gardens. Have a good weekend! Joan

  6. great post, enjoyed it.


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