Another Rainy Day and Week

Good morning, afternoon, or evening, to you all!  Yes, the rain has started up again.  And, it’s forecast through the weekend, maybe even longer.  It’s all good; I am ready!  Boy, this has been such a wet and cool spring!  Yesterday was dreary, but no rain, so I was able to get some outdoor photos of our yard.  I am so glad I took the time outside with my camera yesterday; it was probably my only chance!

This weekend the many crabapple trees on our property came into bloom.  We have white and pink trees.  The pink are a challenge to photograph on a darker day, but you can get an idea anyway.  While taking these photos of our crabapple trees I was immersed in their scent which reminded me of my childhood as we always seemed to have crabapples trees growing in our yard.

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I took the photo below of our apple tree.  It has very few blossoms on it, so I guess that means not too many apples this fall.

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Miss Feral Kitty is waiting patiently for me to finish with my photography, so I can go around front and feed her her breakfast.  Notice the flick of her tail, so cute.

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This is last year’s nest that a mommy and daddy robin used to raise three babies.

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Okay, another mystery . . . anyone know what this shrub is called?  These flowers are incredibly tiny, maybe 1/4″ or so.  I cannot smell any scent from the flowers.

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Another shot to give you an idea at how forget-me-nots spread every year.  Origninally, I had planted one packet.  This is only one tiny area of them.  Luckily, they are easy to pull.

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The latest news from my sewing room is that I did get Patience’s dress remade yesterday, and it is now perfect.  Yay!  I’ve been dyeing pieces of Lycra knit that will be used for tights, socks, and panties while writing this blog post, so now I’ll have four pieces of different pinky shades to choose from.  It seems I use shades of pink or white more than any other color.

Bye for now!  Wishing you all a great day!

13 thoughts on “Another Rainy Day and Week

  1. Joy

    Those crab apples are delightful. Your real apple too. Love forget me knots, until they go to seed and stick to everything!
    So I guess feral kittie does not allow touching? She’s a cutie.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Joy,
      The crabapple blossoms are already fading due to the rain yesterday. 😦 I know what you mean by those forget-me-not seeds. I think I will pull them early this years; those scratchy seeds do a number on my arms. No, Miss Feral Kitty doesn’t allow touching AT ALL. Once, I put my hand out and she came to it and batted me, broke the skin. She needs to keep a couple of feet distance from us and always needs to know there’s a quick getaway, in case she needs it. She’s a true feral cat.

  2. Sonia

    Your flowering trees and shrubs are so pretty! I wish that it was possible, for you to send us some rain! We have not had any rain all Spring and not any now. It is so dry! We have a big devastating forest fire, to the North of us about 4 hrs. away. The whole City has been evacuated. I feel so badly, for all those people. 1.600 homes have been lost. I would welcome your rain!

    1. Joy

      Sonia, we’ve been watching the fires on the news. Horrible and not unlike the huge fires we had close to us in Lake County last year. Recovery time is very long.

    2. Cindy Rice Post author

      Oh, my gosh, Sonia, we’ve seen your fires on the news. How horrible for everyone! If I could, I would definitely send our rain up your way. How will anything grow for you all this year without spring rains? The summer gets so dry anyway; maybe you will have a wetter summer (I hope).

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Thank you, Pennie. Ha! The only way I will get my face close to Miss Feral Kitty is if there is a window between us. She allows no touching at all. She is cute though, and loves our offering of meals.

  3. Line

    Your mystery tree looks like honeysuckle or woodbine to me. I have the same in my garden.
    Your photos are just like a dream come true: so beautiful, they remind me of Anne of the Seven gables, a book I keep re-reading.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Thank you for the information, Line. They really do look like honeysuckle. Maybe there is a variety without scent? So happy you enjoy my photos! I’ve never read Anne of the Seven Gables, but I often watched the show on PBS. One day I will have to read the book.

  4. Jayne Wourms

    How lovely! I have total home envy as I drag my butt up the stairs to prepare to leave the house for the day. Nice to see such a lovely sight!

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Jayne,
      These trees and shrubs are an enormous amount of work, but I am happy to share my photos with you all. I hope you are having a nice day!


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