Saturday, May 23, 2015

JUST LAZING AROUND


The spring warmth has spread across our backyard.
So when I heard our neighbour's doggy yipping it up,
I just had to slip under the rhododendrons
and check out the fuss.


Nothing came of that so I helped Daddy Jim lay another row of pavers
circling near the corkscrew witch hazel.
He loves to spend his time doing this kind of thing
and
I supervise.


We have been having soft spring rains
throughout this week
which has forced the magnolias 
to show us what they are made of.
Almost like silver I'd say!


Many speckled violas were saturated in fine droplets
of rain and Daddy Ron was in his element.
I supervised.


The yarn placed in the Japanese Maple was covered in raindrops as well.
These strands are for the birds if they want them.
Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.


On my deck the yews are growing leaps and bounds
so the new hedge clippers
(a find at a yard sale.....YAY!)
are snip snip snipping away.
I supervise!


That's tiring work I must say.
Time for a snooze, a slight zephyr of wind zipping across, wind chimes
and 
a morning's work well-done.
I supervised.

30 comments:

  1. What a great place for a snooze, Sophie.

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    1. I really like plunking myself down under the hammock especially when someone is above me, Sharon!!

      Hugs!

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  2. This all just makes me feel so good. And what a great snoozing spot for Sophie. I too love placing paving stones and creating meandering (or non-meandering paths). No place for me to do that here.

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    1. Next time you are in town I'll put you to work ~~~ wait, you aren't allowed to lift, are you?!

      Oh well, Jim will continue to somewhere!!

      Hammock Time!!

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  3. Snooze time, with a Dad for company. Silver Magnolias, picture postcard perfect.

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    1. Zzzzzzzzzzz's and scents from the silver magnolias!!!

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  4. Snoopervising is really hard work but you've found a great place for a nap Sophie
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. It's in my DOODLE-GENES, I just have to investigate because I just might find an edible something to devour, super quick!

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  5. Thank goodness for your supervision, Sophie, or the guys might just wile away the hours in that yellow hammock! Ron - what great photos of droplets and spring blooming.

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    1. Thanks Barb, I am enjoying this spring's crop of blooms and also discovering photo editing features that I had no idea existed. It keeps me out of trouble and quiet!!

      Winks!!
      Ron

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  6. Your yard is so beautiful! What a good helper you are!!
    We have one of those corkscrew trees too!
    love
    tweedles

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    1. This tree must be 15 years old now and is still hanging on!!

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  7. Soph, there's no way they would have accomplished all that withour your snooper vision!!

    -Ruby and Otto

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    1. I try to round them up if they go astray which invariably happens these days!

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  8. Miss Sophie on the job! You keep those boys on their toes, making sure they work hard. No slacking off at your place. The pictures are fantastic! And I especially love that you had a bed under the hammock. So cute.

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    1. When the sun gets intense the bed goes under the hammock, but lately the black flies have come out so hammock time is cut to a minimum to say the least!!

      Hey Guys, I see a paver that you missed!!

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  9. You make a fine supervisor Sophie! I so enjoy the photos of you and your dads garden. It is a magical place! The corkscrew witch hazel is fascinating.

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    1. This is the green leafed version and we have a red leafed version much younger. I'll show it to you someday!!

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  10. Doesn't it feel good to just laze around

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    1. Nothing to worry about but warm breezes and singing birds!

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  11. I was sure that I left a comment yesterday... that's a worrying sign! The shots of the magnolia and the viola droplets are magnificent.... pieces of art! Glad to see Sophie keeping you on your toes!

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    1. I've had the problem with leaving comments as well. I now make sure that I'm logged in before I type the message. I have lost long dissertations sometimes and do you think I can remember what I actually said "No such luck"!
      For example I checked the top line of my blog and I am logged in ~ phew!

      Having a good time with the macro lens lately. Started using the telephoto lens today again so should have some new angles to share.

      Cheers to you both!
      Ron

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  12. I'm sure you are a most excellent supervisor, Sophie! As always, your Dad's photos are beautiful. We leave yarn in our arborvitae trees for the birds too. They seem to like it.

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    1. We thought the yarn hanging was a good idea. It would colour up the nests, but someone suggested that the yarn could retain the rain and thus be of some danger for new chicks. So what is one supposed to do. I still hang out the dryer lint and yarn until it's confirmed.

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  13. You do a grand job of supervising :-)

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    1. CEO in SUPERVISORY capacity!

      That's my title!!

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