Rainy Day Walk-about Pictures

Today’s post is simply a visual feast of pictures taken on my walkabout in the rain. The temperature is only going to get to 4 C today and it’s rainy again, so there’s not much for me to do outside today other than admire the beauty.

Stream at my Pond

I started off down by the pond. Everything is coming up SO fast! Ferns that were still asleep in the ground yesterday are now unfurling about 3″ a day!

Ferns unfurling

As I walk beside MY green bouy, I am fondly reminded of the day last summer when Marty and Taylor brought home the green bouy that they had spied for months: it had been caught up along the edge of the river and they struggled to bring it home – with the canoe! The boys told me that it was okay : ‘rules of maritime salvage’ they claimed. Then, after I had decided where exactly I wanted it, Taylor dragged it up from the river and dug a 3-4 foot hole and ‘installed’ it by my pond.

Green Bouy

I walked past my new raspberry bed and felt pleased with it’s progress. My old berry bed was looking abit…..alot bedraggled. I was feeling quite guilty but reminded myself that raspberries get old after 25+ years….. Then I spotted the pile of feathers on the grass and felt sorry for the poor bird that met its fate right there…..perhaps by the feral black cat in the area.

Feathers

As I made my way down towards the river, I paused to inspect the Crabapple tree I planted a few years ago beside the chicken pen. I wanted a crabapple tree since the blossoms are gorgeous in the spring. Our municipality gives homeowners a free tree annually if you apply – they even deliver it to the end of your laneway along with a bag of compost and topsoil!

Crabapple Tree

Down by the firepit, I lamented over the ever growing pile of branches to be burned/made into kindling….

Burn Pile

At the river, I was sad to see my lobster trap falling apart. I got that lobster trap about 15 years ago down home in New Carlisle, Quebec, from a ‘cousin’ who had hundreds of them. Apparently, the lobster fishermen were all going with modern, square traps rather than the handmade hoop traps. Now the poor thing has seen better days….

Lobster Trap

I went on the dock to check things out…..a huge ice flow pushed it over abit so it needs straightening out…..and it’s abit unstable on top of its side post. So I didn’t venture out onto it too far.  The river is SO low!   I think we have a muskrat down there as the ground at the riverside is mushy/hollow feeling – a sure sign of muskrat activity.

Life Under the Dock....low River

A stroll beside the ‘play house’ revealed Bee Balm plants leafing out beautifully. Their scent is amazing if your rub it between your fingers.

Bee Balm

At the corner of the garden beside the big boulder I dug out a few years ago, are the garlic chives ready to eat. Their seed pods are still intact, rising above the plant like a sentry.

Garlic Chives Seeds

And the blueberry plants are beginning to get their leaves.

Blueberries

Finally, up at the house, I noticed one of my Japanese Maple trees beginning to form leaves. It’s debatable whether these delicate trees can survive in our climate and I used to burlap-wrap every single one of my seven trees for the winter. But a few years ago, I realized that they’d better ‘toughen-up’ around here or ‘out they go’ since I wasn’t getting any younger……and they’ve been just fine.

Japanese Maple Tree

Ooooh, that was a damp and chilly walk-about!  I’d better add another log to the fire…..

View from the Dock

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jacklyn Szabo
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 09:17:47

    Love all of these pictures! Definitely different from yesterdays pictures. I was showing Andrei, we both love all the details of everything you share photo’s of 🙂

    Reply

  2. grammomsblog
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 09:39:38

    Yes, yesterday’s snow is nearly all melted now. Thanks for your kind words.

    Reply

  3. Maureen Sinclair
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 09:57:35

    Linda, I just love reading your Blog’s, So interesting.Great color’s & details are great. You must have a beautiful yard, Lots of work & love put in it. Keep them coming my dear. Always a joy to read,
    Hugs: Maureen

    Reply

  4. grammomsblog
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 10:05:19

    Thanks Maureen, I’m really glad you enjoy my Blog. And yes, the yard IS alot of work, but I love it!

    Reply

  5. marty
    May 06, 2012 @ 13:17:11

    cool stuff! love all the buds

    Reply

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