Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Spring planting has come to the field behind our house the past three weeks. First there was a little barn cleaning and application of natural fertilizer. Then the earth was tilled and seeds were planted. Finally, the weather cooperated this weekend and dropped some nice rain (along with a little night light show with acoustics!).
Monday, April 26, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
On my way home last Sunday, a 1947 Rolls Royce pulled along side at a stop light. It was an older model, very shiny, with a stately gentleman driver on the right side. I got this shot as he pulled away from the light and then followed him a short distance before I turned to go home. Lasting Impressions is a company in Westminster, MD that provides limousine and DJ service.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Spring has arrived in spurts in our yard - some 90 degree days and some 40 degree days, with a few "spring" days thrown in. We cut the lilacs back last year so there are no a lot of blooms, but the ones we have are gorgeous. The cherry trees bloomed while we were in SC and the wind this weekend blew many of them off the trees.
Cherry blossoms in grass and driveway
Our yellow daffodils near the house bloom very early. These under the lilacs come along a month later.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
While in South Carolina I stopped for a brief visit to the Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden. The zoo and gardens are along the banks of the Saluda River just outside the city of Columbia. I was interested in seeing the Walled Garden, one of five themed gardens. The Walled Garden features a variety of plants, trees and shrubs arranged with walkways separating the beds. Ten of the beds are replanted twice a year - in the spring and fall. There is a central stair step canal with fountains at each end. At this time of year, the garden is bursting with color. Plants are identified with small tags placed near each type. The garden includes some art and benches are scattered throughout. The Visitor Center anchors one end of the Walled Garden and offers additional information on the gardens. There are also additional plantings outside the Visitor Center. More images will be posted on all three of my blogs this week and next.
While in South Carolina I stopped for a brief visit to the Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden. The zoo and gardens are along the banks of the Saluda River just outside the city of Columbia. The place is just full of geometrical shapes. The Walled Garden features a variety of plants, trees and shrubs arranged with walkways separating the beds. See My World Tuesday for more images of this colorful garden.
To see more geometry, go to Katney's Kaboodle.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Here are the front and side doors (and balcony windows) of the Fusion Bowl in Lexington, SC. We had a delicious dinner here Tuesday with Marianne's son and family. The restaurant serves a wide selection of Asian cuisine, as well as sushi. No one went hungry and there were no complaints.