A Walkabout…

…the yard.

Merriam Webster defines “walkabout” as a 1908 coinage that refers primarily to “a short period of wandering bush life engaged in by an Australian aborigine as an occasional interruption of regular work”

Well after being sequestered in my garage all day working on boxes, boxes, boxes, I decided a walkabout the yard to see what’s blooming was in order. For the record I emptied lots of boxes and haven’t even gotten to the dishes yet. Oye Vay!

 

Two of my rhododendron bushes are blooming. I have to get some expert advice on pruning them this year because they are growing higher then the roof…

 

The Rosemary bush is at the end of it’s bloom. When the blooms are fresh it’s fun to use sprigs of it to garnish platters. We garnished our lamb at Easter with the sprigs but I forgot to take a photo.

I don’t know what this is but I like the color of the blooms.

Two of my Azaleas are blooming profusely. The two pale pink ones are just budding.

 

My garden gnomes are being overgrown…

We had some interesting changing skies yesterday and some fun visitors to the apple tree.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Duck spent a good portion of the day resting under our tree.

I’m linking up with Sandy at The Reluctant Entertainer this week. Here’s her theme for this week…

What flowers are in your yard right now, or in your kitchen window, or on your counter tops? Do you have any dinner plans to use them as a centerpiece?

Click on the image to get to Sandy’s to join in the fun. Today is Cinco de Mayo and I’m still working on those boxes so Dear is taking me out for some good Mexican food tonight. I won’t be setting a table till this weekend or bringing fresh flowers in till then. I’ll just have to take another walkabout to enjoy the blooms outside!

Photobucket replaced all my photos with ugly black and grey boxes and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.

13 thoughts on “A Walkabout…

  1. Love those walkabouts at this time of year! Your visitors obviously enjoyed your surroundings as well…hope they don’t outstay their welcome.

    Mexican food for dinner tonight sounds like a good idea!

  2. Beautiful colors in your garden! Yes, this is the perfect day for some Mexican food….taquitos with rice and beans for instance….mmmmm!

  3. WOW…your flowers are beautiful my friend. 🙂 Simply gorgeous 🙂 And those ducks are so cool…and in your yard no less 🙂 Beautiful 🙂

  4. Oh, fun, now I get to see where you live up North!

    Our rhodies are not blooming yet. Everything seems late to me.

    Thanks for linking up today at RE Ellen!

    Big Hugs!

  5. Ellen,

    You have such a lovely garden – despite what you said about your gardening skills! 😉 I love that expression on the gnome’s face — looks like he doesn’t like it too much being crowded in!

    Blessings.

  6. I just came inside from taking pictures of the blooms in my backyard.
    They come and go so quickly . . . it’s fun to enjoy them longer this way.
    Oh, and the sun is out now! Happy unpacking… I hope you find your dishes . . . but then if you get to go out… maybe you don’t quite want to find them too soon.

  7. oh you have great garden plants. The plant that has the blue flowers. .is it a spearmint? Not sure but the leaves look familiar. . squeeze the leaves to see.

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