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May 11, 2014

Slowly but Surely…

Filed under: Joy — Karma @ 8:23 am
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…spring is arriving.
Some evidence:
Thunderstorm remains
We had a thunderstorm yesterday. I didn’t think to take any pictures during the storm, but here are remains on the grill. The grill has happily been getting much use lately, another sign of the season.

First mowing of the year
I mowed the lawn for the first time this year yesterday as well (before the storm, thankfully!) and the trees are finally starting to leaf out.

Feeder filled
I made hummingbird food and hung the feeder. I’m not 100% positive, but I think I saw a hummingbird speed by my window a couple days ago, so it seemed like time to get it out there.

Just a few lilacs
Some of the very few lilacs I seem to have this year are opening up. Remember in this post I lamented not seeing lilac buds yet? I was mistaken. There are very few buds out there to be seen. I think this harsh winter unfortunately did a number on lilacs around here. Lilac trees line the side of my driveway and I have several more trees around my house and there are precious few buds and many dead looking branches. My neighbor’s shrubs seem to be suffering the same fate. Anyone else in the northern climes noticing anything like this?

New bird bath
Hubby got me a new birdbath for my little perennial garden. My old one broke in the winter – my own fault for forgetting to put it away. I love this shiny new one though. It will hold more water and add a nice touch of color to the yard.

To all the mothers out there, including mine, I hope you are having a wonderful Mothers Day. I’m planning to spend mine having a little brunch with my family (I enjoyed the Easter one so much I decided to have a similar one today), which I am going to start working on soon, then I’m hoping to soak up a bit of sun and Vitamin D, (forecast here is for sunny skies and 75 degrees) and perhaps do a bit of shopping with my home-from-college girl. Even though I’ll cook most of the brunch food myself, my daughters have promised to clean up! That’s a good Mothers Day treat.


  1. Your new birdbath is awesome! That is the prettiest one I have ever seen! And, your lilacs..beautiful! I still have 1 1/2 buds..no flowers for a while. Your plans for the afternoon sound great! It is actually nice here too after a night of heavy rain. Planning two walks today..had breakfast at Blue Rock!

    Comment by trish49 — May 11, 2014 @ 2:21 pm | Reply

    • And the bird bath was a great price at Job Lot too! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — May 12, 2014 @ 6:40 pm | Reply

  2. Happy Mother’s Day to you Karen! Your garden is beginning to look flowery and beautiful again, and mine is too, after the harsh summer heat. It’s a magical time of year for us all. 🙂

    Comment by Joanne — May 11, 2014 @ 7:09 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Joanne. I hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day. I love this time of year.

      Comment by Karma — May 12, 2014 @ 6:41 pm | Reply

  3. After the winter that was, any and all signs of spring are welcome!

    Comment by Carol — May 11, 2014 @ 11:25 pm | Reply

  4. Hello Karma et merci pour ce joli moment que tu nous fais vivre dans ton jardin. J’aime les dessins de la pluie sur ton grill, la ravissante fontaine pour les oiseaux et la couleur de ton lilas. Le mien est en fleurs aussi. J’espère que ta journée a été belle et chaleureuse et que ta semaine continuera dans le même esprit.

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — May 12, 2014 @ 2:14 am | Reply

    • Merci Isa! I believe I read and correctly figured out your full comment without going to Google translate at all! 😀

      Comment by Karma — May 14, 2014 @ 4:55 pm | Reply

      • C’est magnifique 🙂 Quand vas-tu écrire un blog en français ? 😉

        Comment by isathreadsoflife — May 16, 2014 @ 10:57 am

  5. Yay for spring! All the spring flowers and trees are already done blooming here and it’s getting a bit summery, although it’s still a little cooler than it has been in the past at this time of year (which I really don’t mind!)
    Happy belated Mother’s Day (I’m way behind on blogs. Again!)

    Comment by TheDailyClick — May 17, 2014 @ 8:41 am | Reply

  6. The blue of your birdbath is stunning. I like it. We are having signs of spring, too, although it looks like you are much ahead of us. But it’s supposed to be almost 70 today, so I am beyond thrilled.

    Comment by Kathy — May 18, 2014 @ 8:47 am | Reply

    • Thanks Kathy! So nice to see you here!
      I’m writing another spring-ish post as I type this comment – getting ready to hit publish! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — May 18, 2014 @ 8:49 am | Reply

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