Thursday, April 29, 2010

Backyard Doings

One of my favorite flowers in the spring are lilacs. We have about 6 bushes that bloom each year. This year our white one didn't bloom at all, but the others did a great job! I love the dark purple the best. I cut enough tonight to make a bouquet for a friend and for inside the house. They smell so wonderful and soon they will be gone. So I'll just keep cutting as long as I can.
We have about 2 acres that surround our house. Then we have about 4 acres of woods that my granddaughter nicknamed "The Creepy Woods"...The other night as I was mowing I noticed some huge..and I really mean HUGE birds flying toward the Creepy Woods. I looked up and the tallest tree right near the beginning of the woods had about 8 big red necked buzzards just sitting there looking really weird..very creepy...like they were waiting for something or someone to come by and they would swoop down and grab them! Tonight while I was out doing some yard work I noticed this ugly guy sitting all alone. Unfortunately my camera doesn't take close up shots too well. This may not look like much but that tree is really high up there and that bird is big, big, big...hmmm, makes me think twice about entering the Creepy Woods at twilight!
This pic was taken at the top of our backyard near the Creepy Woods...The pine trees have really grown in the last 9 years since we've lived here. You can see that they are like a fortress surrounding the property. They really block the wind and keep the howling sound down to a true whisper...the little break in the trees at the front of the property is the entrance to Whispering Pines...pretty soon we'll have to trim those back or no one will get in or out!
Jack and I stood at the end of the driveway and watched the sun set...what a lovely, soothing sight..goodnight!

5 comments:

Karen Whittal said...

It is amazing how nature takes us from the stark of winter to the beauty of spring in just a few short weeks....... I have never seen lilacs here....

Donna said...

Won't be bringing Sam or Scoob for a visit as long as the buzzards are there!
LOVE the smell of lilacs...mine are in bloom too.
Your yard always looks so neat with all the pine trees...someone did a wonderful planting job!
The "creepy woods" is a great setting for fun summer events. It's just got ...armosphere!

Beth said...

You take some nice pictures girl! I love love love lilacs and yours are beautiful!

Megan said...

You seem to live in such a beautiful place - the sunsets, the birds, the lilacs!

Catch the Kids said...

I love Love LOVE Lillac! Unfortunately it's too hot here and it won't grow. Sigh...