Thursday, June 16, 2011

Shall We Try This Again?

I'm back, I think.  I'm not going to go into why I have been so erratic lately.  Suffice to say that there were some problems, and that I'm now in "suck it up and get on with your life" status.

I'll just post a few catch up pictures.  First of all, this funny fellow is one of the mallard pair who, until this last week or so, has visited my feeder several times a day.  He apparently feels that any body of water is good for floating, no matter how small.  I haven't seen the pair in a few days, but I hope that they are off taking care of little ones.
The June flowers are blooming.
Wild Rose
Peony
Red Weigela, or, as my family has always called it "The Cardinal Bush"

Lupine
Some of you may remember the new garden I dug around the mailbox last year.  It looked pretty puny.  I think it's improved this year.
And, last, the picture I'm going to use as my new profile picture.  I finally got up the nerve to let people see what I really look like, warts and all.
It feels good to be back.

23 comments:

Samantha said...

Louise! HI!
Glad to see you back..and see you! :)

texwisgirl said...

back and badder than ever!!! :) nice to SEE you!!! :)

love the mallard. too darn cute! and i'm so glad you're back with us again - back where you belong! :)

Jj Rodriguez said...

before i have fear of growing old but after years of being with my adopted elders as my parents and grandparents (i work as a personal health support worker), i never thought i would see the beauty beyond wrinkles and beyond sagging skin. their stories of the past just like mine is priceless. i have come to embrace life as it is, the stages of it and the beauty of it. the only fear i have now is, will there be another JJ who would feel the same when i'm already old.

on the lighter note... same here, picking up the pieces and re-assessing life stage. maybe just like that first picture, any small comfort to ease up the pain will always be a treasure...

nice post...

JJRod'z

ps. i don't mean to offend anyone who's gonna ready my comment...

Louise said...

None taken, JJ. I don't mind the wrinkles and the grey hair. Could do without a little of the blubber, though.

Tammy said...

Welcome back Louise, it was good to see your post this morning. Your little garden you put out last year is stunning, and I think it's pretty cool how good you are to your wild life friends--their own pool even! :-)
Tammy

Gary said...

Great to see you back!! Boom & Gary of the ermilon River, Canada.

Canyon Girl said...

I was thrilled to see your comment this morning on my blog. It's amazing how we come to care and worry about each other when we don't hear. And it is so great to SEE you, for real.

Madi and Mom said...

Good morning to our beautiful friend Louise!!! We are thrilled to see you back and are doing a happy dance. Your garden is a bloom with brillant colors. Everything looks beautiful. We cracked up at the mallard in the tub of water...that is his wadding pool I guess.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Jim said...

Great to have you back! And very nice 'to meet' YOU, too! Always good to put a face with the words.
Thanks for dropping by today and your observations are good ones!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hey Louise!! It was so kind of you to stop by my blog and leave such a thoughtful comment! What lovely pictures today, and that includes the one of you! Now when I see your posts and comments I'll have a face of the person who put them there!

enjoy your day!!

Lori Skoog said...

Where the heck have you been woman???? Hope all is well. Glad you are back....

Sandra said...

It feels good to have you back! The mallard is so cute! The little garden around the mailbox looks really nice.

It is great to put your face to the name . so nice to meet you, Louise:)

Janet said...

Welcome back ! great to see whats going on again in your garden !

Judith said...

Hurrah! I've missed you. So good to have you back. I love your photos, especially the first and last ones. :)

sophie...^5 said...

Louise is back!
Louise is back!
Sounds like a song....Now tell me...what is that purple flower growing around your mailbox? Very nice!

Tina said...

OMG I was wondering where you disappeared to. Hope all is ok with you and your life. Nice to see you...:)
Love the first and last picture the best....I am so glad you are back...hope you stay for a while lol

Dreaming said...

You certainly were missed! As always, loved your pictures. I really like your mailbox garden. I have longed to do that. Now we have a large wild currant right behind the mailbox... not sure if there is even space for flowers :-(
Love 'seeing' you - you look like a happy, happy person!

Terry said...

It's wonderful to have you back, Louise.

barefootheart said...

So glad to hear from you again. You were missed! Nice to see your garden, and you.

Woodswalker said...

I'm so glad to see you back, and also to have a kind face to go with your lovely photos. Now we can all catch up on what's going on outside your rear window.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

So glad to see you're back Louise, and whatever ups and downs you've been going through are 'done and dusted'.
I like your new profile picture, and now I know who I'm visiting with you sweet lady !
~Jo

redneckrosarian said...

The Peony and Lupine are very nice. The mailbox garden looks great. The heat here in Alabama is wilting everything already. Upper 90's everyday for the last 3 weeks. Great post.

Upupaepops said...

Louise I have been quietly concerned about your being gone. I wanted to touch bases with you but I knew you were working out some "stuff" and knew that you might appreciarte privacy.

But I am glad it is going OK and that you are back. I look forward to seeing how the meadow is doing and what new discoveries you find. Your garden is looking great.

Any sign of baby turkey???