Saturday, May 17, 2008
Movie and Meme
It's out! Prince Caspian is out! We're going to the matinée this afternoon and I can't WAIT!!! This morning I took this quiz, and though I missed two, I still rank as a centaur, like Roonwit. Does that make me a total geek? The two I missed were ones I questioned as I answered, dang it! And it doesn't make me a geek. Really. It just means that I've read this series about 35 times. That doesn't make me a geek. Does it? The fact that I feel as though I know well Trumpkin, Roonwit, Caspian, Reepicheep (my kids would laugh when I would read his name) and the rest? *sigh* Maybe so.
Turning the page, it is time to revisit the front/back yard meme! Dlyn started this one last month and tagged me to play. In upstate New York, she had the contrast, from mid-April to now, of barren yard to spring! Here, we'd already begun. But I took my camera outside last evening before the sun disappeared and took shots to show what's changed in the last month. First, here are last month's pictures, taken on April 15th. Tax day. Don't even get me started on that economic stimulus check. *grrr*
This is my front door pot with my Peace rose and other stuff.
Here's the azalea bush before it blooms. It is JUST out of my front door, tucked away behind other shrubs, and the blooms are white.
And here it is, about April 26th, with just a few blooms. It blooms quickly, meaning the blooms come and go quickly.
Last, the back yard a month ago.
Now! This month! Ready? Let's look, shall we?
My Peace rose again. Not much change. Hmm. Well, my picture taking has improved. Wait! There's another pot there! With little seedlings.
I won't bother showing you the azalea, since it looks like the first photo. It bloomed, what? A week? But look what else is coming up on the front porch:
Pretty. I've always wanted hostas. My SIL has really full, pretty ones that the previous owner planted and I've been jealous. But one of the Hunny's co-workers gave us several large planters, one full of these hostas. I love them. Very much.
I know I didn't include it last time, but you saw it when the carpet phlox were in full bloom: my mailbox garden.
A pretty crappy shot. Sorry. I've been experimenting with camera angle and not always successfully.
Then there's the shot from the back yard:
I know, I know. Not a lot of change there either. A few tomatoes in that back length, some landscape fabric over the large bed, the strawberries and onions are going crazy, everything's generally greener, but not much else in the ground. It's been a slow spring.
Well that's it. You can go home now. Show's over. Thanks, Dlyn, for the challenge!
Until I write again ...