Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday 4/1 - I'm back!


It's Outdoor Wednesday and I'm expecting to see some wonderful posts today! Susan is our hostess over at A Southern Daydreamer. Be sure to check out the other participants.


First, let me say how much I missed blogging! I have been in a dark dismal prison for days on end. A nightmare. A hideous place.


Ok, I'm exaggerating but it WAS bad! We've had some terrible storms. Trees down across town and electricity out for a day. After the electricity came back, my Internet didn't! It's been almost a week. I tried to be brave but finally resorted to going to town and sitting in my car outside of wi-fi spots. I know. That's sad.


But the dark place is gone! The repairman came out today!



My azaleas are blooming and hanging in there even through the storms.



They are called Pride of Mobile. We searched high and low for these because they were supposed to be Watermelon Red. Ha ha! Have you ever seen such pink azaleas?



See the rain on the petals?



This is only their second year so I think they're coming along nicely.

Mr. Dumpling put up blue bird houses before the storm. One is still empty BUT one has eggs!



We got so excited...it doesn't take much here...when we saw a blue bird in it the first day! Yes, she was just waiting on us! After a couple of days, we peeked in...and there was an egg!



Mr. Dumpling said only look a few times a week. Well, I'm very curious by nature and yes, you guessed it. I've looked MANY times. We now have three eggs. I'll wait til "you know who" isn't looking and take a few more pics.

My Stella daylilies are coming up and looking great! This is their 3rd year and they put on quite a show last year. I can't wait. If you don't have any Stella's, I highly recommend them. They will start blooming in April and bloom here until October.



The Knock-out tree rose (by the arbor) is doing well also. It is loaded with buds. I love Spring - except for the storms.





See you tomorrow!


22 comments:

Amy said... Best Blogger Tips

What pretty azaleas. Ours are already done blooming :( Looks like you are going to have a lot of blooms on that rose tree with all of those red leaves!

amy@maisonbelle

The Muse said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh I need to come and visit you...things look so lush :)

Happy to have you out and about once more!

ellen b. said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh Judy Bug! Those azaleas just pop out there amongst the trees. Just beautiful!! I'm glad you are out of darkness :0)

Glenda/MidSouth said... Best Blogger Tips

Your flowers are beautiful. My pitiful azaleas as tryng to bloom - hope to get some pictures next coule of days. Sorry your internet was down - thnk I would have gone into withdrawls. :) Thanks for visiting.
Glenda

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Judy Bug! Sorry to hear you have had weather and internet problems. Your yard is gorgeous....I love the shade of pink in your azaleas. ...and I can't wait to see your roses in bloom!Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Susan B said... Best Blogger Tips

Welcome back...I know how hard it is when your internet goes out! Went through that a couple of months ago. Your azaleas are gorgeous! Your yard is so green and beautiful.

(I've been meaning to mention that I love your NCIS photo widget. NCIS is my favorite show!!)

Keetha said... Best Blogger Tips

I am LOVING that you showed us your Bluebird eggs!!! I didn't realize they looked so similar to Robin eggs.

I think your azaleas look JUST like watermelon red.

Walking on Sunshine... said... Best Blogger Tips

Missed you!!! Glad you're back! The azaleas look amazing! The rest of the landscape looks so beautiful! I love the egg...can't wait to see more pictures! Glad you have your internet connection back. Think I would have gone crazy as well!

Domestic Designer said... Best Blogger Tips

Everything looks beautiful! Don't you just love spring. Love the bluebirds nest. How exciting! My husband and I are big bird watchers so like you I would have to look,a lot! :-) Have a great spring day!

Nola @ the Alamo said... Best Blogger Tips

Glad you're back! You folks with all the lovely azaleas, I'm jealous. I don't think our soil grows them well, there aren't many here, but 90 miles away in TYler, they are fantastic!

Marie said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Judy Bug- Sorry to hear about your storm...but I luv your backyard and your white picket fence of course!
-marie

Glenda said... Best Blogger Tips

Your yard looks so pretty after all the rains! Love the bluebird nest with eggs! We have nesting bluebirds and eggs in the chickadee nest.

Amy said... Best Blogger Tips

Just love the pink azaleas! The cute little blue egg is just precious too.

So glad your storms are behind you and your internet is fixed. There is nothing worse than that! I hate it when my computer is having problems, so I know how you must have felt a week without service. Amy :)

Chandy said... Best Blogger Tips

How beautiful are those pictures? Very!!! And that egg in the nest is so cute! Your azaleas are darling where they are.

Sheri said... Best Blogger Tips

Very pretty azaleas! I have one almost the same color. They brighten up spring for sure!
hugs,
Sheri

laurie @ bargain hunting said... Best Blogger Tips

Your azaleas look gorgeous. Can't wait to see the Daylillies in bloom. That is going to be so pretty. Loved seeing the pretty blue egg. It almost looks like a faux egg you'd buy in the shop. Missed you. So glad you are back! laurie

Lisa said... Best Blogger Tips

Your garden is amazing! Love the watermelon red azaleas. Looks like you're going to have some new lil' bluebird neighbors. Be sure and keep us updated!

Beth at Aunties said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy Bug,
The azaleas are such a pretty watermelon color!:) We have tried to grow them but it is just too cold. The lilies are one of my favorites and I am looking forward to your gorgeous show.
Everything is beautiful. I Love Spring Time!
So glad your internet is back!

Nancy said... Best Blogger Tips

WELCOME BACK! I've missed you and your pretty stuff! :)

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said... Best Blogger Tips

Just how pretty is that yard? Can't wait to see th roses in bloom! Your azaleas are sure pretty too.....watermelon red 'eh?

Jadehollow said... Best Blogger Tips

So beautiful .. love that new life green. Precious lil egg.
Thanks for sharing.
Debbie

Light and Voices said... Best Blogger Tips

Having the internet go out isn't fun for sure. Glad you are back online and that you are safe from the storms. Your azaleas look fantastic!
Joyce