Saturday, March 15, 2014

10 on 10 March

Welcome to this month's edition of the 10 on 10 blog-hop. Can you stand a few more garden pictures? Despite the rainfall we've received the last couple of weeks (still not enough to get us out of the serious drought from which California is suffering) things are still fairly dry but shhh! don't tell my garden that. Spring has arrived in my area and evidence of it is everywhere in my yard. I've filled and re-filled my bird feeders, planted seeds, done a little indoor gardening (if you follow me on IG then you know all about my family heirloom casserole dish turned planter), trimmed all my shrubs and planted violas in my herb bed.  I still have to prep my three other raised beds for more planting but that will come in the next few days/weeks.  The light has been just gorgeous in the afternoons and early mornings; enough to make me want to sit in the sunshine and bask all day long. Alas, that option is just not in my near future.  But I do get out in it to a little every day.  The young girls and I have enjoyed tea and Winnie-the-Pooh on the patio, sidewalk-chalk shadow art in the side yard, and blowing bubbles. And Sunshine has hoisted her flag in a certain tree, declaring it her own!


Sunshine's flag. 
Birch tree leafing out.
Gorgeous morning light shining through the plum tree.
A different plum tree on the other side of the house. The blossoms on this tree are nearly gone!
A shamrock plant!  I get one every year in honor of St. Patrick and my Irish heritage.
A little anemone that just sprouted up!
Ladybugs are always welcome in our garden!
Bubble blowing on a very windy day!

Our St. Patrick's Day celebration would not be complete without a Leprechaun trap. Maybe we'll catch him this year! 
A thunderstorm and the Easter bunny: even our refrigerator art shows signs of spring!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed another glimpse into my world. To keep following the blog-hop, click through to check out Kristina's beautiful blog and see a bit of her world!


11 comments:

  1. Wow! I love your garden pictures. Postcard worthy! I hope you don't mind, but I'm Pinning a few :) Just lovely!

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    1. Oh,thanks so much for the kind words Micah! And no, I don't mind if you pin a few :)

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  2. Spring has definitely sprung at the Bastien household. What a beautiful garden you have. I remember the days of making Leprechaun traps....so fun!

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    1. One of the reasons we bought this house was all the possibilities the huge yard and raised beds offered! Spring and summer make it all worth the work and expense (we have just over 1/2 acre).

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  3. I can't imagine ever being tired of your garden paradise! I love them all but the birch tree light and leaves are captivating...

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  4. Thanks so much! My husband and I love birch trees and so we have several in various places throughout our yard. I just love how delicate they look. And that morning the light was perfect!

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  5. Glorious photos, Laura! I am in love with photo #3...the (peach, cherry, almond) blossoms. Stunning! And I, for one, could never tire of nature shots! :)

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  6. Glorious shots Laura! I admire your dedication to your garden. I think the plum & birch tree are my faves, but that leprachan trap is just too cute!

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  7. The light in your garden is stunning! Love your perspective and angles! That first plum tree shot is so delicate... a real beauty!! Thanks for sharing your world with us : )

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  8. Oh my goodness! Now I REALLY can't wait for spring here in NC. Gorgeous images, but that plum tree is my favorite!!

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  9. What a beautiful celebration of all things Spring, Laura.

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