Saturday, April 29, 2006


Finally, my lilac bush has bloomed. This was a start off of the lilacs that were in my grandmother's yard long ago. My dad has kept them going in his yard(he's quite the gardner--guess that's where I get my love of gardening). He gave me a start a couple of years ago that I forgot about and left in the starter pot too long until it looked totally dead. It was nothing but a stick. I stuck it in the ground anyway and it has flourished. It has gotten larger every year and this is the first year it has bloomed. Nothing smells better than lilacs! I also have Lily of the Valley that is getting ready to bloom for the first time. That smells great, too!
These are the happy little goldfinches that I have in my yard. At times, there will be 4 or 5 of them on my feeder all at once. They are so pretty and sing the most beautiful song. I always thought you had to feed them thistle, which I do, but they really like the black oil sunflower seed, too. Since our trees and other plants are getting bigger, we are starting to see lots more birds. At our house in Tennessee, when I was REALLY into bird feeding and watching(no kids, of course), I documented over 30 kinds of birds in my yard. It was cool. My neighbor here did say she has been seeing some bluebirds back there, so I'll keep a watch out for them!