Thursday, April 5, 2018

Little Things







It's The Little Things like this:



azaleas


azalea


That make things like this ... bearable!


Neighborhood Action


It really hasn't been too bad.
They don't work on the weekend.
Closing off one lane of traffic has made crossing the street easier.
(Always look on the bright side.)
Rebuilding the street will take awhile. 

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I have my pond cleaned once a year.
I try to schedule the cleaning before it gets too hot and humid.
Cody does a fine job.



Cody


This year, in addition to my six gold fish,
Cody found eight crawfish.
We have no idea where they came from.
We blame everything "abnormal" on the waters of Hurricane Harvey.



Water Lily


The waterlily isn't the only bloom in the garden.


Amaryllis


I save the amaryllis I get at Christmas and put them in the garden.
With a little luck,
a year later,
they bloom again.



Azaleas In Bloom



Wishing YOU well and much joy!



Flowers





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29 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Enjoy the beauty of Spring!

Dorothy Borders said...

We are dealing with road construction in our area, too. No doubt the result will be a great improvement. Meantime, as you say, we look for the little things to bring us joy.

handmade by amalia said...

Yep, life is a delicate balancing act :-)
Amalia
xo

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said...

Snap your garden is in full bloom and it brings joy to my heart. Can you believe we had snow in NY just a few days ago. I'm looking forward to spring finally joining us.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Beautiful flowers make life so much nicer

eileeninmd said...

Hello, wow! The blooms are just beautiful. Lovely collection of photos, except maybe the road work. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Latane Barton said...

Wow, those azaleas are really colorful. They are yelling 'Hey folks, it's spring'.

Jeanie said...

Dazzled by the beautiful color here! Such joy (the construction? Not so much!)

Tom said...

...OK rub it in with those beautiful azaleas as I look out at snow falling! Rebuilding always takes a while. 'Abnormal' seems to occur all the time. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your week and please stop again.

Cathy Keller said...

Beautiful photos! I especially like the waterlily photo! Have a grand weekend!

Lea said...

Beautiful flowers!
A town near us has had torn up streets for months. Very aggravating, but one of the projects is to make the street crossings easier for handicapped people, and that is a good thing!
Have a wonderful day!

Terri Petersen said...

I love how you put life in perspective and choose to focus on the beauty. Your flowers are lovely. Hope to see your pond when it's a back together. Have a great weekend!

Ida said...

Your blooms are stunning. - We need street repair but I dread the thought of it being torn up so for now I'm just happy to drive over the bumps.

Chris Lally said...

Wow! Your photographs are absolutely stunning! What a treat.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Oh my your spring looks so pretty. We had the street redone where we lived a while back. It was a very long process. It was beautiful when all was said and done though.

Angie said...

The water lily is stunning - nice job, photogirl! Crayfish in a pond ... fascinating - I suppose the hurricane is as good an explanation as any ... such as a bird passing by?

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog today, Happy Mosaic Monday

much love...

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You have some beautiful blooms. The Amarylis is just about finished here.
I hope you have a peaceful week! Hugs!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It will be awhile before we see beautiful flowers like that here!

A major highway near us is being expanded to have a third toll lane--the population in Colorado is booming along the front range. Soon it will be like NYC--ack!

Crawfish! Maybe birds dropped them or carried their eggs?

Lorrie said...

All the pink flowers (azaleas?) would surely brighten up one's outlook in spite of the roadwork. Hopefully, it won't go on all summer. How wonderful to have an amaryllis rebloom in your garden. Happy spring days to you!

Sarah said...

Beautiful flowers! My spring garden is just coming into bloom.

Maggie said...

Bloomin' lovely! What a show your garden is putting on for you. Love the pretty water lily and the triumphant amaryllis.

stardust said...

Azaleas, a water lily, a red Amaryllis… are so beautiful. I’d like to see gold fish, crawfish, and water lilies when the pond is filled with water after cleaning. Must be so lovely.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Your flowers are beautiful and bring joy on this winter day that should be spring! Can't wait for the flowers to bloom here.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful flowers ... your yard is a wonder...like a Nature Park/Arboretum including a beautiful pond! (What did you do with the crawfish?)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What beautiful flowers, Snap! Those Springtime blossoms sure help with the construction. I just had my itty bitty waterfall and pond repaired and cleaned on Friday. I had to have a new liner installed, but it was worth it because I just love that little oasis I have.

Katie Mansfield said...

Do the crawfish stay or go in the pond? The road work looks like a trial. Hang in there. Thanks for sharing at Keep In Touch. Beautiful flower photos.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Snap; Great post with wonderful pictures of your "Little Things"♪ Beautiful zoomed waterlily and Amaryllis; LOVE the collage of these pictures♡♡♡
Have a wonderful rest of the week.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

Forest Dream Weaver said...

The flowers are fabulous, they bring joy and pleasure. At least in most instances we can choose where we focus our attention!
Happy Wednesday!