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May 28, 2019

May Days

Hi there,

What's new? Around here we have finally thrown of the bow lines of winter and are eager for all things green bright and beautiful. I've been dreaming of flowers, seeking them out and planting my containers. Although with a fresh crop of newly fledged blackbirds in the area, it's been fun and games. Well, mostly games. They have a ton of energy and fly in whenever the mood strikes them to tear my plants to pieces. So I've also planted a few more Canadian flags to scare them away. The birds will likely leave their nest soon to soar over the wilds, so I'm sure my plants will spring back and life will sail on. If not, well, there will be plants for me and some for the birds.


Did I mention I love trees? Well, probably, but to reiterate I am a tree hugger.  Did you know that trees protect each other. In other words, they have each others backs/trunks. For example, if I was the tree to the far left and my neighbour to the far right was in need of water, I would ship some water over to her/him. Amazing! They parley via their root systems. So that means they definitely communicate,  show empathy, and have compassion, etc. Rather like humans.  Yes, Virginia it's a living, wondrous world!




This majestic old pine has been around awhile.
I think these are Elm trees. 

I stood with my back against this one for awhile, communing with nature/ trading tall tales.  :)

The highs.
The colour of spring. What a sight for sore eyes!


Wild Violets

I am pleased that people are not waging immediate war on their dandelions this year. They provide the first sup of nectar for foraging bees.




Below pictures from gardens that crossed my path.



And lastly, this wonder. One of many glorious old homes in the town I was visiting.
 I was tempted to rap on the door and beg entry.

 Look on high at the Widow's Walk/Watch. In the 19th century the lady of the house would often go up there to search the sea (in this case from the Great Lakes and then up the river) to see if her husband's ship was steaming home. In those days, unfortunately, many sailing ships were lost, hence the all to apt name.

Linking to My Corner of the World 
and Wandering Camera 
Thank you ladies.

'Til Next time...

Cultivate Your Dreams

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12 comments:

  1. I am a tree hugger too, Dixie. There is something comforting standing under a tree protected by the umbrella of the canopy. I did not know that the roots look out for each other deep below the surface; how fascinating and miraculous. Oh my, isn't that house glorious. I can just imagine all the secret places within. How fabulous to stand in the Widow's Walk/Watch gazing out to the river. Thank you for this lovely post celebrating the verdant green and pretty flowers and sweet bees. It made me smile this chilly wintry morning.

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    1. I agree. Trees are so special. I am reading a book about what they know. Amazing!
      O, that glorious house. I wanted to go inside and explore. The older homes have so many rooms and usually wonderful woodwork and many also have fabulous antiques too. Character in spades.
      Glad to have made you smile on a chilly winter day, Kim. And also pleased that we can share seasons.

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  2. I am enjoying your spring photos as it's autumn here in New Zealand. I love trees, too, and am glad I'm not alone :) Fabulous images.
    Your link is a great part of 'My Corner of the World' this week! Thanks for joining us.

    My Corner of the World

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    1. Thank you. Always a pleasure to join in, Betty.
      Spring and fall are definitely seasons of change and beauty.
      As the years pass, I look forward to the beauty of fall more.

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  3. Such a beautiful pictorial capture of spring where you live. I did not know that about the trees communicating. God's world is such an amazing place! You would so enjoy seeing the ages old Oak trees in my native state of Louisiana, where branches actually lay on the ground, creating another world beneath.

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    1. I googled the old Oaks in Louisiana. My word how utterly amazing! I looked at them for a longtime. I can only imagine how spectacular they must be to see in person.
      Nice to "meet" you, and thank you for visiting, Elizabeth.

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  4. I agree trees are beautiful and wondrous! I had no idea they would share water. Enjoyed all the blooming flowers!

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    1. They truly are wonderful.
      Thank you, Michelle and also thank you for visiting.

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  5. I am with you and the trees, love them especially the old ones like you saw in my post. I didn't know trees shared water though, that is amazing. I wonder what the big old gums do here in times of drought. That is an amazing house, it would be so interesting to explore. The wild violets are pretty, so nice to see spring coming to you, we are into winter now, 1st day today.

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    1. Yes, the trees I saw in your post have been around for sometime and aren't they wonderful. Nature truly smiles on us.
      We are in the throes of summer. A warm breeze rushes toward me from the windows as I type. So lovely!

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  6. I fight the same fight with birds and squirrels. They are fun to watch but they do love to dig up the soil. I found out that if I keep the top layer wet, then can’t dig and give up. Hope your plants make a speedy recovery, sending good vibes. You already know how much I love plants. Such beautiful tree photos, Dixie! Love all the green! Vibrant flowers too, so many colours. Wouldn’t it be amazing to visit the inside of the house?! I would be too afraid to live there, my imaginations would get the better of me :)

    Thank you so much for linking up on Wandering Camera!!

    -Soma

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    1. The birds got tired of tearing my plants to shreds and, thankfully, left on important bird business. ;)
      O the green of early spring. Nothing beats it. It really punches up your senses and makes you happy to be alive.

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