Monday, March 28, 2016
Let us just eat cake!
What is better than one piece of strawberry cake? Two pieces of strawberry cake with strawberry frosting. My birthday cake will last for a few days more even though I had a birthday on Saturday. I chose strawberry flavor this time just to be different. Red velvet is the cake supreme.
The honeysuckle shrubs are looking good. They are old shrubs so they do look weary in shape and form. I wanted to show you how much further along the leafing out of them has come. There will be blooms on them in the next week or so.
You can see why the peony is called a fernleaf peony. There is even a bud on this one plant. I didn't notice it until just now as I write about the photo. Things continue to grow in spite of the frosts and freezing. I think the town temperatures keeps things warmer and more protected than those who are out of town.
The regular peony is just now pushing up dark red points. They will bloom a lot later than this fernleaf does. I still have one peony bed that needs to have its leaves removed. I need to get to that as the tulips that run parallel to them are fully leafed and red to shoot buds.
This is a blurry shot but I wanted to share how large this Eurasian ringnecked dove looks. I am still in confusion about the doves in my yard as I have smaller ones that are half the size of this and they are more round in shape. I think they probably are the normal mourning doves.
I sized the photo to show you the difference in sizes. I am thinking that if the ringneck is that large in size, I can see how they are driving out the mourning dove.
It still is not warm enough for the bluebells to open completely. I know from experience that I need to check them daily as they can bloom and be gone so quickly. I am hoping soon to see the whole set of blooms on them.
I am sitting in the science room today. It is high school science and the guy I am replacing is so sick with his cold. He thinks he caught the virus back in Ireland and he still keeps fighting to get rid of it. We will be with my wife's friend at the hospital tomorrow. She has surgery and will be needing us there for her. I won't sub the next day either as we will take her home that day. I do hope are days keep getting warmer. Thank you for checking in on my blog.