Weekend in Photographs ~ Garden, Birds, and Bees…Fabric too!

It’s windy, cloudy, and my left sinus is killing me so I thought I’d just post a few photos I took over the weekend.

A few Denyse Schmidt fabrics in 1/3 yard cuts that I got at Joann's.

Part of my haul from Garden Spot in Sparks...Bee Balm, Dill, Sweet Marjoram, Orange Thyme...Thank you Groupon, $40 for $20!

Tarragon and Chives I planted in one of my old enameled pots. Catnip behind it, Thyme and Oregano to the left, taters in the barrel.

Taters are growing! Taters are growing!

Bee on what I think is an Oregon Grape/Barberry bush...at Crystal Peak Park in Verdi, NV.

Bees were loving the pretty yellow flowers! Loading themselves down with pollen!

Goldfinch along the Truckee River at Crystal Peak Park, Verdi, NV.

My Irises are starting to bloom in the front yard.

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Our 90F degree April Day opened up the Lilacs

About the only good thing about Sunday’s miserably hot Spring day was that the lilacs opened up!

Variegated Lilac.

Cabin Fever Quilt Show 2012, Portola, Ca ~ Part II

More quilts, wall hangings and a very cute pillow. I’ll post more later…this one is picture heavy.

This is my friend, April, and myself in the near future…underneath our stash, giving the thumbs up, and kitties wondering who’s going to feed them now.

20th Annual Cabin Fever Quilt Show ~ Stars Over the Cabin

Today we drove up to Portola, CA so I could go to the Cabin Fever Quilters’ Quilt Show. After dropping my husband off at the river east of town so he could walk to the park where we eat lunch, I drove to the Fr. Burns Social Hall.

This year they moved the show over to the south side of the river on 100 South Pine St. Sunday’s show is from 10-4. $6 to get in at the door. These ladies are awesome quilters…I never go away disappointed.

I took lots of pics, so will break these up into a few different posts. 🙂

First off…here is my one FQ that I bought. I picked out a wild batik to add to my Grandma’s Flower Garden quilt.

LOVE THIS QUILT! Love the quilts on the houses.

Is this not the cutest quilt?! Absolutely love it! Kitty ballerinas!

Aaiiiyeee! Lookie what I found growing in the yard!

ASPARAGUS!

I was given some transplant asparagus last fall…dug it a whole on the side of the yard next to my neighbor’s garage and promptly forgot about it.

Last night while watering the beets, peas, onions, garlic, radishes, and carrots I looked over at the overgrown weed/grass and a dried out asparagus fern. Went over to weed and found wee asparagus spears!

Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’…

Oh what a beautiful day,
I’ve got a wonderful feeling,
Everything’s going my way!

15 April 2012 ~ along the Truckee River in Reno, Nevada

Really! He really was singing Rodgers & Hammerstein!

Thank ya...Thank ya very much.

(photo editing…my photos that I ran through pixlr-o-matic using “Metal” filter and Scrap border).

Damn Wind…big sigh

After being in the 70’s for a few days we are heading back into the typical Northern Nevada Spring…

Wind.

Rain.

Wind.

Snow.

And MORE WIND!

I hate the wind. And I’m not too keen on that 28F morning temp coming up as the Pear tree is starting to blossom out! Wind and Cold Temps…not good for pear blossoms!

I think the lilacs have a better chance of surviving.

Columbine can weather most anything…

So do the Tulips ~

I have to get going…the bird feeder outside my work window is empty and the finches are staring me down.