Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Friday, May 20, 2011

A Walk and An Update

Come take a walk with me. I rode to the top of the lane with Dan and walked back with the recycle bin. Here is the top of the lane looking down towards my destination.

One of the houses along the lane is this one built in 1808. It was home to a Quaker family when it first was built.

There's a lovely old stone wall on the left as I pass the 1808 house.

Passed the house the lane gets steeper.

Everything is lush and green from all our rain.

Almost to my driveway, it's ahead on the left.

Here is our marker. You can see the surprise lily on the right. There are astillbes and foxglove growing. I planted a young red bud tree here too.

The wetlands are to my right as I start walking on my driveway.

The first of many turns in the drive.

Another turn ahead.

One of the few straight almost level sections. There are young sycamore trees growing along the right.

Ahead is the glen. Our house is on the edge of it at the top. The tree on the ground covered with vines is a walnut cut down by Dan. It was dead.

Another view of the glen. Isn't it like a cathedral?

On my right is the wetlands where the skunk cabbage has grown very large.

Another turn - the steep part starts.

Another view of the wetlands.

I huff and puff on this stretch.

Sometimes I turn and walk up backwards and here's what I look back on.

First sight of the house.

Almost at the top.

I made it.

A quick stop by the vegetable garden to see how well

everything is growing. Peas are in full bloom.

A tomato bud is spotted.

Beans are growing.

Cucumbers have germinated.

Another tomato bud.

Close up of the peas' blossoms.

Lettuce is growing well. Spinach on the right has almost all been pulled.

On to look for other blossoms in the gardens. Pinks by the pond.

Miniature garden is looking lovely.

White iris has shown itself.

A single purple among the gold irises. It will have to be moved to a new spot.

Lupine is starting its bloom.

Deep purple iris are still in fine form.

Everything is very wet. More rain on its way.

Knock out rose joining the bloom parade.

Clematis close up.

Hanging basket is starting to fill out.

Thanks to HolleyGarden for helping me find Cottage Flora Thursdays.