Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Blossom by blossom

This is the view from my front window this week.

Trees are beginning to fill in and the winter burned grass is giving way to a lush green carpet. 

Deer  gather off in the distance at dusk and graze.

Sometimes they like to graze over there.

And sometimes they like to graze in my back yard.

Like on my fresh sweet hostas that have finally made an appearance.

And now they have made a disappearance because I forgot to treat them with Deer Off! 

The other night the deer grazed away on all my hostas.  Right down to their small beginnings.  I didn't even bother to provide you a picture because there would be no greenery for you to see.

So sad.

But I went right out and bought some Deer Off! for the season.  If I'm not fighting off the squirrels, I'm fighting off the deer.  But I wouldn't have it any other way.  I love the animals.

This lovely purple burst is the first thing I see these mornings when I raise my bedroom shades.

This is such a beautiful time.

Blossom by blossom, spring begins.


missing the mom gene


Catherine said...

It looks sunny and warm over here! Plus flowers plus kitties ~ oh yes ~ very nice indeed! :)


Ruth said...

We are a little time away from this, but soon I hope. We had snow this week.

I love hostas! Every stage. What hardy friends they are, even when I treat them badly. One comes up in a pot year after year, with little more than a dose of water now and then.

Anonymous said...

I noticed yesterday that my hosta are up too.... I better check on them today and see if our neighborhood deer made a midnight snack out out them.


Tracey9AD said...

It is a gorgeous time, for sure. We must not be that far apart in climate because that is just about what it looks like here too. Thanks for stopping and saying hey at These Nine Acres! xoox

Jaime said...

That is so funny...I took one look at your hostas coming out of the ground and thought to myself..."I've got to get my netting to cover my hosta tomorrow before the deer get it." Last year they chewed the tips off before it was hardly out of the ground, and my hosta looked funny all summer, with no tips on the leaves!