Wildflower Garden

This spring I started a wildflower garden in an area that was just grass and a pain in the neck to mow. The garden so far has turned out pretty good and there are many, many more flowers to bloom yet. The following photos don’t really do it justice, but does give an idea of how it turned out…so far.

Finished with sod removal this spring

Day Out Two-tracking

Headed out on Eirk’s Rd, which is a pretty good starting point for getting lost. I took a left here, a right there, another left and so-forth. Ended up on quite a few trails I’ve never seen, one headed toward Bald Mountain. I’ve seen pictures of people hiking to the top of Bald Mountain and it looks like a great view from there, but not me this day, way too hot and the deer flies were out in force. From there following another trail I noticed I was coming close to Cliff/40 Foot Falls which I’ve been to many times, only this time I was coming in from a whole different direction, one I didn’t know existed, from the north. Anyway, because of the deer flies and heat, I drove by the falls without stopping. At this point I was in familiar territory, so I took a turn off and headed towards a pond I saw on the GPS. Was a pretty pond, took some photos and off again. Decided it was time to start heading back home, so I hit the Triple A west. Along the road, where it had been logged pretty heavy in past years, I started seeing signs about spraying herbicide, I was shortly stopped by a pickup. While stopped I could hear a low flying helicopter, but couldn’t see it. Moments later I was let through. Along the way home on Triple A I took some photos of some Foxgloves, but other than that, just made my way home to the dogs.

Wilderness Pond

Trail to Bald Mountain

Foxglove

Foxglove

Going up?

Two-track

Mud hole

Common Bridge

Lupine

Feeling really quite stressed today, but was able to process a couple photos.
Plan on getting some of the yard mowed today, although I’ll be taking it quite easy.

Lupine

Lupine

To-dos Around The House

Got a few things done today, but didn’t work all that hard, sort of a relaxing day really. I am planning to take tomorrow off to get out and into the woods.
One thing that has bugged me for quite some time is where a burn barrel was. It was right out on the main side lawn and stuck out like a sore thumb. So, I moved it…at last.
I’ll update this post with more lilac photos.

Yard without a burn barrel

Forget-me-not

I have no idea what these are. They have a stem sort of like snake grass, but smooth it’s whole length and the flower is similar to clover. The leaf is similar to the stem.
Update – These are wild Chives. Time for a baked potato! 🙂

White lilacs

Grizwald under a cherry tree