Easy Monday

This has been a busy weekend. Good busy, but busy. As I write this, there is still time to cobble together a post, but I’m giving myself the evening off. I am sharing the photos from a solid spring weekend here in southern New England. There’s also a video of a CH-47 Chinook fly-by (about 25 seconds).

I hope you all have a great week!


  1. Love the video, and the shot of our flag. The Smokin’ Twins now work in ‘parade mode’ I see. Looks like they’re coming to pay homage to Maddie…..as they should! How nice that you and the Editor provide them with a picnic table. Lol. The bunny shot is one for the books — talk about camouflage!!

    Your shrubs, etc., and those of your neighbor, look so pretty, with the promise of more beauty to come.

    Suppose to warm up this week. Hope the meteorologists aren’t playing games with us.

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    • The Smokeys are a thundering herd as hey bounce across the yard. They don’t stop until they are too close for comfort. I keep reminding them that Maddie is a dog.

      Things are blooming all over town. This is such a pretty time of year. Today is starting out cold and very windy, but I see promises of 80 degrees later this week.

      I’m glad you like the video 😀


    • We were going to plant arbor vitaes last year, but we were told that they require a lot of water in the first year, and we didn’t have hardly any water last year, so we decided to wait. Then we noticed that a lot of mature arbor vitae around here seem to have died last year.

      The Happiness Engineers tell me that they are working on this problem. I really appreciate your continued effort to find me.

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  2. What a wonderful way to start my morning: with images of beautiful flowers! That was interesting with the helicopter. I can just imagine how loud it is on the inside. It is sunny here but still chilly. Mother nature is still teasing. I hope you have a good week.

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    • We are windy and cold here this morning, Pam, but warm days are ahead. We might see 80°f (27°c) later this week. The Chinooks are so loud. When we are in our house, if they pass close overhead, we feel the vibrations. I hope the crew is all wearing good headsets.


    • Things are even brighter today. We had a slow cool rain yesterday and everything seemed to wake up. It’s supposed to get warmer this week.

      I as glad to be out when the helicopter was coming. I’ve heard them inside, but not until they are too close to get the approach. I heard this one coming before I could see it.

      The trees are labeled as fast-growing. I hope so.

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  3. Such great photos, Dan. Oh dear, Maddie looks a bit frazzled with all your ‘stuff’ on her porch. The two Smokey’s–what’s not to love?! I can appreciate you trying for a little privacy with your plantings. My neighborhood is on a hill, so I am uphill from my cross-the-street neighbors and downhill from my back neighbors. Neighbors diagonally behind us used to have a big wall of greenery to give some privacy, but when the people next door moved in, they wacked all of it that leaned into their yard. So now I can sit at my kitchen table and see into their house. I wave to them, on the offshot that they are waving back. 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️

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  4. Wow, you are sprouting Spring more then we are, Dan!! Question …. what are the drought tolerant plants you planted? Still too early here for me to plant but I’m getting ready. LOVED your gallery and that Chinook drive-by was so cool. You sound like you are as busy as I have been …. where is the time flying to? The little Cherry blossoms …. did you notice how I took a very very closeup of one? NOT easy!! How I am loving this time of year!! Oh for the JOY!!

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  5. Oh my, I loved watching the Chinook fly over your home. And I love all the photos of flowering bushes and trees — and of course the four-legged family members. Beautiful! 😊

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  6. Spring has sprung, the grass has riz. I wonder where the birdies is?
    Great and happifying photos. as always. Thanks for keeping them coming!

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  7. An evening off when spring is bursting- good for you! The photos were wonderful. I love the shot up the flag pole, and the helicopter video. Hubby asked, “Is that a 47 or a 53?” Sheesh! Enjoy the week ahead, Dan.

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  8. I need some of those “thrive on neglect” plants. My flowers didn’t do too well last year, maybe because I put them out a bit too early (there was a hard frost the very night I brought the annuals home from the garden store). This year, I think I’ll wait at least another month and then just put out a few potted flowers, hopefully ones that don’t need a lot of attention.

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  9. This winter has been a rough one here in comparison to the ones in the past. It hasn’t been close to what you’ve experienced, though. Even so, we have gotten past the blooming now with the fear of frost overtaking the buds, finally, and are into the days of the 60s and 70s. It’s time to go to the store and buy some plants for the garden.

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