Friday, April 9, 2010

A Cold Morning

I am hoping we have missed the frost again. It was 37° on the patio an hour ago so I am hoping it won't drop below 34° at sunrise.  We may have dodged the bullet on the fruit trees again!

I am not looking forward to this day..........a jaw tooth has been troubling me painfully for several days and I see the dentist at 11 AM, my least favorite thing to do!  I want it resolved though, almost chronic pain is very draining.  At least the appointment is at 11 so I don't have to dread it all day.

I put a ham in the oven at 5:30 AM; dinner is taken care of for DH, but not me I am sure.

Ilene on her Blog, A Visit with Grandma,  posted yesterday on a subject that interests me very much about eating real food made from scratch and food safety.  I had just read an article about another thing we can be very worried about.  Do you know what BPA is?  I didn't.  Here is a link about it

Where is the FDA when they let these kinds of things be used!  I get very upset that so much of this kind of thing slips by unregulated. 

Plastic is not a good thing.

On to happier topics:

A few more pictures from the yard taken over the last couple of days.

This is one of the dogwoods in the green bloom stage,

From Gardening 2010
and a lilac almost open,
and the new lilac 'Annabelle'.  She is going to be very fragrant.

From Gardening 2010

and the first bud on the little 18 inch aronia 'Brilliantissima'.  Aronia is a native plant.

From Gardening 2010

I have several different varieties of lamium ground covers which I love.  They have been blooming for a couple of weeks now.  The pink one hasn't bloomed yet and doesn't seem to be a vigorous as the others.  I think I will give her a spot of her own this spring.  

From Gardening 2010
and a closer view of the bloom and leaf of one,
From Gardening 2010


  1. Oh Glenda ~ I feel your pain. I just had that a couple of weeks ago and had the dang tooth pulled. Oh the relief of not being in constant pain anymore. I ate soup, and yogurt the first day or so. Then you start eating slowly and carefully on that side. You will feel better after the dentist visit.

    I love seeing what is starting to bloom there at your farm/country gardens. Just wonderful.

    I've been walking around smelling all sorts of sweet scents around our property and it is a real joy. Enjoy your lilacs.

    Rest after the dentist, and have a nice weekend.

    Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

  2. Your lilacs and such are lovely!

    I read that article about the plastic. I knew we weren't supposed to wash our grandson's bottles in the dishwasher because of some chemical, and that must be it. Well, his development hasn't been affected, but it is creepy to think about the potential for harm. I sometimes drink those flavored waters in the evenings as a substitute for soda, but I want to find out if they have that chemical in them.

    I hope you are enjoying the great outdoors and healing.