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Friday RoundUp: Quick Edition

I'm flying out the door in a few minutes -- to a conference.  A gardening conference!  I can hardly wait to fill my brain with new information from Michigan State University on . . . integrated pest management, weather and plants, identifying woody ornamentals, and the latest on invasives here in Michigan! 

In the meantime, we can't open our front door for a while. . .

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A Mama Robin has decided to make my wreath. . . her new home!  Look what's inside. . .

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In blooming news this week, we have trillium!

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And my neighbor's lilac!

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The next best thing to having a lilac bush of your own. . . is having your neighbor's lilac spill over your fence!  You get the beauty and the scent --- but you don't feel right about cutting a bouquet to take inside. . .

I planted peas this morning (better late than never is my motto!).

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My yard is not at all cut out for a traditional vegetable garden, so I'm being creative in planning a container garden for edibles.  First in . . . peas!


Yesterday, Jenny and I went on some errands.  I take her in the car with me whenever I have quick errands to run.  She loves to ride in the car (LOVES) -- and I needed to go to some of her favorite spots. 

First up. . . the drive-up window at the bank. 

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When Jenny was a little puppy, she discovered that the bank was The Place to Be --- because the drive-up tube comes back with dog treats for good puppies!  Now, Jenny sits in the front seat rather patiently -- but never taking her eyes off the place where the tube comes back. 

And then. . . when the Tube o' Treats arrives. . .

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Oh, Happy Day!

Then, we went to Petco to pick up some food.

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This is a fun place, because Jenny can shop with me.  She usually comes home with a rawhide chew (or two) that she picks out herself!  (The friendly check-out people give out treats at the counter, too).  It was an exciting day for Jenny.


Have a great weekend!  It's a great time to play in the dirt. . .

Simple pleasures


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You have a living front door wreath! Thank you for the flower pictures. We are living with more snow...it's old, but there you have it. Enjoy your gardening conference! It sounds fascinating.
Jenny is a lucky dog. ;-)

Diana Troldahl

I LOVE the robin's nest in your wreath, as well as teh other photos, thanks, as always for sharing :-}


Jenny has a wonderful dog's life! Makes me miss Penny our golden retriever who isn't with us any more. Sweet doggies....

Beautiful flowers.

I'd love to have fresh veggies without having to work up a spot in the yard for a garden. What type of pots do you use for your container gardening?


Awesome nest full of eggs! Sounds like you've got a pretty great weekend in store!!


Have fun at the conference Kym! And Jenny - Rocket would sell his soul to hang with you!


What a smart robin!

Enjoy the conference. Sounds like it will be very informative and interesting.

I think I love your bank. There used to be a drive-thru that handed out dog treats when we would visit for sodas. Such a fun treat for the dogs in the car.


Thanks for taking us along on your errands! Life is definitely improved by bringing a dog along whenever possible.


Life is good!


I love robin's nests - I'd like to paint my house that color!

I made the mistake of bringing both minpins to Petco at the same time once. Just once. *sigh* It was horrific, just me and two little terrors...we were almost banned, I think. ;o)

denise copeland

The robin’s nest is such a wonderful gift! It must be so easy to monitor the nest and chances are great that you will see them fledge!

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