All photos taken on June 10, 2021.

Spring can take forever to arrive in this part of the world, if we do not get moisture at the right time. This year, the snow melted in a hurry and most of the water ran away, leaving dry, frozen, drab grass behind. Our April showers – didn’t. Our May flowers – snow. But, that all changed starting on June 7, 2021 when showers started to fall. There had been rain each day since then and my grass (fertilized just before the rain started) is now looking lush.

LUSH © Tanka

No April showers

delayed most of May’s flowers.

Spring interrupted.

Now, lush grass from daily rain

green refuge for mosquitoes.

A momentary lull in daily rain gave me the opportunity to take stock.
Freshly cut lawn and newly weeded beds. Don’t expect this every day.
Newly weeded and tiled.
Looking North
Annuals and perrenials are loving the rain.
The garden is greening up nicely

Published by kagould17

After working for 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 3+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wanted me to do has been rewarding. While I still miss the social aspect of working with a team of great people, I have managed to keep in touch with many from my former team and I have many friends and family members who now fulfill this part of my life. Now that my Patty has retired, we are able to spend more time in pursuits and with people who are near and dear to us. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may not become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

35 thoughts on “Lush

      1. I get it. I’m in a basement apartment so I am in a green oasis too! Can’t get enough of it after my first Canadian winter

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    1. It takes a while to get it looking that good. Once the plants get bigger, the weeds are not as evident, just like my enthusiasm to weed. The kitchen garden has been moved around as my trees grew. This is the only place I get good sunlight and it seems to do well there. Thanks for reading. Allan


    1. Thanks Lori. Keeping it that way could be a challenge. We have had a couple of hot days here nd there and then we get cool and showery. Everything is growing furiously in our short spring/summer. Thanks for reading and hope you can find a way to keep cool. Allan

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    1. Thanks Marion. It takes a bit of work to get it looking like that after a long winter. It should be a good weekend. Tomorrow I will be relaxing on my son’s deck for Fathers’ Day. Hope you have a great weekend. Allan

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  1. Very nice, Allan. Ours is not near as nice, but we like it. Now our effort is keeping it watered. The rain has quit here. Might get a little now and then, but not much until about October.

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    1. We are just on the edge of a drought here as well. Our rainy day today, turned into a few sprinkles that helped. Crazy how some areas in your country are flooded while many others are dried right out. Hope it all balances out. Thanks for reading. Allan

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    1. I hated weeding as a child, but Mom made it part of her solution to my summer comment….I’m bored, there’s nothing to do. I soon learned to shut up. As to tips and tricks, for the garden. Getting it ready and weed free to plant is fairly easy, then a couple of weedings until the plants are tall enough to hide the weeds and then relax. Ha Ha. Thanks for reading. Allan


      1. Ha, I love it! Thanks for the advice! The beauty about working from home these days is that I can multitask during certain meetings where I don’t have to turn my video on. I definitely plan on getting some gardening in during those calls.

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    1. It looked so good, I thought I’d better take a photo before the weeds jumped up. Tomato plants are in flower now so fingers crossed we will be eating fresh tomatoes sometime in July. I have been eliminating some of those splashes of colour by pulling my dandelions. Thanks for joining the conversation. Hope all is well. Allan

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  2. Looks great! I always look forward to seeing your garden photos. Our garden is a wee bit behind this year…it usually is for different reasons lol. This year our rototiller decided to take a break before it even got started. The motor was done.
    Garden is in finally (just a couple of days ago!) and hopefully we can keep up with the weeds!

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    1. Thanks Angie. It has been a weird year what with the late snow and lack of moisture. I have been watering from my rain barrels, but they are empty right now with no sign of rain on the horizon and temps heading for the mid 30s. Too bad about your tiller. I am lucky my garden is small and I turn over the soil by hand. Thanks for reading and have a great week. Allan

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      1. Yes, another week of above 30 weather. We have some water in our our barrels but not a whole lot. I’m sure glad we don’t live in one of the places that don’t permit rain collection!

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    1. Thanks Joni. The bird bath is a bit of a n=maintenance nuisance. It was a bit grungy yesterday, so I gave it a going over and was rewarded with happy splashing birds. Thanks for reading and commenting. Allan

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    1. Thanks. I could use some help from Mother Nature, as rain has been in short supply here. Temps will be up to +38 for next 7 days. Yikes. Thanks for reading. Enjoy the weekend. Allan

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