Hi everyone. April is about over. That is hard to believe, isn't it? I've been busy trying to get some spring yard and garden work accomplished, and I have had limited art time lately. Good thing when I do have some art time I get a nice stack of things started and finished. I always work better if I start with some half made pages or tags sitting on my work table, so as I finish something, I usually start something new.
Thursday, April 29, 2021
This Week's Garden Photos and a Tag
As you can see I have another tag for Valerie's Anything Goes challenge at Tag Tuesday. My background is made with inks and some stamping. I cut the heart out of some printed paper, and then I used this paper clay bow that I painted. One day this past winter I came across a big pack of paper clay that had been sitting in my stash for awhile, so I used it and made some various shapes with the few molds I have. I thought the bow looked great on this heart, and I chose colors that would complement the tag.
This week the weeping cherry tree in my garden is looking really pretty. We actually named this tree Al, as that was my Dad's name, and my department at school gave me this tree in his memory when he passed away in 2004.
Just before the flowers fully opened up, I had some bumble bees buzzing around them.
It's great to see them out buzzing around again.
You can see the flowers in bloom below.
I also managed to get a raised bed set up in my veggie garden and moved my cold frame greenhouse out there.
I've got some lettuce, spinach and kale planted. I've also used some egg cartons and started some zucchini and cucumber seeds. I've got a month before I can plant the garden unprotected, so I'm hoping to have some nice little seedlings by then.
The brush from the newly chopped trees (as I showed you for T) has been taken to the dump. I dragged them all up to the driveway. I walked 4.8 miles doing that. The hubby loaded the truck and took it to the dump's big brush pile. I think I did the lion share's of that job-hee-hee, but I do feel like yard work is a great way to get back into shape after the winter time lazies.
I finished my bark mulching too. It's been nice having the hubby home, but he does wake me up awfully early as he is still in go to work mode.
He did build me a stand to put my bee hive on.
It doesn't look like much here, but try to picture the hive on top of this. There's still a few more things to get ready before the bees arrive at the end of the month. Most importantly, getting an electric fence in place to protect the hive from bears and also (as I've recently learned) skunks.
That's life here. Hope everyone is having a good week also.