Friday, March 14, 2014

Random 5 Fridays

Spring hasn't completely arrived, she has given us a few teases though. These were welcome, even if they were only a tease. Allergies didn't wait, they are here now! No escaping that part of spring is there?
 
1.  My Bridal Wreath Bush will be in full bloom soon. It will be covered with delicate white blossoms.
 


2.  I wondered if the Camellias would bloom this year. They are a tad "burned" by the icy winds. Despite the seemingly endless winter, the blooms did appear.
 

 
3.We have put eggs in the incubator for the year. This past winter we barely had enough eggs, don't want to do that again this year. We have 15 eggs in the incubator right now.
 
4. Porch planning has begun! I plan to use lots of geraniums this year. I bought sheers for the side porch, can't wait to get them up!
 
5. We have had one day this year that I could open the doors and let the fresh breezes in! It was delightful! Atticus sat in front of the screen door enjoying the sights. I think he was as excited as I was to have the door open.
 
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28 comments:

  1. Good luck with your eggs! That's exciting. :-)

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    1. Thanks Lisa! It is exciting to me too. Thanks for visiting!

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  2. An open door? I can only dream... Love thinking about flowers blooming.

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    1. It will happen for you too Barb! It has seemed like only a dream this year hasn't it? Thank you for visiting!

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  3. Porch planning Melanie! I hope you will let us see with a few pictures... love your porch. I LOVE porches! Do I see forsythia? Lovely Spring clicks. I had the porch windows open earlier in the week when it was 78 one day and 42 the next.. crazy weather!

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    1. Yes, I will be happy to share pictures! That is a bridal wreath bush, the blooms will be white, it does look like forsythia to me too - I will share pictures of the blooms. Oh yes, crazy weather here too. Last night is was bitterly cold, freezing temps overnight and today is upper 60's low 70's. Good opportunity to catch a cold in weather like this! Thanks for visiting us!

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  4. Good luck with the eggs- and your porch plans sound great.

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    1. Aww thanks Terri! It is exciting to candle and watch them grow and change. The whole thing amazes me! thanks for visiting!

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  5. Allergies are especially bad here in FL & I'm sure not much better in GA. We are headed that way tonight.

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    1. Yes, I guessed that you would be experiencing the same in your area. It is the price we pay for spring coming. Thanks for visiting!

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  6. We have just opened our doors and windows the last few days - it's glorious. Except the allergies. Ah well. I love the bridal wreath bush - so pretty when in bloom! And the camelias and geraniums - perfect! Good luck with the egg incubating! I will check back and see how they candled! Cheers!

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    1. I agree with you! Glorious except for the allergies! Oh well, it is the price we pay for spring and this year it seemed as if it would never get here! Please do check back, I am anxious for these little chicks to get here now! Thanks for visiting us!

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  7. We must have had the same one pretty day recently! Can't wait to throw open the doors and windows soon! Your flowers are very pretty. I keep intending to plant a camellia but I never have gotten around to it! Have a great weekend, Melanie!

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    1. Thank you Jane! From what I am hearing on TV you all have some more winter coming your way. I hope that you get lovely weather soon! Thank you Jane and thanks for visiting us!

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  8. Oh how fun to have eggs in the incubator right now :) My in-laws did that a couple of years ago and it was quite fun to watch.

    Enjoy your weekend - hugs!

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    1. It is fun! Watchng them grow and change never gets boring to me. Thank you Stephanie and thanks for visiting us!

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  9. I have been able to open windows a couple days this week and it feels so good! I can't wait to see your porch--it is always so beautiful. I have been planting some of my pots--always a fun time of year. :)

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    1. Yes! It does feel good to have open doors and windows are the winter we have had! It is fun to get your hands in som,e real dirt and get a few things potted up too! Thank you Sandy and thanks for visiting
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  10. I'd love to put some eggs in an incubator...
    right now our George is not been taking care of the business... He isn't doing so well. We'll probably need a new Rooster before we can hatch any.
    The flowers all sound beautiful... and look pretty too.
    Cant wait to see the porch...I bet the shears will be pretty.
    We've had some nice days this week...nothing too cold. It was nice!
    enjoy your weekend!
    Pat

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    1. It is amazing Pat. We check progress by candling and watching the chicks grow and change is awesome. Watching them hatch is amazing too. They work so hard to hatch. My heart always wants to help, but my head knows that is the wrong thing to do. They need to do this alone. Isn't it great to have some nice weather? Makes you really appreciate those lovely days when you have had such nasty weather for so long! Thanks for visiting us!

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  11. Love your camellias. They do very well to survive such harsh winters. When they first arrived in England, 200 years' ago people thought that they had to grow them indoors. We've got the oldest collection outside of China just down the road in Chiswick, where they are still lovingly tended indoors in a huge conservatory. I guess they've got very pampered over the years, and I daresay they wouldn't survive a year in your neck of the woods. Have a great weekend, Bonny @ just saying ...

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    1. Thank you! I have enjoyed them this year, was afraid that we would not have any this year. That is interesting, my camellia is not pampered at all - Georgia summers are not always kind to plants. Thank you for sharing with me and thank you for visiting!

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  12. I cannot wait to see the BWB in bloom, I'd never even heard of them before you'd mentioned before...Camellia is stunning-we are SO lucky not to suffer from allergies of any sort. Your egg hatching adventure sounds fabulous, can't wait to see the photos I'm sure they will bring...

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    1. I am anxious for it to bloom. Glad that you do not suffer from allergies, they are ot fun - but it is a part of spring. Thank you for visiting us Lynn!

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  13. My jonquils are finally blooming...I've been watching those buds like a hawk for the past few weeks! Camellias always remind me of a former boss (now passed on); he brought me camellias every winter. Not quite time for us to plant anything yet, but I'm ready!
    Happy weekend!

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    1. Glad that your jonquils are blooming now! It gives me hope that winter will not end when I see the first flowers appear. I know that you must be looking forward to planting, the time will come. Thanks for visiting Dianna!

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  14. How fun about hatching eggs == we have done that before too! Good luck!

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    1. We didn't do it last year, so it was time to do it again this year. Thanks for visiting Nancy!

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