Thursday, June 24, 2010

Garden Thursday

IZA:  Today, I am showing off the front yard a bit.  I am not usually allowed out there (because of "dangers"), but The Big Thing carried me around so I could see it and decide if there was anything I wanted him to take pictures of.  There sure were!  I saw things up close that I could only see through the windows before.  It was great (and I didnt try to get out of his arms the least little bit)!

I saw 2 really neat things out front.

First, I learned that we have a really cheerful mailbox!  The flowers are called Stella d'Oro.  With a little "deadheading" (picking off the spent flowers and seeds) they will bloom most of the Summer and Fall.  And I never saw the fishie with the street number until today!  The mailbox post blocks it from our windowsill...
The other cool thing WAS something I could see from the windowsill, but I never saw it up close before.  We have this neat tree that is absolutely covered in tiny yellow flowers.  It is called a 'Golden Rain Tree'.
The Big Thing says he has never seen another one annywhere.  Well, actually, we have 2, but you know what I mean...

Here is a close up of the flowers...
The bees love it!  I was careful not to get TOO close.
Can you see the bees?  There is a Bumble near the lower left and a Honey bee near the upper right.  I had to "bee" a bit brave to get that close.

That's enough time out front.  I want to "bee" back in the backyard where I can walk around safely.

I think next week, we will have some blue stokesia in flower, and mebbe I can show some garden veggies growing nicely...