Saturday, November 14, 2009

A Beautiful Fall Day In The Ozarks

Hi Everyone -  It has been a gorgeous in our neck of the woods today so we took advantage of it.   It was in the 70's so I planted 205 spring flowering bulbs.
I planted 50 crocus bulbs

along with 80 tulip bulbs.  The tulips are red and then some spring pastel colors.  I'm not a big fan of pastel colors but I thought these would look good blooming in the spring time.  Then I also planted 75 daffodil bulbs.

On top of a lot of them I planted pansies. 

I think it is so pretty when your bulbs bloom in the spring and you have pansies blooming below them.  Our Lowes had a huge sale on all of their bulbs.  Most of them were half price or better.  Fortunately I got there before they were picked over.  The pansies were also half price so I did well and it will make our yard look pretty in the spring.

We raked leaves and put away furniture cushions and so many things you have to do before the winter weather hits.  We don't have winters like a lot of you do, but they seem bad to us. 

I did a post on our little dog when I first started blogging.  He has now gone blind from the diabetes.  He knows his way around the house but it is really difficult to see him struggle.  He will be 14 in February.  He feels good and tries to play but just bats at his eyes to try and take the blindness away.

He is a special little dog to us and will probably be our last one.  We are pet lovers.  I know a lot of people aren't but we have always had dogs and spoil them rotten.

Everyone have a great Sunday and a great week.



Sunny said...

You certainly have been busy! We got a break from raking leaves because it rained all day.
Sorry about your little dog; we have 2 cats and a dog and they are really part of the family. It's sad when they get older and start having problems.

Gail said...

Sounds like a busy productive day. I wish I had one today. House full of children and grandchildren and the men were hunting to get that major buck to replenish the meat supply.

It is sad when a beloved pet is not at his best. Dad had a dog that went blind and she followed him by his smell. When she started getting lost, we built her a small enclosure so she could only be out with him to guard her. She passed quietly in her sleep and appeared to not suffer.

Gail said...

Your home slides are beautiful!

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

WOW, you got a lot done :)
It's been nice up this way too...very very nice for Nov.
Your bulbs are gonna be so pretty come spring!
I'm sorry for your little fella, I know what you mean about lovin and spoiling them rotten, we do the same...they are like our kids!

Have a beautiful day, Maxine.

Kimberly said...

Oh Maxine, come do my yard next! Yours will be fabulous and I can't wait to see springtime pictures!

Give your littlest family member a hug for me. We're cat people and Java is such a part of our family. I grew up with cats and I know it's so sad when they start to slow down.

Have a wonderful Sunday! I just finished quilting a piece for my girlfriend for our sale... whew, one more thing to cross off the list!
Take care, Kimberly

Janet - underthewillow said...

Hi Maxine! are going to have a beautiful spring with all of the flowers that you planted!

I know how sad it is to watch a beloved pet grow old. It sounds like you are a wonderful doggie mommie.


carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

WOW, you have done a lot! You can come plant in my yard! LOL! It is so dreadfully hot & humid here that I rarely ever get out and do anything like that. I used to try, but not lately.
About your sweet doggy, I am so sorry to hear that he is now blond. I know how precious pets are. We had a schnauzer mix and had to rehome her. It was not what we wanted, but we had no choice, because it was best for her. I miss her so much! With my Daddy's health the way it is, I had to leave her at home a lot. She developed such a bad case of seperation anxiety that she started trying to hurt herself when I had to leave her. Nothing we tried was helping. The only thing I could do was find her another home with someone that could be home with her the majority of the time. It turned out that she got a really nice home where she is spoiled rotten and has other doggies to play with everyday.
Have a great week!

Staci said...

It makes me so sad to hear about beloved pets that are aging. But happy at the same time to know they are so loved!