Thursday, May 17, 2012

This or That Thursday: eDition 28



This continuing exceptionally warm spring has pushed up the arrival of most the perennials around the old farmhouse and by golly if I don't get outside every now and then for a flower inspection I may just miss something beautiful. I swear a few weeks ago the front beds were empty of all but daffodils and tulips yet somehow the bleeding heart girls are dancing near the front porch as they try to catch a whiff of the lily of the valley, completely unaware that Jacob's ladder is trying to take over their world and quite possibly mine.
Meanwhile, the strawberries, grateful for the removal of mucho dandelions are putting on their own beautiful display. They've also taught me that growing my own food helps me appreciate the entire growing process. Do you know that before I took this photo last night, I had never realized the hull of the strawberry was part of the flower? And it's beautiful! I shall never look at and discard a strawberry hull with the annoyance of something getting in the way of the good stuff, the fruit, again. The chickens will be quite happy too, I daresay there is nothing in the world they like more than a good homegrown strawberry.

It's been nice to see more than a couple of chickens out foraging around the yard each day. Laurie or as I refer to her sometimes, Chicken Little, and her Mama are now back with the flock and quite often I find them out and about in the yard with just Eli. They make a cute little family unit, don't you think?
Speaking of Eli. He seems to have put himself  in the Artist's bad books and you won't believe why. It's because he crows! At 5AM. Ummm, Dear Artist...."What did you think a rooster would do?" signed your wife, the chicken lover. This week he declared, "That rooster has to go!" to which I replied, "No, he's not." To which he replied, "Yes, he does." If I remember correctly, there wasn't much talk after that. And as much as I love him, I realize he's probably right, and maybe it would be best if he did go.
Eli and I discussed the matter and we both agreed.....we'll miss the Artist when he's gone.

Hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

~Roosters of the world unite!~

oh, and as always

~Be well friends~

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28 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Our rooster crows all night long. I use a fan in my bedroom to block the noise.

Beautiful flowers!

Theresa Miller said...

Love the Spring Blooms! Love the Rooster. Too cute!

Loafer Mountain Primitives said...

Send him on over. Loafer Mountain Retreat accepts all in need......We get up around 4:00 am everyday. The only things he'd bother around here are the kids and the neighbors. (both of which deserve it!)
Tisha

Christina said...

LOL, poor artist! I'm sure it's in the rule book somewhere, "don't get between a woman and her animals"!

Lynne said...

Beautiful photos of your blooms . . . And great close up of your "MR"!

Red Gate Farm said...

This is my favorite time of year as all the perennials wake up...

And it's too bad about the artist... but whats a chicken lover to do?? And perhaps the city traffic at 5:00 am would be a better wake up for him? ;)

~Chris

Betty Manousos said...
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tiarastantrums said...

oh my that photo of the three chickens is marvelous

MG Atwood said...

Lovely shots, but that close up of the rooster really startled me! Ha ha ha ha.

Pat said...

Beautiful photos!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Awesome photos ~ sorry the Rooster didn't work out ~ that is what Rooster's do ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

OH, I just love those bleeding heart flowers. They're so pretty :) :) I loved the chicken photo, too. Hey, you could always tell your rooster he'll be turned into chicken dinner if he makes too much noise ;) :) Just kidding ;) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Donna Heber said...

Beautiful photos and I love the way you have edited them using texture. I'm visiting from This or That Thursday.

Janet said...

beautiful shots! all of them...and I think I am in love with Eli!! (...and maybe the Artisit would consider an earlier bed time...after all he IS missing the best part of the day! *lol*)

Darla said...

That rooster has the most beautiful copper color!!!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

LoL! Oh you're crackin me up... buh bye, Artist! heheheee =)

Elaine A. said...

Okay, my visit to Camp RR might be put off if the rooster is still around. I want to sleep in (but that doesn't happen at your place, does it)? lol.

Love your close-up shots of the flowers - wow!

pembrokeshire lass said...

I came to your blog from Rural Thursday and just love your flower photography! Also your sense of humour...just great. think I'll join your followers and see what next with the rooster!! Joan

vintage grey said...

Oh what beautiful shots of the flowers!! Eli looks like a character!! Hope your day is lovely!! xo Heather

Michelle said...

LOL! Gotta love a good rooster! Our neighbor, rather far away, has one and we can hear him crow all the way over on our farm!

Fishtail Cottage said...

oh i wish i could have a rooster! no roosters within city limits - id honestly rather hear a rooster than a dog barking at 6am! thanks for linking up to the cottage garden party today over here! love the fragrance of the lily of the valley! love it love it love it!
xoxo, tracie

ain't for city gals said...

lol...this reminds me of the time I told my hubs I really really wanted a black lab. He knows it would probably sleep on the bed. My hubs said it was him or the lab...I asked him "if I could get back to him on that"..ha! p.s. still don't have a lab..

Nancy said...

Beautiful captures of rural life... the chicken family and the lily of the valley -- priceless!

Thank you for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week. :)

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Ha! Roosters rule!

I haven't seen a lily of the valley in soooo many years. I just love it:-)

Katherines Corner said...

beautiful blooms my friend. Loving the rooster close up too. Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things Hop. I appreciate your bloggy friendship xo

Bobbie said...

You have a beautiful eye for composition. Thanks for linking the inspiring photos,

momphotographer said...

wonderful shots!

deb duty said...

So many beautiful captures! Really nice photo of your chickens.