Friday, June 10, 2011

A Walk In The Park...

Recently, hubs and I were able to visit our youngest son, Taylor, his wife Lindsey, and our year and a half grandgirl Katherine in Maryland.
Tay took us to a cool lake/park with an awesome walking/bike path. 
Maryland is right in their spring, unlike Texas that is summery, so everything was cool and green. 
Lindsey, Katherine, Taylor (and puppy that refused to walk;)

Kousa Dogwood
The apartments that bordered  one side of the lake had mature gardens, and this Kousa Dogwood knocked my socks off!!

Iris, Peonies
I have never seen Peonies in real life. 
Just WOW. 
If I lived up north, I would have LOTS of peonies. 

Geese family
One side of the park bordered a thicket where we saw geese parents, and their gosling babies. 

Then I saw this beauty.  What is it? 
Looks like our privets, but the blooms drape more. 


(I liked it so much I went back and took a cutting, it graced my kids' table til we left, then it rode the 1400 mile trip back to Texas in the back door of the truck. 
No one even blinked an eye. 
Guess they are used to my plant adventures by now...
or at least they SHOULD be...)

Poppy and Grandgirl Kat..
I caught up with my peeps to see this...P.R.E.C.I.O.U.S...
{Seriously, if you know what that plant is, tell me, I'm very curious}

Fertilizer Friday

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Grammy said...

Sound like you had a wonderful time. I do not know what the bush is. And I did not know you did not have peonies. It is amazing how many different plants there are.

onlymehere said...

I haven't heard from you in a long time so I was happily surprised to see your comment! Thanks for stopping by. Her quilt shop is adorable. I have one more post about it then I'll let it rest, lol! She's doing well and is busier than expected so this is a good thing. I hope all is well with your and your's. It sounds like you had a good trip too!

Kelsie from Our Country Home and Studio Photography said...

Sounds like a wonderful visit and always nice to have a souvenir to take home with you.

Loved the Geese family photo...

Blessings Kelsie

Anonymous said...

Oh we must be kindred spirits!!! Every time I go somewhere I am digging up things or finding seeds. In our previous home I had an entire garden named the friendship garden. All the beautiful plants and cuttings I received from friends went there! It was a beautiful way to bring back memories of time spent with them when their plant was in bloom or doing something crazy!

Like you I had never seen a peony till moving to Colorado 3 years ago. I have 5 so far though they take a little while till they start blooming profusely!

bee blessed-

deb said...

OMG! that last photo IS precious! I love seeing wildlife along walks
Have a great weekend!

Karen said...

I don't know what the bush is--but it does look like you had a great time with your family!

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

I'm glad you're having a grand time visiting family and enjoying nature!

Val said...

Love your blog! This is my first visit but I will be back when I have more time to browse and read.