05 April 2012

Spring in My Backyard

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The other day I wanted to try out my new 50mm f/1.8 lens (it's actually Tom's old lens) that I got to go with my new digital SLR camera. I didn't have to wander far to find somewhere to practice... our own backyard!  Last year was the first time I'd planted anything in the previously barren space, so I was curious to see what, if anything, would reappear this spring.  I was happy to discover lots of new growth peeking through the soil and new buds flowering here and there.

I'm never sure if you want me to bore you with lots of gardening talk, (seriously, I could go on and on about it) but here is a look into our little piece of earth.  We have (starting at the top) creeping jenny, new blossoms on the blueberry bush, heuchera, mint & cilantro & basil in pots, green onions that somehow survived all winter, hostas, a cherry tree that will blanket the patio in pink blossoms and what's left of the two daffodil blooms we had this spring (last year there was only one - progress!). 

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10 comments:

KWu said...

I would be interested in more garden talk! I only have a small planter in my apartment which does include mint and basil at least the herbs would be directly relevant info for me.

Marlena said...

Ok that lens is aaawesome, I want one. Lovely pictures, and look at your garden grow! You must be so proud. the only thing I ever planted were cucumber seeds and they grew to the size of pickles :/ no green thumb over here.

GirlRural.com said...

Great photos! Spring is surely upon us.

Kaity said...

These are lovely. I love 50mm lenses! They somehow manage to make everything look prettier.

xo

Cheyenne Chavez said...

I am officially requesting garden talk. I started my first container garden on my itty bitty balcony this spring and I can't help but get giddy when I hear about other peoples' plants!

Pwetty pwease?

black and brown shoes said...

nice photos! i love gardening

Caitie said...

that lens is amazing -- such sharp and beautiful photos!

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Emily Peebles said...

These photos are so beautiful! I wish daffodils lasted longer. And I can't believe your green onion lasted all winter!

Celynne said...

I love hearing and seeing about your gardening :) Looks like you have a lovely green and lush place to relax.

Ingenue said...

Garden talk is always fun to hear about, and pictures are never wrong! Keep it up:)