Saturday, March 24, 2012

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY 2- PRE-GARDEN SHADOWS



SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY (ON SATURDAY) 2




POST WINTER PRE-GARDEN STAGING AREA
 AND YARD SHADOWS!




 GARDEN AND PLANT STAGING GROUND!! GETTING READY FOR SPRING!



WATCHING FOR JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF SHADE AND SUN!



 MY HOSTAS THAT WERE IN THE BIG CONCRETE PLANTER SHOWED BACK UP IN THE ORIGINAL POT AFTER ABOUT 3 YEARS!!!!

IT'S A MIRACLE- LIKE JESUS FACE ON A BAGEL, OR GRILLED CHEESE SAMMICH!!!!


LOOKS LIKE THEY FELL OFF THE WAGON AGAIN!

  
I NEED TO ADD SOME COLOR THIS YEAR!


 OH NO! YOU WILL NOT EAT MY PLANTS!


MY SHADOW BIRD WILL EAT YOU!


LOVE YOU ALL!



TOLD YOU MY CONCRETE PLANTER HAD FIRE ANTS.

I HAVE SO MUCH WORK TO DO AND PRAISE THE LORD I FEEL LIKE DOING IT- (IN SMALL INCREMENTS OF COURSE)...I CAN'T WAIT TO REDO ALL THE YARD!

NOW--DO I PUT THE NEW FOUND MIRACLE HOSTA'S BACK IN THE PLANTER AND RISK KILLING THEM.....PUT THE SHAMROCK PLANT IN THE PLANTER-IT IS VERY HARDY, OR LEAVE THEM BOTH ALONE AND TRY SOMETHING NEW?

JMc

38 comments:

  1. Your garden pots and implements are in the staging area - it is nearly April, and usually a bit warmer in NC than up here. So you can plant earlier - and often judging by the number of pots waiting for their flowery plants. We cannot wait either - the warmth of Spring is always worth the wait!

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  2. What fun shadows you've shared. I love spring. I must start planning out the flower garden, which I didn't get to last year.

    Your 'need to add some color to your garden' photo cracked me up.

    I've never seen Jesus on a bagel or on a grilled cheese sandwich. I've been deprived!

    Enjoy the week seeking shadows, John!

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  3. We need shadow birds here too!
    That bird rocks! :)
    Your spring is much greener than ours, still weeks before it's that green here.

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  4. I'm not a gardener, yet enjoy the gardening of others. But please let the caterpillar stay and grow into a butterfly.

    Great shadow bird shot.

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  5. I always love your shadow shots, John, and these are SO promising of spring!! I also love your shadow bird! Gobble those worms!!! Look forward to seeing more of your garden as spring moves in! Hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  6. but oh what fun working in the garden!! pace yourself tho!!!
    enjoy!!!

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  7. Our hostas are only just coming up - yours looks very healthy. Enjoy your gardening!

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  8. Love the shadows of the plants in their respective pots in that first shot. You actually have some healthy looking plants including the hosta and the shamrock.
    I wouldn't touch much until I got rid of those ants!
    Love your shadow bird!

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  9. Definitely looking like Spring around your place, John! Ugh - I wish you'd quit showing those demonic fire ants! My husband got into some this week.

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  10. Interesting proposal, yes, I like this delightful play of light and soft shadows. Some pictures with excellent color.

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  11. Wonderful shadows in the garden.

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  12. Ralph- Actually in SC--my trip last week was to my Sisters in NC and the difference from us to her was about a 2-3 week lag- (only 200 miles!!) I imagine you are about 3 weeks to a month behind us???

    We have set records and been in the high 80's a lot!

    Thanks as always for your awesome comments my friend!

    John


    Patti-- So glad you enjoyed the post! And you have to get out more if you haven't seen the Miraculous Jesus on Toast--LOL!!! There are several funny movies about that--one is called Screen Door Jesus, where He shows up on a screen door!

    Anyhoo--let's enjoy this awesome Spring and I challenge you--TO GET A GARDEN IN THIS YEAR!!!!!!

    J




    blogitse- It will arrive soon enough and then we'll be yelling about the heat!! Thanks for such a lovely bunch of comments!!

    Have a super weekend!
    Hugs, I'm FedExing you a Shadow Bird. It should arrive in a Shadow Box! Lame I know! ;-)

    John



    Gaelyn, Yes my friend--there were about 20 and ALL will have the chance to develop as God intended. The Shadow Birds don't eat them to well!!!

    Thanks for the visit!

    J


    Sylvia--Your visits just flat out make me smile! Thanks for being YOU! I so appreciate your comments and posts!

    We'll all share Spring together!!!

    J



    Robin--I will I promise--I need to do as much as I can before the heat hits SC. In Late June, July and August you can only work about 2 hrs am and 2 late pm!!

    Thanks friend!

    John



    frayedattheedge--(I Love that name!)- Your post was AWESOME today!!! Have a super weekend!!!!



    J




    Carletta--- I have a lot of prep work to do before I go to planting--Getting some good mulch going and like you said--the ants are top priority!!


    Always appreciate you visits-

    Hugs,


    J



    Kelly--The are from Satan!!! Does he get the pustules from the bites--sometimes I do buy usually not. My wife however--man they really react on her!

    Hugs and Ya'll have a Blessed weekend. I want to come Noodling in that pond!

    J



    Leovi- Thanks so much for your kind comments and your visits. I really love your abstracts!

    Ciao,

    J

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  13. Rajesh-- Thanks so much! I always appreciate your stopping by!

    John

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  14. Good Evening John,

    Wow... I am setting my table and you're setting your garden as well as the creepers...

    Love your shots...

    Happy SSS...

    Blessings,
    /CC

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  15. A fun collection! Love your bird shadow on the poor defenceless critter! And those ants in macro look a bit sinister! A great post!

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  16. You know brother, although we are benefiting from the weather this year, us east of the Mississippi anyway, I wonder if it is just a shadow passing over us or are the kids really going to be living in a radically different climate?

    You're a man of the soil and garden and I am happy that your hands are slowly digging into it, as a proponent of living now and not tomorrow I hope you find joy in your work.

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  17. Chubby Chieque- CC--Thanks so much for the visit! Care for some Chocolate Covered ants!

    Have a nice weekend and I'll swing by!

    John



    Gemma-- Thanks so much, and the little Caterpillar is perfectly safe-- ;-)

    Have a great weekend and thanks as always!

    John



    Mark--If they do--they will only know it by the way the all seeing TV portrays what once was. To them it will be the norm.

    I do love the feel of Mother Earth--it is my cheap Psychiatrists couch!!! Free for the digging!

    BBB,

    J

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  18. Looks like you have the makings of a wonderful flower garden.
    I love Hosta. The house I used to live in had them everywhere. I enjoyed them very much. We are in the process of redoing the yard here and I plan to plant some Hosta plants.
    Your bird shadow is too cute!
    And, be careful of those fire ants!!

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  19. John, you make me smile and laugh! Here I was, luxuriating on that first caterpillar image and loving it and then comes your finger shadows trying to pick it away!
    Did you notice the cute (and I use that word cautiously) shadows of the fire ants?

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  20. Captured beautifully! I love the hosta but certainly not digging the Caterpillar hehehe. Thank you for your gorgeous contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday 2.


    Shadows of Nothingness, have a blessed Sunday!
    Rose

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  21. I'll let you know if I need your shadow bird :)

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  22. John you are such a crazy guy ! LOL
    I see you like clay pots like I do .. I found an annual that will put up with the dry conditions and heat but still look amazing .. Purslane .. I just discovered it last year .. cousin to portulaca I think .. another way to help more delicate plants survive the dry heat in those poys is line it with a plastic bag with some holes punched through for drainage .. makes a huge difference !
    I laughed at your "bird" trying to eat that caterpiller silly man !LOL
    Have a blast in the garden and watch out for those nasty ants !!
    Joy

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  23. Lighthousegal- Thanks so much for the visit. Isn't it so therapeutic to garden! I love all types of Hostas and want to get some Variegated ones this year!

    I'll swing by later!

    John


    Paula--LOL--The Caterpillar is perfectly safe and will morph into- whatever he is! LOL. I noticed the shadows under the clover leaves but will go back and look for the ant shadows! What an eye! Glad I can make you smile!

    Hugs,

    John



    Rose-Thanks--digging the Caterpillar--ar ar! I visit all your sites...but I can't comment on most--but i sure enjoy the adventures of your family!

    Be Blessed!

    John


    RK--He is expensive, but also does lice and "other pests" .....well if you need him let me know -LOL........

    John

    OH RK--LOVE the GIF AVATAR!!!!!!!




    Joy- Those are awesome tips and I'm going to look up Purslane today..our Garden Centers are already fully loaded, but we may have one more hard freeze.

    I have always loved clay pots...they are just so Rustic and "purist" if you will. I'm also trying to decide what to do with my Strawberry Planter..being from FL originally I have grown enough Berries. I may try a Fern in each hole, but I want something funky growing out of the top!

    I SO appreciate you and your comments Joy!!

    Happy Sunday!

    John

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  24. Oh what fun! We have been blessed with unusually warm weather & have all of the trees budding & green popping out of the yard all over....so we are loving your garden work...it's still way too early for us, but in your warmer climate ~ well, you've got these girls dreaming of warmer days John! Enjoy your gardening this week!!
    Karla & Karrie

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  25. K & K-- Soon I'll be complaining of the 110 degree days! But I do love our SC Spring!

    Thanks for the visit gals!!

    Hugs,

    John

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  26. Tina--Why I thank you ma'am!!!

    John

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  27. Works of nature and these shadows that you've shared are stupendous. Fun images, perfect for the season too.

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  28. Hiya ANNI!!-- Thanks so much ! I always enjoy your pics!!!

    John

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  29. Beautiful I love this time of year

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  30. you made me laugh several times thru this post! :) thanks for that!

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  31. Yard work is hard, but can be very rewarding. You have most everything in order, just needs planting.

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  32. Kara-- I do too! Thanks for the visit!

    John



    TexWisGirl- Then my mission is complete! Have a super week ahead!!!

    John




    LV- I have some good ole blister work--RAKING--to do- but I do love it!

    Have a great evening

    J

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  33. Lots of beautiful shadows. Great shots.

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  34. I'm trying to get my Yawning Monkey off as my profile pic as I have never changed it since 2005!

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  35. YES it worked--now I will try to find a better pic!

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  36. I love that tipped over wagon and the shadow hand poised to pick up the caterpillar.

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  37. Colleen--That is not my HAND!! It's a shadow bird--LOL! Thanks so much!
    I appreciate the comments!

    Have a super week!

    John

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