Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Busy Sunday


The day started  rainy.  No surprise.  Early in the morning we noticed a visitor who was hoping to come inside and dry out.

Katie and I spent most of the day outside working in the garden.  Last fall we dug up a lot of overgrown perennials and now we have a lot of open garden.  The good news is we get to choose some new things to fill in the blanks.  The bad news is with all this rain weeds had already taken up residence.  After several days of weeding we’re almost ready to get to the fun part.

Katie supervised most of the work.

The tree peony is beginning to bloom…

…the viburnum is in bloom too.

Yet the pansy’s still look good.  I love this time of year!

This morning only one baby robin was still in the nest.

One of his siblings was over in the yard…he eventually flew, a little wobbly, into the shrubs by the flower garden.  If you click on the picture to make it bigger you’ll see the little adolescent spots on his back.

Late in the day we had tornado warnings and a lot of wind and rain.  By then all three baby birds had left the nest; I thought it was a bad time for them to take off on their own.  I hope they’re all right, wish they had stayed in the nest one more night, but I guess all parents, even foster bird parents, feel that way no matter when their little ones fly away.

So tomorrow maybe I’ll work on the vegetable garden which is, of course, a disaster.  Katie will do her usual supervising

It must be hard work, cause she’s sound asleep, upside down, pressed up against my leg as I sit in bed writing.

Silly dog.



Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

12 thoughts on “Busy Sunday

  1. Sounds like my kinda day!

    Happy planting, and happy supervising Katie!


  2. I saw the rain going through your area yesterday – will it ever stop? Glad you got out to weed – your garden is really pretty! I am looking forward to seeing what you decide to plant this year. I am weeding little maple trees now – this was a huge year for “helicopters” from the maples! Hope you have a great day today!!


  3. A busy and productive Sunday! No wonder Katie was so tired at the end of the day, she looks so sweet when she’s sound asleep.


  4. A most excellent Sunday.

    We are recovering and doing well for the most part. Dad has moments at times, but we expect that. Thank you for your support, we had several people come visit us from your blog.

    Dog Speed and God Bless

    Essex & Dog Dad


  5. Not sure if our post took or not. It sure sounds like you have been busy.

    We can’t say it enough, but thank you for being there for us.

    Essex & Dog Dad


  6. You know you couldn’t do any of it with out Katie dogervising ! (pppsssss the word is dogervising not supervising) The garden is looking great and you have some beautiful flowers already. I was out tying up my tomato plants this morning – is there anything more wonderful then the smell of tomato plants?


  7. When I looked outside today and saw sun–it almost scared me. My yard is beyond the beyond but the sun is shining. Looks like Katie is doing a great job keeping you on the straight and narrow!

    Have a wonderful holiday Monday,


  8. Great supervising Katie!
    I know your Mom couldn’t have got it done without you.


  9. I am so envious of your blooms! Our fruit trees (still babies) are starting to bloom a bit and we have a few tulips (only a few because the underground critters think they’re candy), but that’s all so far. I have plants waiting to be planted, more work to be done in the bed I’m redoing and yesterday very impulsively ordered more things from Bluestone Perennials because they’re having a sale. We’re having days of rain now – except earlier this a.m. the rain fell on Bailey’s black back and it was white! That’s not right on June 1st! I do love spring, even though it’s a very fickle season.


  10. Wow! Cool picture of that frog or toad on the window. Very cool.


  11. Carol – NO WHITE RAIN IN JUNE! It’s against the law!
    Kathy – it’s a tree frog. Cool, huh!


  12. Your flowers are beautiful. Looks like Katie is doing a good job supervising 🙂 Gardening is hard work, you deserve a good nap too!


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