more spring beauties

These just bloom these few days. Hope to identify them soon. πŸ™‚

We almost killed these beautiful shrubs last year because DH didn’t water them AT ALL during the hot summer months!

I love these flowers, but they are invasive kind so I may have to remove them entirely this fall.

Wild black cherry tree that is growing on the curb side, just outside our front yard.

Dandelions (θ’²ε…¬θ‹±), a weed. Not welcome in our yard, but I love them anyway.

Spring beauties

Specially for my mom, the plant lover.
*All photos are taken from around my yard. πŸ™‚ *

Beautiful Rhododendrons flowers…
White Rhododendron
White Rhododendron

Pink Rhododendron
Pink Rhododendron

Fiery Red Rhododendron
Fiery Red Rhododendron

Holly shrub

holly shrub

We have abundant of Forsythia europaea…
Forsythia europaea

and the very fragrant Lilacs!
lilac flowers

lilac flowers

Blue Stars
Beautiful Muscari ‘Blue Star’ that looks like bells.

Ground covering plants…

Violets ground cover plants


Cotoneaster Streibs Findling

I totally forgotten to take pictures of our flowering apple tree and white flowers bradford pear tree. Anyway, there are a few other shrubs that are almost going to bloom and I will try to take some photos to share soon. πŸ™‚

PhotoHunt : Balanced

This week’s theme is Balanced and I looked through my photos archives and found these pictures that I took last December at the boy’s gym class. The boy, with the help from his daddy, was balance walking on an elevated air log!

See… he was so confident and looked as if he was running up towards the top!
Balancing on an air log

Reached the top and ready to walk down again.
Balancing on an air log

The boy and his bag

Photohunt : Bag

boy and his backpack

Because the boy had some separation anxiety (read: crying) when the girl started her Kindergarten school in early September this year, I have to think of a way to distract him. So, I gave him a backpack (it was a hand-me-down actually) with his very own bento snack, just like his sister! πŸ˜‰ Now, he looks forward to sending his sister to school because not only he gets to carry his backpack like a big boy, he also gets to enjoy his snack when he comes home! πŸ˜€

contents in the bag

In his bag, he has a snack box, his favorite train engines and water bottle. πŸ™‚

Photohunt: Warm

We were blessed with two warm days 2 weeks ago when the temperature rose to 50F (10deg C) !! I know it is pathetic, but we were overjoyed nonetheless. For the first time in many cold winter months, we didn’t have to wear any coat!! Here’s a picture of the very contented Niklas, enjoying his strawberries and grapes in the car on the warm day while waiting for his sister, who had refused to come out of the school playground because of the warm weather. πŸ™‚

I wonder when we will have another such warm day again. We are expecting another snow storm today. In fact, it has started snowing already. -_-

Photohunt: Bridge(s)

Toy bridge:

Niklas loves his new train set. He particularly loves to place his train engines and carts on this bridge. Today he found the helicopter and placed it on the bridge too before proceeding to turn the train engine on so that it can crash onto the helicopter. -_-

Suspension bridge :

One of the three suspension bridges at Canyon Ste Anne, Quebec, Canada.

New and Old bridges – also in Quebec, Canada.

See other Photohunt entries here!

Photohunt: Together

Together means doing things together as a family and that includes helping daddy to rake the fallen leaves!

Photohunt : Blue

Clear blue sky and boy in blue.

PS: This photo is not edited in any way. The sky was really that blue!

Photohunt : Lazy

Dirty dishes piling up at the kitchen sink for more than 2 days. -_-

And no one offers to help! *looking at DH*

See more PH’s entries here.

Photohunt : Sad

This week’s theme for Photohunt is Sad and this picture of sad looking the girl (abt 1.5yo then) pops into my head.

She was so upset when she realized for the very first time that her fingers were all wrinkled from the water play! πŸ˜† More about this picture here. πŸ™‚

Another picture – My sad looking little guy who woke up on the wrong side of the bed.