Thursday, March 3, 2011


I am linking up to the following parties -Cottage Flora Thursday's at and Fertilizer Friday .

The first blue bloom on the new Blue Hyancinth. I will be adding these to my gardens every year. I love that they keep their blooms for a long time too. Have to get that camera down on the ground to get a photo too. The scent is heavenly.

Take a walk with me and Buddy.

We set out here from home down our short street. 

Buddy has to go down into the ditch to check the scent of the neighbors cats. Back up the hill he scurry's because he wants to be in front of me and get there first. He loves this time of day after being shut up all day while I am away at work. It makes me feel good to see him so happy about his daily walks.

Here we have to stop to check for cars. Buddy wants to just run across but I am teaching him to stop here and it works sometime. 

I am so lucky to have this place right at my front door. I have shared this walk before but indulge me a bit here. This used to be the old train track when Citronelle had passenger and cargo trains roll through. There is a road to the right and left of the track and each side is independent and runs both ways.

I was so disappointed that my batteries were dead. I had to keep letting it charge for a few seconds and snap another photo. Oh well I took care of that this morning.

The beautiful trees go for about a half mile and are so pretty lining the streets. I intend to get some better photos of the rest of the walk.

So we turned around here to head back.

And this is the old train depot. It is now a museum. 

We usually encounter more people than this but this is our first walkers to see. I had to let them pass me since I walk with Buddy. I have to really keep him away from children riding their bikes. Don't want any kids falling off their bikes getting scared of a little dog.

Here we are. Making a turn here going home.

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this yesterday. Guess he didn't want to wait in the line to order and jumped up in front or whatever. Crazy people.

Beautiful skies yesterday.

Rain is in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow thru Saturday. Temps are seasonable around 70 and lows around 50. I am so hoping for some warmer weather for all of you up north. I know you have had a horrible winter and need to come out from all that snow.

The drawing will be tomorrow morning for anyone who still wants to enter.

Hope you all have a great day.

Today I'm thankful my swollen knees don't hinder me from walking Buddy.


Darla said...

I too am thankful that your larger than normal knees are still functioning....joint pain sucks! You changed your header, this one is beautiful too. You sure do have a nice clean area to walk in your neighborhood. Love the hyacinth. Getting the camera down on the ground is oh such much fun too, lol.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I love the perfume from hyacinths. That looks like a lovely walk, wish we could see some blue sky.
I have seen very little about the up and coming Royal wedding, if I do I will keep it. Of course I will be in France when most of it all happens and I don't imagine they will be very interested!! Diane x

Carol said...

Sorry to hear you're having knee's hell when we start falling apart :(
Beautiful shots of your walking place I really need to get my butt outdoors and on the move too. Feeling totally out of shape these days.

Marie said...

Hi Becca - Love your lovely hyacinths and your little fluffy. I have one that looks like her too.

Just saying hello from another Cottage Flora participant!

Pattie said...

Hi Becca, thanks for visiting and thank you for the lovely comment you left me Have a great day


Shirley said...

Thanks for taking me on a walk today. I really need that. After this horrid winter and all this pile high snow melts, I too will be out the hyacinths..they are one of a kind for sure..I'm now going to follow you as you might take us on another walk..LOL!

Daisy said...

Becca, your hyacinth are beautiful. I love the way they smell. I enjoyed sharing your walk. You have a wonderful place to go there with Buddy. :)

Stephanie said...

I still waiting for my hyacinth to bloom! Yours are beautiful.

I like the pic in the banner! It's wonderful. And thanks for sharing photos of your outing with Buddy ;-)

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Your weather looks beautiful! Perfect weather for a walk. I'd love a day of 70 degrees. The hyacinths are such a pretty color. I really need to plant some here this fall.

northshore_fish said...

Thanks for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursdays...I love seeing your bulbs showing their colors & the street lined with trees budding out with some green! Makes me excited that maybe spring will soon visit me too! xoxo

Paula said...

Lovely blooms and fun walk - wish I were there to walk with you - it looks so warm! Thanks for shairng, Paula from Idaho