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Lately in the garden.

Once again my OlloClip helped me snap some gorgeous photos from our garden (yes, all taken with the iPhone). And now that my husband also has one (for his birthday), you can imagine that we are going to be having even more fun taking photos.

One of my favorite things about gardening is seeing all the little things, like this Ladybug who was quiet a good model. And the small details on flowers, or the way grape vines twist and turn. The garden is a magical place.

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Up close in the garden.

It’s spring, which means it’s time to play in the garden (and by play I mean pull weeds). There were two sprinklers that needed repair this year, after we tested them the plants were sparkling with water. And of course one of our favorite things to photograph are water droplets. These were all taken with my iPhone, using the Olloclip macro lens.

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I love this time of year when I get to be so close to the earth. Now if only I could convince the grass to only grow where it is supposed to. 🙂

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Dreaming of a garden.

One of the things that I most looked forward to having as a “grown up” was my very own garden. When we bought our home I couldn’t wait to get my hands on our front yard and add in flower beds and try to make it look really pretty. A garden designer I am not, but I think it could be my dream job. Of course, there is only so much a person can do with a budget of next to zero, but if I had unlimited buckets of money, these are some of the things I would want to do in my garden:

As it is now however, I will be happy if I can get my flowerbeds clear of weeds and planted with blooms in time for summer. Do you have any fun plans for your garden this year?

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Spring Sprang Snow!

This winter has been crazy, with some VERY cold days, and some VERY warm days, and overall it has been very mild. Not much snow to speak of, and when it did snow it would melt away quickly. Spring came early.

Saint Patrick’s Day was rainy and gloomy, which was kind of perfect because it felt like what I imagine Ireland to be like at times. We celebrated with corned beef and hash (just the hash for me), green protein shakes, and of course some fun gold coin chocolates! Not to mention really fun shamrock straws for rootbeer floats. We also made Irish soda bread (we like this recipe from Allrecipes.com), but this year we left out the raisins since I don’t like them.

And then came the snow, overnight even! About 4 inches in our yard, but over 37 inches at the nearest ski resort. This weekend it is supposed to get up to the 70F mark. I hope that’s true, not only do I have a lot of things to do in the garden, but it is also the Festival of Colors (Holi), which I have always wanted to attend.

What has it been like in your part of the world?