Thursday, April 15, 2010

More Images from the Balcony

The cherry tree is in full leaf now; blossoms are gone. The Mermaid rose on the arbor is beginning to put on its thousands of yellow blooms. It's so heavy that the arbor is about four inches off the ground in the front. We tried straightening it up, but it was useless. I guess when the whole thing comes crashing to the ground, we'll pick up the pieces, cut the rose bush to the ground, and start over. I had no idea that it would get so big. It's even trailing into the cherry tree.
The little table was once painted all white, but rust and birds have done their work. Yes, birds. I kept hearing a strange pecking sound on the balcony. When I looked out, I saw a bluejay peeling off sections of paint! I don't know if he ate them or made his nest waterproof, but he took off almost the whole top. Craziness!

We've got the sweetest little bluebird couple nesting on the front porch, but I'll save that for another day.


Pom Pom said...

Hi Debbie!
My weeping willow came today. It's AMAZING! I'm hoping you'll forgive me for my lack of speed in getting your bird in the mail. I may have my husband do it tomorrow. I'll try to get it packaged right away. I love the card you sent, too. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I'm thrilled!

laurel said...

That second picture is quite bucolic, isn't it? So pretty.

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

I see my porch railing here! I have the same pattern! I love it, don't you? The hearts, right side up and upside down?!