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Not sure if you can open this here. Tried to post a few pictures, but files were too large. You are absolutely on target about it being a beautiful spring, Ben. I'm not satisfied with clarity of pictures I take with this new digital I have, but it is simple. I should have been out taking pictures all spring.  Happy Gardening to all of my forum friends.

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Becky !!!

 

Where in the world have you been ? 

 

The pictures are great -- love the hosta and all the shrubs in bloom.

 

With the advent of facebook and the other social networks no one comes around anymore. Do you realize we had our own "facebook" before all those "Johnny come latelys" It is interesting to look back at some of the postings. Hope all is well with you  --- Ben


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Ben, I was so new to the computer when I found your site. Boy! What a treasure! Still have not found anything to compare with it!. Now I use the computer to keep in touch with my kids and grand kids.  Though several of them now have the smart phones.
  This has been a particularly beautiful spring season with the early warm weather. It may also be partly because as the years have gone by, I can appreciate what is here, and not worry so much about what I haven't gotten done. The weeds don't show up as clearly while I'm sitting on the porch. LOL I make big plans while sitting. That changes considerably when I get up.  Not nearly as mobile as I would like, but learning new ways to do things with a cane. CANEFU anyone?

    How are you? Are you still planting? I can't seem to get that out of  my system.  Some of the raised beds that were holding all vegetables, are now keeping my pots of new plants going until I get the beds ready for them. Trying to get a new hosta bed ready. There are 36 or more new hostas waiting in the wings, plus a couple of trees and shrubs. There are also plants in the fridge.  and catalog orders that I might get sent, waiting on the table.

Today, the young man who helps me , and I tried out my new loppers. They are something else. Slice off branches like cutting bread. If you have never checked out their catalog, you should see them on line. Lee Valley Tools. I have never gotten anything from there that wasn't good.

 I've spent a lifetime getting in over my head. Ever since I was young, I told myself, and then my kids, dream big, you will surprise yourself on how much you can accomplish if your dreams are big enough.

    Hope you are well and enjoying your beautiful garden and that wonderful family of yours.  Becky

                                                  
 

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 Becky

 

When I first started to publish my site in Jan. 2001 we had to jump through hoops to share a picture. Now our grandchildren take a picture with their cell phone and instantly send a copy to the entire family. Like you, I managed to drag myself into the computer age but I am going to leave the smart phones to the new generation. For some reason punching around with a single finger on a tiny little box does not appeal to me.

 

I just finished planting the veggies -- 3 rows of green beans -- 42 tomato plants and 4 cucumber hills. I am still planting hosta and I am developing a taste for asian lilys. My great granddaughter Lily is my favorite lily of all. She will be a year old in June and she is most beautiful to behold.

 

I am still planting hosta slightly faster than the voles and deer can eat them. It will be a sorry day for the critters when I am no longer able plant for they shall surly starve to death.

 

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Happy Mothers Day to you and all the loving mothers that visit "The Gazebo Outback"

 

TAKE CARE   -- Ben

 

To see my Lily click on

 

http://www.thegazebooutback.com/easter22012.jpg


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Your Lily is a beauty, Ben. I really enjoy seeing the family pictures. Our 3 great grandchildren live in Georgia so we don't get to see them. Sam doesn't travel anymore. My daughter, Susan, has moved to New York to be with her fellow. His granddaughter is named Lilyanna and she turned 3 yesterday.

   Had a scare here Saturday. The young man who helps us with so much here on the farm, forgot to shut off the little Ford tractor he was using, when he got off of it. I was watching from in the house, when I saw the tractor starting rolling. He ran to try and stop it and then the tractor and he both disappeared from my view, I thought I saw him go down! Horrible scare! The rear wheel did catch his foot, knocked him down, and run over his back right shoulder. Thank the good Lord, he is going to be OK! But really sore. I don't think he will be doing much for a few days. I was never so glad to see any sight as I was to see him walking up from the garden as I was trying to get to where he was. 

The rest of this story. He landed on an area where there had been unlimited mole runs, making the soil soft and loose. So, I have now found a reason to be thankful for the moles!

     Thanks for the Mother's Day Wishes. Was such a pretty day here. Today I'm hoping to work more in vegetable garden.
 
                                           Becky

                                              
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