The Heron

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Friday, January 25, 2013

A Yard Walk and a Finish!

I  am so happy that many of you enjoyed the pictures of Hurricane Ridge.  If you ever get to Washington, that is a place you will want to visit!! We had a spring- like day.  It was sunny and the temps were in the high 40's or low 50"s.  We took our morning walk and then took some pictures in the yard. 
Last night I finished my second finish for the year, "Meg's Bunny."  It will be nice to have it finished for Easter and the Spring. I hope you enjoy the walk around the yard!

This is the same bush that you see in the header only without the snow.  It is a species of Dogwood called"Mid-Winter Fire".

This crab apple has kept these tiny golden crab apples all winter.

You have to like moss to survive in the Pacific NW.

I think it looks like green velvet.  Can you see the tiny drops of rain left from last night?

Raindrops on roses! 

The birds have left berries on the pyracantha.

Our Witch hazel is blooming. The entire tree is covered with these pretty yellow flowers.

More Moss except I think this might be lichen.

Just wanted to show you how green it is up here, even in January.

Here is Meg's Bunny.  It is not one of my favorites.  I am not a pastel person.  However, I decided it would be ok for the Spring season. I changed the last two lines and put our initials on one line and the initials of our Grandchildren on the last line. I was experimenting with the Lakeside Linen Pecan Butter 36 ct.  I like the linen and the count, but maybe not a good color choice for this project.  The color of the linen and the threads combined to make the project appear rather drab.  I wanted a small project to see how I liked 36 count so it did serve its purpose.
My hope is that you all have a wonderful relaxing week-end!!


  1. I just love that top picture! What kind of bush/shrub is that?It looks like its on fire! Beautiful!

  2. Ok, now I see that the pictures have comments! Before when I viewed, there were no comments. My computer is acting strange! Love dogwood!

  3. Oh Barb - I love Meg's Bunny and I hope you are pleased with your work on 36 cnt. What a delightful walk - really like your dogwood and crabapple.

  4. Beautiful pictures! You have an eye to put them in the right place! Never saw dogwood before!
    Greetings from Germany

  5. Oh, what great pics.
    Love the flowers and Mosses too!
    Great bunny finish.

  6. megs bunny is wonderful! i love moss. i have tried to get it to grow all over my gardens for years and it has taken hold in some places. i brushed the granite legs on my table to try to get moss to grow on them but teddy licked it off!!!

  7. Love your pictures. We have a typical Cincinnati winter here...drab & dreary. Nothing pretty. I am not a pastel person either, but I do like your bunny finish. How fun would it be to cover a wooden frame in moss (faux probably) and but the bunny picture in that?? :-) ~~ Christie

  8. How pretty everything looks there in winter, Barb! Here we are just blanketed with snow--pretty, but...

    Your Meg's Bunny is adorable--I really need to stitch that for myself this spring!

  9. I have a great affection for our area up here - especially when the sun shines. I didn't comment on the Hurricane Ridge post but I just loved those pictures! I am looking forward to the DH returning so we can do some more exploring. Love the beautiful yard you have!

  10. Pretty walking scenery, everything around here is sooo drab, lol
    Love Meg's bunny

  11. Wonderful yard! Wish we had your temperature here! ;o) And your bunny finish looks great!


  12. Super cute finish! I love seeing photos of the Pacific NW. The moss--oy--the moss. I have a driveway that needs to get de-mossed, but will wait till Spring when we might (key word: might) get a day without rain. I've noticed it creeping into the grass, too. Ugh.

  13. Sweet,sweet finish.
    What a lovely walk. I love seeing all the diiferent mosses and plants. Gorgeous!

  14. Beautiful finish... I'm jealous you have so much green! I'll be happy to leave winter behind in March/Arpil

  15. Its so pretty there with all the green and I can't believe there are roses blooming this time of year!
    Love Meg's Bunny! Such a sweet little sampler.

  16. Your yard is looking so beautiful! The roses, witch hazel, and moss are so lovely!