Doodads the week of 0712-071622

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It’s been a couple of weeks.  Pics have been taken here and there but no time to get them off of the phone and posted.  On Tuesday, the 12th, I took a 17-mile bike ride.  On Wednesday, the 13th, I met up with the Moon Clan Mothers group up north and saw two giant willow trees.  That night I captured a shot of the full moon (strawberry?  raspberry?)  The rest of the pics are from around the yard this week.  I’d be at a park in Grand Rapids with my younger son, my DIL, and the grandbaby, but on the ride north on Wednesday with 3 other women, one of them waited until we were on the road to say her son is testing positive for Covid.  NOT COOL.  Now, to be safe, I will wait until after next Tuesday to take a Covid test before trying to be around the baby.  Hoping you enjoy the pics.  Click on the captions to see them full size.

resized fishermans landing 1 071222
fisherman’s landing in later afternoon 071222
resized fishermans landing 2 071222
launch ramp at fisherman’s landing with campground in the distance
resized fishermans landing 3 071222
kayak rental at fisherman’s landing
resized fishermans landing 4 071222
landscaping at fisherman’s landing
resized one big willow in shelby 071322
update: I thought this was a willow tree, but a sharp observer corrected me. It is a Siberian Elm tree. How cool is that? Now I need to go look up more info on that species of tree.
resized second big willow in shelby 071322
this willow would take 2-3 sets of arms to get around
resized chamomile explosion 071422
an explosion of chamomile this year!
resized delicata squash growin in barrel not doing well 071422
delicata squash in a barrel. gardening tip: don’t try to grow squash in a container. they are not doing well. they keep getting blossoms but no fruit forms.
resized delicata squash leaf 071422
and the leaves look sickly. i think i overwatered, which is so easy to do in a barrel.
resized dianthus so pretty 071422
last year’s new dianthus are doing well
resized echinacea so pretty 071422
this echinacea has several shades of blossoms on it. it’s a beauty.
resized full moon 071322
Full moon on 071322
resized pretty dwarf cosmos 071422
last years new dwarf cosmos
resized pretty groundcover maybe sedum 071422
groundcover, a type of sedum i think
resized tiny grey butterfly on orange flower 071422
a very strange little butterfly, much smaller than usual. what is weird about it is that part on the back of the wings that keeps moving. it looks like that’s the head as part of its camoflage? It sure loved the orange flowers.
resized wetland plant in bloom 1 071422
the next 3 are part of the wetlands flower pack i won that still hasn’t been planted.

resized wetland plant in bloom 2 071422resized wetland plant in bloom 3 071422

resized woolly thyme gone wild with dianthus 071422
the woolly thyme loves its location. i had to pull some of it away from the dianthus.

resized yarrow 071422

pink yarrow.  sorry the program editor is not working (and I don’t feel like trying to figure out why it worked so well with the rest but not the last few) so the last few cannot be enlarged

29 Comments Add yours

  1. Paula Light says:

    Gorgeous flower pics!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Paula! Sorry for late response. I had a power outage from 7pm last night until about an hour ago. Ended up driving to GR and spending the night at my older son’s house.

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      1. Paula Light says:

        Oh annoying! NP on the reply 🙂

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        1. msjadeli says:

          It was! Cool 🙂

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  2. Nice pics. You also reminded me about biking and getting my bike out of my messy garage. Hopefully, I’ll get it done before the summer is over. I’ve become such a procrastinator!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Christian, you won’t regret getting the bike out of the garage. Spring and fall are the best times to ride, as things are cooler then. Early morning and late afternoon rides also work in summer… I challenge you to post one picture of yourself (or a landscape shot) on a bike ride in the next 30 days. Are you up to the challenge?!?

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      1. Thanks, Lisa, I think I’d be more comfortable making it 60 days, in part because I’m planning to go to Germany for a week at the end of this month, but I’ll try! 🙂

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        1. msjadeli says:

          OK OK let’s extend it to 60 days 🙂 How exciting to be traveling to Germany. I’m guessing it is to visit your family there?

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          1. Thanks, Lisa. 🙂

            Yes, seeing my parents after more than 2.5 years is the main purpose. In fact, my sister and brother-in-law who are currently based in Bangalore, as well as my nephew will be there as well, so it’s going to be a family mini-reunion!

            Initially, I had planned to see my parents in late May but had to reschedule the trip due to unforeseen work commitments. Plus, I couldn’t have travelled anyway, since two days prior to my initially scheduled departure I tested positive for COVID.

            I’m also hoping to see some friends. If everything works out as currently envisaged, it’s going to be a busy trip. In other words, not exactly relaxing but seeing my family and dear friends again after such a long time makes it all worthwhile.

            I may need a vacation from the vacation when I get back! 🙂

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Christian, I’m sure it will be a bon voyage. Happy for the reunion with so many people you haven’t seen in awhile.

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              1. So much looking forward to this, Lisa. Hopefully, everything will go okay with the flights. You hear a lot about cancelations and delays. I’m trying to stay optimistic!

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  3. Sadje says:

    Beautiful place and photos. Thanks for sharing Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sadje, thank you. Lots of good times to help neutralize the recent shadows.

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      1. Sadje says:

        Yes, I was thinking the same thing. Hugs.

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  4. Badfinger (Max) says:

    Love the first two pics because of the way you captured the sun….love the Willow tree. The moon is a cool shot also.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Max. I posted those two willows on fb and was told one (the thinner one) is a Siberian Elm, so I will be editing the caption soon. How cool is that?

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      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        they are cool… I didn’t know about them… they warn that they are evasive…they are beautiful though.
        https://mortonarb.org/plant-and-protect/trees-and-plants/siberian-elm-not-recommended/

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Thanks for the info, Max. This one was alone except for the willow next to it. The home owner probably mows any new sprouts that germinate.

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  5. Wonderful pics, Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Punam, thank you. The plants are hardy as much drought as we’ve had.

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      1. This year the heat has been unrelenting.

        You are welcome.

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  6. Dale says:

    Beautiful pics, Lisa! And so not cool of her. People don’t take COVID seriously. And, it was the Buck moon! Nicely done!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Dale, and I agree. I wanted to scream out, keep that baby away from her! But of course that would make me the bad guy 😦

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      1. msjadeli says:

        I should explain that where we went there was a 6 month old baby and of course she had to hold the baby 😦

        Like

      2. Dale says:

        Right. Sigh.!

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  7. I loved the flow of colour while scrolling down. The photos were worth the wait. 🤓

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Gia, thank you. Happy you enjoyed the photos 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You’re very welcome. 🤓

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