Monday, March 30, 2009

Princess or Queen

Today the Dirt Princess is celebrating a birthday...well I don't know if I would call it a celebration. The Princess is 30 today. Whew THIRTY!!! How long before I become the Dirt Queen???? Nah...I like being a princess. I will bestow the title of Dirt Queen to my mother. She is the Queen.
I did get a fabulous yard stake...or sceptor as I would like to call it, from Ramona. I will get some pics of it today. It looks like a sceptor that royalty use. All I need is a crown!
I also got a river that washed through my yard...not really a birthday present! It rained around 12 or so inches in 2-3 days here....down poor of rain. My neighbors house sits higher than mine, and mine in higher than the neighbor to the other side (following me here). When it rains for a few days, we always get some washing in the yard. Saturday we had a river running through the front yard, the back yard, and the rose bed. Poor little roses! The flow of water coming from their yard rushes down through mine. It washed all of the dirt and leaves out of the roses bed, it even unearthed one little rose. Leaving tons of sand in my driveway...and I am still not sure where this sand is even coming from! So I have to get all of the sand up...I can't blow it off since there is so must be shoveled! Joy!!! I did manage to rake up the leaves out of the yard that washed out of the rose bed and get them back into their home. My poor neighbors on the other side of me really catch it....they get the run off from The Stricklands and me! This only happens once or twice a it will be okay. Just need to get some rock to put in these areas to keep it from washing so bad.
The apple blossom amaryllis is blooming, and all sorts of things are popping up now. I did get some damage from tree limbs. Some oak limbs fell on several of my plants, nipping their heads off! Maybe they will be okay. I didn't get any pictures over the weekend because it was wet, and nasty and I was too busy cleaning up the aftermath. I will try to get some pictures today. Have a great Monday :)


HeatherF1 said...

I just found you by the way of Tootsie. I see that you are a fan of Territorial Seeds. They are about 20 minutes from here. I am lucky to have some fabulous garden resources around here!

Dirt Princess said...

Heather - I just discovered them recently and I love them. I would be in trouble if I lived near them!!! Thanks for visiting

Bren said...

WOW.... beautiful photography! Happy spring to you and I can't wait to stop back to see what else the season will bring to you.

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Happy Birthday!!
Sorry about all the rain, good thing it only happens on rare occasions. Have you ever thought about a dry creek bed? I've heard those can help in areas where the rain washes through, they even look pretty.
Hope you get a dry day for your birthday!

tina said...

Happy Birthday to you! And I must say on your Felder post, I like the toliet very much. I'd have to think on where it could go though. Nicely done. Again, Happy Happy Birtday to you. 30 is great!

Ginger said...

Happy Birthday Dirt Princess! We're the same age. It's a good age, I think :)

Hope you get to do some gardening on your birthday!

Jim/ArtofGardening said...

What a good time of the year for a birthday. No other major holidays and spring is in the air. Happy Birthday. 30 ain't nothin'.

Dirt Princess said...

Heather I am glad you found me :)

Bren I try to get some really good shots, some are better than others. I don't have a photography camera like some other bloggers (I often find myself gazing at their photos longing for a Nikon D10). Instead I have my little Nikon Coolpix

Catherine - I have thought about this....I will add it to my list. Now is a good time to map it out since I can see how the water flows.

Tina - you should Google Felder Rushing he is quite the character

Ginger - 30 is good! Think what experiences gardeners we will be when we are 40 ;)

Jim - occasionally by birthday has fallen on Easter...but thats ok! Great day to share my birthday.

Thanks for all the birthday wishes everyone :)

JCharlier said...

I forgot how wacky & convoluted the date for Easter is. It also sometimes has fallen on my wife's birthday (late April).

Did you know the conditions to determine the date for Easter are (1) Easter must be on a Sunday; (2) this Sunday must follow the 14th day of the paschal (full) moon; (3) the paschal moon is that of which the 14th day (full moon) falls on or next follows the day of the vernal equinox; and (4) the equinox is fixed in the calendar as March 21. Easter can never occur before March 22 or later than April 25.

Randy Emmitt said...

Still a princess no question. Happy B day!

As to the drainage you might look into how it is draining a look upstream when it is running might be a good thing. We once got washed out like you at my old place. Turns out a tree upstream blocked the ditch and diverted it accross my neighbors yard into mine.

Cute dragonfly photo, that is a male Great Blue Skimmer, they like to pose and perch a lot.

Susie said...

Happy Birthday to you! I hope it was great!

Sorry to hear about your backyard river. I have one of those too!

Ginger said...

I forgot to say how cute the new page design is!

Lucy Corrander said...

Sounds as if a Trident would be a good birthday present.


Dirt Princess said...

Randy - Thanks for letting me know what kind of dragonfly I have in the photo. I have several dragonfly pics in an older post. You can find it under dragonflies, tagged under labels. I had a really pretty copper colored dragonfly I had never seen before. However, he was a little camera shy!

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