Philadelphia Flower Show 2019

Philadelphia Flower Show 2019
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Spent a day at the 2019 Philly FLower Show. This year’s theme was flower power – 60’s edition. It’s just what the Dr. ordered to get everyone into a Spring mood! Many different displays and types of flowers as usual. This year I concentrated more on close-ups.

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Dressing for a Spring Family Session


What to Wear to a Spring Family Session

Sure it may be cold and wintry now but soon the birds are chirping, the buds are blooming, and the snow has officially melted. That means it’s time for your spring family session. Here are a few wardrobe tips to ensure the whole gang looks smashing:

  • Play up the fact that it’s spring. Have a necklace with a butterfly pendant? Perfect! An insect-printed tee? Yes, please.
  • Channel the colors of spring. Seriously – look out the window for inspiration for your family’s color palette. Greens, pinks, yellows, beige, khaki, and blues all work exceptionally well.
  • Layer up! Spring can be both warm and cold at once, so come prepared. We love spring scarves, light cardigans, vests, etc.

Dewey Start


While strolling out to get the newspaper, I was impressed with how much dew was on the grass and how the morning sunlight was reflecting on it. It almost looks like frost! While it was somewhat a cooler morning compared to late thanks to yesterday’s cold front, it was by no means cool or anywhere near frosty conditions. The rain from the weak thunderstorm yesterday helped increase the ground moisture.


Don’t Trim The Shade

Lunch In the Shade

A team of tree trimmers has been in the area for a couple of weeks now trimming trees around power lines. This of course is a good thing to keep electricity flowing during storms. But I was surprised to see them pull up in front of my house. Why? My electric service is underground! I soon realized they wanted to take advantage of the fine shade my maple and oak trees provide on the front lawn. I didn’t mind as long as they keep their chain saws in the truck!

I think it a little ironic they are benefiting from something they take away from some other people’s lawns…


Another Day, Another Nest (or two)


Since the Robin’s nest story didn’t end on a positive note (for the robin) I have another addition to the property. I think these are finches.

There are two very interesting facts with this nest. The first is this is the third year in a row that either these birds or descendants, have built there nest in the same exact location!

Now the second fact is the nest is located here: 161-2

Yep that’s right in a hanging basket on my front porch that is *not* there year round!

Another interesting fact is this next was built in record time. I think it was a day! Yes they are small birds but I think more than two of them were at work. I guess it takes a village…


Severe Thunderstorm with Hail


Severe thunderstorms passed through last night after 9pm. They were not in the forecast too much before dinner time.

I managed to catch a nice picture of a lightening bolt that was about 2.5 miles away from my house to the south.

The severe thunderstorm also managed to drop pea sized hail near the beginning of the storm