yellow, purple, orange, and lime blooms on tiny cacti

Six on Saturday 3-24-18, Are We There Yet?

Six on Saturday is a posting theme created by The Propagator.

Just wanted to clear that up for some friends who don’t understand what this post is about.

Gardeners from around the world share six photos relating to their gardens, or clients’ gardens, or gardens they visit.

It’s fun to participate, and you can do it via a number of social media platforms, by providing a link to your post in the comment section of The Propagator’s Saturday post.  You will also find the “rules” on the site.

Okay, here we go!

I woke up late this morning. I spent some time last night writing an opinion piece about Facebook and its frenemy, Cambridge Analytica.  

Lesson 1: Don’t write an opinion piece at bedtime.

Lesson 2: Don’t even take your lap top, phone, or tablet to your bedroom.  Ever.

I’m sure that you all are aware of these rules. I just happen to be a ruler breaker who thinks she’s a rule follower.  That’s fodder for a later post.


I woke to a pink and blue and gold sky.

With my cup in hand, I looked out to see my deer friends grazing in the woods, moving closer to our yard.

pen sketch of deer eating a tulip plant

I heard glorious birdsong, even though the temperature remains below zero. If it didn’t look or feel like spring, it sure did sound like it.

Breaking rules here, but I thought I’d include a short recording of those songs.  You can hear a pileated woodpecker in the recording, too!

I usually wake up earlier, but in addition to staying up too late, we just returned from a trip to my hometown.  I convinced my husband to attend a home and garden show.  We had a couple of hours to kill.

The show itself was a bust.  We did, however, see some beautiful and unusual succulents displayed by a local nursery.  The display was in the lobby prior to the official entrance.

Too bad that we paid.  The best display was the warm up!

yellow, purple, orange, and lime blooms on tiny cacti


I just took a stroll around the yard. It’s above freezing now.  If we ask nicely, maybe we’ll get a total thaw!

Buddha statue in garden covered with snow


What’s blooming?  This is about it, so far!

purple crocus bloom against a gray stone border


I hope you’ve enjoyed my Saturday share. Have a great weekend!


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12 comments on “Six on Saturday 3-24-18, Are We There Yet?”
  1. janesmudgeegarden says:

    Oh, that morning sunrise photo is glorious, despite the snow.

  2. Lora Hughes says:

    Am another fan of your birdsong recording. 2 gardens ago, we had some great spotted woodpeckers nest in one of our old oaks. As soon as the nestlings flew, the squirrels moved in & the woodpeckers didn’t come back. They must only use the nest for raising their young. We had pilieateds where I lived in the States. Much larger than the spotted ones here, definitely more dramatic & the spotted woodpeckers are pretty dramatic.

  3. Linda Casper says:

    Love your little statue

  4. cavershamjj says:

    Don’t be daft. Rules is for school. It’s your blog.

  5. What a wonderful recording of birdsong – and that woodpecker – definitely the sounds of Spring and brings a whole new dimension to Six on Saturday.

  6. A. JoAnn says:

    Okay, just let me know when I’m getting close to expulsion ?

  7. cavershamjj says:

    Love the birdsong! Great idea to include an audio clip. I approve entirely.

  8. Mala Burt says:

    Thanks for sharing the bird song. Our birds are tweeting away. They know spring is spring is here even if our temperatures are below normal.

  9. Ali says:

    The woodpecker is one of my favourite sounds in the garden. I also heard (and saw) bumblebees yesterday, which was lovely. It looks like spring is on its way for you!

  10. Beautiful recording! I miss hearing the woodpecker, although last year one did stray into my garden and was hammering away at my very old pear tree. Lovely crocuses you have there.

  11. A. JoAnn says:

    Wasn’t that pretty? The birds shall persist in encouraging spring!!

  12. A.Joann – that bird recording made my day. Thanks for sharing and we all look forward to hearing about spring as the thaw arrives for you.

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