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Vetsy is my nickname that my family have fondly called me since my childhood. My blog reflects my personal views about the world around me. My topics may be anything that interest me but the majority of it is about my favorite past times...nature and gardening. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment or becoming a follower.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

A dental date to remove a Wisdom tooth

What are Wisdom teeth? and what do they have to do with Wisdom? The answer to this question never concerned me until I had to have one removed.

They are often referred to as the third Molars by Dentist and are the last teeth to develop... By the time we are 18 they are developed completely,  thus by tradition is the time of maturity and wisdom".. Some of you may have developed these teeth with-out any incident.. I, on the other hand,  have developed them impacted! which means they did not come through... So on.. Monday April 26th around 1:30pm I will have my 2nd Wisdom tooth removed on the lower right side.

I hope it will not be a repeat of my first extraction on the lower left side in 2004... It was an unforgettable experience, but I decided not to share the details of that experience with you because my goal is just to let you know that I'll be absent for a while until my healing process begins...Not to scare you away from oral surgery. Lol! .....  

I look forward to returning to catch up on your beautiful gardens and other fun events you like to share.. Happy gardening and thank you for your well wishes!

 P.S...the photo above is from animated teeth.com which explains a little more about wisdom teeth with animated photos and written explanations..


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Garden blogger's bloom day April 2010

Hello to all..once again  it's time to join our host Carol of garden blogger's bloom day! of My Dream Gardens.   Bloom day begins the 15th of every month and all  participating blogger's  post what's blooming in their gardens.. then we're off to visit Carol to take a look at her blooms and others at  My Dream Gardens..join once in a while it's fun! and you get to meet someone new.


Magnolia one of my favorite  flowering trees, blooming in front yard.

 Below:  Forsythia blooms against the back gate.

Below:  This lovely shrub has many little yellow flowers that bloom all over it through out the summer, I don't know the name of it and really, really, love it... thanks if you can shed some light on it.

 (  update 5/14/2010 )
I found the name of this lovely shrub today it is known as Japanese rose, Kerria, Jew's Mallow...Cultivar: 'Pleniflora' Species: Japonica.

Friday, April 9, 2010

An Accent for the Garden

I read that adding a garden accent to one's garden expresses one's style and adds a personal touch to the garden..

But, I'm not sure what my style is.. or how to define it....It's the same with my gardening, be it a container or in the ground...I  never really have a specific plan in mind..do in part to the fact that I'm  a newbie and the other is do to my spontaneous  personality.
I just grow what I like or have time for.. depending on my circumstances and Mother nature.    

So with no particular garden plans to keep me busy at the moment I thought it would be fun to go searching for a few garden accents and stick with the act of spontaneity.

My first stop was at one of my favorite stores...Marshall's Home Goods they are similar in my opinion to Pier One Imports but have lower prices especially on the dishware and garden products.

I made a bee-line straight to the garden section and fell in love with everything I saw.

There where Buddha's  standing and sitting in their silent poses, Angels looking angelic as..angels should,  Silly gnomes big and small reading books and smoking pipes, turtles, frogs, snails and chickens posed in various poses, some even held welcome signs to welcome your guest when they visit...

I wanted everything!  but the calming effect emitting from a Buddha statue near by.. helped me come to my senses.." Buy me, I represent what you sometimes need in your life"..calmness, peace and quiet contemplation from the hurried stressful ways of this modern world.  place me in your home or garden and meditate your cares away I will be good for you and I only cost 24.99" .... I was sold! and left with my purchase and off to spy out other stores.

My next stop was Meijer's where I chuckled and giggled at more of the whimsical... A bear sleeping in a Hammock, a mouse on a mushroom having a chat with it's little frog friend, life sized quacking ducks and a Toad house with an extra room for quest... Now that's a really cute idea and the first of it's kind that I've every seen...

" Oh and speaking of Toad stools, you might want to check out our artistic blogging friend Karrita of My Mother's Garden... She creates lovely Ceramic art for the garden from toad stools to bird houses, click on her Ceramic Icon below under my blog list in the far right corner and it will take you to her shop.

I enjoyed my window shopping and proud of my spontaneous purchase and no doubt this summer, will be back  for more....

So... did I find my accent style?   You bet I didn't... I'm Like a lays potato chip.. I don't think I can pick just one and  like a Cottage garden... I'm free, cheerful and love many hues, colors and textures..what I did learn from the net, however...Is to choose statues or accents appropriate for your garden size.. A giant 12 foot elephant of course would not work in a tiny yard and too many statues over whelms a garden and gives it the appearance of a junk yard!  So don't go crazy!....  but do have fun!

Happy Gardening and Thank you for stopping by..

Saturday, April 3, 2010

" Happy Easter Everyone"

Easter Lily

God, give us eyes to see
the beauty of the Spring,
And to behold Your majesty
in every living thing -
And may we see in lacy leaves
and every budding flower

The Hand that rules the universe
with gentleness and power -
And may this Easter grandeur
that Spring lavishly imparts
Awaken faded flowers of faith
lying dormant in our hearts,
And give us ears to hear, dear God,
the Springtime song of birds

With messages more meaningful
than man's often empty words
Telling harried human beings
who are lost in dark despair -
'Be like us and do not worry
for God has you in His care.

Helen Steiner Rice (1900-1981)

     photo credits: Easter Lily, originally uploaded by donsutherland.