Monday, June 17, 2019

Sparking Lots of JOY

 My surprise hand dyed yarn with tea, progress keeper, and offer of free pattern arrived!!!
Nature is watering my lawn and garden!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Almost Summer

 It's been a chillier Spring than in prior years but my gardens and glorious already!
 Red yarrow is starting; I also have pink and white.
 The colors of all the early blooms blend so well with one another.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

May 28, 2019

 It was loud last night: thunder, hail, some rain.  Hail remained this morning!

May 21, 2019

 We woke up top 3 inches of very wet snow.
 There were broken branches around town but our trees did fine.
Front garden survived well too.

Friday, May 17, 2019

New Mulch, Blooms

 Mark brought mulch yesterday; gorgeous.
 Doc mowed, using next to highest level since we are very dry, and the lawn is plush. It's ready for little bare grand kids' feet!
 The irises are just now opening; allium are slowly fading.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Joy and Sadness of Nature

 This is 6:20 this morning and Mommy duck is out of the nest and mostly hidden by the blue salvia.
 On return from my walk, I brought a water dish for Mommy and found the horrible sight.  All
four eggs were dragged from the nest and destroyed. Not eaten, DESTROYED! Leo is guessing a blue jay is the criminal.  It was incredibly sad.  I haven't seen Mommy since this morning.
 On a happier note, Doc's new grapevines are growing.  This is the red vine. 
 Here is the white; it is closer to the house.
Irises are beginning to open.  JOY!

Monday, May 13, 2019


 Way back, to the far right is a tall grass perennial that became Nest to the ducks!
Unaware of the nest, as I pulled weeds, momma duck hurriedly left and showed me her 4 eggs!