Friday, June 14, 2019

Late Spring Days

Rain has finally made a show, and ooh,  how the flowers were happy !
The temperatures fell to a cozy fifty nine degrees last night, perfect for opening up the windows, and falling asleep to the sounds of the tree frogs and the crickets.
Not to be outdone the hoot owl adds his own repertoire to the nightly chorus.
Many of the perennials are losing their brilliance, a sure sign that rainfall has been a scarcity.
The Autumn Joy sedum however, is turning a delicious shade of crimson. 
 
  

  
 
 

 



 

  
 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Smitten

I'm smitten with this beautiful new book.
It transports me away to familiar places...…..
 

Monday, June 10, 2019

Knee Deep In June

 



Tell you what I like the best --
'Long about knee-deep in June,
'Bout the time strawberries melts
On the vine, -- some afternoon
Like to jes' git out and rest,
And not work at nothin' else!"

~ James Witcomb Riley : Knee Deep in June


 

Friday, June 7, 2019

Visiting Days




I'm taking some time off to catch up with old friends.
An entire season has passed, and our visits have been few and far between.
There will be much tea-drinking, and giggling and maybe a few tall tales to tell.
Stay well dear ones.
 
 
                                                 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Watching



What greater gift than the love of a cat?
~Charles Dickens
 

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Long May She Reign

Her Majesty the Queen's sixty sixth Coronation celebration today.
2 June 1953 at Westminster Abbey, Elizabeth II ascended the throne at the age of 25  upon the death of her father, George VI.
I remember in the late fifties waving my little Union Jack flag as she passed by my infant school in her royal procession, school children lined the streets.
I thought she was the most beautiful lady I had ever seen.
God Save The Queen.
 

Saturday, June 1, 2019

The Fairest Month

It is hard to believe that June is already upon us,  where have the months gone.
One minute we were watching snowflakes fall, the next the landscape is green and full of new promise.
School children are out on Summer vacation, the sound of laughter returns.
Heat and humidity are now a daily occurrence, followed by cooling, nightly pop-up storms.
The season's first garden-grown tomatoes are ripe for the picking, and those coveted sweet Vidalia
onions are back in the stores.
How time flies...….
 
 


 "Mine is the Month of Roses; yes, and mine
The Month of Marriages! All pleasant sights
And scents, the fragrance of the blossoming vine,
The foliage of the valleys and the heights.
Mine are the longest days, the loveliest nights;
The mower's scythe makes music to my ear;
I am the mother of all dear delights;
I am the fairest daughter of the year."

~  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
 

 
 


 
 

 
 
 






 
 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Garden Days

No rain in the forecast for the next week or two, the watering can and hose are lugged around the garden every day, it's becoming tiresome.
I 'spect we shouldn't complain, since our neighbors to the north, are experiencing far worse things than rain-less days, tornadoes have left behind devastating damage, and loss of life.
 
We have a flying squirrel down in the woods, the first we've seen in many years, it's taken up residence in one of the bird houses, so hopefully there are plans to hang around and grow it's little family.
The deer have been sticking close to the water trough, I'm certain there is a new fawn or two close by.
Almost June.....where do the weeks go...