Memorial Day weekend, the first holiday of summer, and a time of reflection on loss of loved ones...and heroes who risk and give their lives for us so we can live the life of our choice in America...and it's a great time for personal reflection.
Here are a few of the joys of our country life ---
Our Wee Gnome has joined the garden and overlooks the domain among the shamrocks. He makes me smile every day.
The birdhouse condo flower bed is in it's full glory - the blue delphiniums are beautiful, the roses glowing and the pansies still showing a happy yellow. A Wren family is setting up home in the top birdhouse.
These beautiful roses, a housewarming gift from sister Sandi, are a welcoming sight in the entry flowerbed. I think of her every time I look at the roses. She loves pink and these are perfect Sandi pink roses - they glow just like her personality.
This is the year of the daisy - they are lush this year. Another happy flower that always brings a smile.
And the vegetable garden, to our delight, is thriving with the warm weather.
Beets, spinach and peas - yum--
Tomatoes are looking healthy - I can imagine the taste and can hardly wait-
and check out the peas...any day now.
The Dots are really growing, as you can see. We turned them out to free range the first time today and they barely ventured out of their run but I'm sure as the days go on they will explore more of the yard. We're counting on them to help the guineas with bug control. You can see that the dark ones are beginning to show their dots. The light chicks are the Easter Egg chickens.
I wish you could hear the birds, guineas, chickens, horses, bees, and neighbors cows that I am hearing now - the symphony of the country.