Saturday, May 23, 2015

Walk About the Farm Yard

Old fashioned Lilac bush - so fragrant!

Although later than most years,
It's one of the prettiest times of year here on the farm.
In spite of it being very dry
and a frost last evening - everything is blooming beautifully.

Periwinkle blooming against the barn wall.

Lily of the Valley - taking over a whole flower bed at the back of the house!

My favourite White Bleeding Hearts Plant
Graceful Ferns unfurled and luscious green.

Hostas and Peonies - and a purple ground cover (not sure what it's called)

Fragrant White Lilac - best blooms ever this year!

I learned something new today.
My friend Margo told me that her mom always squished the woody stems of the lilacs when making a bouquet.
It helps the lilac last longer and absorb the water better.
Did you know that?
I hope my bouquet stays fresh and beautiful.

Wish you could smell this ...

Nothing is quite as pretty as a bouquet
 of Lily of the Valley!

My mom always put them into this very vase - it reminds me of her so much.
It looks so nice on the corner of the old Hoosier cabinet that was her first cupboard
and now has a special place in my farm kitchen.

Mom had so many beautiful flowers and almost always had a bouquet on her dining room table.

Well, there you have it - a wee walk about the farm yard.

Look who's waiting to be packed and hitched for a little bird watching "Escape"!

This post was inspired by Vee's recent postAnneliese's recent post, and especially Marg's "Happy Place" post!  I sure appreciated their inspiration this week! There is much work to be done and we are waiting for the warm rains predicted early in the week before edging and mulching the beds.

Till next time ............ stopping to smell the lilacs while they last!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Backyard Feather Music

The hills trees are alive
with the sounds of birdies ....

Indigo Bunting - so excited about this one.

I am loving my back yard these days!

Flocks of finches

Red Breasted Grossbeak

The elusive Oriole sits on top of the old apple tree
and sings like a Robin who's had voice lessons - so beautiful!
I just can't seem to get a picture of him .... maybe tomorrow.
The hummingbirds are swarming the feeder - it's wonderful.

The rhubarb is growing by leaps and bounds and I can't wait to make Lovella's "Roasted Rhubarb Scones" this weekend!

Loving Spring and all it offers! So thankful ....

Till next time - looking forward to some more birdwatching in a few short days at MacGregor Point with dear friends ...

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