What else but my garden would get me outside at 6:30 am without having had even one measly cup of coffee?
You should be impressed.
Dame’s Rocket, which resembles phlox, is a wildflower that grows everywhere in these parts. I know it’s considered a weed, but I think it’s beautiful. This one is growing alongside the house.
Silver Dead Nettle in the main garden is starting to bloom.
The Lady Elsie May roses are just starting to bloom.
The clematis, which didn’t bloom for four whole years. Once we lost the shade of the willow, it took off like a rocket.
The poppies. The gorgeous flowers just last a day or two. Then they’re gone.
A weed, though I hesitate to call it that, that just finished blooming.
I think it’s beautiful.
The wild roses, which any other time of the year I call brambles, are blooming. These are right outside our kitchen window.
The big garden bed a few days ago.The catmint is blooming, as are the poppies.
Oh, heavens. I love my gardens. The camera I got for Christmas is experiencing Spring and the gardens of Mockingbird Hill Cottage for the first time. Camera, meet gardens. Gardens, meet camera. I could easily be outside most of the day taking pictures.
A little overzealous weed-whacking the other day resulted in a cut peony stem. The next day I rescued it and put it in water, pretty sure that the bud would never bloom. I was wrong. Look what awaited me this morning! Hello, sweet peony.
It’s Sunday. The oppressive heat has broken. I’ve been watching the Red Sox/Yankees. I’m reading another excellent Deborah Crombie mystery. I finally cleaned up the porch, even the two bags of salt that were still there from this past winter. We have worries. We have cares. But we also have love, our sweet cottage, our little girl and the glory of spring here in the Hudson Valley.
Not bad at all.
If you’re at all interested, I was recently interviewed by Linda Huffman, who publishes an online magazine for women called Women Encouraged or “We” Magazine. If you want to read the interview, click here and then click on the Market Place page (in the column on the left.) Linda, thanks so much for the opportunity and for such great questions!