I can’t seem to come up with anything new and interesting to tell you about.
The animals are behaving. There have been no crazy lamb rodeos. The garden is growing despite the crazy weather. Everything seems to have survived the bitter cold earlier this week. (and the near record-setting heat by the weekend) And, I just read somewhere that “only trouble is interesting.” That's a little dark, but perhaps far truer than we care to think.
This week we’re going to rely on pictures and go fairly light on the prose.
|walnut leaves in the rain|
|the first rosa rugosa flower|
she has a nest in the fence-row
( the grub must be for her babies)
|purple iris on the lane|
|whiskey barrel planters at the top of the drive|
(I've been meaning to do this project for years!)
|the potatoes survived the cold!|
|iris in the morning light|
|Sissie and Karma are such good friends|
|ladybug in stinging nettles|
|the first redbud leaves|
(she's building a nest in the barn)
|french breakfast radishes|
|Otis against the sky|
|sweet potato slips|
(didn't have much hope at this point)
|another ladybug in the nettles|
|house finches and indigo bunting at the feeder|
|rosebud after the rain|
On my daily trip to the mailbox, I happened upon this exchange. While I am not fluent in the language of the swallows, I'm fairly certain I know how this conversation ended. It made me chuckle and I think it may have proven the quote at the beginning...
|tree swallows househunting|
|checking out the possibilities|
|giving an opinion|
|We have all been this swallow...|
(and now you know where they got the idea for angry birds!)
Hope you have a Happy Sunday!
May you find something unexpected and beautiful in the coming week.
Come back and “visit” again soon.
|butterfly in the lilac bush|