It's amazing to see the dips and hills along this road from this spot. When I'm walking
I hardly notice them at all. Also, that church only stands out like this from
this particular spot. Otherwise you only see the steeple peeking out from the trees.
hydrangeas in bloom in a garden along the road
There are two of these old iron pots at the end of a farm driveway.
They are huge! At least 2 feet across. Probably they were used in
olden days for making lye soap or doing laundry outdoors.
Now they are filled with pretty flowers.
I must pick some of these soon! I want to make jam.
This deer was watching me from the side of the old orchard.
I imagine he was feasting on the grass or perhaps checking out the apple crop.
The cattails are already forming and turning brown.
Back at home:
My perennial rock garden is coming into full bloom. So are the weeds!
See those ugly 4 x 4's? They are going to be replaced with a stone retaining
wall in the near future! I can't wait. I'll be sure to post about it.
The climatis is in full bloom now. I should have it growing against a taller trellis or a wall
as it has flopped over the top and is hanging down the other side!
Moonbeam Coreopsis or Tickseed is so pretty and dainty.
After all that walking I think I'll sit a spell and enjoy the view.
There is so much to see and smell and hear.
Flowers, birds, farm tractors, lawnmowers.
Then there's the traffic on the road and planes in the sky!
Yes, it is sometimes downright noisy out in the country.
But, just try to block out the loud noises and listen.
So many bird songs can be heard. Some I don't recognize.
But, most I do.
Robin, sparrow, crow, chickadee, blue jay, black bird, goldfinch, mourning dove.
It's a lovely sound. Just stop and listen.
And breathe in the sweet scent of the air.
Thanks for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed our country walk.
Blessings to you,