Geranium bloom, inside.
Well, where is the time going? I've been absent since last week....absent from posting and also visiting your blogs. What can I say....the weather has been fairly nice....especially on the weekend past....and I've been busy outside and otherwise. There is so much to do outside now that the weather is nicer so I may be scarce around here for a while.
The Victoria Day holiday weekend was wonderful. Friday and Saturday were sunny and warm and perfect and busy. Lots of yard work, lawn mowing, garden tilling (by a neighbour), cleanup, etc. happened all weekend. Sunday - our day of rest - was rainy and cool. The Monday holiday was sunny and warm again and we were right back at it all day. I was so sore and achy by evening that I could barely do the stairs. lol
Our sweet DIL picked lots of fiddleheads and gave us some which had to be cleaned and washed and blanched for freezing. A yummy vegetable for the winter months.
We bought a cedar tete-a-tete recently that needed to be stained. I spent 3 hours on that Monday afternoon. (I'll post a photo when the second coat is done and it's on our deck) It's a lot of work getting stain in-between all the wood slats!!
Fire at sunset.
We had a burn fire going on all day Monday. After the heavy rains of Sunday it was finally safe to burn again and we had a huge pile of old wood, branches etc. collecting and that was added to throughout the day as we cleaned up.
barn at sunset
the pond and blooming cherry trees at sunset
Sunset skies and new green on the trees.
Wild cherry blossoms.
Well, my plan for building a raised garden bed with a stone wall isn't going to happen so the new Lilac and Alberta Spruce got planted in the lawn instead. With many other projects on the go and lots of expense the raised bed was going to be another biggie, cost wise, so it was scrapped. I'm waiting for the blossoms to open up so I can enjoy their scent. Does anyone know if the blooms should be cut this first year? I know they need to be pruned off after blooming but it would be nice to have one or two in the house to enjoy. Your help is appreciated. :)
My friend, Lois, is coming tomorrow for lunch then we're going to a quilt show, which is always interesting. Lois is a quilter but I'm not, although I enjoy seeing them and really appreciate all the work that goes into them. Tomorrow evening our neighbours, who are moving in another week, are coming over for supper. So, I'm am going to have a very busy Friday and this afternoon I need to get started on some meal planning and prep.
Thanks so much for your visits. I appreciate it when you stop by and leave a comment. I'll try to get around and visit you soon. Gotta run!!