"Careless upon the wind the catkins swing;
They lay a golden spell upon the morning.
From their soft glee, how many trees will spring?" (Mary Webb)
Monday - A rainy, cool day. Brought in the first little bouquet of Lily of the Valley - May's birth month flower. It symbolizes sweetness and humility. "You've made my life complete" is its hidden message. That must be the reason this flower makes me so happy. (Really, I think it is its fragrance that does that.)
Tuesday - More rain. Now a total of 1/2" in the gauge. Supposed to have about 2" total by the end of the week. Hearing the orioles, but still haven't seen them!
Wednesday - Bud decided it was time to try to shift the deck back in place.
Thursday - I may not have done much yesterday, but I could sure feel it today! Pretty worn out. More rain overnight. Now 90/100's of an inch in the gauge.
Friday - Finally! Saw an Oriole! He flew before I got a picture, but....
We finally decided the Rose of Sharon bush we've enjoyed since moving here is completely dead.
It looks so different now with that bush gone.
Saturday - Obviously a very good year for tree seeds. The maple is so loaded with those little helicopter spinners. The deck is littered.
Just look at all the seeds yet to come down!
These two iris are all I have left after the 2012-14 winter. I lost so many of my flowers to the extreme cold.
More of the Lily of the Valley are blooming. These plants are ones I dug from both my grandmother's flower beds years ago. The columbine is from my sister-in-law, Ruthie's flower beds. These all came with me when we moved. The hostas were here. Technically very little of the space on the north side of the house is 'ours' to plant on, so this side gets a little ignored. I do most of my planting on the south.
Our total rain for the week ended up being the aforementioned 90/100's of an inch.
Just noticed that this is my 800th blog post!
And this is the week that was......