Yesterday, with the surprise of what must have been quite a soaking
rain during the night - the best kind for the garden - I opened
the front door to a beautiful shock of green. Layers of color all the
same hue but each a different shade. Washed clean, undamaged,
refreshed, with no fallen leaves or twigs.
Many birds were at the feeders - including the invincible four-legged
versions with the bushy tails! A large rabbit hopped across the lawn, and
two chipmunks scampered around the front porch, one stopping for a
drink at the fountain which I'd not seen happen before.
I baked a French pear Gateau de Mamy (Grandma's Cake) for Mother's Day
and decorated simply with garden pansies. I couldn't eat any though whilst
on the Low Histamine diet! I'm feeling great though cutting out so many
food items which may have been causing problems. I did cheat a bit for
Mother's Day by drinking a glass of sparkling Prosecco during a visit
with a dear friend. She bought it especially for me to sip, along with
thoughtful carrots and broccoli rather than cheese and crackers which
I've had to give up for a while!
She also gifted me with this..........
Note my special 'garden boy' Bob working in the background!
one I'll be using a lot - even later today as I'm heading into the garden
now to prune the massive azalea bushes. If you have azaleas always
prune at this time when the blooms have died - that way they can set
buds during the summer for next spring's glorious display.
Who doesn't love peonies! I cut the first open bloom from the garden
yesterday as it was so heavy and hanging down - the perfume is
awesome, I wish you could sniff, and the petals so pretty.