This will be a busy week around the cottage and garden as we'll be leaving
early next week for that first big overseas trip since the pandemic arrived!
Thankfully, I seem to be over the food poisoning episode, a really debilitating
two weeks, and now feel up for all the preparations required for a long
distance flight and spending time with my much missed family and friends
MEMORIAL DAY weekend flew by even though we did little out of the ordinary.
Still staying cautious and away from crowds with travel coming up, we enjoyed
the garden which is lovely right now.
There were a few surprises.
Sitting on the porch yesterday afternoon enjoying a cup of tea, a beautiful
large deer bounded across the lawn in the sunshine. A baby bunny nibbled
on our freshly mown lawn. A chipmunk flashed by my feet when I took a
break on the back deck, while the usual large family of squirrels were
omnipresent under the bird feeders. Butterflies are back and quite a few
bees, both lovely to see. Birds have hidden nests in our shrubs and I hear
babies chirping. The 'dawn chorus' is awesome and I love opening the
windows early to listen as the sun comes up.
I've been cutting some hydrangeas to enjoy indoors, sharing some with
my new next door neighbors. With the intense heat we are having (it feels like
mid-summer) and which will reach 100F on Thursday, the lovely blue flowers
will be struggling in the sun even though we'll be watering daily.
Here's to a pleasant week ahead everyone.