While our home is a topsy turvy mess (see first photo and don't ask), :) let's stroll the grounds and see how Spring, in all her glory, has unfolded. I added a few new things I want you to see. Walking the gardens calms my soul thru all this ruckus.
Meet Phoebe. She has a nest over top of my studio door. All the comings and goings of the workers don't seem to bother her. She found a perch today on a project I am working on. (blurry photo taken thru glass and screen)
Clematis vine on the old wire bench.
The girls waiting for their mid-day snack. :)
Pink petunias planted in an old tin bucket. Nearly everything I plant is pink. :)
I love watching Momma and Daddy Goose taking care of their babies. It's fascinating to see how they keep a "hawk eye" on them as the little ones learn.
An old crumbling bird bath statue. She's definitely seen better days but I wouldn't have her any other way. (kind of like me)
Time never stands still in the garden.
The great heron. He cast quite a shadow as he flies over....legs stuck straight out behind him. Ever heard a heron squawk? Oh my!.....
It always tickles me to see the turtles all lined up on a log sun bathing. This fellow is just getting his place in line.
The old bicycle. The harsh winter totally disintegrated the basket liners, so this Spring I lined them with moss. Don't know why I didn't do it years ago. Love the effect!
Textiles on the front porch. Who says you can't put your new ruffly pillow on the front porch? Looooove it! Hand made by the sweetest young Mother I met at the farmer's market. I went to buy basil plants and bought pillows instead :)
A new addition to the bird sanctuary. The "tree" house, made from dead fall trees, was crafted by a true renaissance lady that lives out here. She lives in a tree house too. :)
Peach tree nubbins. I have yet to get a full blown peach off this tree, thanks to the deer.
My "new" old pink watering can.
White clematis. I swear those things were as big as plates this year. How I wish they would bloom all summer. Next week the deep purple ones will open.
Office manager, snoozing on the job. Can you blame him basking in the warm sunshine?
New hanging baskets line the stone path this year.
The only traffic we get out here :)
Cottage Give-Away. Last Call! You have until Saturday night, the 28th, to sign up. Hope you will...just click here.
I would like to thank all the gracious ladies who host the fun parties that I am attending this week. You can click each one for more inspiration and I hope I have personally given you a little inspiration from the farmette. xoxo to all and I will see you later this week at Pink Saturday's birthday party AND Anita's Simply Irresistible party. I have searched for days for the perfect shoes to wear to these very special soirees. I am positively giddy with excitement. And I have a present for you too!
Open House Thursday at No Minimalist Here
Air Your Laundry Friday at Freckled Laundry
Feather Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Inspiration Friday at At the Picket Fence
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm