I couldn't figure out a fitting title when I was thinking about this post, so I went to go play my piano. I opened up one of my favorite songbooks, and the first song was 'Springtime Inn My Heart'. I went back to the kitchen, turned on my computer, and sat down once more. And here I am now.
Everything is green and growing here - it is wonderful! There are sprouts and baby leaves and happy animals; the sun is shining, and it seems as though the whole world must be happy now. On Wednesday we are meant to have some rain, for which I am excited (we need it terribly), but for the moment I am happy to enjoy the warm weather. This is where I imagine my yard looks like right now:
So let's get started with the pictures. There are quite a few, so prepare yourself accordingly. I took a walk down by the creek today with my camera. It was nice to see the things that are growing and get my boots muddy!
My brother was fishing from the bank.
I don't know what it is about water, but it is magical!
Now for the things I found growing this year. Watercress:
A big radish plant:
Some yellow dock:
Queen Anne's Lace:
I searched all over for peppermint; I knew there had to be some somewhere this year. I finally found it, tiny and covered in dust, but there:
This is the view the other way down the creek:
Baby radish sprouts:
Now for up on the bank... Our neighbors oranges are ripe, and they don't pick or eat them. I'm sure you can guess what that means! ;)
A blossoming plum tree:
Our lovely dwarf peach tree (her name is Elizabeth):
My brother's top bar hive:
I just have a thing for feed buckets, okay?
Calendula and Narrow Leaf Plantain sprouts:
My Lemon Balm is growing again...
As is the Anise Blue Hyssop. So delicious in tea...
A few sprouts in one of the cold frames:
Eponine has been complaining that I have not been giving her enough attention because I've been spoiling my little man, Thorin. So I promised that I would post a bunch of pictures of her on my blog so she would be popular (that is very important to her). So, here you are, my Darlin'.
She wasn't posing very well because all she wanted to do was snuggle.
Sorghum, Honey, and Larkspur were turning some soil:
Fodder is growing - Yum for birdies!
And, my little Thorin. He jumped up when he saw me coming with his hooves on the fence. He's just a little sweetheart!
"Mama! Mama! Here I am! Do you wanna snuggle?"
Eponine had gotten her head stuck through a hole in the fence. I don't know how long she was like this before I pried the wires apart and got her out.
I took Thorin out to play after that: