This garden is so over grown! You have to walk around the yard
to see this garden so I forget about it a lot.
But the Iris keep on going. They need to be divided but first I have to weed everything else out.
Same with this poor lupine still keeps going though.
I will tell you it is hard work digging out roots of weeds that have taken over. My shoulders ached so much. And it shows me how out of shape I am. I got it half done so more to go. But it will look so much better.
This is by the road this clump of ferns are just beautiful. Wild and beautiful.
Sat we met my daughter and family for breakfast. We found an out of the way little place we love, that the bikers just haven't found yet and had a lovely breakfast. It is a funny little place that is called the other store. It is a hardware/gift store with a lunch counter and a sweet deck that over looks this river. I love any time we get to have with them.
There was a farmers market in that little town.I got some local raw honey. It was a bit pricey but so worth it. We use it in tea and on the scones I made this morning.
Husband cleaned out the shed and found this little wooden cart. I prettied it up and love it!
Noisy Bike week is over the rain came in late this morning.
They all cleared out and headed for home.
I have a beef stew cooking and watching some Miss Marple.
And for you Downton fans yes! a young lord Grantham!
The traffic has been crazy and very noisy. I think there were more Bikers than last year. But sadly we saw the air ambulance go over several times (Dart) so sad.
The really good news is I was accepted into a fiber weekend.
for July! This woman has an amazing piece of property and is holding a first time fiber weekend. It is mostly fleece and yarn. but she is having dye classes and a felting class. And the good news is it is free! I was invited by a woman I met in a fiber group at a local library. So something to look forward to!
Wed. I had my sweet women's group in for dinner. There were only 7 of us this time but it was so lovely. they all brought something to share and we chatted and caught up for hours. I enjoy these ladies so much, I am blessed to be part of them.
Thur my sweet friend and I met up for an easy hike.
Down to the lake. After we go there I had snacks and beverages in my backpack. We just sat enjoyed the amazing breeze coming off the lake and got caught up. There wasn't anyone around so it was quiet and lovely.
Friday after work I put on my sneakers and headed out for a walk. When I get to this point in my walk all I hear is the brook running over the rocks. heaven.
I found a spot with 9 lady slippers that is the largest group I have seen to date.
This butterfly flitted around me for a while and then just rested so I could get a good picture of it.
I also found some treasures this week. This pan had never been used it still had the new tags on it.
So I gave it a try this is Ricotta Banana bread with pecans topping it.
A new recipe for me but a keeper for sure.
Then I found this handmade basket it is signed and dated. No breaks in it just perfect. I see wool in its future.
Speaking of wool I got to hook on the porch this morning.
The weather finally feels like summer!
Husband was reading the paper and found a small garden walk put on by the local garden club (free). Off we went.
Four lovely gardens and properties
This girl had a horses and the birds were making a nest of their tails.
Everyone was so gracious and lovely. Tea and treats at each home.
This home,breath taking! This was their view from their porch. sigh.. The sun rises here.
Sets here. The view from their back porch sigh...
What a joy that garden walk was.
Well it is motorcycle week here in the Lakes Region. I have nothing against them it is just when there are so many they are loud, and it is hard to get from point A to point B without traffic. ( We usually have very little traffic) And forget going out for dinner.
The good weather the past few days has really brought them out and about. So I will go from work to home until it passes.
Well I continue to walk. On Sat the only living being I saw were the cows. I will say my sleep is better, I do not know if it is the combination of exercise and magnesium or just the magnesium. But it is better and I will take whatever it was that turned it around.
I found these wild flowers on my walk not sure what they are but they are not violets. I think they must be some kind of wild orchid.
And speaking of wild orchids we have the lady slippers in our yard again. They are so rare and special.
The flowering crab that is on my blog header is flowering again the whole yard smells sweet and lovely. mmmmm
After I walked on Sat. I came home and changed out my dark curtains for the summer white ones. Makes it feel like summer even though the weather is still not cooperating.
It was my grand's dance recital. I can not believe how big she is and how wonderful she does!
She makes me think of her mom each time I see her dance.
My daughter danced until she graduated from high school.
I have three risers done and steamed just have to give them a quick bind so I can get them up on the stairs.
I am having my women's group in for dinner this week and would love to get these few more on the stairs.
It seems the weather this week is more of the same, rainy and cold.
I hope summer doesn't hit all of a sudden 90 and humid. I hate humid.
First I would like to honor those who served and serve this country and those that sacrificed their lives for our freedom.
We may have our issues but we are truly a great country!
I spent the better part of the weekend transplanting perennials and getting ready for memorial day.
We are finally getting porch sitting weather and I am happy to say we have enjoyed every minute of it!!
My sweet friend and I hiked Skye Pond. I have shown you this hike before but it was easily accomplished after work and a big pay off for the view.
It was a beautiful day and you could see forever. But the bugs oh the bugs they were horrible. The minute we stopped they swarmed us.
I am not great on heights and I always get a bit of vertigo if I am too steep so I have to step back. Beautiful all the same.
There is the feeling of summer in the air. Our days are longer, we have already had 2 thunder storms, and everything is getting so beautiful. Sometimes in the long winter I wonder why we continue to live here but when spring truly comes around I know why ahhh. I guess we just appreciate it more maybe.
We are back from a family cookout and the birds have said their finial good night and it is quiet, so quiet. I am sad to say no peepers tonight.
I will sit on the porch for awhile longer and enjoy the silence, I am off to work tomorrow.
Since I haven't done anything picture worthy, I am using these pictures from a facebook page The Forest Floor Apothecary.
They are just the sweetest pictures and if you are on facebook I would follow them!
Yes we got rain this week but on the whole it was much better than I thought it would be.
I am still not sleeping great but a bit of an improvement. I read an article on magnesium. They showed a few things that low magnesium could cause and some of it was me. So I started taking it on Friday. I will give it a month to see if there is improvement. and yes one was sleep.
The full moon was Sat but of course we were cloudy so I did not get to see it. I did get to spend some time with Sweet B. this weekend which I always love. And I did get time to sit on the porch. As I sit here tonight I can hear the rain coming from the hill in front of us.
and when you got to the top there were chairs to rest your weary bones..
After I got home I raked some more and walked around the gardens finally, finally we are starting to see spring. We have been so cold and so rainy and our winter was soooo long I thought the spring flowers forgot to bloom.
But they are and it does the soul good to see them.
They wave at me in the breeze to let me know they are there...
I am so thankful they are blooming it gives me hope for the summer.
The birds are back the fickle little things. Most of the winter we didn't have many now all colors and sizes!
I have done a bit of thrifting but I am trying so hard to keep it to a minimum. Who could pass up these child size hand thrown pottery pieces for .50 each! sweet on a windowsill.
I got 6 new shades for my light in the dining room the ones I had were old and darker. 6/3.00 deal.
I have had the worst time sleeping. It is starting to affect a lot.
I have tried everything dark room, meditating,aroma therapy, no chocolate, coffee etc after noon time, I drink sleepy tea, or hot water and lemon. So I walk, I walk, and walk, and walk to tire myself out and if I don't walk, I eat to try and keep the energy up! The weight I have lost is slowly creeping on. I have taken sleeping pills and benadryl but I feel so crappy the next day it is not worth it for me. Yesterday I was up and out early, I hiked came home and raked and then took a short walk I was beat. A nice shower and I went to bed and fell asleep right away. I wake up, it is still dark but I think it has to be 4 or 4:30 nope 12:15 I was in bed at 10:30. So now I am awake! I do nod off now and then for no more than 15 minutes at a time. I got so sick of it I was up at 5:30. So today I walked I sure hope this turns around soon.
We are in for a cold wet week this week so not much going on.
Happy Earth Day while I do not celebrate per say, I do use a water bottle daily and try to do my part.
Well we have had another family Easter and everyone had fun.
My sweet sister in law brought me flowers and my other sister in law brought me a gift basket of jams, jellies, and wine.
The night before Easter my Sweet B and her parents stay overnight.
We have a good meal, play a game of cards, and just enjoy.
Easter morning it is all about the bunny.
Sweet B got a new puppy last winter. She is a pound puppy
and just graduated from obedience school this week and she was all about the bunny too.
The family gathered for ham and ribs with all the fixings
We had an egg hunt for the adults and the kids.
We also had Nerf ax throwing. As my daughter said only this family would have ax throwing for Easter lol.
Tonight I used up some of the left overs in a very creative way.
I mixed mashed potatoes, chopped ham, Cheese, some spices. Made some patties rolled in bread crumbs and pan cooked it in some olive oil. So very yummy! I am making bread in my bread machine tonight and trying to get caught up on laundry.
We took sweet B for her Birthday overnight adventure.
Very late as her birthday is in Dec. We still had a wonderful time.
We went to the discovery center. Named after our teacher in space that had that horrid accident on lift off and Shepard another very successful astronaut from NH.
Sweet B got the biggest kick out of this camera. We are all losing heat from our face lol.
We stayed in a hotel and she got to swim her favorite!
We had the best time she makes us laugh and surprises us with her very smart answers on things that we thought she would have no idea about.
We picked up a couple of kits for dying eggs this one was emoji eggs. I blew out 6 eggs set her up and she did the rest. Next weekend she will do 6 more a different way. So what to do with the 6 eggs I blew out? I made quiche very good quiche if I do say so myself. Saute peppers and onions with bacon and cheese, yumm
And we had brown bread with it. I have not had this in awhile. My dad's mother use to have this when we visited. Very good and a nice bread to go with quiche.
Well Sunday again I am headed to get the PJ's on and call it an early night.