Our yard is brimming with wild violets! Of course, guess who got on his mower yesterday and annihilated thousands of them? So, these are from the back part he didn't get to. I wish I could share the aroma of them with you. Have you ever had the opportunity to bury your nose in a posy of these? They are tiny, it's not easy arranging a bouquet of them - I use this tiny vintage cream bottle that roadside diners used to serve coffee cream in - they came with little creamery paper labels stuck in the top. Did you ever see one in action? I am dating myself by having these memories, but that's okay. :-)These wild violets come in variations of pure white, lavender and dark purple.
Here they are in their natural habitat.. :-)
Spring is really here - Dayle trimmed the yew bushes, they get out of hand quickly. Those two little yew poufs used to completely block out all the view of the hillside behind our farmhouse. Dayle chainsawed them down ten years ago. At my request, he also cut back the dwarf variegated bamboo, as it was burying the little Japanese lace leaf we planted to the right of it.
The daffodils are almost all opened up!
Dayle found several Primrose plants blooming in different pots and decided to put them all in one pot. I love these! Did you ever smell one? They have a light rose scent.
Here is a Hyacinth that surprised us coming out of a pot on the deck. :-)
Our Daphne Odora is opening up well - have you ever smelled one? They have the most exotic and wonderful scent!
I thought I'd show you where the Daphne bush is, it's right next to the brick walkway that leads up to our back door - so when you visit, you get a big rush of perfume from this plant, in Spring. :-)Our daffies with the moss covered rock we moved there and the little lace leaf is to the left - no leaves on it yet!
Dayle took the camera out near the road to snap these volunteer daffodils.
Dayle went to Costco yesterday while I was volunteering at Multnomah Falls and the sweetheart picked up these colorful melamine bowls, which each come with their own plastic lid for storing food in the fridge! How nice of him!
Yesterday our son came out to bring some yard debris to add to our burn pile - we asked our littlest grandsons if they were hungry.. of course they were! So, Dayle cut up some ham and sauteed it and let the little guys help break the eggs for a scramble and then let them help stir the eggs.. they love to be involved in things!
Smile for grandma!
Our home grown eggs are so rich and the yolks are so dark.. we also had hot biscuit with honey, homemade raspberry jam and orange marmalade. It was fun to introduce the little guys to raspberry jam and marmalade. Caleb said "I don't like jam, but I like honey!" We talked them both into trying both and they loved it!
The little guys ate and ate! They each had a plate of eggs and ham and two whole biscuits each! We love to feed them. Our son enjoyed the meal with us too.
Travis loves his Toyota Land Cruiser and so do the boys.
The little guys love to make faces when grandma pulls out her camera. lol!After they headed off I also headed off to my swimming workout. I was supposed to go today but have come down with a cold. Pooey. I guess I'll catch up with some paper work I need to do. We don't have a lot planned for the weekend, which is fine. What plans do you have? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)