May did indeed bring flowers. :-) We did have a long rainy period but the sun is back today! Dayle brought me in a new bouquet of our pink roses. 💕
One of my newer Irises bloomed.. I like it!
And the Siberian Irises continue to bloom which is nice.
Our son worked on our pond pump with great results and the waterfalls are flowing strongly.
Do you see the photo bomber in this shot? And guess what I found out. That little bird has a good scam going. When I feed the fish, it steals the fish food out of the pond and eats it.. a LOT of it! It will even climb down the vines and take it out of the water.
The two goldfish that the mail lady gave us have really long flowing tails. So I googled it and they are Comets! What a perfect name for them! Our 3 young Koi, Tiger, Pierre and Ashley are doing well and are spending more time out of their hidey hole. The two Comets are Marmalade and Kumquat and the big Koi is Keiko. There will be a test later. :-)
A wide angle shot of the creek, waterfalls and pond. Our own little Eden.
The view to the left of the pond. Our grandson Caleb pulled weeds in this area so it's better now.
Our radishes are ready to eat! We will have a salad today.
Our salad garden is ready for harvest.
We've already used parsley and chives.
Time to mound up around the potatoes.
We can add spinach to our salad too. The Zucchini is growing rather slowly.
The biggest of our Dahlias.
Kristi picked up a flat of fresh local strawberries and shared them with us.
Is there anything like the first bite of the first strawberries of summer?
This cerise pink Yarrow is doing well here.
My 4th of July roses look a little puny this year.. any idea why?
Our grandsons are staying with us for a while. They asked if they could do some work for us to earn some spending money. Sure! Here is Caleb who is pulling weeds in the upper pond for me. He also polished the baby grand piano and tidied up the living room. He worked for hours.
Here is Hayden.. he's growing up and his voice has dropped. He swept out our garage and barn and vacuumed upstairs and cleaned the bathroom. :-) They like it here as we have highspeed internet and they don't have it at their house. So, they bring their X-Boxes over and each have their own fresh painted bedrooms, new beds and bedding. Again - they have been staying safe at home as we have.
This is Kristi's garden at their house. She has also planted an orchard of fruit trees that her mother had bought.
Down on the orchard end, that is there shop up there.
This is what our son is working on. I'm sure you were curious. LOL!
His shop and Bessie Ann.
I was asked where the yarn was made that I am using on my shawl project. Being that it's named Queensland I had "assumed" it was made in Australia. Silly me. It was made in PERU! Well, here I am.. being very global and all.
I have new photos of how the shawl is progressing.. for my next blog post. How is your week going? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)