Some scenes around here from the last week or so…many critters in this post, just like the last one! :)
My privet bush was in bloom last week, and I picked a bouquet to bring indoors to enjoy the heady scent.
Many bees were visiting the bush that day and as luck would have it a pretty butterfly had landed there as well.
Beginnings of blooms in my yard, and bunnies here and there in the neighbor’s yard, who had been away for awhile…it’s been mowed since then though it got worse than this before they came home from vacation to do it :)
Growth : The echinacea has deepened in color. Peppers, green beans and tomatoes are growing and cucumbers are flowering. The lavender has begun to bloom. And I was so pleased to see the grapes…this will be my first crop; the vine is 3 years old this summer.
Joyce, from What Happens at Grandmas, had asked if I was going to use the grape leaves in any recipes. I do believe that she has a Greek in her extended family and I think that she should post a grape leaf recipe on her blog and then I might! : ) I’d like a tried and true tested one, please :) If you’ve never been over there, it’s amazing…she’s some sort of super-grandma, lol…very creative and crafty and over-the-top! And she’s been adding extra grandkids left and right…she’s got a baseball team coming along : )
My daisies are still blooming as well as the spirea bush, and the rose of sharon bushes are coming into bloom…no pictures of them yet but here’s a updated photo of my son’s pup. I’ve been taking photos of him for a Facebook album for my son, to keep track of his first year. He’s such a sweetie ( HA! The pup not the son! Just kidding:)
And to be fair lest they read my blog and get jealous, here are my own dogs…photo taken on a rainy, cooped-up-in-the-house day last month.
Speaking of rain, I know that many of us are not getting enough, and many of us are getting too much. Last evening we had a torrential downpour. These generally last 5-10 minutes…this went on for an hour or more. In the collage I have a picture of my neighbor’s yard and drainage ditch flooding for awhile. I took some water in my basement…got it mostly dried up before heading to the antique mall the next morning, though.
And I did catch the tail end of a rainbow afterwards…
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