We have been a bit spoilt lately haven't we?
What with the blue skies and sunshine we've been having, the gardens around here have literally burst into life. There's blossom everywhere. All shades of pink. And then there is the Magnolia. Ahh, Magnolia... I am experiencing all kinds of Magnolia envy right now. Not sure I've got the space for one, so I am currently admiring the display of this one below, that I've spotted in a nearby neighbours' garden.
|Magnolia ^^ also featuring my regular garden visitors, a pair of collared doves.|
One thing I've been relishing just lately, is getting up early and wandering outside in the early morning sunshine to hang the washing out on the line. I know, such a mundane task, "how can that be fun?" you may be thinking. But to me, the early morning stillness and light is nourishment for my mind. The sound of the birds going about their business, the bees darting around the garden. It's my little bit of calm at the beginning of the working day.
Whilst outside I usually have a little catch up with what's coming through. This week I've noticed the blueberry bush is in flower, the hyacinths are still holding on to life, the hydrangea is sprouting well, as are the lilies that I planted last year.
The bleeding hearts have taken over a whole corner of one flower bed. They've grown like crazy during the last two weeks.
The yellow daffodils that once stood tall, have started to fade gracefully.
Until next time.. x