|It's exciting to have my little sitting area in the garden back in business for the season.|
|This door was found at a yard sale last summer, and I've had fun decorating it using an old window, also thrifted.|
|Happy mail came to me from a special friend who knows me well, and I enjoyed reading the|
latest issue of Willow & Sage in the shaded area of my garden.
|Our ladies bible study, Joy in the Morning, held a Unity and National Day of Prayer gathering on the National Day of Prayer. All ladies in the community were invited, and we enjoyed a beautiful time of fellowship. My glass plate flowers were the centerpieces of each table, as the theme was "In the Garden" for our decor.|
|We held a brunch with lots of delicious food.|
|Several ladies from our bible study, including myself, shared our hearts with the ladies who gathered. After we shared, we sang a few songs, including this song and then we all prayed together. It was a beautiful time of fellowship!|
|My husband walks 2 miles with me each evening |
and we enjoy watching the sun go down together and visit about our day.
It is good exercise for both the body and the soul!
|The wild phlox is in bloom in a magnificent way! It covers the hillsides where I walk. Glorious to see!|
|It looks like Riley is stopping to see the phlox in bloom, as I was, |
but in reality, she was after a ground squirrel, lol!
|The red Matador tulips I planted last fall have bloomed! They are huge! |
And the blooms literally glow in the sunshine!
|These tulips light up my garden with their brilliance!|
I purchased them from Breck's, my favorite tulip supplier.
I need to buy more of these lovely ladies!
|In the background of this picture, you can see an allium about to bloom! They will bloom when this tulip fades, keeping brilliant color ongoing in this space.|
|This gorgeous Monsella tulip from the Peony-Flowering Tulip collection (link to Brecks where I purchase them) is one of my favorites, I just love the gorgeous yellows of its blooms with the red streaks. They are long lasting, and stunning. It is a double bloomer, and will produce another bloom soon.|
|I planted 10 Matador tulips in this flower bed last fall, but the deer got to them :( |
I now have them covered with netting and will replant this fall. But the three red tulips and daffodils still looked lovely!
|We purchased a rotatiller last fall at a yard sale, and it has been such a blessing. I can manage the tiller myself, |
and now I can till the garden myself without needing the help of my husband or son!
|These are some of the glass plate flowers I have made. I have them placed throughout my garden, and they fill my heart with joy to see them. I love beautiful china, and this is a fun way to display it!|
|Here is a closer look at my sitting area in my garden...|
|Glass plate flowers are so much fun to add a touch of whimsey!|
|Peony flowering tulips...|
|These tulips are really long bloomers. They last over a month!|
|Welcome visitors to my garden each summer, these hummingbirds provide lots of entertainment!|
|Mr. Simba likes to come in the garden with me and chase gophers. I welcome his help!|
|On a mission!|
|A moment of rest...|
|Love my feathered friends!|
|Yes, I know I have a problem... I have so many pictures of these gorgeous red tulips! But aren't they lovely?|
|Mr. Simba and I want to wish you a lovely and blessed springtime! |
Go outside and enjoy all that springtime has to offer :)
Our daughter will be returning home from Spain next Thursday! We are beyond excited to see her again and hear all about her trip. I will share a final post after she arrives home of her trip in Spain. I may even be able to convince her to write a post here on my blog about her experience... :) She has gotten to see so many countries, and incredible architecture, gardens and historical places that coming back home will be a bit of a shock, I'm sure, as we live a very quiet and simple lifestyle here. She tells me though that she is ready to come home and enjoy all the loveliness that summer offers up here. She has enjoyed the cuisine overseas but tells us she can't wait to have some of my "homecookin" again, and I will be more than happy to oblige!
Have a lovely and blessed day, and may your springtime be full of delight :)