Wednesday, June 06, 2012

June 6/12

April showers have definitely brought May flowers this year in my little corner of the world. I love watching my yard burst into colour as each flower makes it appearance in the yard. When my friend Tracy designed my flower beds and then I subsequently expanded on her designs, I kept the idea in mind that I wanted a view no matter where I was in the yard. 

This iris is tucked under a burning bush tree that grows beneath my bedroom window and behind a weeping cedar. I came across it when I was mowing the lawn the other day and saw a little bit of colour between the two large shrubs.
The purple irises are a holdover from when my best friend owned this house. I could be wrong, but I believe they came from her grandmother's gardens. This photo does not do justice to the richness of the purple in the petals.

 The honeysuckle has burst into bloom, so much so that many of the branches droop to the ground. That shrub came to my house in a 4x4 pot and now 8 years later, reaches over the eavestrough of my one story house. The bees and the hummingbirds love the pollen and nectar of the blooms. On a beautiful sunny afternoon, the shrub loudly hums with all of the bees feeding off the blooms.

To add a little humour to this entry. I spied this little paw sticking out from under the blankets the other day. Penelope loves to sleep in the little cave that forms where the blankets pool on the floor and usually I find her by accidentally nudging her as I walk by the bed. Not sure if she is flipping me the bird or just quietly pointing out where I should avoid walking!

I have recently been doing some emotional housekeeping and decluttering. There are some things that I have decided are no longer important and have closed the door on those things. There are other things that I have decided I should make important again like blogging and journal writing. Yes, that actual putting of ink onto paper kind of journal writing. Now, if I could only get motivated to exercise more as well!