It's Sunday evening... the end of a long and busy weekend.
I am sitting outside the barn with my friends...
just enjoying the end of another beautiful weekend.
For some reason, I just love Sunday evenings.
I suppose it's because it wraps up the week...and we usually spend it peacefully
here with our critters.
A new week awaits us... filled with possibilities.
For now, though, we just drink in all of the beauty and wonder that surrounds us.
I sit on the ground, watching the horses eat their supper.
The only sounds I hear are the munching of hay and the birdsongs.
It was a good weekend...the perfect mix of work and play.
Sunday evenings, though, are a time to appreciate the fruits of our labor.
Weeks ago, I planted this small flower garden outside of the vegetable garden
with summer bulbs.
They are all up and beginning to bloom.
Every day I find a surprise in this garden,
as I had no idea what any of the bulbs would look like once grown.
There are dahlias...
and so much more...
In another week it should be spectacular!
Yesterday, while weeding, I found my first ripe red tomato...
and several ripe yellow grape tomatoes.
Gardening is one of those hobbies that rewards you many times over
for the work that you put into it.
Of course, sometimes there are circumstances beyond one's control...
but for the most part...
it is highly rewarding.
I am always utterly amazed at how diverse and beautiful nature is...
not only in its colors...
but in its styles...
If I could, I would pick a beautiful bouquet of every color
and send it to you...
just to brighten your Monday!
I hope, wherever you may be, that you have a chance to enjoy a little bit of nature today.
Take a moment and drink it all in.
It's nothing short of miraculous!
And speaking of miraculous....
Our newest little one came for a visit with his big sister.
He's grown and gained a pound in the last week!
Miss Mackenzie had several trips out to visit her favorite horses.
Oh, boy, does this girl love horses!
She is well on her way to being a natural farmgirl.