If you are anything like me, then the sight of all this spectacular growth and color are nothing short of thrilling!
Every morning, as I make my rounds to water the plants at the she shed, I am almost overcome with joy by the sunny faces that greet me there.
There is nothing more fulfilling than seeing ones plans and efforts come to life.
Sometimes the end result is even better than imagined.
We are in the midst a week of spectacular sunny weather. The mornings start out cool, so the horses spend a few hours out in the pasture.
As they happily graze, I check in on all of the gardens. The double peonies have opened now,
so I cut an early morning ant-free bouquet for the kitchen counter. There will be fresh, home grown flowers here until the first frost of autumn.
There is one last garden that I have not shown you. You've seen carefully photographed corners of it... like this...
And then it occurred to me that everything growing in this weedy garden is either blue or purple.
I cannot bring myself to photograph the garden in its entirety, however - I fear you'd faint from the sight of so many weeds! Seriously! This garden has a problem that I dread tackling. So, for now, I am ignoring it and just enjoying the blossoms that I find neatly tucked between millions of weeds!
I found this little sign for our wild patch of property. I thought it fitting. (btw, I love signs!)
Last evening on my way home from Easton's T-ball game,
I passed a herd of "breeding" horses that are being kept on a local farm. The owner of the herd leases land from local farmers as grazing land. (Look closely at all the foals that have been born!)
These horses have been on this particular farm for much of the past year. Last year they were on a different local farm.
I love this time of year when the herd has new foals.
I hope to get back to take some photos with the "good" camera one of these days.
Speaking of babies... look how big we are getting!
To those of you who have missed "The Bearded One's" comments these past few weeks, I had word from his niece that he is doing just fine. But, his internet has been out for almost a month. Then, yesterday afternoon, I received a phone call from Mr. Beard himself. He was touched that there were farm friends inquiring about him. What a caring community we have here... thank you, for that!