Life has finally calmed down a bit. The parties responsible for the local burglaries are now behind bars and we are finally catching up in many ways. There are a number of new teas recently in to tell you about, but we’ll start that tomorrow, I think. First I want to share a few photos with you.
Spring has been a long, long, lonnnng time coming to our island. We are all desperate for sun and warmth. Yes, even those of us born and raised in the mossy Pacific Northwest have had enough of the chilly, damp days. A few mornings ago, I grabbed my camera and set out on a walk in search of spring……I knew there had to be signs, and yes, I found a few. Spring is here, you just have to look….
Spring in the northwest comes in many shades of green. Fortunately, green is my favorite color. :) The photo above is the driveway into a neighbors house….Don’t you just want to walk down around that bend?
The salmon berries are in full bloom right now. When you see these bright pink blossoms you know it is hummingbird time. Down the road from us is an area of quite open woodland and beneath the tall alder trees the forest floor is thickly carpeted with salmon berries and elderberry bushes. If you stop, close your eyes and listen, you can hear the buzzing and tiny chirps of hummingbirds all around you!
Sometimes you have to step off the path and look down, deep down into the lush grass. And there you will find some of the most delicate blooms. These little flowers are so tiny. The little buds hang down like bells and then as they begin to open, they turn tiny faces up to the sun. I love the rosy stripes on the petals.
I returned home just as it began to gently rain and captured this photo of my forget-me-nots just coming into bloom in the garden. So sweet in many ways. These little gems are the great, great, great grandchildren of plants that came from my grandmother’s garden. I forget her not. : )
Happy May Day!