Nature



 This time of year always finds us outside.  Suddenly, bubbles are a priority along with weeding and mulching and adding color to the flower pots.  I currently have a peony bush with at least 30 buds on it.  And that is just one of them... I can't wait to bring fresh flowers from our garden inside to enjoy.

This is the time of year that I green up the house (and if I am being entirely truthful, sentence some plants to death.) But, while they are here they are glorious!  I have pretty good luck with terrariums though... I made a few a couple of years ago and I still have one of them.


baby hughes and I (gosh.... he will be 5 this year... how much longer can I possibly get away with "baby?"  don't answer that *wink*) Anyhow, we put these together the other day with some mini plants that we bought from Yarrow Acres in Franklin and some moss that we scraped off some brick edging.  We put them with some little fun things from around house.  A little fawn and some little clay or ceramic dolls.  I added an ironstone egg cup to mine with a little flag and bottle.  The mushrooms looked darling for a day... until they started getting some fuzzy white mold on them.  They were made from spun cotton, so I guess they weren't terrarium friendly.  So, I am in the process of making some clay ones to paint and replace them.


And, outdoors we have been just as busy.  We planted some poppies... one of my favorites!  The mr and the boy planted some vegetables and some watermelons.  Which is pretty exciting for the little man.  I think he expected them to grow overnight!


And, we have babies!  This robin had 2 babies hatch in a little vine-y area of our deck and we have another bird that has built a mossy type cave in a big planter.  I can't see the babies, but I can hear them *smiles* and the momma and papa bird are busy coming back and forth.  This year we have so many birds in our yard... like all different kinds and I think I am totally turning into a Bird Nerd!

Hope you have a lovely weekend!  We haven't figured out how we are going to spend ours yet... we have quite a few options.

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