Sunday, May 2, 2021

A Busy May Day

What a beautiful May Day it was! 

REMINDER: Get wet in the first rain of May for good health all year. (It's my family tradition and I interpret it loosely--get some rain on your hand and you're good.)

Josie and I made a start on Friday of moving stuff out of the greenhouse. There was a lot of potting soil on the floor and she helped by using a little trowel to scrape it up and put it in the bed. "This is the best day ever!" she said. She loves to help. And she loves being outside.

We lined up geraniums on the steps and did a bit of watering.

Yesterday I pulled weeds. It's particularly satisfying when I know the chickens (who are confined to the chicken yard for their own safety) will enjoy the greenery and reward us with deep orange yolks in their eggs.

The daffodils are all gone now but the iris are about to pop!

And the columbines! The original was a gift from my friend Candace many years ago and they have endured and spread--looking something like the flight of doves their name implies. (Columba is Latin for dove)



Anvilcloud said...

A great day for you and the J.

Barbara Rogers said...

Happy Sunday, and it looks like Columbines are already happy and glorious. I've discovered in this nice sunny weather that my potted plants need watering much more often than they have all winter.

Thérèse said...

Same tradition as for the first snow in your family. Great traditions!