This month has been windy, windy, windy here in Idaho.
That's the only thing I don't like about living where I live.
This part of Idaho sees a lot of wind in the springtime and makes
enjoying the sunshine a little difficult sometimes.
I try to keep smiling through it but believe me when I say,
I don't like the wind!!!
Far be it from me to complain when so many parts of the country have
had the weather they have had.
So I will just shut up now : )
have given me any blooms to speak of. This year they have really put on the growth
and looked beautiful when they bloomed. They are still small and I almost wish they would
stay this size instead of the 8' they will reach when mature, because of where
they are in the garden.
I think I would be pretty badly bruised and banged up because it would go something like this...
It's gotta be the rose---no, no, the peony
wait a minute---it's has to be the snowball bush, or maybe it's the iris
no I'm sure it's the daylily... and on and on like that.
Oh now I remember---it has to be the lilac!!!!!
I took so many photos of them that you will have to suffer through months and months
of photos of them. I plan on doing the same thing with the peonies and roses, so I am giving you
fair warning that even in the middle of winter I will pepper you with mountains
of flower photos.
and I forgot the name of them or I would purchase more. They stand so tall
and sturdy and last forever in their bloom.
and walk through to see what has happened overnight and in those early
morning hours while you slept?
I never cease to be amazed at the beauty I see. I am thankful every single day
that this garden is here and that I am the gardener and caretaker of it.
Yes, it is a lot of work, but I am home with Landon every day anyway and
it gives me something to do to enrich my life while I'm here.
Caring for Landon is a joy, and so is gardening and the two go together so well.
and I always reply, I don't know how you work as hard as you do at your job
or with your little children or your farm and chores.
I think it is in one's nature to find the thing that feeds our soul
and do it and try to do it as well as we can.
When I had six little children at home and we had our dairy, I certainly didn't have this garden.
I had a vegetable garden and canned, and canned, but flowers...no.
I had no time to care for more.
Now I have the time.
And so I do.
The peonies are just coming on and I was able to bring in an armload
to put in my mother's crock.
Does this house ever smell good!
Better than the pickles she made in it!
Hugs from here...