I didn’t plant the iris – it just turned up. Serendipity.
Sunset two nights ago was glorious.
May 20th is World Bee Day so I have compiled a gallery of photos of bees from our garden. On 17 November 2017, a resolution was adopted at the UN Economic and Financial Committee to declare World Bee Day.
We have a pollinators border at the allotment and combined with plants in the garden have many of these.
I just love Brian Bilston’s very clever poems.
We have a stranger in the garden! He reminds me of Darth Vader each time I catch a glimpse. It’s our sculpture covered up after sanding and prior to re-oiling to protect against the rain.
We are joining in the No Mow May campaign. As the campaign says, ” Reducing lawn mowing frequency brings benefits: More habitat and food for pollinators, reduced carbon emissions, water conservation, and a more drought-resistant lawn, to name a few!”
Thank you to the person who presented Eli Jenkins’ poem as a poster.
It is so good to be back singing with my choirs. Today with the Suitcase Singers, we sang a beautiful piece – Wild Mountain Thyme – rewritten by Belfast man Frances McPeake in 1957. It is based upon an earlier Scottish folk song ‘The Braes of Balquhidder- written by Robert Tannahill (1774-1810) – and arranged by Claire Ingleheart, our leader.
Yesterday, friends at choir said they had eggs if we would like them. Fresh eggs? Of course! I had no idea they were so beautiful until I opened the box to put them on the egg rack. The paler ones are the loveliest pale blue that isn’t showing too well..
Regular readers will know how I love the knitted post box toppers that turn up on Facebook from time to time. This time, one turned up on our road! It has been made by Jessica and is an absolute delight – Cup Cake Tea.
For Star Wars fans, “May the 4th be with you.”
A dear friend lent me a novel by Mary Lawson, The Other Side of the Bridge and I loved it so much I looked for her first, Crow Lake, also set in the wilds of Ontario, and am now halfway through that one. I love the stories of family life, its tensions and its joys and the descriptions of the world they live it. Her writing is utterly compelling. If you haven’t read any of hers yet, do.I think you might enjoy them too.