Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Wren and More

The little bird flys out of a pot that contains a small shrub
every time I water.  Could not see a nest but closer look
revealed a nest in the mulch.
Now that I am aware of this nest
will be careful when I water.

Two special friends arrived this morning
and so glad that concrete work was done
almost 3 weeks ago and it made me feel better
for one of them with a cane and recovering from
hip replacement months ago.

They brought me fresh strawberries and I gave them a bag
filled with magazines they will enjoy
and Sunday's New York Times (my favorite newspaper)
and this Sunday
it will have my granddaughter's wedding announcement :)
Nothing much blooming  in garden area at the back of cottage and next
will be daylillies and hopefully they bloom.  This area is becoming more
difficult for me to weed continually but will keep on keeping on at the moment.

Approaching cottage there is
more blooming and Oak Leaf Hydrangea - as usual - will be beautiful and
covered with white blooms and in the Fall will sport unbelievable huge red leaves.
Foxgloves have survived and hopefully spread.
After visiting
we went to lunch
which was
a special treat for this one.

2 new books
are keeping my interest,
underlined much and books you never finish and put away - just keep picking back up.
"The Untethered Soul"  Michael Singer
and
"Dancing Fish and Amonites"  Penelope Lively
a lot in this book
 that this one can relate too lately.

Also, an old book I read in the past
that was spotted among my son's books.
One you need to read and reread many times.

Much this one
thought she had learned
needs to be reminded of
it seems
over and over....

"Take Your Time - Finding Balance in a Hurried World"
Eknath Easwaran

8 comments:

Judy said...

Your cottage landscaping is so serene. Glad you had friends in today.

Friko said...

You have a very pretty garden.

I try to avoid weeding by planting lots of things up close to each other. That way they smother the weeds.

I don’t know if you win anything that way because you have to keep the plants in trim too.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Friko, this is my desire, but a somewhat new garden and has not developed to that as of yet. Maybe they will spread soon.
Judy, :)

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Your place looks lovely and your new sidewalk is wonderful for you and your visitors.

Glad you had a nice time with friends and your books sound interesting.

Have a great day ~ FlowerLady

Lonely Rivers said...

Love the inviting blue pieces!

Tabor said...

Glad you have the safer access fo you and your friends. It looks charming and you can now enjoy nurturing another version of the landscaping.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

FLL, LR and Tabor, thanks for visiting...

Wisewebwoman said...

Oh your garden, so lovely, I like the paths and the blue of the chairs. So inviting.

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