We had Kelli's family over for taco dinner last night. Red fruit salad is one of my favorites (no picking out undesirable fruits). Strawberries are in their glory just now. When we go up to Washington in less than two weeks we will arrive during strawberry season. Yummy! Washington strawberries taste so sweet.
The girls like corn. Kids look so cute when they eat corn right off the cob.
I don't expect anyone to enjoy our flowers as much as I do, so thank you for bearing with me.
I thought you might like to see the gnome "hang out". Can you see the leaf table and chairs? How about the log fairy house?
Reve and I are going to a different nursery this morning. I am shopping for more white petunias and maybe another snapdragon or six.
The ballet slipper peonies are not out just yet. They make lovely bouquets. I can't wait. All of the ball-buds that I had to cut early are blooming in their vases! Peonies are super stars!
Here is Toadstool Haven. I planted six perennials. I marked each with a toadstool so that Bill doesn't spray them with weed killer when they pop up next year.
I think the fairies had fun exploring the new fixtures last night.
Well, hello worm! Watch out for Mr. Robin. He's greedy for worms!
Oh! My green beans are sprouting! Yay! I hope the basil, lavender and parsley pop up soon, too.
I have to get a crown today. Sadness. I fear dental work. At least my Jenny will be there with me and I'll watch a movie while I hold my mouth open for two hours. Yikes.
I promise less flowery and more artsy or literary posts soon. Frances is clearing out (Left-Handed Housewife) and Mags is almost finished with her marking. MK is making a new shawl and she and Leslie are both posting about The Hidden Art of Homemaking. Lisa is drawing and painting. TexWis is having a give away and featuring all kinds of fun Texas scenes. Nancy always has lovely doings at her house in Western Colorado. Gumbo Lily's land is always beautiful. She said she pulled her bike out of the barn and she'll be out working with her hubby. She's amazing. Sandra (Thistle Cove Farm) is always doing the work of three men at her farm. Just go down my blog roll and you'll meet new friends and continue to experience that "bloggy bliss" and inspiration. Some of my favorites don't post as often as they used to, but I keep them on the roll in hopes that I'll see them popping up more. Oh, you'll love French Blue and Peachy Pink, too. Melanie has opened a vintage floral shop! Debi (Barefoot Mom) has been posting. Patty (Attic Clutter) always shows cool stuff. Elizabethd (Cornish Cream) has a lovely garden and so does Ann at The Garden Spot. Gretchen (Gladsome Lights) offers up lovely scenes and deep words. Have you met Kim at My Field of Dreams? She's a fantastic worker bee! Debbie at No Spring Chicken is a wonderful blogger. Tales from a Toadstool House and Love Stitching Red are favorites! Sara's Come Away With Me is always good! I LOVE Tina's The Quiet Home and Lynn's The Sunny Side of the Street! Angela posts every day! (Tracing Rainbows) Aisling does Sunday Strolls. Susan Branch is awesome. Sharon Lovejoy is a celebrity, too! You probably already read Attic 24! Happy at Home with Kim is always pretty. Nana Go Go is SO nice! Carolyn at Mess, Muddle and Fun is super artsy. Sue at Collect in Texas is awesome. Angel in the Garden? Divine! Kit from Montana? So inspiring! Bonnie from Utah? Great cook and crafter! Mouse over at Fat Dormouse? LOVE! Deborah from Canada? So smart! Betty the Wood Fairy? A precious friend! I love The Provincial Homemaker and Tassel, Teapots and Life Down Under is fun. My daughter-in-law's Knitted Symphony is of course delightful. Little Black Footprints is sweet. Oh and I can't forget Janette and Janette's Sage. She's wonderful! See? We're still blogging! I didn't even mention all my favorites! There are too many to name!
What little task are YOU going to enjoy today?