Thursday, May 28, 2009

Catching My Breath

The weather has been pretty good lately, so I've been frantically trying to get the gardens in order and the pots on the deck planted. Sounds easy enough, but it takes more time than one thinks to get it done right.

Gratefully, today is a dreary, wet day and I can catch up on my blog reading and writing.

I finished this summer sweater just before the good gardening weather set in......

it turned out pretty nice.

Last week, we made time to head over to Mount Desert Island to visit the Asticou Azalea Garden. Unfortunately, we were just a wee bit too early for most of the azaleas and rhododendrons, but the PJM Rhodies were in full bloom. Guess we'll have to make another trip in June to see it in all it's glory!

We made a quick stop in Somesville on our way for a photo op. I couldn't resist the reflection of the bridge in the pond.

The dooryard garden is shaping up quite nicely with many things getting ready to burst forth any day now.

The Creeping Phlox is the one bright spot in the middle of the yard.

His Majesty, Spike has been enjoying afternoons in the garden on the hunt for errant chipmunks. Good thing he's in his harness and I'm able to yank him back before the strike.

A lovely young chickadee couple has leased this house for the season and it's been fun watching all the comings and goings.

We were also graced with the presence of an Indigo Bunting at our feeder.

Life is Good!

Hugs, Giddy


Zoey said...

How exciting to see an Indigo Bunting. We don't see too many of them here. When we had a feeder closer to the house, we would catch a glimpse once or twice a was always the high point of our bird sightings.

Anonymous said...

Love that sweater, Giddy. The color is nice, too.

We used to see indigo buntings in the field behind the house, but haven't for years. The same with killdeer, and several other kinds of birds.

Kerri said...

Such a pretty sweater. I'd love one just like that in turquoise to go over a sleeveless dress I have in turquoise shades. It would be perfect!
I know just how much time it takes to get the gardens in order and the pots planted...more than I have available. If I was sensible I'd downsize the gardens. Then maybe I'd have time to knit :)
I've really enjoyed the PJM Rhodies this year. I hope you get back again to see the others blooming.
Beautiful picture of the bridge reflection!
I'd love to see chickadees in our boxes, but given our cat population they're probably much safer staying elsewhere.
Perhaps I'll buy each of them a harness :)
I saw an indigo bunting on our feeder a few weeks ago...a rare treat indeed! Unfortunately I didn't get a picture though.
Your house is so pretty and your garden is looking beautiful, and much, much neater and well cared for than mine.