Good day, my dears!
There's some excitement here at Heaven's Walk, and I so wanted you to be a part of it.
An Indigo Bunting came visiting over the weekend.
Ok. So, maybe that's not such a big 'ta-da' moment for you, but we were excited! Breathtaking, brilliant royal blue...the first one we've seen this season.
His appearance was followed by a Baltimore Oriole, dipping his beak in the grape jelly we set out for passersby...
....right before I snapped the perfect picture of one of our hummingbirds drinking out of the my new vintage-looking feeder.
...we have five baby bluebirds in the birdhouse on the clothesline post. As we sit on the deck for happy hour each evening with our "Fat Cat-Happy Dog" homemade wine (of course), we can hear them chirping and squealing away for momma. (I nabbed these photos looking over my should the entire time, hoping that momma wouldn't decide that I was some type of predator come to abscond her little ones. I could just imagine her dive bombing me and somehow carrying me away.)
And Mother Nature has finally decided to begin to cooperate. (Must'ave had a chat with dear old Father Time or something....) It's actually beginning to feel like late spring now. Hallelujah! I do think that she had her April and May mixed up for some crazy reason. (I guess it was a busy winter season for her.) The days have become warmer and more sunshiny, full of short shadows and heat weaving up from the pavement. Cool evenings are a conglomeration of croaking bullfrogs, chirping peepers, and crickets playing their violins.
(What....they don't? I always imagined them with miniature violins on their backsides...*wink)
So hubby decided that it was time to plant our organic vegetable garden during the weekend.
In went the kale, beans, zucchini, peas, tomatoes, artichokes, broccoli, squash, onions,
bell and chili peppers, and herbs...
...all in tidy rows, standing like little green soldiers.
As the season goes on, there's no better feeling than to look at each other at 6:00 with that "What should we have for dinner?" look on our faces. We just meander out to our garden with our favorite 'pickin' pot' to bring in some fresh veggies to pile on our plates. That's what summer's all about...especially here at Heaven's Walk.
Here's to a springtime of new babies, breathtaking birds, and lots of fresh veggies!
Blessings to you -