… it will get warmer soon. May-be the restrictions set on all of us will start to be gradually lifted. May-be there is a little light at the end of the tunnel.
Until then the garden is a source of enjoyment. The garden changes daily with all the new growth and the arrival of summer birds.
I was thrilled to capture a photo of the white crowned sparrow, the white throated sparrow and the female red wing blackbird. Both varieties of sparrows are ones that pass through the garden in spring and early fall.
The resident chipmunk, known as Chippy, loves it under the feeder where he stuffs his cheeks with the fallen seed.
The yellow and white hyacinths are in bloom in the fence garden. Mr. Bucket, one of my Stumpy family, approves of the lovely aroma. Perhaps he should be Mr Bouquet with Hyacinth! Do you or did you watch The Keeping Up Appearances series?
An old railway tie at the very back of the garden is turning into its own little eco system. The moss is starting to grow in a few places and there is even a wild raspberry shoot poking through one of the cracks. Nature never fails to amaze me!
The birds are appearing in pairs now. Mr & Mrs House Finch are enjoying a snack at the safflower feeder.
The ferns are poking through the ground in the shady gardens. Last year I transplanted a few to the new shady tree garden and they are doing really well.
When I’m not outside I’m busy stitching on my “Sew Inspired” project. This is a project to sew a little happiness every day.
I made some craft squares. I was particularly pleased with the knitting square with knitting needles made out of toothpicks and beads and the crochet square where the hook was a child’s plastic hook cut down to fit.
As the weather warms up in May, I’m planning my container veggies. I found the above photo to remind me of what it will look like soon. What will I grow this year? Potatoes, tomatoes, beans, lettuce, parsley, peas, are all favourites. The garden centres are now opening up with curb side pickup. I always support local garden centres instead of the big box stores. Now more than ever it is important to support our local, small and Canadian businesses.
One thing I’m doing is a bit more baking, not that we really need to have those sorts of snacks around when we aren’t getting as much physical exercise as we usually do. But they sure are delicious.
We go for a walk every day, do some reading, connect with friends on social media, try different recipes, drink cups of tea, and try to remember what day it is!
There is a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. Ontario is slowly reopening some businesses as are other provinces and we are slowly flattening the curve. But until that light is fully visible you must stay home, wash your hands, practice social distances if you do go out, and show a lot of patience.