Sunday, May 01, 2011

Sunday Safari

The ribbons on the May Pole are still.
The morning winds have calmed. The rain and sleet have passed.
It is a cold, wet May Day.

The Oak Leaf lettuce is ready for picking.
The chamomile opened this morning opening.
I will have a Chamomile festival to celebrate.
I harvest the Chamomile for winter teas and hair rinses.
The Wild Columbine is blooming.
The Hummingbirds will be pleased.

The Azaleas are in full bloom .

The cool weather plants are thriving.

I watch the sugar snap peas grow. They have shot up
these last couple of days.

Soapwort is a gorgeous pink.

I potted up Fuchsia for May baskets.

I fell in love with the Fuchsia a few years ago.
This May I am learning how to propagate.

The Bridal Wreath Spirea has begun to bloom.
I propagated two bushes from an old bush 20 years ago.

My pansies and violas are in the best of spirits.
It is May!
I have projects planned for this month.
I have field trips and work shops planned.

Happy Sunday Safari.
Happy May Day!


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Happy May Day to you too Sherry. Your May Pole is sweet. It is warm but wet here today.

Tumblewords: said...

Happy May to YOU! Beautiful photos, as always. And your narrative sings.
I've planted a bit of spinach indoors as the snow and cold continue here. Craving heat and green things! There are tiny buds, though, on a few of the hardier trees. And huge blue jays checking stuff out. :)

Tammie Lee said...

look how beautiful your May is!!

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry, your gardens are a picture. I am so pleased I can see it in my minds eye. It is a job to behold. I have chanced vegetables this year. The rabbits are always a problem. Container planting is my best option. I am watching things grow. I am excited to bring my own produce to the table.
Poppi is growing tomato, her favourite food!!

The May pole is pretty.....
It was very warm here yesterday but the wind had a bite.
No rain is forecast for the coming week. I drove to one of the rivers yesterday....I can see the river bed in places. I worry for the fish and birds that use her as their home. I pray for rain each night.

Look forward to hearing about your field trips......

Happy May, my friend.

ShySongbird said...

I wonder if you danced around the May Pole Sherry :)

Lovely photos as always, your flowers are coming on beautifully. I love the Wild Columbine. I too have a very old Spirea.

Everything looks a little sad here, I cannot remember the last time we had rain. It is so unusual for us, no April showers at all!

Happy, happy May to you Sherry :)

Naturegirl said...

Each day the weather becomes a little warmer and I can see that all around you your world bursts into life!Oh the Merry month of May!
Wishing you a Happy Mother's day!

Barb said...

You and your gardens are busy! I loved seeing your Columbine - mine will grow as soon as our snow melts. Happy Mothers Day Sherry.