Monday, May 19, 2014

May 2014

Do you smell that Cricket?
 I Dooooo, I do ~ and I see em too!  There's people out there!!
Where, where let ME see too!!!!
Wow, yer right~ 
Hey people!! 
 You got any treats????
Oh yeah, i see em now ~
You have watermelon?
What?  There's watermelon?
I want some ~~~
O.K. then... I think I'd better take over here... not that my furry friends weren't doing a good job.
It has been suggested that there were cobwebs in here... and I should dust, or blog.
Sooooo, here I am! Duster in hand ~

May is marching on... so let's get to it!
Once I accept that winter really is over, I start to better appreciate Spring and all it has to offer.
Like a stormy sky against new foliage...
 A tranquil Canada goose.... reflecting on the day. 
Peach blossoms.....


 and candy colored verbena....
 and pinks ~ can you smell the Cinnamon scent?

and verbena comes in sooo many yummy colors~
 and if you play your cards right you can match your allysum to your verbena...

and everyone needs a garden chicken. Fran is good with grubs and bugs... but doesn't discriminate and takes the worms out too... and then kicks my new seedlings out, on her quest for the next juicy morsel... well, you should at least think about having a garden chicken....

She is cute anyway.

This watering can is probably older than me... It belonged to Grampy, and is still carrying water.  I like to think he would have liked it here.
 the quince is blooming ....
The sparrows are twittering

the fairy garden is spruced up for spring

The Squirrel is taking advantage of the fact that Fran chicken is helping me garden, and stuffing it's furry face while we're out back.

Kippy's got a stick...

and Ava's got a stick.....

and Marley is resting in the cool grass...

 On Mother's Day... Mum and I went on a little garden store adventure.....
Pretty snappy wagon huh?
 I think it was probably Williams...?  There's Mum and Willie now!

I found a lovely gazing ball~ and LOOK, it works~
 and i finally found a use for pointy toed, high heel shoes!

and Mum has a wagon load of goodies!

And then we Spring ahead to this past weekend... when we got up to Maine for  speed visit!
My, my how lovely it is... well, assuming you can overlook the black flies that are starting to gather...
Our ride in the road was hair raising... muddy dirt roads are not the Friend of a two wheel drive cargo van.... just saying.  It did give Hubby a chance to brush up on his mud bogging skills....

This is taken by the little pond. (but you probably figured that out by the watery look huh?)
I went for a little walk with Kippy.
 The season is behind by a few weeks compared to home... sort of like going back in time...
the ferns are unfurling...

and Jack in the Pulpit is keeping an eye on things.
 There is no point to this photo, aside from it caught my eye....with the different textures.

 and this, is pointless as well... or shall we call it "art"  ?

I love rocks and moss....

and fresh green leaves and birch bark.

and this ~ I forgot to look it up ~ quite pretty blooming out there deep in the forest.  It's a small tree/shrub? Anyone know what it is?

And more moss ~ and see the little tubey things?? Fabulous!

and wait for it....
there's fungus among us!
i know, I'm funny... you can say it!

I love to see the old stone walls out in our woods....makes a girl smile.
 Willow tree blossoms... or catkins? ~ Whatever you call them~ a striking yellow!

these are the little fluorescent pink roots springing out from the willow trunk where it fell over and is under the water now~

and a lovely trillium!

and so *phewwww* it's past my bedtime, but i did it~ and I now we can work on working on the next leg of the house tour... but not tonight!
Thanks so much for visiting ~ i love to find little cyber foot prints pattering about in here!
ttfn ~
Mel ~ :))


  1. Such cool photos of your chatty ponies, fabby flower and fauna , and seeing the mums with Mr Williams, you next to the wonderful old tattered cart ( looks a bit like mine does now). Maine looks lovely ! The fairy garden ,enchanting (careful when you read your books out on the porch, you don't want to accidentally shut one in the pages)
    Glad to see your back and blogging ! So much FUN to read your posts .
    Yes I come by a bit back to see how you were , as I hadn't seen a post from you in over a month ~ and I DID get caught in a few cobwebs ~ still I forged on rereading the old post and was hoping I would be treated to a new one soon ~and here it is~ clapping wildly I am . Welcome to May , hey !

    1. Sorry about the cobwebs ~ i'll pick them off yer hat next time i see you.... but THANKS for the little *push* to get my act together and BLOG! I'll do my best to not keep you waiting so long next time!

  2. I enjoyed this post Mel. What a cool flower the Trillium is. Very pretty. But I love the other flowers as well, and the furry friends of course. Oh, and I don't need a chicken to kick the new seedlings out ... I have slugs & snails and they love their juicy meals. And the ones they do not like are kicked out by the cats digging 'holes'. ;-)
    Anyway, hope to see you more often here.

    1. My Mum has a book called Bug and Slugs and Other Thugs ~ :))) Between us, sounds like we've met them all! :))))

  3. Cute, Cute, Cute, funny ponies/horsies :))) Must get that from you! Lovely flowers love the candy coloured verbena, and that trolley load of goodies, like sweet treats. Loooove the pooches as per usual, just gorgeous. I'm coming back to blogland myself any day now, missed you!!

    1. I do my best to include the Pooches for YOU, special!! :)))) Thanks for visiting~ Look forward to seeing your corner of Blogland and soon too! :))))))))))

  4. Joy joy joy, all of your pictures are JOY!! ;-D
    The Mousiekin Family would love to vacation in the wagon!!
    Blessings to you and your Mum!

    1. There IS a lot of Joy about our funny little farm.... a bit of eye rolling and a slight twitch from time to time ~ but mostly a lot of JOY! :))))0 ha ha ha Thanks so much for your visit! Please come and see us again!

  5. ~ It's very lovely to 'meet' you Melody.. Like discovering a new novel to delve into..
    and all your wonderful furry and feathered friends..Delightful!
    With kindest twinkles Maria x
    ( Rosey tinted Spectacles)

    1. it is like an endless novel around here ~ ha ha Thanks for visiting! (aahhhh, and I Do love twinkles!)

  6. I read this post and had to stop and collect myself after. It was truly beautiful. You inspire me, plain and simple. You are indescribably delightful.

    1. Thanks for coming to visit our corner of the world!
      YOU inspire me as well ~ seeing your adventures with Miss Brumby and watching your videos encourage me to keep putting one hoof in front of the other on this journey of pony partnership!
      Very soon, my first from atop the pony photos will emerge! Yipeee!

  7. I feel much better for my visit here, you have brightened up a gloomy grey day. Love your feathered friend Fern, beautiful hen, gorgeous feathers. The flowers are looking colourful and I enjoyed seeing your trip to the garden centre, your mum is going to have a pretty garden.
    Now it was really interesting seeing the walk through the wood, art and plants growing there. Loved the trillium.
    And the Zoo. Thank you for visiting me, x

    1. So glad you enjoyed your visit to New England! ~ I always adore to visit your little corner of Olde England,(you take me on great walks!!) ~ and it's where the best pottery chips are hiding just under a perfect leaf skeleton! :))))))

  8. OOOh another of your fabulous photo posts with your witty observations Melody!
    Those pink roots are soooo cool - and the stripey Jack in the Pulpit. I take arty shots...though later when I look at some I wonder why?!
    Always a pleasure to view the world through your lens!
    I passed some pinks the other day and thought of you!
    Ali x

  9. A cheerful and fun post. so much going on in your neck of the woods. Yes, ONE garden chicken is good... 2 garden chicks, not so much. Oh, how nice that your mum goes garden trekking with you, she's got a good load there! I love that olde wagon, just my style...rustic.

  10. Hi Ho Hi Ho It's off to June we go ~ mid June even . Came by to see what is happening at the fun fabulous Onion Patch Farm with you and the crew ...we miss you here in Bloggie land BLB :)))